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Old 08-28-2007, 01:50 PM   #15
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Use a nut splitter........
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Old 08-28-2007, 02:43 PM   #16
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nut splitter?original nut has a welded flat washer on itThis Shock replacement job,is a real nut buster,
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Old 08-28-2007, 03:11 PM   #17
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Rivet Nut jammed on frame .

A/S must have put the shocks on before they attached the axel to the frame,Now the only way to get shock off is to bend the metal plate in front of the schock to get it off,fun day working on this.Maybe I should have sent it to the dealer for schock replacements.
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Old 08-28-2007, 03:55 PM   #18
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Shock out

Definitely will have to bend that thick steel plate to get new shock on,heres the old shock with split rubber gromet and the striped nuts .New case harden nut and washer on right 1/2 inch nut and wasker cost 1.00 one down 3 to go.for another day.
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:36 PM   #19
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Hey John....Good job..sounds like that was quite the project. I learned something new from this thread. I had to look up what a nut splitter was...never heard of one. Now I have to get me one! Looks like they would come in pretty handy! Good luck getting the other 3 off...How did you end up getting that stripped nut off? I usually use a box wrench and a hammer and some PB Blast for the buggers
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:59 PM   #20
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Definitely will have to bend that thick steel plate to get new shock on,heres the old shock with split rubber gromet and the striped nuts .New case harden nut and washer on right 1/2 inch nut and wasker cost 1.00 one down 3 to go.for another day.
The shock brackets can easily be bent to allow the shocks to go on and off with ease.

Once they are bent, leave them in that position, as it will not hurt the operation of the shocks.

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Old 08-28-2007, 06:41 PM   #21
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THANKS MARY ,ITS A VERY TIGHT SPOT 15 YEARS A RUST ORIGINAL NUTS.A TOUGH JOB, NOT AS EASY AS ANDY SAID IT WAS.i USED PB BLASTER A PIPE WENCH AND VISE GRIPESFYI NUT SPLITTER WILL NOT WORK ON THIS TYPE OF NUT, IT HAS A WASHER WELDED TO IT.FLUSH WITH SCHOCK.
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Hey John....Good job..sounds like that was quite the project. I learned something new from this thread. I had to look up what a nut splitter was...never heard of one. Now I have to get me one! Looks like they would come in pretty handy! Good luck getting the other 3 off...How did you end up getting that stripped nut off? I usually use a box wrench and a hammer and some PB Blast for the buggers
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:34 PM   #22
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Thumbs up Shock Replacement

Hi Andy,you were right,it takes less time,if you do it right.I did not first bend the plates that hold the top shocks on.This step makes it earier so as not to strip the top nuts.Also moving both wheels makes the acessablilty for getting the pry bar in to bend the plates and make it easier put the shocks on and tighten the nuts.You can see I treated the beam with rust prove paint.The otherside should go very fast now that I have it down.Yes a six pack for each side. is about right.
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Hi Andy,you were right,it takes less time,if you do it right.I did not first bend the plates that hold the top shocks on.This step makes it earier so as not to strip the top nuts.Also moving both wheels makes the acessablilty for getting the pry bar in to bend the plates and make it easier put the shocks on and tighten the nuts.You can see I treated the beam with rust prove paint.The otherside should go very fast now that I have it down.Yes a six pack for each side. is about right.

Was that a six pack per side, or per wheel?

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Mixing Shocks

Andy I have a question on the Shocks.I installed 2 types.of shocks both from airstream in Ohio.I had a old pair that is 10 years old never used A/S .From the previous owner.they are Delco part # 4975425 a heaver shock from 10 years ago.Installed them on the front axel.The second shock is also a A/S shock a Gabriell part #1700312SA it matches the original shocks replaced.you think I am ok doing this.Thanks John. Pss.The top shock is the Delco and bottom shock is the Gabriell.
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per side lolol I am a slow drinker.
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Was that a six pack per side, or per wheel?

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Andy I have a question on the Shocks.I installed 2 types.of shocks both from airstream in Ohio.I had a old pair that is 10 years old never used A/S .From the previous owner.they are Delco part # 4975425 a heaver shock from 10 years ago.Installed them on the front axel.The second shock is also a A/S shock a Gabriell part #1700312SA it matches the original shocks replaced.you think I am ok doing this.Thanks John. Pss.The top shock is the Delco and bottom shock is the Gabriell.
Internally, the shocks are the same.

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Old 08-31-2007, 01:33 PM   #27
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all done 1 side

I even, ajusted my breaks and painted my rims and clear coated them .Have a look .
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