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First off...thanks all for helping me with my stupid questions. My newest question is that i need new shocks. my 55 bel air convert w/power pack and 2 speed pg. The car was the is a 960-980 point car and totaly restored. So where do i get shocks that will keep the point rating correct? are there shocks that are still made or what is everyone doing regarding stock shocks? thanks all.
 

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First off...thanks all for helping me with my stupid questions. My newest question is that i need new shocks. my 55 bel air convert w/power pack and 2 speed pg. The car was the is a 960-980 point car and totaly restored. So where do i get shocks that will keep the point rating correct? are there shocks that are still made or what is everyone doing regarding stock shocks? thanks all.
there spiral shocks , whats on them now?
 

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If you want to keep it a high points car:

1. Get the re-pop spiral shockers from Ecklers. But beware, they do not fit exactly, so you need to get the full width lower mounts (from an existing pair) for the front and have them pressed in – and hope that you can find the correct dimensioned bushes to complete the set-up. (I could not, so had to ask a suspension shop to modify the circular tube end from a local Holden (Australian GM car) to make it right. And the bushed on the rear need to be pressed in from supplied. Oh, the rear shockers are 2" shorter that standard, so the product listing says use an extension. But I have a chassis cross member, which means that 2" shorter is perfect.

2. There are some guys around that re-condition the original shockers. Do a search through previous forum listings to find them.

3. Or get some non-spiral HD shocks, hopefully some that don't need any mods to get them fitting, and paint them undercoat grey to give them the right look.

Let me know if you want to know anything else.

(Btw, the Eclers re-pops are from later years. hence the required mods.)

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Zan, There is a guy in Kansas who specialises in spiral shocks - John, I wish we found out before we bought the ones from Ucklers.

Dan has some on ebay at the moment, item #220526578979

Good luck, Des
 

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Don

As far as I am aware any shock is rebuildable, as long as the shaft is not corroded or the housing rusted. The guy in Kansas does a rebuilding service as well.

The item I mentioned to Zan was for a set on NOS 55-57's for $500 the set. He has other spiral shocks for Camaro, Nova, Chevelle Corvette, and he also has a rebuilding service - $150 each for fronts and $175 each for rears. I'll let you and others decide wether the price is fair. Have a look through his ebay store. His ebay user name is 57fi2

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Yep, I thought that $400 plus the cost of mount kits was expensive, as did a few other bods on the forum, but pretty much the only available. And I did not know that changing over the mounts, on front and back sets, would be such an issue. Makes the $500 being asked for the NOS items pretty good value – so long as they do not need reconditioning and are ready to 'bolt' on.

Let us all know what you decide and how it turns out.
 

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yup. i'm getting mine from him as well, when i'm ready. he will date code them and add correct part number for additional charge. ecklers are wrong and don't fit. 55-57 should be the same . if you're going for points you need original spirals.
 

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Hoss, the only "stupid question" is the one you don't ask!!!!!! No one here will make fun of you.
I can vouch for that. I've asked some questions over the last year that I thought would get me laughed out of here. But I really value everyone's opinion, even if I think I know the answer, because sometimes someone else has a better idea.
 
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