The OEM Cady hosing is in series (driver's shock has dual connections) as opposed to normal aftermarket 'in parallel' type. - if that helps. Also, the oem shocks are Monroe I recall, but would tilt toward the odds being low that fittings, O-rings and threaded couplings are identical.
Am I hearing you right you are considering working on the shocks (even the hoses) without even jacking the car up? Your quality of life is worth at least the cost of a bottle jack and two 3-ton stands eh.
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