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Old 05-16-2021, 05:28 PM   #1
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Default Rear tube shocks for 46 woodie wagon.

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Does anyone know the length of rear tube shocks for a 46 Woodie wagon, fully extended, from the center of the lower eyelet to the center of the upper eyelet? I know they weren’t an option on the 46 cars but they were in 47 and 48. We need that measurement to know where to drill the holes in the cross member for the shock bolts.
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Old 05-16-2021, 07:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: Rear tube shocks for 46 woodie wagon.

Drill the holes in the crossmember so the shocks will clear the tail pipe(s). Then measure center to center of the mounting points with the weight of the car on the suspension. With that measurement I can give you what shock to use.
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Old 05-16-2021, 09:12 PM   #3
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What you have to watch for is if the shocks are on to much of an angle
they will push the body to the opposite side and the tires will rub on
the body and make grooves in the tires. G.M.
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Old 05-17-2021, 09:59 AM   #4
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How 'bout we ask someone here with a 47 or 48, with factory mounts, to measure and post how the factory did it. I'd be the volunteer for this, but my 47 is not 'accessible'.
(Then, maybe measurements for shocks are not too important. I went to one of the chain auto parts stores, asked for 47 ford shocks, and, whalla... they appeared.)


(Just for the record... I used Auto Zone. And the 47 rear shocks came as follows....
Gabriel Guardian 82156. Twenty bucks each, eight years ago. The receipt also says 119796-82156. The AZ spec sheet says 12.37 in collapsed, and 20.23 in extended, and 7.86 stroke length.) (The front shocks for the same car, a 47, are 82007.)

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Old 05-17-2021, 04:50 PM   #5
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That's a good idea Bob H. I will call NAPA and just see what they say.
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Old 05-19-2021, 06:50 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone for trying to help. We found the information we needed and ordered the correct shocks for my car. Now on to the next stage in the assembly.
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