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Old Original 69 Z28 Shock Question
« on: August 22, 2017, 05:50:15 PM »
He Guys!
I bought the old original sun burnt Z28 on previous post! Car is unreal runs great! question the shocks are shot what would you guys do or use for new shocks? Thanks in advance Bill

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Re: Old Original 69 Z28 Shock Question
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2017, 07:39:11 PM »
If you're not worried about looking original...
I'm running Bilstein's on all four corners and I love the ride.
1969 Camaro SS, 350(NOM), M21, 12 Bolt Posi, 01B LOS Build
1977 Camaro, 350(LM1), M20, 10 Bolt Posi, Purchased New, (SOLD)

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Re: Old Original 69 Z28 Shock Question
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2017, 08:24:49 PM »
Hi Thanks! I was checking if anyone ever made anything close to originals or someone who maybe restored old ones! Thanks! Bill

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Re: Old Original 69 Z28 Shock Question
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2017, 10:14:32 PM »
Heartbeat City sells repop gray spiral shocks, about $100 each.  No idea if the other vendors sell these as well.

Here's an old thread on rebuilding
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=14194.msg124778;topicseen#msg124778

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Re: Old Original 69 Z28 Shock Question
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2017, 11:35:40 PM »
I put kyb on my z and painted them grey. They seem ok
1969 Z28, Burgandy, numbers matching, 12,900 miles
1967 Plymouth GTX Hemi, 4 speed, dana
1961 Chrysler 300G convertible

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Re: Old Original 69 Z28 Shock Question
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2017, 11:52:17 PM »
Tks Guys!

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Re: Old Original 69 Z28 Shock Question
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2017, 12:36:53 AM »
I put kyb on my z and painted them grey. They seem ok
Which KYB? Gas-A-Just or stock replacement? Gas-A-Justs are like a steel rod, KYB stock replacements provide a smooth ride.

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Re: Old Original 69 Z28 Shock Question
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2017, 02:27:17 AM »
The repro spiral shocks suck!
69 Z/28 X77 burnished brown, 711 int 05A bought in 78
70 Z28 forrest green, green int, M40, bk vinyl roof PROJECT
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Re: Old Original 69 Z28 Shock Question
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2017, 12:41:11 PM »
I did what Bill did.  Ours is a daily driver so I went with the KYB stock replacements and painted them grey, car still has it's original springs all around.  Ride is pretty decent, as good as could be expected for a short wheel base car.

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Re: Old Original 69 Z28 Shock Question
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2017, 01:43:07 PM »
I have Bilstein on the 68 and the ride is great, sporty.
I have KYB on the 69 with original springs and they ride real nice and smooth.
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Re: Old Original 69 Z28 Shock Question
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2017, 03:44:56 PM »
Do not put the repro spiral shocks on the front if you want to drive it with any semblance of a decent ride.  They are what they say "for show only".  If you have originals, keep them and put them on for a show and put the kyb's on for driving.
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Re: Old Original 69 Z28 Shock Question
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2017, 05:26:14 PM »

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Re: Old Original 69 Z28 Shock Question
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2017, 01:01:05 AM »
Bill, I'm using the KG4515 and KG5521 on an unrestored 69 small block SS car with old original springs. I cannot say how they compare to originals but they do seem more subtle than the Bilsteins (which I love on the 68) FWIW.
John
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Re: Old Original 69 Z28 Shock Question
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2017, 02:12:07 AM »
I will try and remember to look I think my boxes are still in the garage. I think my shocks were white when I got them
1969 Z28, Burgandy, numbers matching, 12,900 miles
1967 Plymouth GTX Hemi, 4 speed, dana
1961 Chrysler 300G convertible

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Re: Old Original 69 Z28 Shock Question
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2017, 01:52:41 PM »
Hey Guys! Which Kybs are you using? These

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KYB-4-SHOCKS-CHEVY-CAMARO-PONTIAC-FIREBIRD-1967-67-68-69-343127-343135/122657024501?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

Thanks Bill

That's what I used.  Available at most of your local auto stores.  I grabbed mine at O'Reillys.  Inexpensive and they work fine.