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Re: 1949 rear shock absorbers
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James Kallman
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update on the horizontal "stabilizer" shock on my 1949 Custom eight. After wire brushing the stamped area the numbers now reveal the following numbers: At the top in large font: B-6601; at the bottom SERIAL 4108. I have written to Gabriel to see if they still make this shock. James

Posted on: 6/19 11:05
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Re: 1949 rear shock absorbers
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HH56
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Some have managed to have those rebuilt but I don't know if any of our vendors are doing it anymore. Possibly Apple Hydraulics will tackle them. I will be seriously impressed if you find a NOS or even parts from Gabriel to repair yours.

If you cannot find someone to repair yours or at least a rebuilt unit from one of our vendors, years ago someone else came up with a modification using a Ford Pinto rear shock and welding a plug in the long tube so that shock could be screwed on in place of the original. Doesn't make the grade in original looks but guess it functions.

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Posted on: 6/19 11:22
Howard
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Re: 1949 rear shock absorbers
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Joe
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Hey gang - for the rear horizontal shock, a company called A-1 Shock Absorber Company sells a reproduction of the original. They actually have a pretty enormous variety of options for shocks and springs. The only thing they don't deal with are the lever shocks. I have their rear stabilizer in my 2302 - actually a discernable difference in the side-to-sise sway. Highly recommend.

https://www.shocks2springs.com/p1397-rear-horizontal-stabilizer-shock-packard-41-46-47-48-49-418227.html

Posted on: 6/19 21:33
Joe B.
Greenville, NC
1950 Super Deluxe Eight Touring Sedan, Model 2302-5
327 w/ Ultramatic, 6v+
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