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Who sells a decent set of the old style shackle extensions to fit Nova/Camaro rear leaf springs??? Everything I see is for lowering....


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Wilma,

you meant like these from Summit?

Mr Gasket P/N MRG-1300

Mr Gasket P/N MRG-1299

J.C. Whitney used to sell them but I can't seem to find them on their WEB site. Maybe I'm not looking in the right spot.

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Check this out:

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Don't know these guys - but they came up on a search. Good luck. What are these going on?
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Default Re: Old School Spring Shackles...

Thanks for the feedback on the shackles....I want to raise the back of my 70 black L78/th400 "project" car. We have the new coil springs in the front(1" higher than stock) and the car needs to come up a little in the back. There are airshocks on the car..but they don't seem to come up as high I remember form the old days. I repaired some breaks in the air lines and I don't see any leaks....but they still look low. Those shackle extenders should do the job. Hope to take some photso tomorrow if the sun ever comes out!!

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FYI , FWIW, i have found that the best outdoor pix that i take are when the sun is NOT out. Much more even lighting. Good luck.
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I'll settle for NO RAIN!!!!!


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Default Re: Old School Spring Shackles...

I couldn't find the pictures of the shackles in those links above but on my Black 68 I have shackles that have only 2 settings. I brought home A 68 for "parts" and it had shackles with about 5 settings which could give you that ugly "but end in the air" look. They were bent badly to one side which I think was common with the really tall ones.

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Default Re: Old School Spring Shackles...

Oh boy!!!!!!!!! Everybody gives me a hard time about my air shocks, if I had shackles they would run me out of town and off the car forums!!!!! Funny thing, back in the 70s, they worked just fine and looked okay. I guess times change, but if you're brave enough Tom, then so am I. Gonna put them on this summer.

I think the Yenko forum is the best forum around. You can mention shackles and people won't "pile on" you for being crazy. Must be the nice, mature membership here.

Here is a photo of my car from '73....air shocks/shackles and L60s.....

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Tommy......I was typing as you were posting. The extended shackles are what he's looking for........

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Default Re: Old School Spring Shackles...

I'm brave enough to try anything once, well almost anything...How much lift should there be with the typical air shocks on a Nova??? They are yellow and I assume they are some common brand from the day. I just want the back to be level with the front for that "ready to jump" look...


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