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RIMAN63
04-29-2006, 03:17 PM
Does anyone know where I can pick up some air shocks for my 62 Hawk? I want to put my wires on the car, but the offset is just enough to rub the inner fender lip. 15x7 wheels. A slight lift to the rear will take care of that.

But the only thing I can find is Gabriel classic gas... and they don't have an air shock that crosses over. Any help will be remembered at xmas time! Thanks

Alan
04-29-2006, 05:30 PM
Do you have the lower shock mount with the 3/8" stud or the rubber loop with a 1/2" or 5/8" sleeve.

N8N
04-29-2006, 06:48 PM
'62 should be the "middle" style shock; should have the bolt through the spring plate and the sleeve built into the shock grommet.

Changing to the later style spring plates supposedly allows you to use '70s Camaro shocks; there might be an air shock in that style. I've posted this a couple times but I don't know that anyone's tried it yet; I'm just passing something along that I read in an old DD book.

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
62 Daytona hardtop
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Dick Steinkamp
04-29-2006, 07:46 PM
quote:Originally posted by RIMAN63

Does anyone know where I can pick up some air shocks for my 62 Hawk? I want to put my wires on the car, but the offset is just enough to rub the inner fender lip. 15x7 wheels. A slight lift to the rear will take care of that.



IMHO, you may not be happy with the "look" of the car high in the rear. I'd suggest some 15 x 6 wheels like these...

http://www.hobbycar.com/tbird.html

with at least 3" of backspacing, these wheels will fit nicely front and rear without jacking up the rear of the car. Your 15 x 7's may have front clearance problems also...especially at full lock going over bumps.

If you are stuck with the wheels you have, you might want to try this...

http://www.eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?itemID=6159&itemType=PRODUCT&path=1%2C2%2C503%2C504%2C514&KickerID=232&KICKER



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

N8N
04-29-2006, 08:05 PM
An aluminum baseball bat, or a piece of water pipe will work as well, although more care is required to avoid destroying the paint.

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
62 Daytona hardtop
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

GTtim
04-29-2006, 09:16 PM
Dave Thiebault can get them for you.

Tim K.
'64 R2 GT Hawk

RIMAN63
04-30-2006, 09:32 AM
Alan: I have the rubber loop built into the lower shock mount.

As far as height goes, I've done this before, a few years back, and it's not that noticable. The wires I have were the last set that Gary McLean built, I special ordered them. They are gold and chrome, and a one-of-a-kind wheel. Looks great on the car. I really don't want to buy another set.

The Bluesman
1962 Hawk
1963 Hawk R1 4 speed

Alan
04-30-2006, 03:47 PM
You can use a Monroe Max-Air MA820 these I have on my car and the only thing you have to do is buy or make a sleeve for the upper loop, it is 5/8" just like the bottom and it needs a 1/2" id. X .062 wall sleeve for the upper bolt.