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1968RSZ28

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Re: 1968 Z/28 spiral shocks
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2016, 12:44:57 AM »
I bid $105 early this week to sort of get it going, no other bids, this morning $ 113 was accepted offer and closed the auction.

 ??? ~ Auction ran the full 7 days...

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=321990827747&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2565

$118.49 was the selling price.

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Re: 1968 Z/28 spiral shocks
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2016, 01:07:43 AM »
yea, I see. Got an email this morning other offer accepted. Didn't pay much attention to the time frame, thought another day left.
  $105 (1/28)  $115.99  (2/3)  $118.49 took it 44sec later.
68 Z/28  born with: 302, drive line, etc..

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Re: 1968 Z/28 spiral shocks
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2016, 03:10:04 AM »
$118.00 was a deal and half. I would gladly spend that on a set for my 69 if anyone of you guys wants to part with an original set ???

Anyone?

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Re: 1968 Z/28 spiral shocks
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2016, 03:26:38 AM »
Maybe we 68 owners are realistic and wouldnt pay stupid prices like some of you 69 guys..  Just sayin.. 8)

Nah that was a good deal on those..  Wish I would have bid now..  Oh well another time; another place..
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Re: 1968 Z/28 spiral shocks
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2016, 03:38:47 AM »
$118.00 was a deal and half. I would gladly spend that on a set for my 69 if anyone of you guys wants to part with an original set ???

Anyone?   ::)

That auction was for a *pair*...  not a set (of 4) wasn't it Austin?????    :)
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Re: 1968 Z/28 spiral shocks
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2016, 04:30:11 AM »
sorry, your right that was for 2. If they were still functional and didn't leak, I still think it was a good deal.
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-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: 1968 Z/28 spiral shocks
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2016, 04:50:26 AM »
Yes, was a great deal... just didn't want you to think you were going to find all 4 for that price.. :)
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Re: 1968 Z/28 spiral shocks
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2016, 12:23:49 PM »
I won the bid on them, most likely just going to sit on the shelf. I can't believe no one else bid? They look real. I sure they will have to be rebuilt, if anybody ever figures out how to rebuild spiral shocks??

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Re: 1968 Z/28 spiral shocks
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2016, 01:59:55 PM »
There are (or were?) shops that rebuilt old shocks (spiral), but I can not attest to their quality after rebuild...?
This is the only one a 'google' turned up...

http://dansshocks.com/shock-rebuilding/

But I also found some information I wasn't aware of on a Corvair site.  Following are two posts from a fella on that site:

1. FYI, straight from the Delco engr. The spiral is in the outer tube which is the reservoir for the fluid. The inner tube contains the shock piston. The spiral was used to prevent the fluid from from becoming airated from sloshing around. Previously there was a baffle in the middle of the reservoir to accomplish this. The spiral was easier than the the baffle to build into the shock. Haven't heard from the person who was going to rebuild them. Jim
2. The former Delco engineer I know is not rebuilding spiral shocks at this time. Too busy with other things. Possibly some time in the future. To rebuild them one has to cut off the top of the shock, fix the stuff inside and reweld the top back on. Not easy. Jim
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Re: 1968 Z/28 spiral shocks
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2016, 04:49:56 PM »
I won the bid on them, most likely just going to sit on the shelf. I can't believe no one else bid? They look real. I sure they will have to be rebuilt, if anybody ever figures out how to rebuild spiral shocks??

good to hear, was hoping someone off the site got them.
68 Z/28  born with: 302, drive line, etc..

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Re: 1968 Z/28 spiral shocks
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2016, 05:59:56 PM »
Thanks guys.     Learn something new every day. A while back I talked with I think Apple hydraulics and a couple others and nobody wanted to touch them.

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Re: 1968 Z/28 spiral shocks
« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2016, 04:29:23 AM »
there was a guy named Dan Patch that was doing them and had shocks on ebay. I have not had dealings with him and it was pricey. I have a set of fronts and not done anything with them. I assume you shouldnt mix these with gas on the rear or did they with air shocks bitd?
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