Well as a matter of fact it is a Monroe shock..
Well sorta, Let me explain..
Here's a little history for you..
In the late 70's Tenneco purchased the Monroe Auto Equipment Company..Obviously Monroe had a well established name by then..
So Tenneco would continue to use the Monroe name $$$$..
Anyways, Tenneco has been a supplier to the Ford Motor Company for shocks for many years..
This of course is the same facility that makes the Monroe shocks..
So in order to cut costs the actual shock bodies are the same between the Motorcraft, and the Monroe shocks..
There are "supposed to be" higher quality standards for the Motorcraft shocks than the Monroe's..
I have my doubts though..
You can already see the "20965" stamped on the shock body..
I'd be willing to bet if you tried a pair of the Monroe part#20965 or (updated) part#33134
Then you tried a pair of the Motorcraft part #ASHV1014 / 5U2Z18V125VG..
You wouldn't notice a difference in the ride quality between the two..
The differences I can physically see is a higher price tag, a different color, and a sticker..
I should point out that not all of Ford's shocks were supplied by Tenneco..
In fact all of the Thunderbird Sport shocks, SC shocks, and Lincoln Mark VIII shocks were supplied by Tokico..Much better quality IMO..
You know what, the closer I look at that picture..
The more I realize the threads on those shocks have been gummed up with powdercoat/paint..
I would try running a 3/8-16 die on the threads..Maybe even wire wheel the threads before you do that..