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    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

  • #2
    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.

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    • #3
      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.

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      • #4
        I have some of the rear shocks but have to check on the front
        Milt

        1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
        1961 Hawk 4-speed
        1967 Avanti
        1961 Lark 2 door
        1988 Avanti Convertible

        Member of SDC since 1973

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        • #5
          Won't last long may be an understatement, Original OEM Gabriel Shocks are very good, but really 49 Years?

          They may be DOA!
          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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          • #6
            Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
            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.
            Milt

            1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
            1961 Hawk 4-speed
            1967 Avanti
            1961 Lark 2 door
            1988 Avanti Convertible

            Member of SDC since 1973

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            • #7
              Kanter mail order sells shocks.

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              • #8
                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.
                Paul
                Winston-Salem, NC
                Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by r1lark View Post
                  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?
                  StudeRich
                  Second Generation Stude Driver,
                  Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                  • #10
                    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
                    64 GT Hawk (K7)
                    1970 Avanti (R3)

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                    • #11
                      They are the "Standard Classic Gas" Gabriel Shocks made in Mexico, that could be better than the alternative Country.
                      Last edited by StudeRich; 11-02-2015, 11:38 AM.
                      StudeRich
                      Second Generation Stude Driver,
                      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                      • #12
                        never got a set of NOS shocks that ever worked after 1980....

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