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-   -   Rear Air Shocks 1958 (http://squarebirds.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=21875)

cubbear 08-23-2017 05:52 PM

Rear Air Shocks 1958
 
Anyone know of a part # for air shocks for rear of 1958 thunderbird?

sidewalkman 08-24-2017 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cubbear (Post 110422)
Anyone know of a part # for air shocks for rear of 1958 thunderbird?

use search, there was a thread a month ago about Monroe air shocks with part numbers

YellowRose 08-24-2017 06:28 PM

Air Shocks
 
Here is that link.

http://www.squarebirds.org/vbulletin...roe+air+shocks

Frango100 08-24-2017 07:09 PM

That air shock will not work on the 58 T-bird, it has the wrong connection for the lower end. It will be ok for the 59 and 60 Birds with leaf springs.

Infinite Monkeys 08-25-2017 09:08 AM

So there is a distinct advantage to the air shock vs quality hydraulic one?

simplyconnected 08-25-2017 05:41 PM

The '58 Squarebird uses a stud upper mount and a cross bar lower mount (as mentioned in previous posts).

I wouldn't call it an 'advantage' but air shocks can be pumped up to 150+psi. They are NOT the same as regular shock absorbers because they can lift over 1,000 lbs., in case you need to deliver telephone books or sand.

Monroe offers the MA763 air shock
Gabriel offers their 49105 air shock

Both models have upper studs and lower cross bars but I would err on the side of caution and try them for fitment because air shocks tend to be fat due to their reservoirs. I don't know if the cross bars are closed or forked but I have a handy angle grinder that makes them all forked. - Dave


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