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Hey, take a look at the photo. These are the rear shocks out of my 65 GP. Not residing Stateside, I don't know how old these are. In other words, does anyone recognise the brand and are they still around or did they disappear years ago? As an aside, getting the bottom mounting rod nut undone was something that God Himself couldn't have loosened. I eventually resorted to vicegrips on the rod, and a piece of pipe over my ratchet handle and after drenching the rod with penetrant, I undid that sucker one tenth of a turn at a time, not having much room under the car to get any more of a turn. Beer will erase that memory quick smart!

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16 hours ago, Fitzy said:

Hey, take a look at the photo. These are the rear shocks out of my 65 GP. Not residing Stateside, I don't know how old these are. In other words, does anyone recognise the brand and are they still around or did they disappear years ago? As an aside, getting the bottom mounting rod nut undone was something that God Himself couldn't have loosened. I eventually resorted to vicegrips on the rod, and a piece of pipe over my ratchet handle and after drenching the rod with penetrant, I undid that sucker one tenth of a turn at a time, not having much room under the car to get any more of a turn. Beer will erase that memory quick smart!

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I believe those are Montgomery Wards brand shocks! Not sure that they still sell much in the way of car parts now, but either way you can do better today! Also they would not have been OEM parts.

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17 hours ago, Fitzy said:

Hey, take a look at the photo. These are the rear shocks out of my 65 GP. Not residing Stateside, I don't know how old these are. In other words, does anyone recognise the brand and are they still around or did they disappear years ago? As an aside, getting the bottom mounting rod nut undone was something that God Himself couldn't have loosened. I eventually resorted to vicegrips on the rod, and a piece of pipe over my ratchet handle and after drenching the rod with penetrant, I undid that sucker one tenth of a turn at a time, not having much room under the car to get any more of a turn. Beer will erase that memory quick smart!

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OMG  Montgomery Ward shocks.   Wards have been out of business for 35 years at least in Michigan.  They were my first tool set with sockets, wrenches in both standard and metric.  Still have them and the funny part was/is Sears/Craftman warrantied the tools for life.   

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11 hours ago, Last Indian said:

Montgomery Wards brand shocks!

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Montgomery Wards is still in business today, but under the name Wards, and I believe only as a catalog/online retailer! 
Consider this JustA for a moment! They are the original internet retailer, if you will, considering not even the telephone existed when they came to be,1872! But guess what the didn’t destroy brick and mortar stores! They made them stronger!

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