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1963 olds f-85

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by siata, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. siata
    Joined: Nov 24, 2018
    Posts: 4

    siata

    I just picked up this 63 f-85. I am stoked to be able to get this one.
    I am looking for front and rear shock absorber info. This should crossover to 1961-63 Buick skylarks/specails/pontiac tempest. There has to be a crossover. I am thinking a 1st gen nova might fit the rear. I have not looked at the front yet.
    The person who had this installed shock extenders on the rear to lift it To be honest it scares the crap out of me to look at the front. It handels like crap b
    They only made these for 3 years and then the rest is history,442's,GTO's ,Grand Sports
     

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  2. jbarker
    Joined: Nov 18, 2018
    Posts: 36

    jbarker

    Oreillys website has a list of compatible vehicles on most of their parts that seems accurate. It would be a quick way to get started.
     
  3. jbarker
    Joined: Nov 18, 2018
    Posts: 36

    jbarker

    Kyb is a good budget shock or for rough roads otherwise i like bilsteins. Check out hellwig to see if they make a rear sway bar or anti roll bar. That will vastly improve the handling and make the car handle bumps better.
     
  4. siata
    Joined: Nov 24, 2018
    Posts: 4

    siata

    Thank you...I dont have a Oreillys around here. I will check them ut
     
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  5. siata
    Joined: Nov 24, 2018
    Posts: 4

    siata

    Nope nothing on hellwig but thank you.
    I just find these odd ball cars I think thats the fun looking for parts or I need to up my meds again?
     
  6. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 4,848

    chevy57dude
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    More pics!
    The better looking of the cars from the BOP camp those years IMHO
     
  7. greg32
    Joined: Jun 21, 2007
    Posts: 1,900

    greg32
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    from lemont,IL

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