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Rear shock replacement
« on: June 20, 2013, 10:50:16 PM »
I'm replacing my front shocks tomorrow, and also have purchased rear shocks as well.  I was wondering do you unbolt the top of the rear shock from inside the car, or do you do it outside?  It you unbolt from inside, where exactly are the access points?  Thanks!

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Re: Rear shock replacement
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2013, 01:50:33 AM »
They unbolt from the outside. Three bolts on the upper shock mounts hold it to the undercarraige.   .
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Re: Rear shock replacement
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2013, 06:51:02 PM »
I noticed by your picture that you appear to have a wagon.  The shock on the wagons are about 1" or so longer than the other Pinto's.  Just want you to know in case you were unaware and just ordered "rear Pinto shocks." Obviously at your own risk, but I used regular rear shocks on my wagon.  I extended the physical length through a combination of sleeves and washers to make the shock longer than designed.  At this point I have no bottoming out or hanging up issues.  But then, I don't 4 wheel my Pinto either.

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Re: Rear shock replacement
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2013, 02:56:11 PM »
Thanks for your responses.  I actually am now working on a hatchback and using my grandfather's wagon for parts.  I'm telling you what, these things are rusted in there solid.  The shop said they thought they were original to the car. 

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Re: Rear shock replacement
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2013, 03:33:37 PM »
 If I remember correctly the upper mounts on a wagon shock are a 'T' type & not a 'stud' like on a passenger car.
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Re: Rear shock replacement
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2013, 04:02:08 PM »
If I remember correctly the upper mounts on a wagon shock are a 'T' type & not a 'stud' like on a passenger car.

They're stud-type, as well. Just did mine. :)