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LM Shocks
Posted by: gnrand ()
Date: August 08, 2017 03:37PM

Has anyone had experience with these shocks.
Thanks
Jeff

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Wildomar,Ca

1965 Corsa Hard Top
!965 Corsa Convertible
1968 Monza 140 Convertible 4 speed

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Re: LM Shocks
Posted by: BigGeorgesVair ()
Date: August 08, 2017 06:17PM

I'm not, but in the market too for a set for my my 67. Hopefully someone will chime in that knows something.smiling bouncing smiley

George O
🇺🇸 1967 Corvair 500 110/PG. in family since 1969 with 1200 miles(75k currently).
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Re: LM Shocks
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: August 09, 2017 08:54AM

Is that $120 per shock? Clarks still has Koni for about that price.

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
1968 Monza Parts for now

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Re: LM Shocks
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: August 09, 2017 11:02AM

1965-1969 Chevrolet Corvair Passenger Car Gabriel Gas Shocks Front & Rear
Product Description

You are purchasing Two pair (Quantity 4) of Front & Rear Gabriel Branded Gas Charged Shock Absorbers.

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Re: LM Shocks
Posted by: Tom Turbo ()
Date: August 10, 2017 01:09PM

A few months ago bought a set of KYB shocks on sale for $80 with a $40 rebate if you bought a full set. They seem to do the job very well,really killed the jostle and wallow. Would buy them again. Check the KYB website to see if the sale is still going.

If it don't go, chrome it!
Stroker McGurk, 1961.

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Re: LM Shocks
Posted by: BigGeorgesVair ()
Date: August 10, 2017 03:44PM

Tom,
How long ago did you buy yours?
Do you have the part number for the ones you bought and were they for an EM or LM
Thanks!

George O
🇺🇸 1967 Corvair 500 110/PG. in family since 1969 with 1200 miles(75k currently).
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Re: LM Shocks
Posted by: phill66 ()
Date: August 10, 2017 04:25PM

Bought a set of front and rear Clark's gas charged shocks. They are manufactured for
Clark's by Gabriel as indicated on the shock. Less than 4K miles later, one rear had
completely failed and the other one was on the way to failure. I replaced with
'67-'68 Camaro KYB shocks. I went with the single leaf version, but others on the
Forum recommend multi leaf version.

The lower bushing sleeve width is less than the Corvair sleeve. So you can either
press out the existing sleeve and replace with the Corvair sleeve from your old shock
or use a couple of spacers to take up the slack as I did on each one.

After 1000K + miles, working well. I'd give you the KYB P/N, however my records are
packed in a box for moving. Ordered and got them at a FLAPS so I could check
fitment with Clark's Gabriel shock in store and return if necessary. They matched
up with the Clark's except for the bottom bushing sleeve, which was expected.

Just my experience, good luck!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/10/2017 04:29PM by phill66.

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Re: LM Shocks
Posted by: phill66 ()
Date: August 10, 2017 04:41PM

Should have indicated the shocks referenced above were for my LM '68.

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Re: LM Shocks
Posted by: Tom Turbo ()
Date: August 10, 2017 05:27PM

It was about 3 mos ago and I found them on the KYB website. They had several different choices, including gas, but the mid line fit my purposes. Mine is an EM model. I don't have the pn but I remember the same shock I got also fit 58 Chevy and Pontiac. The pn was the same for all 4 corners.

If it don't go, chrome it!
Stroker McGurk, 1961.

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