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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 10, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone ever use shock absorber extensions?

Im looking to install the 3 leaf multi rear leaf springs and multi leaf 12 bolt rear in my 67 camaro that came with mono leafs. Since 67 did not have the staggerd shock Im guessing I will need to reuse my lower shock plate from the mono assembly. From what I can find on this site this conversion may lower my shock mounting point so Im wondering if the shocks will fit and if not which extension will work with this application. I figured someone here has done this conversion before? I see several extensions on the internet but was hoping for an exact part number.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 10, 02:14 PM
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Re: Anyone ever use shock absorber extensions?

DSE sells multi leaf shock plates for 67's
But it may not be needed to use the shock extenders, I didn't.
Basically you want to make sure your shocks aren't going to fully extend while driving around. Put it all together and see how much droop you can get without the extenders.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 10, 08:50 PM
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Re: Anyone ever use shock absorber extensions?

I have in my '69; Mr Gasket shock extenders: #1290 3/8" -24 thread - 3-1/2" long. 6 years and no problems with them.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 10, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Anyone ever use shock absorber extensions?

Thanks thats exactly what I needed to know. Im not sure I will need them yet but good to know. Thanks so much..
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 14th, 10, 01:59 PM
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Re: Anyone ever use shock absorber extensions?

i used the Mr Gasket extenders in my Nova when i put multi leafs in. drove it 3 years like that with no problems.

you don't plan sincerity.
you have to make it up on the spot.

wanna hear about 20 years ago when i was too smart to know any better?
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