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Old 11-28-2018, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default Bronze shock arms

I've been collecting the necessary parts to put a set of shocks on my '30 coupe. I just bought a pair of rear arms on eBay and they arrived today. They appear to be made out of bronze!! No numbers/letters, but apparently conforming in all other regards. Center part. The Judging Standards describe shock arms in great detail, but I don't see any mention of material.

Has anyone seen arms like this? Any other words of wisdom?
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Old 11-28-2018, 04:14 PM   #2
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Those are old reproduction arms. I think they were made in the 70's or 80's. What you may find is they are not strong like the forged arms and may bend over time.
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:34 PM   #3
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the original shock arms were forged steel...much stronger than the repro bronze arms. The original forged arms are not too hard too find.
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:42 PM   #4
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Live and learn! Next time I'll have to ask what they're made out of!! Happily, I just scored some forged steel ones at a fair price, so I'm happy. Anyone interested in some bronze rear shock arms?
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Old 11-29-2018, 11:08 PM   #5
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Those bronze ones were for marine use.
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:36 AM   #6
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Bronze is very expensive material.
I bet they are worth $20.00 or more just in scrape metal value.
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:51 PM   #7
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I have a set (actually 2 sets) of Bronze Shock Absorbers and the matching bronze arms. These things were made by, I think I have it right, by Chicago Machine way back in the '70"s. Both sets are in good working condition, so i am using then on twwo different projects. The base is bronze but the covers are original Ford-Hoodille (sp). With a coat of pretty black paint most folks cant tell the difference. The only downside is they have a 50/50 resitance rather than the original 60/40 resistancd. kenp
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