1966 Toro shocks? Help/Advice/Wisdom needed

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1966 Toro shocks? Help/Advice/Wisdom needed

Postby BigDuo99 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:17 pm

I recently bought a very well documented 66 Toro from the original's owners son, the original owner passed away in 2011, and his sons decided to liquidate the assets. This car has all the documentation you could ask for, except the build sheet. I have no idea where that would be.

Anyways this car spent it's entire life on a dairy farm in Kansas(where I live), upon refurbishing the wheels, I noticed the shocks and couldn't help but wonder if they were stock, in my research I found that the rear had two sets of shocks, well I'll include a photo of them from my car, I don't know if they were apart of a package, option, or an add-on?

Basically Where can I look to find my build sheet, and please educate me about the shocks?

I would appreciate any and all knowledge.


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Re: 1966 Toro shocks? Help/Advice/Wisdom needed

Postby 1970w34 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:12 am

Never have seen a build sheet for a Toronado--and I've disassembled plenty of them. In other cars they are usually under the back seat or above the gas tank.

The main shocks are not stock--the horizontal pair I don't think are original either.

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Re: 1966 Toro shocks? Help/Advice/Wisdom needed

Postby BigDuo99 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:26 am

Thanks man, I appreciate it

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Re: 1966 Toro shocks? Help/Advice/Wisdom needed

Postby waterzap » Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:29 pm

Shocks are still easy to get. Even the horizontal ones

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Re: 1966 Toro shocks? Help/Advice/Wisdom needed

Postby Checkov » Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:10 am

I just replaced all 6(!) shocks on my 66 Toronado.

One of the three pairs were very small and difficult to find. I eventually found a perfect match from a Volkswagon! Autozone were able to get them.


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Re: 1966 Toro shocks? Help/Advice/Wisdom needed

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:25 pm

What's the brand and part number on those VW shocks?

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Re: 1966 Toro shocks? Help/Advice/Wisdom needed

Postby Checkov » Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:43 pm

Try autozone part number

82139, VW shock. $21 bucks ;)

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Re: 1966 Toro shocks? Help/Advice/Wisdom needed

Postby bluecab » Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:51 pm

Was that the rear horizontal shock that is a VW match?

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Re: 1966 Toro shocks? Help/Advice/Wisdom needed

Postby bluecab » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:16 am

Found this cross reference for the horizontal shocks.

Most of the time the 82139 number comes up as a Triumph Spitfire shock.

I will have to double check the compressed and extended lengths to see if they match the OE shocks
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Re: 1966 Toro shocks? Help/Advice/Wisdom needed

Postby Doc Hubler » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:59 pm

Fusick sells the correct shocks for the Toronado. You can get the vertical ones easily, but the smaller horizontals are harder to find. Here's the ones that I replaced using the ones obtained from Fusick.

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