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Old 01-12-2018, 02:40 PM   #1
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Excella motorhome suspension overhaul ?'s

Hello all,
I recently acquired a 1979 Excella MH 28ft and am beginning the process of restoration. I'm reworking the suspension at the moment and am having trouble getting the part # for the rear Firestone Airride shocks. I know they are 1T14 F4 rubber components as embossed on the bags but the top plate decals are smeared beyond recognition. basic dimensions for the top plate are : 6.25" in diameter, 2x 3/8-16 bolts 3.5" spacing & 1/4 NPT inlet.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-14-2018, 08:22 AM   #2
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I would look at this thread first:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f156...nt-166708.html

also this link:

https://www.truckspring.com/suspensi...tion-tips.aspx

It can be difficult to assertion what parts went on what model, or even year of coach, as these coaches were custom built to order and AS had a nasty habit of using whatever was in stock that day in the build.

Hope this helps.......

There are also a number of threads that will help you with this job; to find them I usually don't use the forum search engine but Google, for example: air forums rear airbag replacement

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I found NAPA to be a good source of air suspension and air brake parts when I had a Bluebird Wanderlodge. Take the part to the counter; maybe they can help you.
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...for example: air forums rear airbag replacement

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Minor edit to Tony's good advice. Use airforums as one word.
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rear air shocks *resolved*

Firestone air ride assemblies for the '79 Excella motorhome

W01-358-5311

I wound up removing them & measuring features to match. Units had a hole in lower pleated section that rides on the lower conic component.
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Firestone air ride assemblies for the '79 Excella motorhome

W01-358-5311

I wound up removing them & measuring features to match. Units had a hole in lower pleated section that rides on the lower conic component.

John, my notes were calling for the 5405, they are basically the same but have a higher load rating

http://firestoneip.com/-/media/www/g...W013585405.pdf
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