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    VCVC Member garagedoordennis's Avatar
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    i flew down to Zainsville with pocket full of cash. I dont remember the guys name but ended up walking away from it...rented a car and drove home. The guy owned a bar and was into a few things down there. Wonder if he sold it locally and you may have bought from another owner? Don't think it had the weber carb or that exhaust
    1968 Chevy 90 250/700r/Fuel Injected - sold and missed
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    1965 GMC 350/auto ( just had to have )

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    I've used heavy duty Monroe gas shocks for towing since 1988, work great.
    LARRY OF THE PACIFIC NW
    1965, 292, TH350
    purchased Nov. 22, 1970

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    I'm pretty sure I used just cheap plain old Monroe's on mine too, work fine but I don't do any towing.
    WimpTech... Precision Guesswork, questionable results.

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    I did New monroe shocks years ago worked great . Just installed (front) Rancho RS 5000 and they are great ! I always thought our vans could use a more heavy duty better shock ! WOW impressed . Will be replacing the back ASAP . Bill
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    I've used Monroe Gas Magnums for years, great for towing.
    LARRY OF THE PACIFIC NW
    1965, 292, TH350
    purchased Nov. 22, 1970

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    I just put a set of Monroe's on mine. Rides nice and smooth.

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    Front shocks

    Just an FYI here is the size the stock shocks have:

    Compressed Length - (in) Extended Length - (in) Stroke - (in)
    14.5 24.75 10.25
    Gary
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    This what I use on the front of my '67

    Monroe - - - http://www.monroe.com/en-US/e-catalog/37188
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    Cool

    I drove my Monroes for 10,000 miles before I replaced them with a new set...
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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