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The struts are not meant to be bent.
My memory is fuzzy about alignment adjustments. I think if an adjustment is needed the threaded end with washers might be where it is done.

DesertXL may have that answer.

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Those bushings are press in. And DesertXL has likely done a half a dozen replacements or more of those.
Originally Ford sold the lower control arm with ball joint and bushings as one assembly. The joint was riveted in place. The aftermarket produced separate ball joints and bushings.

The gasket behind the backing plate. Originally white in color made of a foam like material.
I have not found replacements and just made replacements from bulk material for two vehicles.

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It is a whole different world in the 1960s.
And some of the designs and thought processes are from the 1950s.

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I knew you would post eventually.
Thank you.

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The one on the top right has a visible groove. Some of the others not sure.

If the groove is significant enough the shoe will catch for a moment during brake application. It is an uncomfortable sensation in the pedal. Most of the time felt on light brake applications.

If you can smooth the area. Or better yet build it up, that would help with application. I once saw an old school tech braze those areas. He then used an ever so light application of lube when installing new shoes.

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I do not know.
The goal is to build up that pad area. Just a little. And most of the time it needs to be filed flush a little. Should not take a lot of material.

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I do not think that seal is being reproduced.
DesertXL likely knows.

Pretty sure you can make that seal as it is just flat material. The clips are shown better in the first pic are re-useable.
However, they are sharp. Be careful as I have been cut by those more than once.

Painting - I really dislike over spray. And dislike may be understated.
That seal was installed after the vehicle was painted at the factory.
Looks like it is already over sprayed once.
It is not something that is seen much. However it would be an area that would give away your paint work.
Just my OCD for what it's worth.

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Rubber.
Rubber the right way sells some bulk stuff that should be HD

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Thanks!!!
I did not know those were available.

Collective effort is cool

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Sun visor arm -

1965/1966 full sized Ford built after 1/4/1965 (Prior to that date is painted) chrome, All body styles except convertible.
C5AZ 6204144 A either side
1965/1966 full sized Mercury is the same

You may have a better chance on a 1966 since the chrome arm was used in the full model year

And this may be a situation you have to buy a whole sun visor to get the arm.

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If there is a hole on the bottom, make sure it is not a designed hole to allow moisture/water to leak out before you seal up the hole.
If there isa hole on the top it is not a drain hole.

If you have AC there will be a condensate drain because one of the functions of AC is to pull moisture out of the air. That moisture has to go somewhere. That somewhere is a drain usually with a short hose that goes outside of the vehicle.

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If the circled hole is not intentional, yes close the hole.
And as DesertXL pointed out, the material used to create the plenum is very old at this point. A coating would be a prudent thing to do.

If it were me, I would want a stock look. So, I might be inclined to coat the interior with something black. The exterior I would want some low gloss clear coating.

Tool Bumper Artifact Automotive exterior Helmet





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Hmmmm I have never seen tape in that location.
However I have not had that many full sized Fords from that era

I would guess the tape is to keep moisture out of that joint. And at this point it may not make much difference.
Unless your ride will be a daily driver, the most amount of water it will ever encounter is a car washing.

With that said the humidity in your area is far higher than Phoenix or ABQ.

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Some might call me weird, I think that is awesome looking!!

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Purdy!!!

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Did you remove the inner fenders and paint them?

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Very nice and used a FL1A too. Kudos!!!

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Ebay and you are taking some risk there
AMK and they have a minimum order. Bulk Fasteners — AMK Products, Inc.
I may have some of those, but ...
I am in Michigan until the end of the month. Which means I will forget.
I keep stuff like that in a big box. (A copy paper box) Finding stuff in there has been a lil difficult as of late, because there is too much stuff in the box

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