View Full Version : shocks for 47-49's

08-21-2009, 12:37 PM
where can i find friction shocks for 1947-1949 studebakers??? they look like the shocks ford used back in the 30's. can these be rebuilt?? if so who dose do it and are they any good at it????

2006,f-150,2x4,v-6,5-speed manual,8ft bed, will post stude info when i get it on the road.

41 Frank
08-21-2009, 12:57 PM
I have some new ones available for a 49 Commander I believe,would have to check whether they are front or rear.47 to 49 do not all use the same one according to the parts book.

08-21-2009, 01:16 PM
They are not actually friction shocks. Friction shocks literally use the friction of two materials to dampen spring oscillations. The shocks (dampers)on a 49 are a lever type hydraulic as opposed to the telescoping (airplane type) shocks we have become accustomed to.

1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

08-21-2009, 08:09 PM
I googled "lever action shock absorbers"; lots of imformation and several rebuilders. NOT CHEAP!


Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight