Posted on: March 23, 2009

First printed 4/87

What shock will fit on the Alpine/Tiger (as compared to other cars)?

Your best bet is to buy a set of Konis or Spax for the Tiger from one of the
Sunbeam parts houses. Although expensive, you can be sure they are going to bolt right on.

The Gabriel “Adjustable E” models are also a good choice (model 63329 or 63170 for the front and model 63331 or 63171 for the rear). If you want to try a less expensive solution, some cross-reference info is presented here. I can’t vouch for the accuracy of these but they should be a good starting point.

Front Rear
Sears # 79281 Ford Truck ’50-’74
Full size Buick ’65-’70 Lincoln ’52-’54
Buick Riviera ’66-’70 Corvette ’60-’62
Cadillac ’65-’76 Olds Vista Cruiser ’63

With some of these shocks, it will be necessary to use different mounting bushings and/or bolts than supplied.

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