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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 20th, 10, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Question '69 Original Shock and Spring Sizes?

I'm restoring a 1969 Camaro but i can't find what the stock shock and spring sizes were. Anyone know? Help and advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 20th, 10, 10:22 PM
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Re: '69 Original Shock and Spring Sizes?

Sizes?
There were tons of different spring rates.
How serious is your restoration?
Most repro houses have springs and shocks to match the stock ones well enough, however if you are going to drive the car and want to enjoy it I recommend not using them.
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Re: '69 Original Shock and Spring Sizes?

Most of the guys here use David Pozzi's site to select the right springs. Do a search .

By providing the type of vehicle and its specs, like engine, accessories as AC, etc. you can arrive at a good selection.

http://www.pozziracing.com/first_gen_suspension.htm

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 10, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Re: '69 Original Shock and Spring Sizes?

I'm actually looking at putting in RideTech coilovers, http://www.ridetech.com/shop/suspens...tems/coilride/ , so what I actually need is the length. Do you know where to find this? Or should I use something other than coilovers?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 10, 02:48 PM
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Re: '69 Original Shock and Spring Sizes?

Coil overs is not restoring a Camaro, what you want is a custom job, if you don't know
or have a good shop, it is trial and error, most of the guys who build custom suspensions
that work, can make big money. Try and see if Frank will answer??
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