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Delco Part Numbers Delco Part Numbers Explained

Almost all Delco lever shock absorbers have, somewhere on the casting, inscription "Delco, Made In Dayton, U.S.A" (on some word "Delco" is replaced with "Delco-Lovejoy" or "Lovejoy").

Part number is a four-digit number with a letter or two (e.g. 1948A, 1430CA, ...); letter portion is used to distinguish between left and right or between shocks with identical bodies and different arms. The part number can be found on most shocks:

Photos below are to help with ID only, please go to individual car listings forĀ  accurate pricing, prices below are approximate.

  • on shocks with screw-on caps on each end of the body, on one of the endcaps, usually on the cap on the arm side of the body;
  • on shocks with cover plate (held on the body with ordinary screws), the number is usually on the plate;
  • some shocks have number stamped on the valve cover (looks like large, approx. 1/2 inch diameter screw or nut)

No Part # - Early pre-1930's shocks

Most early shocks, before about 1930 (many, but not all are using straps for linking shock arm with the spring) do not have part number in the form described above Auburn, Buick, Cadillac, Chrysler, De Soto, Dodge, Graham, La Salle, Locomobile, Marmon, Nash, Oakland, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Reo, Studebaker

$ 315
1200-1299

Single arm, front and rear, stamped metal cover Chevrolet (Chevy), Crosley

$ 185
1300-1399

Single arm, front and rear, stamped metal cover Chevrolet (Chevy), Crosley

$ 185
1300-1399

Single arm, front and rear, stamped metal cover Buick, Chrysler

$ 265
1400-1499

Single arm, front and rear, stamped metal cover Buick, Chevrolet (Chevy), Chrysler, Crosley, DeSoto, Dodge, G.M.C. Truck, Graham, International, Plymouth, Pontiac, Studebaker, Yellow

$ 185
1500-1599 except 1570-79

Single arm, front and rear, V-shaped body, arm and shaft one piece, part # on a valve cover, near the bottom of the V Buick, Cadillac, Duesenberg, La Salle, Stutz

$ 445
1600-1699

Single arm, front and rear, with or without ride control (external adjustment), part # on a rectangular plate on the frame side of the shock body Dodge, G.M.C. Truck, International, Mack, Packard, Pierce-Arrow, Reo, White, Yellow Truck

$ 445
1700-1799

Single arm, front and rear, part # on a screw-on endcap Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet (Chevy), Chrysler, DeSoto, Dodge, G.M.C. Truck, International, LaSalle, Oldsmobile, Packard, Plymouth, Pontiac, Reo, Studebaker, White, Yellow

$ 265
1800-1899

Single arm, rear, screw-in ends, part # on valve cover Cadillac, Cord

$ 445
1900, 1902

Double arm, front, screw-in ends, part # on valve cover Buick

$ 585
1910-1939

Double arm, front, part # on a screw-on endcap Buick, Cadillac, Chrysler, DeSoto, Dodge, LaSalle, Nash-Lafayette, Oldsmobile, Packard, Plymouth, Pontiac

$ 265
1940-1949

Double arm, front, part # on a screw-on endcap Buick, Cadillac, LaSalle, Nash-Lafayette, Oldsmobile, Packard, Pontiac

$ 245
1950

Double arm, front, vertical piston Cadillac

$ 545
1960, 1966

Double arm, front, vertical piston Cadillac

$ 545
2000-2099

Single arm, screw-in plugs on each end of the body Cadillac, Chevrolet (Chevy), Dodge, G.M.C. Truck, International, Kenworth, Mack, Packard, Reo, Studebaker, White

$ 445
2100-2199

Single arm, rear, stamped metal cover, part # on the cover Buick, Chevrolet (Chevy), Oldsmobile

$ 215