The stock two piece spacers for the forward strut rod bushings are obsolete. And usually, they're rusted to the point of having to be cut off on northern cars. Such is the case with the car I currently have on my lift. So in order to install new Ford forward bushings (E9SZ3B271A, F7SZ3A225AA), I needed new spacers. I've seen some designs for one-piece spacers, but I don't see how they'll work using the stock washers, which I wanted to retain, so I made some two-piece spacers from seamless 304 stainless tubing - 1" x 0.109" x 0.782", which fits over the strut rod without enlargement. The body of each piece is 1.4" long, with a machined .875" diameter x .375" long slip joint (which I'll probably change to .500" long on the next set). I used 1.5" diameter stainless washers, opened the center holes to 20mm, and welded them to the tubes after filing three half rounds to accept the welds. I had to enlarge the center hole on the forward stock washer to 1" to accept my new spacers. The first pic shows a set of stock spacers.