KYB shocks for the '65 two door Monza

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KYB shocks for the '65 two door Monza

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Anyone know the exact KYB part numbers for the front and rear shocks for my Monza coupe? I emailed KYB and they said that none of their shocks are indicated for Corvairs so they couldn't recommend. My loyalty and overtime money have gone to Clark's so far but I have a Amazon gift card and don't want to waste it. Thanks!

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The front KYB shocks are not a direct bolt on, you need to change the lower mount, you want to use the Gas Adjust on the rear and the Excel-G on the front, Ca Corvairs sells them with the lower mount already changed to become a direct bolt on.

http://californiacorvairparts.com/index ... er=product
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Thanks Dave! Appreciate the info. If these are “plug and play” then I’ll get them from C.C.


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Thanks!


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What's all this twaddle that all Clark's front shocks need additional bushings for $24?
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The bottoming bumper is the lower rubber on the top shock mount on LMs. It is huge compared to a regular shock mount and doesn't come with any shocks I know of. Sometimes you have to grind the bead down on the shock rod to get it to fit the hole in the bottoming bumper.
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Here's a pic and diagram of the twaddle. ::-):
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Re: KYB shocks for the '65 two door Monza

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Great, there goes more beer money!

Not sure if I even have those now. I replaced my shocks some 30 years ago... back when PepBoys and Trak Auto stocked Corvair parts!

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