Original set of F&R Spiral Shocks

Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by Duane, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Duane

    Duane Member

    I am posting some pics of an original set of F&R Spiral Shocks that I got off a 1972 GTO with approximately 20,000 miles. (Other then the part number and date codes, they will look identical to the spirals used on the 68-72 GM A-bodies.)

    They are also wearing the original hardware as shown, and you can still see the stickers on both rear shocks. I have had these shocks put away for over 25 years. I am including the label on the box so you can see the part numbers and date codes on the shocks.

    This is an informational post only, and is not a "For Sale" post at this time. That may change, but they are not for sale now.

    All shocks are hard to pull, with quite a bit of resistance, and do not appear to be leaking.

    Anyway, this posting is so "1970 STAGE 1" Scott can see their condition.

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    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
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  2. 1970 STAGE 1

    1970 STAGE 1 Well-Known Member

    Seen and good to go . Thanks
  3. Duane

    Duane Member

    OK then.
  4. 1970 STAGE 1

    1970 STAGE 1 Well-Known Member

    pm sent . thanks
  5. dl7265

    dl7265 Gold Level Contributor

    More blue tint then the “ shock grey “ paint commonly sold . Krylon had a perfect match , then discontinued the color . Ugh

  6. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Blah, Blah, Blah

    So what is the closest color to original? From those pictures I know for sure I painted mine wrong now:oops:
    The few originals I have seen looked like the photos above but I went with the gray since that is what most say is correct.
  7. Duane

    Duane Member

    I have a few NOS shocks that I can post a pic of later today. They might give you a better idea of the color.

    Maybe Eastwood still sells the correct shock color paint. You might want to check that out.
  8. dl7265

    dl7265 Gold Level Contributor

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  9. 1970 STAGE 1

    1970 STAGE 1 Well-Known Member

    I will not repaint these shocks, will clean them up and use as is. I have found a way to remove undercoat. It is time consuming but effective.
  10. Duane

    Duane Member

    Here are the pics of some NOS shocks I have. They will also be going up for sale once I figure out what they fit. The short front one is for a 69 A-body, and the rears are a little taller then the A-body shocks. I am thinking they are probably for big cars.

    If you look at the bottom part of the shocks you can see they were painted after assembly, so the rubber pieces were painted also.

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  11. Daves69

    Daves69 Too many cars too work on

    Gunk engine degreaser works on the undercoating.
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