Just a note to say I have been running a rear tube shock conversion on my 67
"B" for about 2 years and it works great.
Chris Palmer is correct in saying that for about $40 and 2 hours work you
can do the conversion.
From: Christopher T Palmer <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Wednesday, January 07, 1998 2:10 AM
Subject: Re: Frontline REAR shocks
>Lets definately keep this thread going. I have been tempted to convert to
>tube shocks for some time now and am a month or so away from doing it (as
>well as a front end rebuild, lowered springs, etc.) I would like to get as
>much info from as many people as possible. I'm sure it would help out a
>few others as well
>ps - I added the mgs mailing list to the fray, hope no one minds.
>At 10:11 PM -0500 1/6/98, Frank Clarici wrote:
>>Tom Shirley wrote:
>>> Ulix Goettsch wrote:
>>> > Hi, it's me again - he who still hasn't bought shocks, but can't shut
>>> > about them.
>>> > I am considering to order Frontline shock kits for front and rear from
>>> > UK. Including UPS, it's about $820 for everything - ouch!
>>> > They use AVO shocks now which supposedly work better for the Spridget.
>>> > I know enough about their front kit, but they have one for the rear
>>> > mounts the shock _vertically_ !
>>> A friend of mine has tube shocks on the front and rear of his 67 AH
>>> Sprite. The shocks are from a Vette and are short. The car handles great
>>> and the ride is decent. He fabricated the supports himself and I have
>>> the plans that he drew up and used. If there were enough response, I
>>> might consider offering the plans for a nominal fee (e.g. $10). Is
>>> anyone interested?
>>I have heard of this in the past. Vette shocks and/or Chevy pick up truck
>>and you just switch the leaf spring brackets from right side of car to
>>and vice versa and you have a $40 tube shock conversion.
>>Any body have the details?
>>I have also heard that "drivers" who convert to tube shocks revert to
>>know of 3 personally, then again another friend (female) loves the ride
>>shocks, she is not a "driver" (her husband hates them)
>>This is just what I have heard, I have not (or will not) convert to tubes.
>>Too many Sprites