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    I have a pair of '64 sedans. I'd be looking at one set for the Daytona. I guessing they'd be the same as the '63's...
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    Mine are all the earlier type on the rear, with horizontal bottom pin, instead of bayonet type.

    Any idea of price yet?

    Thanks,
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    I will take a full set Front & Rear for my '64 Daytona.

    It looks like those on this String that want them, will all have to be PM'd as they may never see this string again.
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    Joe, you had mentioned that you might want 2 or 3 sets so I would like to know about the years to determine potentially how many adapters for the front I might need to build. I am nut sure about the price yet. It will depend on the number of shocks and configuration. I still do not have a solution for the older style rear shocks but hope to have one soon. I hesitate to state a price but it should be under $135 and could be as low as $110 each.

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    Rich, I suspect that you are correct and will PM those that don't respond.

    Also anyone else who is interested should indicate so now as this may be a one time deal.

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    My Avanti is R3416.
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    REAR SHOCKS ONLY........'63 Avanti #1348
    Thanks
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    I would like one full set for my 1963 Avanti #2289

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    Avanti Serial Number for a set of Koni shocks

    Need front and rear Konis for my 63 Avanti, serial number is 63R1411. Thanks for putting the effort into this project!

    Steve

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    David,

    To re-affirm post #10, count me in for a set of front & rear shocks to suit my `63 Avanti #63R-2962

    Thank you for all your effort. Judging by the responses there are a few of us looking for these.

    Ken Buchanan

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    I think I have everyone's info now. For some reason I had a Don Wilson listed but don't know where that came from.

    It is interesting to note that most of my responses came from this site with only a couple from the AOAI and Racing Studebaker sites.
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    Don Wilson, Centralia, WA

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    Well, I guess I didn't pay attention!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 64Avanti View Post
    Well, I guess I didn't pay attention!
    Easy to miss, you didn't start that thread. Above I mentioned my Avanti is #3416. Don't know where the cut off is for early vs late.
    Don Wilson, Centralia, WA

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    Up through 1224 used the 62 style shocks.

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    To reaffirm post #4, I will take one set, front and rear for 62GT, with horizontal lower mount pins in the rear.
    Thanks for making this happen.

    Joe H

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    To reaffirm, I will take a complete set of 4 for my 1964 Avanti, R5575.

    Thanks for doing this!!

    John

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    I haven't heard anything about this in quite a while. Is there any update?

    Thanks.

    John

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    Koni Shocks for Old Studes

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    I haven't heard anything about this in quite a while. Is there any update?

    Thanks.

    John
    I am still interested in a set of front and rear shocks for my 1963 Avanti:

    Need front and rear Konis for my 63 Avanti, serial number is 63R1411. Thanks for putting the effort into this project!


    thanks,

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    We are set on the front shocks and 63 and newer rear shocks. We are still working on the rear shocks for 62 and earlier cars (actually that includes the earliest Avanti's). I will update later this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 64Avanti View Post
    We are set on the front shocks and 63 and newer rear shocks. We are still working on the rear shocks for 62 and earlier cars (actually that includes the earliest Avanti's). I will update later this week.
    Great! Thanks for doing this!!

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    Sorry I don't have the update as I had a Cardiac Ablation last Wednesday and have been off of work since then. I will try to talk to Koni this week about the early rear shocks. There aren't too many that expressed interest in those so the price might be higher. Never thought it would take so long!
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    Any update on these shocks?

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    I don't feel a need for Koni's but I do feel a need for new shocks. Since I am new to Studebakers I'd appreciate a suggestion for an OEM replacement. Thanks, John Taylor

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    Welcome to the SDC and to the SDC Forum John!

    I sent you a PM (Private Message on the Dark Blue Stripe at the Top of the page), glad you found our Website I recommended.
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    Looks like I will order the Bilsteins from Kanter, too bad nothing has happened with this...
    '64 R2 back on da road again

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    Take me off the list please, no longer interested in these shocks.

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    These guys have an interesting site and could build what you want. Could be of value.
    http://www.shocks2springs.com/TubeSh...gthandmounting
    '64 R2 back on da road again

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    John, my name is Tim Welch. Do yiu currently have serial number 1348? My dad bought this car new and brought me home from the hospital in it when I was born. Do you have any pictures of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Welch View Post
    John, my name is Tim Welch. Do yiu currently have serial number 1348? My dad bought this car new and brought me home from the hospital in it when I was born. Do you have any pictures of it?
    Yes sir I have it! I bought it in Jackson Georgia in 1972. I grew up in N.E. Atlanta, and remember seeing this car in the Oglethorpe University / Lanier Drive area back in the day. As to photos, I have one from the time I purchased it.
    Would enjoy talking with you. I'll send a Private Message with my contact information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Welch View Post
    John, my name is Tim Welch. Do yiu currently have serial number 1348? My dad bought this car new and brought me home from the hospital in it when I was born. Do you have any pictures of it?
    Tim,since you are new to the Forum, and may not know about a Private Message (P.M.).
    Go to the Top of the page,in the Upper Left portion you'll see the header "Studebaker Driver's Club".
    On the line below that you'll see "What's New"
    On the line below that you'll see "New Posts", to the right of "New Posts", you'll see Private Messages. Click on Private Messages and it will take you to your P.M.'s
    Look forward to hearing from you.
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    Koni Shocks for Avanti

    Quote Originally Posted by 64Avanti View Post
    Sorry I don't have the update as I had a Cardiac Ablation last Wednesday and have been off of work since then. I will try to talk to Koni this week about the early rear shocks. There aren't too many that expressed interest in those so the price might be higher. Never thought it would take so long!
    Hopefully, by now you have solved/recovered from your medical problems. I am still with you on the Koni shocks, as they were the best shocks I ever used on an old Porsche 356A and made a real difference in ride quality and handling of that car (which I thankfully still have!).

    Let me know via the forum or via PM if there is any chance of this project proceeding forward. Otherwise, I guess I will try ordering some Konis which I think are still available (with some mods for the Stude) for a 1980 or 1981 Chevy Camaro. I would rather go forward with you and a group order of some sort for the old Studebakers (front and rear). My Avanti serial number is 63R1411.

    Thanks and best of luck with your medical issues. Hopefully they are distant in your rear view mirror.

    Steve
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    I'm still very interested and have a pal who would be a player as well for his '62 GT Hawk.
    Any updates Dave??
    Bill

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    i have a 56 commander wagon---so I would like front and back shocks --- I am on the Bay area as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 63looks59 View Post
    i have a 56 commander wagon---so I would like front and back shocks --- I am on the Bay area as well...
    Which Bay Area are you in? San Fran?
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    The project is not dead but life got in the way this year. My Step mother died in March, my father in September and in between I had to get a conservatorship over my father who had suffered from dementia for the last 4 years (he was 92). Now I am trying to close out the conservatorship and deal with probate for my fathers estate. That is not all but as I said life has gotten in the way for this last year. I think I need to retire so I have time to work on Studebaker things. So I hope to get back on this soon. Being as I have enjoyed and still enjoy working as an engineer the last 45 years I am having a difficult time deciding when to retire.
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    David,
    Thank you for your update. I am sorry your circumstances have proven to be so challenging and I don't think I am speaking out of turn, but I am sure that we all wish you nothing but the best and will be patient in our quest for your upcoming Koni production run. Your efforts are really appreciated. Your statement that life got in the way pretty much sums things up.
    As you proceed please keep us posted and know that we are thinking of you.
    Cheers, Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzard View Post
    David,
    Thank you for your update. I am sorry your circumstances have proven to be so challenging and I don't think I am speaking out of turn, but I am sure that we all wish you nothing but the best and will be patient in our quest for your upcoming Koni production run. Your efforts are really appreciated. Your statement that life got in the way pretty much sums things up.
    As you proceed please keep us posted and know that we are thinking of you.
    Cheers, Bill
    As Bill said in his December 18th post, we are still with you and I still need front and rear Konis for my 63 Avanti (63R1411). Let us know on schedule and payment details when you can. Thanks for all your efforts on this! Steve in Carson City
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    Greetings, David,

    Retire sooner rather than later.

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    David

    Sorry about your losses but as to retirement, you will still get up in the morning and go to bed at night so you still need to fill the hours in between. As an Organic Chemist I had a great career for 34 yrs with the days filled with problem solving, international travel and interaction with any number of technical professionals. Twenty years ago I found I could retire early and gave the matter a lot of thought. I decided that there were many things I'd missed and the time could be filled with activities I could enjoy.

    What I found was a lot of interaction with local folks I enjoyed being with, time in the pole barn with my projects and making any number of new friends through softball and golf leagues. I've lost some relatives and friends along the way and, in retrospect, realize I was able to spend much more time with them than if I had continued working.

    My days are full, my stress level and blood pressure are lower and I got to interact with my grand kids as they grew up. Retirement has been great.

    The secret to successful retirement is to have things to do and be able to do them. Good luck.

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