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Old 02-29-2004, 05:40 AM   #1
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Rusty wheels

I just inspected my brakes and repacked my bearings and I noticed that there is quite a bit of rust on the inside of the rim. Can these be safely sandblasted or do they have to be replaced? It seems as though the rust is only on the surface. Secondly, I removed the shocks they were rusted, they were a tight fit to get off! Does anyone have any tricks to putting on a new set? Rob
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Rusty wheels that need sand blasted, should be discarded as the weight rating will be reduced. To what degree is a matter in question.

It's not worth the risk of failure.

Shock brackets can be bent to allow easy removal of the shocks. Do not straighten them afterwards.

Make sure you use original Airstream "horizontal" shocks.

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