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« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2013, 01:29:19 AM »

Ron Tredway is restoring his Owens-Corning '70 Camaro Trans-Am Camaro originally driven by Jerry Thompson.
He sent me these photos of the original double-adjustable Konis that were on the car. The shorter front shocks
are #8210-1067 and the rears are #8210-1068. All are dated 3-70. Thanks for sharing these with us, Ron!









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« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2013, 10:32:25 AM »

Did they all have spherical ends? Or was this a modification?
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« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2013, 12:00:02 AM »

I have asked Ron and he's unsure of the answer. He said he would check in with Jerry Thompson to see what he might remember.
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« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2014, 12:31:57 AM »

These are GM-issued Koni shocks, available through the parts department and, in the case of Firebirds, available as a factory option from what I have been told.
These not only have a Koni part number on them but also a GM 7-digit part number. The front shocks were part # 80A 1914, 9791593 and the rear shocks for
multi-leaf applications were part # 80E 1953, 9792749. For some reason, Firebird used a different Koni part # on the rear multi-leaf shocks in '69, 80E 2025
rather than 80E 1953. Thanks go to Robert Lodewyk for sharing these from his personal collection.


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'69 Firebird-specific shock in the middle and on the left, vs '69 camaro multi-leaf Koni on the right




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