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Re: Need info. RE: Rear Tapered block
Thanks Zach, sorry to hear your having a rough day, didn't mean for you to go falling off ladders for me. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
5 inch total length
2 3/4 from front to edge of hole
2 inch from edge of hole to very back.
I did jack up my truck yesterday, loosened the four ubolts to where I could at least pull the plate up and look at the block to get a good measurement, which is why I am trying to confirm with your dimensions. The top measurement sounds just right on, and I do know how the block is exactly tapered. The bottom, where your pin "used to be", that measurement does not sound quite right. If the pin were 2 3/4" from the front, and 2" from the rear, and we know the block is 5" at the bottom (I measured this too), that would make the pin 1/4". From my observation, I was guessing it was about 9/16" (but was hoping someone would confirm this.)
What do you think?
On the softtop, if you remember, we did that survey which color I should pick, and most people told me to go with black. Well, I am dang glad I did. The black looks awesome on a white Bronco, with lots of black/chrome trim and black/chrome wheels!
The reason I was so hesitant with the white in the first place is that the color white used on the softop matches the old white ford used, up until the body style change in '92. That old color is like an egg shell white, and I don't think it would look good with my white, which is now a Ford polar white.
See if one of the guys will buy it from you. It's new, so if you offered it up for say $350, that is a bargain to someone, and most of the money you would need for a black one ($490).