rear shocks

All Models and Years
Post Reply
rhettmel
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:13 pm
Location: Winston, GA

rear shocks

Post by rhettmel »

are rear shocks available at local auto parts stores? i have a 65 corvair corsa. a monroe matic was removed # 2069. 15-1/4" retracted & 22-1/2" extended

User avatar
terribleted
Posts: 3727
Joined: Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:36 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA
Contact:

Re: rear shocks

Post by terribleted »

I never have any luck at local parts houses for anything Corvair. What do I expect from idiots that want to know make and model when I ask for a universal electric fuel pump:( Clark's Corvair Parts has a nice new line of repro shocks with correct factory valving. They seem to work well.
Corvair guy since 1982. I have personally restored at least 20 Vairs, many of them restored ground up.
Currently working full time repairing Corvairs and restoring old cars.
https://www.facebook.com/tedsautorestoration/

Located in Snellville, Georgia

User avatar
bbodie52
Corvair of the Month
Corvair of the Month
Posts: 9673
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:33 pm
Location: Lake Chatuge Hayesville, NC
Contact:

Re: rear shocks

Post by bbodie52 »

:goodpost: :ty:
ImageImage

:link: https://ssl.corvair.com/user-cgi/catalo ... w_page=137

Image

Image

Image

LEFT-CLICK TO ENLARGE THE IMAGES BELOW — ONCE FOR BETTER VIEWING, LEFT-CLICK A SECOND TIME FOR MAXIMUM ENLARGEMENT...
Attachments
Page 137 - Shock Absorbers.jpg
Page 138 - Shock Absorbers.jpg
Page 139 - Shock Absorbers.jpg
Brad Bodie
Lake Chatuge, North Carolina
Image 1966 Corvair Corsa Convertible

erco
Posts: 321
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:45 pm

Re: rear shocks

Post by erco »

Pep Boys told me they could special order some shocks for my late model, but they quoted over $100 per shock, just ridiculous. I just got a full set for my LM for ~$150 shipped from an Ebay seller who sells tons of shocks and has 33K transactions with 98.7% good feedback: https://www.ebay.com/itm/362062243905

I haven't installed mine yet but they look good. No Gabriel markings, no stickers. Shocks are black despite red photos in listing. Numbers stamped on shock:
front 738018 018 110
rear 733691 020 196

And yes, I got the special C109R bushings for the front shocks from Clarks... even though my car never had them previously: https://ssl.corvair.com//user-cgi/search.cgi?part=C109R
Attachments
4shocks.jpg

User avatar
terribleted
Posts: 3727
Joined: Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:36 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA
Contact:

Re: rear shocks

Post by terribleted »

erco wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:08 pm
Pep Boys told me they could special order some shocks for my late model, but they quoted over $100 per shock, just ridiculous. I just got a full set for my LM for ~$150 shipped from an Ebay seller who sells tons of shocks and has 33K transactions with 98.7% good feedback: https://www.ebay.com/itm/362062243905

I haven't installed mine yet but they look good. No Gabriel markings, no stickers. Shocks are black despite red photos in listing. Numbers stamped on shock:
front 738018 018 110
rear 733691 020 196

And yes, I got the special C109R bushings for the front shocks from Clarks... even though my car never had them previously: https://ssl.corvair.com//user-cgi/search.cgi?part=C109R
The reason for the large shock bushings for anyone that doesn't know is that they are the front suspensions primary bump stops. Without them the suspension can possibly over travel in compression (think really big bump). If the suspension travels far enough the lower control arm can actually smack the bottom of the crossmember.
Corvair guy since 1982. I have personally restored at least 20 Vairs, many of them restored ground up.
Currently working full time repairing Corvairs and restoring old cars.
https://www.facebook.com/tedsautorestoration/

Located in Snellville, Georgia

erco
Posts: 321
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:45 pm

Re: rear shocks

Post by erco »

terribleted wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:00 pm
If the suspension travels far enough the lower control arm can actually smack the bottom of the crossmember.
From what I understand the Duke's "General Lee" was originally a Corvair, but that limited travel front end kept it from being a great jumping and landing car. :chevy:
Attachments
corlee.png
corlee.png (299.81 KiB) Viewed 199 times
genlee.jpg

joelsplace
Posts: 1097
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:51 pm
Location: Northlake, TX

Re: rear shocks

Post by joelsplace »

The car they used was terrible at landing. Look at some pictures of landings. The car was destroyed every time.
From IMDB: "Somewhere between 256 and 321 "General Lee" cars were created and mostly destroyed during the series."
113 Corvairs, 5 Ultravans and counting
Northlake, TX

erco
Posts: 321
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:45 pm

Re: rear shocks

Post by erco »

Yes, one car per jump, two jumps each show. You can see fenders crumple every landing. John Schneider says 280 cars at 14:30 at https://youtu.be/QatKRHFxEoE?t=870


erco
Posts: 321
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:45 pm

Re: rear shocks

Post by erco »

OMG there's a red Corvair under the pile of junkers at 6:40. https://youtu.be/VBfrJHs56cA?t=400


erco
Posts: 321
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:45 pm

Re: rear shocks

Post by erco »

Any landing you can walk away from...?
Attachments
landing.jpg

User avatar
bbodie52
Corvair of the Month
Corvair of the Month
Posts: 9673
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:33 pm
Location: Lake Chatuge Hayesville, NC
Contact:

Re: rear shocks

Post by bbodie52 »

erco wrote: » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:09 pm

OMG there's a red Corvair under the pile of junkers at 6:40
Buried 'vair.jpg
:doh: :sad5: :help:
Brad Bodie
Lake Chatuge, North Carolina
Image 1966 Corvair Corsa Convertible

Post Reply

Return to “Ask your Mechanical Questions here”