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« on: July 04, 2014, 09:09:25 PM »

HI all.

I just purchased 2 NOS rear shock absorbers P1132 for my multileaf suspension 1969 Camaro SS. On the shock I received the part number is 3198132  P1132.  However in my Master Parts Catalogue it states 3192968 for my car (for a P1132 shock absorber).  Has the product number changed with time? I was told GM would change the parts number over time.  Date code is 9E 68.

Is this shock for my car?
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2014, 11:58:31 AM »

Service replacement parts are often more generic than OE to cover a broader range of application.

For '69 model year production 2 rear shock absorber codes have been seen on cars built with 12 bolt axles; TN for automatics [3192832] UN for manual transmissions [3192851]. We have seen one anomaly for each code. If GMPD serviced those numbers it wasn't for long; they are not listed in the October '69 P & A manual. The generic service 12 bolt rear shock at that time appears to be 3182033.
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2014, 12:19:48 PM »

Were can we get rear spiral dated shock absorbers (oil filled) closest to the originals (UN for manual transmissions [3192851])?
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2014, 12:45:11 PM »

Parts cars, ebay, swap meets. Very tough to find. Replacement shocks were heavily marketed in the '70s so many OE shocks were quickly replaced. Sometimes worn out but I believe they can be rebuilt. Corvette guys have been doing this for decades. You would not believe what a bud paid for a used set of '65 Corvette F41s dated to his car.

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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2014, 05:13:58 PM »

The shocks you bought were only sold through Delco Dealers. I am not sure what parts book you have but you would need a Delco parts manual for reference. I have one dated July, 1973.

The shocks you bought P1132 are correct for '68 or '69 Camaro with multi-leaf. They are not the Heavy Duty shocks.

The shocks for Camaro's that start with part number P1 are all standard shocks and are painted a goldish color. The shocks that start with P2 are the Heavy Duty shocks and they are painted a greenish color.

The Delco HD replacement rear shocks for '68 or '69 with multi-leaf is part number P2105.

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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2014, 06:33:15 PM »

Its was my mistake to order P1132 because these are standard. I know my convertible SS was delivered with a sport suspension (what does this mean?). I should have ordered P2105  HD.

I hesitate to put Delco Pleasurizer shocks (P2105 or P1123) on my car because these don't have the spiral look as the originals. I really want the car the most original possible. The original color was gray.

Your thoughts?
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2014, 04:16:11 PM »

Camaro SS equipment did include different chassis components, mostly heavier-duty springs. I believe '69 was the 1st year spring selection in production was based on option content/weight. There was an optional F41 Special-Purpose suspension; Chevy was vague as to what that included. However service replacement shock listings mention 'Spec Perf Susp' so that may have been the difference.

Would be nice to have a CBC for an F41 car.
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