So, replacing my passenger shock tower. Joyful project of glorious proportions...
Got the replacement from WCCC, refurbished it this morning. Removed the old one this afternoon and prepped for installing the new one. Leaving the two side aprons in place to help locate the new tower and will be replacing them both after the shock tower in installed.
Got the replacement bolted to the two aprons and immediately noticed a significant difference in the height of the top section compared to the existing top section on the adjacent aprons.
The old tower is shown on the left, the new one is temporarily bolted in place.
At this point, I am assuming that the new tower is from a different year Coug than mine (67), and this top part is different.
What are my options at this point? I spent a ton of time prepping the replacement tower, not about to do that to another one that would fit and I don't think I can repair the top section on the original tower.
This is a huge issue as this top part was completely destroyed on my existing tower.
Original shock tower:
Replacement shock tower: