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hotrod68

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Shackle color
« on: January 02, 2007, 04:28:52 AM »
Tonight I started cleaning the rear suspension components on my '68. After I scraped off all the crud and rust and undercoating on a spring shackle, it appeared to have been natural steel with no protective coating at all. What's right? I've seen them zinc-plated, but never natural metal. Help!!!
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Re: Shackle color
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2007, 04:18:51 AM »
Guess no one knows. I'm going with zinc-plate.
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Re: Shackle color
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2007, 07:58:11 AM »
Lleaf spring shackles should be 30 percent gloss black according to Jerry's book

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Re: Shackle color
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2007, 03:11:30 PM »
Yes, I have a assembly line photo of the rear ends being assembled and the shackles are all black....
axles at assembly plant
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Re: Shackle color
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2007, 04:13:45 AM »
Thanks, guys  :)
HotRod'68  1968 SS350 coupe undergoing frame-off resto/rod. 386/350/4.11s
Butternut Yellow    black standard interior