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Avanti Rear Shock Modification

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  • Shocks: Avanti Rear Shock Modification

    The 74 Avanti needs shocks. Monroe has a $25 rebate on the purchase of four shocks. Rock Auto has a great price on Monroe Shocks.

    I love it when the Karma from the Studebaker Heaven come together.

    Thanks to Nate Nagle's page I found the correct shocks and ordered them. Thanks again Nate!!

    Four shocks shipped to my door (Sensa Trac) $84.67 including 5% discount from Rock Auto. With the $25 rebate Total - $59.67 Huzzah - Huzzah.

    I purchase a lot from our suppliers but this is too good a deal to pass up.

    The rear shocks needed to be modified by replacing the upper pin with a 2 3/8" X 5/8" OD (7/16" ID) cylinder. I machined mine out of stainless steel.

    Be sure to cut the original pin off and use the new cylinder to push it out after lubing the new cylinder.

    A shot of the whole deal.


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    What are the Monroe part numbers?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by r1lark View Post

      What are the Monroe part numbers?
      5759 front, 5831 rear.

      I may need to widen the lower mounting ears on the front like I did the KBY's I put on the 83 but that has yet to be determined.



      • #4
        If I am not mistaken, the cross reference for these shocks is 1970-1981 Camaro.

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