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They don't make them like they used to...


My Strato Chief turned 51 in May. It has 42,000 miles. It was up on the hoist the last while and when I walked by the other day, I noticed a puddle under the driver's front wheel. It appears my original shock absorber decided to leak out at such a young age and so few miles...

Someone told me there is a company making the reproduction spiral design shock that looks like the originals. I'd rather have a good used original for appearance sake but a repro would be next best I guess. Anyone have experience with those?

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And I know I can get AC Delco replacements, I sell them at work. They are great shocks but I'd love to have an original looking replacement, or even a good used one if anyone has parted a car out with originals that were still sealed.

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You can get them for early Camaro's but don't know if they'd fit a full size Chev
www.heartbeatcitycamaro.com/store/product/16876/1968-1969-Camaro-%26-Firebird-Front-Spiral-Shock-Absorber-OE-Quality%21-Original-GM%23-3192477/

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I'll check the interchange.

I searched for a while last night after posting this and did find one place that had them for $200 US/pair.

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That car is junk... you should sell it to me...

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I'd like to but I'd feel guilty selling you such a wreck.

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70-81 Camaro

65-96 Chev full size

71-up full size US Pontiac

If anyone knows of a survivor car being parted that might have a good spiral shock, I'd be interested.

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Another option...not cheap.

https://dansshocks.com/spiral-shocks/

https://www.manta.com/c/mxfmwl6/a-1-shock-absorber-co-inc

read the repro shocks are junk.



-- Edited by Greaser on Monday 17th of July 2017 02:04:35 PM

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Carl I may have a extra NOS one, have to check.

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Sure, no rush. I'm not getting any miles on the car so far this summer anyway.

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3186932 is the extra one I have. Dated for a 65 car.

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I haven't even checked the number in the book but my car isn't some trailer queen so as long as it's for a B body of that era it's likely right. Once I swap powertrain dates really won't mean much anyway so I'm not quite sure what to do on this. I'm teetering between spiral shocks and putting on replacement AC Delcos. I do love the look of the spirals though.

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put good modern (not-gas) shocks, and stop looking under your car

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I know, the practical side of me is saying put on some nice Delco gas shocks and enjoy the ride but they are only original once...

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

I know, the practical side of me is saying put on some nice Delco gas shocks and enjoy the ride but they are only original once...


 ... but you are going to cut a hole in the floor aren't you or did I just think you said that?



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Yes, but I want it to look original still. I know, it doesn't make sense if I'm changing it to a four speed to worry about a spiral shock, but I'm not used to people understanding my thinking!

Any modifications I make, I am determined the car will still look original.

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