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Old 08-31-2007, 01:41 PM   #29
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Thanks, now the other side to do. By the way I talk to Wayne yesterday, hes doing fine.
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Old 08-31-2007, 07:14 PM   #30
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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.
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Old 08-31-2007, 07:17 PM   #31
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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.
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Old 08-31-2007, 07:20 PM   #32
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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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Boy oh Boy,the second half of the job went like silk I had the old shocks off in 20 minutes,see pic.I used a long pry bar to bend the plates.
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Well ,4 shocks,wheels painted and clear coated, frame rust treatment, brakes adjusted. Experience Priceless.
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