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Old 01-13-2003, 12:03 PM
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I'm building a rod and trying to keep it to the nosalgic look. Can anyone tell me where to buy shocks that are covered on top too. That's the way they were back in the day. I heard someplace is still selling them that way for rods. I know family cars are that way but they don't advertise lenghths.
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Once you determine the correct lengths and styles (eyes on both ends, studs on one end) you need, go down to your local auto parts store where (hopefully) they'll have a counterman who will let you look at the shock book. They'll sell either Monroe or Gabriel, maybe or not under their own brand name. Don't waste his time for your research, just sit at the counter and check the spec pages for what you are looking for. These pages will tell you what part numbers fall into your range of specifications, and then you just look up and say"Give me 2 of number so-and-so and 2 of number thus-and-so, thanks.".
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That's how I do it too, bit I have a super parts girl who works with me on all my wierd hot rod requests.
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HEY: Don't you love it when you are buying parts for a 1938 Lafayette street rod at AutoZone, and the teenager behind the counter says " What year is it". I just tell them to start taking parts off the shelve until we find one that looks familiar. Bad thing about autoZone is their parts come from South side of Chinazzer!!!
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