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Username Post: Shocks        (Topic#364846)
Olas4gg 
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Posts: 3

Loc: Watsonville
Reg: 11-27-18
04-07-21 07:23 AM - Post#2817643    

Hey all,
Regarding; Front and rear Shocks 1953 Handyman Station Wagon 150/210 series

Someone please put me out of my shock misery.
The handyman wagon was used by construction workers to haul plywood etc. I believe that this car requires a different shock than say your sedan. Greatly appreciate any advice and where to purchase.????



 


Dean50 
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Posts: 1648
Dean50
Loc: Detroit area
Reg: 01-02-07
04-10-21 02:01 PM - Post#2817814    
    In response to Olas4gg

Found this old post that may help you track the shocks at your local NAPA or other chain. I got my stock replacements from NAPA but don't have the numbers. They may have a listing for our Chevys.



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52HardTop 
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Posts: 1690

Age: 66
Loc: North Haven, Connecticut
Reg: 05-09-04
04-11-21 04:21 AM - Post#2817841    
    In response to Olas4gg

I found a good rear shock that I'm using on my 52 with lowered Posies springs. Over the years the springs have given more then I thought they would. I would bang every once in a while on some dips and crowns in the road. After some trial and error, these did the trick. It raised the car just ever so much so I didn't really loose my lowered look. It gave it a good ride in the back with no more bottoming on my bump stops. They might be worth looking into. Monroe 58510 Load Levelers Coil Over rear shocks.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mon-58510

Dom

2011 Camaro SS 426 HP, Red Jewel Tint. Killer!

52 Bel Air a traditional 50s Ride.

51 Convertible a 60s Ride.

51 1/2 Ton pickup soon to be a little of both..



 
coachfrank 
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coachfrank
Age: 73
Loc: washington,pa
Reg: 07-20-11
04-11-21 06:28 AM - Post#2817846    
    In response to 52HardTop

Dom, I have the Posies springs on my 52 coupe and I am having the same problem you had! Thanks for the info! I am going to try what you recommended ! Coach Frank

1975 Corvette, Original owner
1953 Chevy 3100 Pickup
1952 Chevy Styleline Coupe
http://sites.google.com/site/bluejaygarage/


 
52HardTop 
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Age: 66
Loc: North Haven, Connecticut
Reg: 05-09-04
04-11-21 06:54 AM - Post#2817849    
    In response to coachfrank

I'm happy to help Frank. I plan to do the same with my 51 convertible. I have the same Posies on that car too. I was happy with how they worked out on the 52. I have the specs on the coil overs.

compressed 12.75 "
extended 21.375 "
travel length 8.625 "


2011 Camaro SS 426 HP, Red Jewel Tint. Killer!

52 Bel Air a traditional 50s Ride.

51 Convertible a 60s Ride.

51 1/2 Ton pickup soon to be a little of both..



Edited by 52HardTop on 04-11-21 06:57 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


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