1966 Safe to remove shock upper mounting bracket

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Jun 3, 2022
Thunderbird Year
1966
Wanting to know if it is safe to remove the shock upper mounting bracket and guide plate that the firewall brace bolts to. I need to temporarily remove the guide plate to fit a dual reservoir master cylinder. Is the shock under pressure, or is their a certain procedure I need to follow so I don't have a piece of metal flying towards my face?
Any info is appreciated.
 

jack-in-sac

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Joined
Aug 1, 2018
Thunderbird Year
1957
Wanting to know if it is safe to remove the shock upper mounting bracket and guide plate that the firewall brace bolts to. I need to temporarily remove the guide plate to fit a dual reservoir master cylinder. Is the shock under pressure, or is their a certain procedure I need to follow so I don't have a piece of metal flying towards my face?
Any info is appreciated.
With a stock shock it should present no problem. A gas shock may differ slightly.
 
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