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1953 buick special 4 door

Just pick-up a 1953 buick special 4 door all orig, need new front shocks. Where can I get them. thanks

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This model Buick used a hydraulic lever arm type shock absorber. I did a little surfing for you to try to find rebuild kits, but didn't do any good. I did find a rebuilt unit that fits the left rear, but just the one costs $225, so if you were able to find all 4 of them, you'd have almost $1,000 invested. I know what I'd do. I'd fabricate some brackets and install conventional tube-type shock absorbers on the car.
http://www.oldbuickparts.com/catalog...05DOUT&x=0&y=0

Oh, and by the way, the best 50 bucks you'll ever spend on the car is to get the original factory service manual. Faxon has the 52/53 manual on CD....
http://www.faxonautoliterature.com/p...47%26yr%3D1953

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Here's some shocks for you,
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will the front fenders from a 53 buick special 2 door fit on a 1953 4 door special
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This model Buick used a hydraulic lever arm type shock absorber. I did a little surfing for you to try to find rebuild kits, but didn't do any good. I did find a rebuilt unit that fits the left rear, but just the one costs $225, so if you were able to find all 4 of them, you'd have almost $1,000 invested. I know what I'd do. I'd fabricate some brackets and install conventional tube-type shock absorbers on the car.
Old Buick Parts - CARS. Inc.

Oh, and by the way, the best 50 bucks you'll ever spend on the car is to get the original factory service manual. Faxon has the 52/53 manual on CD....
http://www.faxonautoliterature.com/p...47%26yr%3D1953
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Here's some shocks for you,
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