Author Topic: Shocks for 1969 GT350 Automatic Build Date 1-8-69 Dearborn  (Read 346 times)

SChatman

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Can someone tell me what color the front and rear shocks were and also if anyone knows what a good copy would be as I'm not going to spend Bazillions on originals. I asked this question a while back but it was part of the info lost when the site went down.
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Re: Shocks for 1969 GT350 Automatic Build Date 1-8-69 Dearborn
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 09:45:07 PM »
Can someone tell me what color the front and rear shocks were and also if anyone knows what a good copy would be as I'm not going to spend Bazillions on originals. I asked this question a while back but it was part of the info lost when the site went down.
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1-8-69 GT 350 would be blue all the way around. If you can find them the Gabrial adjustable striders would be the next best thing. Those were basically the after market equivalent of what Gabriel built for Ford and used on the GT350 .
« Last Edit: May 16, 2018, 11:00:53 PM by Bob Gaines »
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Re: Shocks for 1969 GT350 Automatic Build Date 1-8-69 Dearborn
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 10:47:09 PM »
The general shape is the same as the later, white ones shown here:

http://www.thecoralsnake.com/69suspension

The scripting is different and the blue Z7ZD-A shocks do not use a decal.

You can expect to pay around $2,000 for the “reproductions” and several thousand for a pair of originals. As Mr Gaines stated if you can find the older Gabriel Striders they have a similar appearance.

« Last Edit: May 16, 2018, 10:52:13 PM by Coralsnake »
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Re: Shocks for 1969 GT350 Automatic Build Date 1-8-69 Dearborn
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 02:22:28 PM »
Be careful purchasing the Striders and compare what ever you find to the shape and construction of the originals in pictures provided. I've found four or five different versions of the older Striders so they are not all created equal ;)
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Re: Shocks for 1969 GT350 Automatic Build Date 1-8-69 Dearborn
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 10:59:50 PM »
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