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Old 03-27-2019, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default Front Tube Shocks in 1936 Ford

I am in the process of installing tube shocks in my 1936 Ford Cabriolet and plan to go from the after market top perch to a perch I will have in my axle about 2 1/2" from the king pin lock pin. Now for the problem.
Does anyone know of a list or web site of shocks by size as to
Shock resting height, ,,, Mine is 16"
Full extended height, ,,, Mine is 18 to 20"
Axle to bump stop rubber ,,, Mine is 2 1/2"
If you know the brand and or part # I would appreciate the info.
Any info would help/
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Old 03-27-2019, 05:25 PM   #2
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I don't understand your question. How about a photo.
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Old 03-27-2019, 05:46 PM   #3
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I have an old conversion kit for 36 ford made by Wards. The shocks are Houdaille H-250
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Old 03-27-2019, 07:30 PM   #4
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There is a really good thread on the HAMB about shocks and someone posted a chart showing all sizes and dimensions. And part numbers
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Old 03-28-2019, 12:47 AM   #5
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https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...almost.396849/


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I'm old school. my Houdaille work for me.
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Old 03-28-2019, 11:04 AM   #6
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Default Re: Front Tube Shocks in 1936 Ford

I have had tube type shocks on the front of my '36 coupe since 1952, they work great.
The whole system bolts into existing holes where the original shocks were mounted.

Tried to attach a pix of the front shocks on my car, for some unknown reason the pix would not down load.
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:36 AM   #7
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Default Re: Front Tube Shocks in 1936 Ford

I have some shock catalogs I can look in to see if there are measurements, there should be. I'll check later today.
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:49 AM   #8
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Default Re: Front Tube Shocks in 1936 Ford

The chart referred by Tinker should fill the bill. The tube shocks I used on my stock 40 Ford in 1963 were Gabriel. Numbers have probably been updated since then but here are the measurements.
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Old 03-29-2019, 05:26 PM   #9
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Default Re: Front Tube Shocks in 1936 Ford

I called every Shock manufacturer I could think of and Gabriel came up with a suggestion of their #81147 and it looks good.
I am ordering it now and will post the results. .Thanks to All
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Old 03-29-2019, 05:34 PM   #10
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Default Re: Front Tube Shocks in 1936 Ford

I called every shock manufacturer that I could think of and Gabriel suggested their #81147.
I am ordering them now and will post the results. Thanks to all.
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Old 03-30-2019, 08:34 AM   #11
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Most manufactures list tube shocks for 1948 Ford, and most of the dimensions should be spot on. I've had good luck using them on a 1940. Fronts are Monroe 32207 and rears are 31000.
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A few words of caution: The '39-40 have more fender clearance adjacent to the inner fender panel, as does the '41-48 therefore they can handle a taller shock. The '35-36 has minimal fender clearance therefore a short shock is required.
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Default Re: Front Tube Shocks in 1936 Ford

These are on my 35, same aftermarket setup as 19fordy has.
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