Originally Posted by Danny Bell
Our newly purchased 1966
, 28' International Ambassador Landyacht needs new shocks. The shocks look to be "rusted original" and are vertical mounted. Is this correct for the 1966 ? Everything I've read so far on the forum says "horizontal"
mounted shocks. I don't see signs of any modifications so I'm assuming vertical mounted shocks were stock for this vintage ? Does anyone have a part # for my needed shocks ?
Thanks for your help,
Vertical shocks were used on the 1968
models and older.
The 1969 and newer models, to this day, use horizontal shocks.
Airstreams horizontal shocks work equally well when positioned vertical.
However, the distance between the two shock studs must not be greater than 14.5 inches.
If it is greater, then cut the vertical bracket in half, over lap it and weld it back together, so that the distance is no more than 14.5 inches between the studs.
Or, mount new studs on the frame, duplicating the new style.