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« on: January 01, 2007, 11:28:52 PM »

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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HotRod'68  1968 SS350 coupe undergoing frame-off resto/rod. 386/350/4.11s
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2007, 11:18:51 PM »

Guess no one knows. I'm going with zinc-plate.
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2007, 02:58:11 AM »

Lleaf spring shackles should be 30 percent gloss black according to Jerry's book
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2007, 10:11:30 AM »

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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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2007, 11:13:45 PM »

Thanks, guys  Smiley
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HotRod'68  1968 SS350 coupe undergoing frame-off resto/rod. 386/350/4.11s
Butternut Yellow    black standard interior
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