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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 07, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have a '67 Vert and can't figure out how to change out the rear shocks. I haven't been able to find where the top is mounted. Keep in mind, I have a power top that is in the down position right now waiting for me to finish the electrical upgrades. Thanks for the help!!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 07, 12:58 PM
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Re: Rear shocks

Open your trunk.

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Re: Rear shocks

Looked in the truck and didn't see it. Not trying to sound stupid, but is it really in there and I missed it? The way the "current" shock is positioned, its aimed towards the area that the top goes in to. Thanks for the help!!
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2 things, it's a '67 (non staggered shocks) and a vert, the top well is where you want to be. You need the top in the up position to get at the upper shock bolt on both sides. Now if the '67 is like the '69 the shock mounts to a diamond shaped plate that is bolted to the car. You can remove the plated from under the car. Follow the shock up to where it's mounted and you should find 2 bolts on either side of where the shock is attached.

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Put the top up, look in your trunk....not sure why your not seeing them.... They are there.


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Put the top up, look in your trunk....not sure why your not seeing them.... They are there.
He has a power top that isn't working, at least that's what I pulled from his 1st post...

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Re: Rear shocks

Jack up car, remove tire, don't kill yourself, etc...

Remove lower shock mount bolt.

Remote two upper bolts on diamond shaped plate.

Remove shock.

No need to open the trunk, at least I never have in my power top 67 vert.

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Re: Rear shocks

Thanks for the help... will have to wait til next weekend and get the top back up (waiting to finish running new wires). Thanks again for the help!!
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Re: Rear shocks

What ExileMo said, You can't conveniently get to the top from inside the trunk on a convert because they are under the convert bracing. It's such a PITA from above that I did mine as suggested even with the top removed.


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