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65 Front Shocks
Posted by: gregb ()
Date: June 18, 2017 06:01PM

Can anyone tell me the purpose for the large rubber bumper on the top of the shocks on the late model cars. There is a rubber bumper on the upper control arm so seems redundant to me. They were missing from my car so I have added them to the new shocks I installed.

Gregb

61 Canadian Lakewood
62 Spyder Triple Black Convertible
65 Corsa Coupe

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Re: 65 Front Shocks
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 18, 2017 06:16PM

Just added due to the springs being so soft since no engine up front..





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Re: 65 Front Shocks
Posted by: Ed Dowds ()
Date: June 18, 2017 07:14PM

The bumper on the upper control arm is to prevent metal to metal contact when the wheel drops down as the front end rises.
The one on the shock is for when the suspension bottoms out when going over a big bump.

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66 500 rear 4.3 V6 Corvair
69 350/350 TH Camaro was RS
30 Model A Ford Streetrod 350/400 TH
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Re: 65 Front Shocks
Posted by: gregb ()
Date: June 18, 2017 08:39PM

Thanks for the info!

Gregb

61 Canadian Lakewood
62 Spyder Triple Black Convertible
65 Corsa Coupe

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Re: 65 Front Shocks
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: June 18, 2017 11:16PM

Many Koni replacement shocks used the similar type of bumper built onto the upper mount. I think it is there to save the shock from bottoming out. The Corvair one increases the spring rate in the last couple of inches of travel. You did the right thing by re-installing them.

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