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Studebaker1965
10-30-2015, 08:37 PM
I'm looking for NOS shock absorbers. Part numbers are 1558931 for rear shocks, and 1547459 for fronts. I asked SI, but no reply. Any thoughts on where to look?

Thanks,
Nate

stude dude
10-30-2015, 08:54 PM
They probably will have them, most likely at the South Bend location which sometimes takes extra time to get a reply. We still have some 63-66 rear shocks in stock if they cant help.

Chris.

Studebaker1965
10-30-2015, 09:10 PM
Thanks Chris. I emailed Jim. I'll have to call Monday. I know you said they won't last long, but I'll give them a try.

unclemiltie
10-30-2015, 09:44 PM
I have some of the rear shocks but have to check on the front

StudeRich
10-31-2015, 02:17 AM
Won't last long may be an understatement, Original OEM Gabriel Shocks are very good, but really 49 Years?

They may be DOA! :(

unclemiltie
10-31-2015, 08:38 AM
Won't last long may be an understatement, Original OEM Gabriel Shocks are very good, but really 49 Years?

They may be DOA! :(


I personally have used some of these shocks myself with success. While my cars are not everyday drivers, they seem just fine to me. I have had a set on my hawk for over 20 years now and they still work fine. I understand the concern with age but while I have no proof I think the shocks of the period were better made than what we see today.

14x7
10-31-2015, 11:00 AM
Kanter mail order sells shocks.

r1lark
10-31-2015, 11:03 AM
StudeRich, I'll gladly take all the useless NOS Gabriel 3-way adjustable shocks that you have off your hands, and will reimburse you for shipping. ;)

StudeRich
10-31-2015, 03:33 PM
StudeRich, I'll gladly take all the useless NOS Gabriel 3-way adjustable shocks that you have off your hands, and will reimburse you for shipping. ;)

How did you know that? Been snooping in my Pole Building stash? :D

64V-K7
10-31-2015, 03:36 PM
I just ordered a set of Gabriel 82087's. Apparently they're not the adjustable type or that's the jist I get. AutoZone $23.00 / per

StudeRich
10-31-2015, 03:41 PM
They are the "Standard Classic Gas" Gabriel Shocks made in Mexico, that could be better than the alternative Country.

jackb
11-01-2015, 08:02 AM
never got a set of NOS shocks that ever worked after 1980....