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Would you need my data plate or my vin number to know that? I have the vin here are work, but I'd have to get the data plate again, don't have a photo of it.
You will need the numbers on the lower part of the VIN tag to find the production day and month.
See here for the data plate decoding: http://www.tbird.org/DataPlate/vdata.htm
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You will need the numbers on the lower part of the VIN tag to find the production day and month.
See here for the data plate decoding: http://www.tbird.org/DataPlate/vdata.htm
Well the info on my plate says 09H, so that means the 9th day of August in 58?
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Well the info on my plate says 09H, so that means the 9th day of August in 58?
Yes, that is right.
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I disconnected the rear shock from the lower mount, and found that the shock would only extend a few centimeters until its stop (1" 1/2 more or less). That seems to be very little travel. I already found that when going over a speed bump, when accelerating a bit soon, that the rear wheel started spinning. I think that this has to do with the very small travel of the shock until its stop. Anyone knows how far the travel should be?
Installed the new front Monroe OESpectrum shocks yesterday, but couldn´t test them yet. The old shocks are still giving resistance, but have no air pressure in them or are just moving with too much force.
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Did you buy Monroe 5936 or 33129 for the rears? They look just like John's illustration with a stud on top and cross bar on the bottom.
The extended length should be 20" and the travel should be just over 8".

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Did you buy Monroe 5936 or 33129 for the rears? They look just like John's illustration with a stud on top and cross bar on the bottom.
The extended length should be 20" and the travel should be just over 8".

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I bought the Monroe 31125 for the rears, but the measurement mentioned was for the existing rear shocks. This Monroe 31125 does not fit the 58 model, because it has studs on both sides, while the lower end should be an eye end. I´m looking for standard shocks.
Will Monroe 5936 or 33129 fit the 58 model?
Just checked the Monroe 5936 and its a OE Spectrum shock. Will that give a comfortable ride?
I found a Monroe specifications list from 2015 with the shock dimensions, for who is interrested in this: http://www.monroe.com/downloads/inst...ifications.pdf
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...Will Monroe 5936 or 33129 fit the 58 model?
Just checked the Monroe 5936 and its a OE Spectrum shock. Will that give a comfortable ride?..
Yes.
Did you buy Monroe Spectrum shocks for the front? Do you want an original equipment ride?
If so, look up the shocks I suggested because they are Monroe Spectrum shocks. They both have 1/2" piston rods and they incorporate modern technology. More importantly, they have a stud on top and a tie bar on bottom. That's YOU!
5936 Shock ----- ----- XP5 S4 12.13" 20.25" 8.13" ----- P01136 & P00941
Broken down this means, it has a bottom cross tie with closed-hole centers at 2-1/2" apart, and a 3/8" stud on top. P0136 and P001136 are parts bags that include the rubbers, washers, nuts (for the top) and mounting bolts (for the bottom).

Sorry you bought the wrong shocks, but you need to carefully look at your car, especially rear shocks because they are easy to see. Now before you buy, carefully scrutinize both numbers I gave. Compare the dimensions to the shocks you take off. MEASURE. If you find anything questionable, ask our forum.

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The stupid thing is that I have been laying under the car quite a bit, so I should have seen the lower shock ends to be eye ends. Someone only fabricated some bracket, so that they could put a shock with an open eye end and bolt on it. The shock in place now is one made in Brazil. I didn´t remove it yet for measurements, but I'm almost sure that this shock is too short and bottoms out too soon when going over a bump. I presume that the new shocks tie bar will fit normally, when the bracket is removed.
Yes, the front shocks I installed up front this week are Monroe OE Spectrum´s. Couldn´t test them yet, since its raining every day. And my bird doesn´t like water (or maybe its just me)
Thanks for your answers Dave.
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This is your setup, right?
You know how to measure hole centers in the bottom plate. Use any scale, measuring from the beginning of one hole to the beginning of the opposite hole. If you measure in millimeters, that's ok because we can easily convert to fractions of an inch.

You may find your hole centers to spread across 2.5" but if they are closer, you need to know before ordering your new shocks. Also, notice that the illustration shows those to be 'clearance holes' for bolts and nuts with lock washers. Measure the hole diameters using a simple twist drill (in fractions of an inch). The holes may be 5/16" or maybe 3/8". I'm thinking, 5/16". We want to make sure you order the correct shocks this time. And yes, they should bolt on straight out of the box.

By the way, did you find the 5936 shocks in your PDF file? It's there. - Dave
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Thanks again Dave. Yes, I saw the shock info in the list.
My setup is almost the same as the illustration shows, but the bottom plate where the lower shock mount attaches to, is different. But I think that that will not make any difference to the way its mounted though. I will measure the bolt holes tomorrow, on the job now.
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