Does anyone know if there is a actual difference in the front shocks between convertibles and the other models ? I see listings on some sites saying there is , I am skeptical  

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Comment by Marty Smith on July 13, 2015 at 12:44pm

  Yes smaller than the Monroes I took off, sorry I should of been more specific.  Doing a few things getting ready for Vegas in April ! Hoping to bring the 63 and the 64 . Next up is the top and hydraulics on the Eldorado.   WIsh me luck ! See you in Vegas

Comment by Jason Edge on July 13, 2015 at 11:51am

Hi Marty. Smaller than what was on the car prior?  I have found a lot of physically different shocks on the 43 parts cars and 5 driver cars I've had. I guess in 50 years designs change. I believe the black Gabriels were pretty close to the what I believe were the stock shock on the 43K mile Fleetwood donor car I recently had.

Comment by Marty Smith on July 13, 2015 at 10:49am

  Thanks Jason, I put some Gabriels on the front,  waiting for the rears to show up today. I did notice the Diameter of the shaft  as well as the body of the shock itself is noticeably smaller

Comment by Jason Edge on July 13, 2015 at 8:53am

I usually keep a few sets of new Gabriel Gas Cushioned shocks on hand for customers. I have New Gabriel Classic Gas Cushioned (Part # 82109) for $25 each or $45 for a pair. If interested, email me at with shipping address and will get you a total with payment info. Jason.

Comment by Cees de Bunje on July 13, 2015 at 8:44am

Jason that couls be a logical explanation. Makes it a bit confusing. do you happen to have a pair of front shocks ?

Comment by Jason Edge on July 13, 2015 at 8:35am

Per Master Parts Book:

Front: same shock absorber 1961 to 1964, except 75 Series/Commercial Chassis
Rear: same shock absorber 1957 to 1964 (all 1957 to 58; all 1959 to 1960 exc 75 ser; all 1961 to 1964 exc 75 series, Com Chassis).

Parts houses are awful for getting things wrong. Perhaps they saw the except CC on the parts listings and thought that meant convertible? Don't know about that but know the shocks on convertibles are the same as the 62, 63 and 60 series 1963 and 1964 Cadillacs.

Comment by Cees de Bunje on July 13, 2015 at 8:22am

I have the same question but for a 1963 Eldorado cvt. Front shocks for the other models are easy to find, but for the cvt all the sites say "not for cvt" I dont see the difference. According to the parts manual they use the shocks on every model except for the CC 75.


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