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Old 01-07-2020, 05:33 PM   #1
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Default Lever shock ID experts please step up!

Iím immersed in a multi-year restoration of a 36 3 Window coupe. There are no shock rebuilders, of this era and type, in Canada, of which Iím aware. The currency-converted cost of four rebuilt shocks, plus freight both way, of cores and finished shocks would be about $1600 Canadian dollars. Taxes additional. Iím been trying to justify a tube shock kit, instead, at half the cost, if not less.

In the interim, I continue to trip over shocks that have been taking up room in my shop for decades. Who can help me identify exactly what I have stocked up. Iím no expert!

Speaking of not being an expert, can I email or text the photo I have taken of these shocks to someone smart and obtain assistance to load it in appropriate size/dimensions.

Thanks in advance. Ron
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Old 01-07-2020, 06:33 PM   #2
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i have have had luck with the photo, myself. Here's hoping!
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Old 01-07-2020, 06:38 PM   #3
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This link shows 1928-35. http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/shockidentification.htm


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From my experience there is no possible way I can ID that stash.

But I'd bet a Benjamin that Andrew Falendes could do it before finishing half a cup of coffee. He's my shock guy. Don't have the contact info handy but it could be andysshox@gmail.com if I didn't just have a brain fart. Look around you can find his contact info.

I get it that sending them over the border is a ball buster.

What about one of the big guys that are north of the border. Who's that dude that recreated a Bugatti with the ridge down the spine? He should know where to get some shocks done up right, eh?
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Old 01-07-2020, 07:32 PM   #5
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andys.shoxs@gmail.com is the correct email address
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i have have had luck with the photo, myself. Here's hoping!
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i appreciate all feedback!
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Old 01-07-2020, 09:04 PM   #8
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Model A shocks in a row at the top on the left. A pair of '34 front socks on the bottom on the left side. Lots of upside down '33 front and rear and '34 rear in a group on the right side with couple for-sure '33s with the long slanted filler plugs. The two similar shocks at the top on the right are likely '35-'36 rears. Can't help with the remainder; sorry.
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The ones(8) in the middle left with the arms on them look like 36-40 fronts
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Old 01-08-2020, 07:44 AM   #10
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4 with arms lower part of the photo are front shocks 37 to early 39 vintage. 8 with arms in the center of the photo, on left, are front shocks, later 39 to 40 front with a smaller diameter body and 41-48 with the larger diameter body. Some years have distinctive features that can not be distinguished from your photo. Later in 39 the front shaft seal was changed from adjustable to internally spring loaded and not adjustable. In 41 the diameter of the body changed and became larger. In 34 the body of the shock also increased from 33.
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gentlemen, you're a wealth of knowledge, always.
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Old 01-08-2020, 10:28 AM   #12
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The Bugatti was built at a shop in Bradford Ontario. Phone: 1-905-775-0499

Been to the shop and saw the Bugatti. What a piece of craftsmanship!


You might try the Reynolds Museum in Wetaskiwin as well. I did a one week course on classic car restoration there a few years ago, and they are excellent people with lots of contacts.


https://reynoldsmuseum.ca/

http://www.guildclassiccars.com/

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Check out link below. Scroll down and see the information that Bill Wzorek provided.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=56918
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Old 01-08-2020, 06:29 PM   #14
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Terry,


Did you from '34 to '35 rather than from '33 to '34 as the latter have the same size body whereas in the former pair, the '35 shock body is larger?
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I believe the rear shock body became larger in 34 and the fill plug and it's boss were modified, from the 33. I also believe the 35 and 36 rear shock is the same size as the 34. As you are aware I have been wrong before and may be incorrect here. I appreciate your correction if necessary. The club restoration books indicate the change in size took place in January of 34. I am wondering if you have an approximate idea when the new 33-34 restoration book will be on sale?
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