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    Quote Originally Posted by Cad-T-Bird 500 View Post

    This is what I came out with using a straight edge and tape;

    1987 Turbo coupe (B and C are a lot different than BCA?)

    B 24.0
    C 27.625
    D 8.125 (1/8 inch less than Chuck?)

    TED
    I'm going to question "C". That would pretty much take all of the normal splay out of the control arms that is pretty consistent throughout all of the 78-04 K-members. Aside from the SVO, the angle of splay on the front control arms is 16-16.5*. Your measurement only allows for around 6.5*.

    Then again are you measuring at the front and back holes, or are you trying to measure from the center of the bushing?

    On the value for "D", I can see that falling within the range of error.
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    You are correct I meant to put 29.625 not 27, sorry. I went out and remeasured to make sure and now I think it closer to 29.75. This is the last bolt rearward and I put a scribe mark on the bottom side through the center of the bolt. Then I measured across where I thought it came through. If you measure from the back side at the head of the bolt it looks more like 30 inches.

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    Chuck,

    I have a guy who works for Ford (not a dealership) that can look up the drawings on these K-members but he needs the part numbers on them. He cannot give me the drawings as he works for Ford (thought that sucked) but he can give me the dimensions (take what you can get). If anyone has a stock K-Member and can read the part number post it up and hopefully he will be able to chase down what Ford designed them to be. He said that the K-member part number should have -5025- as part of the number. Again, there may be some error due to manufacturing tolerances but I think it would be some good data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerocoupe View Post
    Chuck,

    I have a guy who works for Ford (not a dealership) that can look up the drawings on these K-members but he needs the part numbers on them. He cannot give me the drawings as he works for Ford (thought that sucked) but he can give me the dimensions (take what you can get). If anyone has a stock K-Member and can read the part number post it up and hopefully he will be able to chase down what Ford designed them to be. He said that the K-member part number should have -5025- as part of the number. Again, there may be some error due to manufacturing tolerances but I think it would be some good data.

    Darren
    I'll have to dig around.

    Perhaps Brent has an easier chance to getting a # from one of the 2 he has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck W View Post
    Perhaps Brent has an easier chance to getting a # from one of the 2 he has.
    I looked both of them over and the only tell-tale numbers that I could find were date codes. Nothing that resembles the typical Ford part number or engineering number that you see on most parts.

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    Bummer, Brent.
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    But wait...........

    Front crossmember part numbers are found thanks to Eric's part number database

    http://www.coolcats.net/tech/reference/


    '83-'85 - E5SZ-5025-A
    '86 - E6SZ-5025-A
    '87-'88 - E7SZ-5025-A


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    Quote Originally Posted by BCA View Post
    But wait...........

    Front crossmember part numbers are found thanks to Eric's part number database

    http://www.coolcats.net/tech/reference/


    '83-'85 - E5SZ-5025-A
    '86 - E6SZ-5025-A
    '87-'88 - E7SZ-5025-A


    Brent

    Great!

    There you go Darren. Hopefully those are useful.
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    There, I helped you guys...my contribution.

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    Schweet! I will forward them on and see what we can get. I am hoping this guy can come through as I have not dealt with him before. My source passed away from a bicycling accident so I approached another person I knew worked at Ford and he gave me this guy. Why they just don't post this stuff that is over 20 years old beats the crap out of me.

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