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Front Shock Absorbers on a 68 Fury III

Hey all -
Thanks in advance for any advice/help.

I'm looking to replace the front shock absorbers on my 68 Fury. I purchased what are supposed to be direct replacements (KYB gas-a-just) absorbers but when I went to install them the cylinder appears to be about 1/4 inch taller than the previous one. This 1/4 inch is keeping me from being able to get it into position.

Is there a trick to getting these suckers in there? Do I need to pull apart the lower control arm components and try to drop the lower control arm a bit? Is there another type of absorber I should get?

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If they are the shocks for your application (And so many 65-73 Chrysler products are the same), all you should have to do is to:

Jack up the car at the subframe and let the wheels hang.
Compress the shock while you are trying to wiggle it in there.

I can feel your pain-----I went thru this years ago on my 67 300.

FYI----if you do not have disc brakes----73 Plymouth spindles and rotors are a direct bolt in (done that one on my 67---but had to use the 73 lower arms and ball joints)

If you already have stock disc brakes (fixed 4 piston BUDD), and you would like to move up to a floating caliper---you will need to use the later lower control arm and ball joint as well.

Could never get my 4 piston calipers to stop leaking and the rotors were cost prohibitive BIG TIME back in the 80s when I did mine.

Whole setup from a 73 Fury was less costly than just a single rotor for Chrysler----disc brake ball joints were waaaay pricey as well.

By far, my favorite car----stolen in '89
67 300---440TNT/4-spd/posi/discs/buckets, no console/HD suspension
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Thank you Bryan59EC!

I spent some time and a handful of zipties to get the shock absorbers compressed. That did the trick, I was able to muscle them into place after that. The fury rides so much better now.

Thank you for your help!
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