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Not sure where the shock tower is? - 1988 Chevrolet Nova

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It's the area above the shock absorber or maybe you mean "strut tower" ? Just a metal brace or tower where the top attaches to.

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NOTE: Access for the nuts attaching the rear shock assembly upper mount to the vehicle is through the inside of the trunk.

Roll back carpeting on top of the rear shock tower to access shock mounting nuts.
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