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#1 1970lcgtr

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:30 PM

Can anybody please tell me the correct brand and colour of the original springs and shocks in a 1970 LC GTR?

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 07:06 PM

front, springs light green, shocks light blue
back shocks, ochre (off yellow), back spring colour not mentioned in parts I thought so would assume black but open to suggestions
would need to check parts book to be sure

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:41 PM

front, springs light green, shocks light blue
back shocks, ochre (off yellow), back spring colour not mentioned in parts I thought so would assume black but open to suggestions
would need to check parts book to be sure


Front Spring - free length 10.95" (Lt. Green) - 2600s & 186X - Pt No. 2810938.
Front Spring - free length 10.53" (Pink) - 2600S & 186X - Pt No. 2816335.

Rear Spring - free length 7.39" (Ochre) - 2600s & 186X - Pt No. 2810939.
Rear Spring - free length 7.83" (Yellow) - 2600s & 186X - Pt No. 2816336

I could be wrong but AFAIK the springs were all black. The colour reference was a daub of paint on the end of the spring to make identification quick and easy.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:37 PM

front, springs light green, shocks light blue
back shocks, ochre (off yellow), back spring colour not mentioned in parts I thought so would assume black but open to suggestions
would need to check parts book to be sure

the from shocks are light green not blue
I painted mine, looks pretty

my front springs have the part number stamped on them but I couldn't find a number on the back ones
this could be due to replacement with a non Holden part, I had 2 new sets in my first XU1 in 10 yrs due to springs collapsing and dragging it's bum

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 08:48 PM

Cheers for the info guys, yeah im lookin to replace em all as it handles pretty shithouse atm. But still wana keep it lookin as original as possible (standard height and original coloured gear.)
Can anybody suggest the best brand of replacement springs and shocks to use? I have only priced pedders so far but just read a few negative comments about em in these forums....

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 10:14 PM

Cheers for the info guys, yeah im lookin to replace em all as it handles pretty shithouse atm. But still wana keep it lookin as original as possible (standard height and original coloured gear.)
Can anybody suggest the best brand of replacement springs and shocks to use? I have only priced pedders so far but just read a few negative comments about em in these forums....


Kings Springs and Koni shock absorbers seem to be popular with forum members.
I've got Lovells springs in the rear of my LJ, had them in there at least 25 years, still happy with them.
Not sure if you can still get Lovells though.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 07:37 AM

i can get you x4 koni's and x4 kings for $812.45, but freight might be a killer from melbourne.

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 09:29 AM

Hi

About to paint the shocks and spring for an LC GTR.

Does anyone have pics I can reference the colour used?

Is this correct from the info above?

All springs = Black with daub of colour (as per Dave’s post)
1. Light green/ochre
2. Pink/yellow

Front shocks = light green

Rear shocks = Not sure?

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Posted 20 June 2022 - 03:03 PM

Hi

About to paint the shocks and spring for an LC GTR.

Does anyone have pics I can reference the colour used?

Is this correct from the info above?

All springs = Black with daub of colour (as per Dave’s post)
1. Light green/ochre
2. Pink/yellow

Front shocks = light green

Rear shocks = Not sure?


What month & year is your car again ? I can't remember if you had my mobile number or not & we had talked about torana's before ?

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Posted 20 June 2022 - 03:09 PM

Yes we did talk

I messaged you recently but no response - so maybe your number changed?

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