Re: [GFS] Rear shocks
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Re: [GFS] Rear shocks

--- paul schmidt <shmitato@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> I used NAPA #94050  Shocks, I do not know the
> length.
>                Paul Schmidt
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Glenn Barrat <FURY@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: GFS <goldenfin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Monday, August 06, 2001 8:48 PM
> Subject: [GFS] Rear shocks
> >Hi Gang...
> >I am wondering if anyone on the List can let me
> know what length my rear
> >shocks are supposed to be.
> >My 57 Fury had air shocks, so had been replaced
> before-I am restoring my
> >car as concours as possible, so I ordered some from
> USA. They look nice
> >and fit the mounting studs, but the rear shocks are
> short of the
> >mounting studs by a good 3/4 inch at full
> extension.
> >Now my chassis is just a frame (body off frame
> resto) with the diff,
> >springs at the rear-nothing else.
> >Do you think that having the body on the frame
> would be enough for these
> >shocks to fit my car? With the body sitting next to
> the chassis on a
> >frame on wheels, I can lift the rear quarter/trunk
> area off the frame
> >with one hand, and I'm not Steve Austin, so it's
> not that heavy.
> >Wouldn't that mean that when it bottomed out, that
> the shocks would be
> >bottomed out first (if you know what I mean), or
> have I somehow ended up
> >with the wrong length shocks at the rear?
> >The manual is no help-it does not tell me what
> length I should have. And
> >unless someone else with a 57 or 58 Fury happened
> to have their shocks
> >out, then likely they would not be able to tell me
> the length of their
> >shocks.
> >Anyone?
> >Also if anyone on the List has a dashboard on it's
> way to resembling a
> >toast rack, as so many I have seen are, then you
> might want to check out
> >
> >Reproduced by Claude Leech (since retired) of
> Dashboard Restorations,
> >and a finer repro you will not see-guaranteed.
> >I did a run of 6. 4 have now been bought and paid
> for. And they should
> >help to pay for some more chemo for my Fury body.
> >Glenn Barratt,
> >57 Fury.
> >
> >
> >
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> >
> >
> >
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> >I had air shocks on the rearend to my '57 plymouth.
I no longer have the car it got smashed up over 14
years ago some jackass pulled over passed an
intersection  and then pulled out infront of me. I was
not a happy camper that night at all.My '57 was not a
fury it was a savoy.  really loved that car and still
miss her . You would be better off putting the
airshocks on the car, also you might want to burn the
93 octane in the car also.
> >

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