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    Posted: 26-October-2018 at 3:57PM
When I started restoring my car, I removed the bump stops above the rear axle. How in the world do you install new ones? Any ideas?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-October-2018 at 7:48PM
not sure on the 70/71's, i'm assuming they are similar to the 72-76 torinos? if they go into a slot usually they are pulled in with pliers, if you can't access the back side then you would need to gently work them in with a blunt screwdriver, wd40 or dish soap will help them to slide in Wink
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In case anyone sees this, I figured it out quite easily. Just head the bump stops up with a heat gun and they pop right in.
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If you're talking about the '72+, they bolt onto the frame with two bolts. I have an available pair, I believe. I'll look tomorrow.

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Thanks for posting a follow-up.  This is really helpful for people who have the same problem and search the forums later.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hogfiddles Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-February-2019 at 5:21AM
I'm assuming that you mean the part attached to the frame above the axle. I always knew them as the "snubber", and there's three -- the two axle-to-frame snubbers and the pinion-to- frame snubber.

I'll be out there to dig them out in a little bit.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hogfiddles Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-February-2019 at 8:51AM
Yup, I have the pair of axle snubbers. I also have a pair from a '72 Mark IV. The bolt holes are the same spacing.... the snubbers are just a bit narrower, and about 3/4" less tall.

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When I was in school, I worked at Stop&Shop which was across the railroad tracks near my house. Used to find bump stops every day left by people not slowing down on the crossing. 😄
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tommywommy99 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-February-2019 at 9:24AM
Yep, the snubbers. On the 71, they did not bolt on, they just slid in. Looked on the internet for hours before realizing that rubber shrinks when heated.
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Originally posted by handsofstone handsofstone wrote:

When I was in school, I worked at Stop&Shop which was across the railroad tracks near my house. Used to find bump stops every day left by people not slowing down on the crossing. 😄

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So, you're looking for '71 then? I didn't see that in your first post
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