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    I read and old post about using corvette shocks kg4550 on the front of the stude and have a 84 corvette was kinda cool they both will fit and work well but cannot find anything about what will work on the rear. I can order from SASCO the rear shocks but they are 50 bucks a pop using numbers 154052 or 154051 not sure what the difference is. Anyone changed the rears cross refrencing something a little easier on the wallet.

    62 GT Hawk
    84 vette
    31 Ford Pickup

  • #2
    Give Rich a call at Studes NorthWest, he may be able to help you as he did me.

    http://www.studebakersnorthwest.com/


    <h5>Mark
    '57 Transtar
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    Mark Hayden
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    • #3
      Gabriel numbers are on my web site...

      nate

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      • #4
        Thanks Nate I checked the napa site and they said they didnt have any but gabriel lists 82087 and 82151 has anyone used their shocks how are they and how long did they last

        62 GT Hawk
        84 vette
        31 Ford Pickup

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        • #5
          I chatted on the Kaiser/Frazer chat about shocks. One reply was,"how many people are still making shocks for our cars"? Meaning they could all come from one or two sources. I have Monroe on My Studebaker,O'Riley has a listing as does Auto Zone and many of our vendors.

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          • #6
            [8D]<center>Think Jeep!
            check out the article "Jeep rescues..."</center>

            quote:Originally posted by Gordy911

            I read and old post about using corvette shocks kg4550 on the front of the stude and have a 84 corvette was kinda cool they both will fit and work well but cannot find anything about what will work on the rear. I can order from SASCO the rear shocks but they are 50 bucks a pop using numbers 154052 or 154051 not sure what the difference is. Anyone changed the rears cross refrencing something a little easier on the wallet.

            62 GT Hawk
            84 vette
            31 Ford Pickup

            Terry, North Texas
            1963 Avanti R2, 63SR1065
            (in stage 1 resto "Project A")
            http://sterkel.org/avanti
            1985 Kubota L2202(Diesel)
            2000 VW Jetta GLS
            1999 Toyota rice burner

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            • #7
              Nate - Thank you for the great cross-reference list! That's worth it's weight in gold.

              Western Washington, USA

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              • #8
                There was a thread recently I think on the newsgroup about someone experiencing short life with the Gabriel shocks but for under $20 apiece they aren't bad for a direct fit shock.

                There have been a couple threads recently re: interchanges, once I find some spare time (ha!) I will have to add some footnotes to that page.

                nate

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                • #9
                  1. I have found that Gabriel Classics are unable to go 20K without wearing out (no leaks visible). At $14.99/(Advance Auto) - $42/(will not disclose, but you would know the name) each, that is false economy.

                  2. Based on my heavy-Volvo experience, I went with gas-adjust KYB with lifetime warrantee. On the Volvo, it kept wheels were they belonged, on the pavement.

                  3. Exact fit (no cutting, punching, pressing) KYB/Koni/Bilstein, et.al. are available, see the "Jeep Rescues" thread for details. (as exact-fit always have conditions).

                  4. All this will be treated in detail in the November Avanti Magazine.

                  quote:Originally posted by N8N

                  There was a thread recently I think on the newsgroup about someone experiencing short life with the Gabriel shocks but for under $20 apiece they aren't bad for a direct fit shock.
                  nate

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                  Terry, North Texas
                  1963 Avanti R2, 63SR1065
                  (in stage 1 resto "Project A")
                  http://sterkel.org/avanti
                  1985 Kubota L2202(Diesel)
                  2000 VW Jetta GLS
                  1999 Toyota rice burner

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                  • #10
                    I got the gas shocks from SASCO; I think they were Gabriel. I don't know how long they would have lasted because I got rid of them pretty quickly. No dis on SASCO, but those Gabriel shocks just aren't very good. I got some Delco shocks from Dave Thiebualt in Massachusetts and they were MUCH better. I mean much, much better. $139 for a set of four. I don't need to search for shocks any more. These Delcos are just fine.

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                    • #11
                      Too bad Gabriels aren't what they used to be. I still have the original set of Gabriel haevy duty adjustables on my '64 Wagonaire and they still pass the bounce test.
                      I have a pair of NOS Gabriel HD adjustable for the earlier models (part 1544411)- wish I could trade them for a set of the later ones.


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                      '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
                      '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
                      '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
                      Museum R-4 engine
                      Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
                      '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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                      • #12
                        are those new production Delcos? I was not aware that they were available.

                        It is a shame that Koni discontinued their Studebaker fitments years ago; I love me some Konis.

                        nate

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                        • #13
                          After some research, I was able to find part numbers for Delcos for all Stude 51-up applications... EXCEPT for the "middle years" rear shocks. Those appear to have been Studebaker only. However, if one sourced all the correct spacers and the special upper bolts, it appears (but I've never tried) that you could backdate the rear shocks to the 51-56 style.

                          I'll have an updated cross-referemce on my web site shortly; the applications are not listed on the ACDelco web site, but they cross-reference directly to the Gabriel part numbers and also the "where used" lists match (but they don't include the Studebaker apps. on the ACD web site.) I've also added some of the info that "Avanti63" posted regarding these shocks.

                          nate

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