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Old 04-24-2013, 10:25 AM   #1
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Shocks for '63 Ambassador

Does anyone know what shocks to use on my 63? Do the 63s use the same as 69?
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:05 AM   #2
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Does anyone know what shocks to use on my 63? Do the 63s use the same as 69?
From mid 1968 to the present, Airstream used a "horizontal shock".

Prior to that vertical shocks were used.

However, horizontal shocks will work vertically.

You can cut the vertical bracket in half, reweld it so that there is a maximum of 14.5 inches between the shock studs using a good axle.

The, you can forever use the special Airstream shocks.

They are not expensive.

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Inland RV in CA has the parts I desired! Yeah!
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:28 AM   #4
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The standard shocks for Airstreams (horizontal) will work on your '63. They are available from any Airstream dealer. With some careful shopping, you may even save a few dollars on shipping.
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Or save the labor mount shock vertically as designed and go with generic shocks.

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