Illegitimi non carborundum
FCBO Gold Member
- May 21, 2013
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- Marcellus, NY
I know this car! This car was talked about on this forum a while back and for a very short period of time I owned it. It came to NJ originally from Minnesota or Wisconsin. My friend Scot B who was a member found it listed on a Craigslist Ad that was talked about here somewhere around 2014-2015. He bought it for $5200 and had it shipped to NJ then I took it off his hands at his due to sudden financial hardship he had. I had the radiator rebuilt and installed a new water pump and fan clutch. I didn't have the room to properly store the car for the winter so I then sold it to a guy named Dennis out of Florida for $6200 (he put the mag wheels on and filled some minor lower body holes). He had it listed for $8500 on Ebay and it then went to someone in New York (I assume the guy you bought it from. I wish I could have kept this ride.
Hi RipYes. I finally found a pair of Gabriel gas shocks at Summit Racing. They are installed and seem to be fine.
What part Gabriel Part# did you use?
Are you still satisfied with ride quality or did they get sloppy/loose?
I have a 1972 Plymouth Fury. I bought some old NOS Monroe's off ebay, but would like to do something else. You are right about 25" clearance. I measured approx 25.40". I bought a 1988 KYB paper catalog off ebay. KG5512 fits all c-body Dodge, which is why they work for Michel. However, KG5513 is listed for your 1973 Navajo Newport and my 72 Fury. KG5513 is a discontinued part#. Unfortunately, the tables at the rear did not give extended and collapsed length on the (New Part# for 1988) KG Shock line. I think Chrysler altered the rear subframe for Chrysler 1970-1973 and Plymouth full size 1971-1973, but left Dodge alone. Not sure if Bilstein has an application for 71-73 Chrysler/Plymouth full size and at $240 per pair, expensive.
For anyone who is interested these are blowups of the pages from the 1988 catalog. The cut off columns are for struts and cartridges, inapplicable.
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I think Chrysler altered the rear subframe for Chrysler 1970-1973 and Plymouth full size 1971-1973, but left Dodge alone.
Hey! Thanks a lot for digging up all that info. Very illuminating
What part Gabriel Part# did you use? Are you still satisfied with ride quality or did they get sloppy/loose?
yes I did, still wondering about the color shade but that´s just me being odd. I didn´t forget your reply earlier this thread
when asking you if it´s more orange or copper or brown. Was hoping for some pictures in the sunshine when the paint shines