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  • 50 commander KneeAction Shocks

    Has anyone rebuilt Knee action Shocks?
    I have read in the repair manual how but what is real experience doing it? Is it as easy as it sounds?

    AL

    Owner of a 1950 4 door Commander

    I'll Tattoo you anytime!

    you can find me at

    Lucky Linda's Body Art 952-445-3281
    18 years in the tattooing biz
    I have a 1950 4 door Commander a 51 land cruiser And a 52 Champion
    sigpic
    I'll Tattoo you anytime!
    And you can find me at....

    New Shop Name Same tattoo shop
    Crazy Lady Ink
    Shakopee Mn.
    952-445-3281
    27 years in the tattooing biz

  • #2
    Hi Al,

    Yes, you can take them apart easily enough. But rebuilding them involves having the 'parts' to replace any damaged or worn parts. The problem is having the 'parts'.

    OTOH the question is how you have determined they actually need rebuilding? If they were dry/low on fluid then cleaning them out and refilling may be all that is needed. That's just a messy task but one about anyone can do on a bench top. Cleaned and refilled those on my '50 Commander and it made a world of difference.

    People say use hydraulic jack and other fluids. I obtained the proper fluids from: FIVE POINTS CLASSIC. AUTO SHOCKS PH: 714-979-0451 for a few bucks and would rather use the proper stuff. They also sell some parts. They rebuild too.

    Excellent 22 page article at: http://www.antiqueautoarchive.com/fo...compressed.pdf

    Good Luck.

    Henry Votel, Editor
    North Star Wheel
    North Star Chapter SDC
    www.northstarwheel.com
    Henry Votel,
    Forest Lake, MN
    Buying & Selling Studebaker Parts in MN & WI

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    • #3
      Wow Thanks for the information.

      What did you use to clean them out? Is it an issue or just any parts cleaner work just fine?

      Thanks Again!

      quote:Originally posted by Henry Votel

      Hi Al,

      Yes, you can take them apart easily enough. But rebuilding them involves having the 'parts' to replace any damaged or worn parts. The problem is having the 'parts'.

      OTOH the question is how you have determined they actually need rebuilding? If they were dry/low on fluid then cleaning them out and refilling may be all that is needed. That's just a messy task but one about anyone can do on a bench top. Cleaned and refilled those on my '50 Commander and it made a world of difference.

      People say use hydraulic jack and other fluids. I obtained the proper fluids from: FIVE POINTS CLASSIC. AUTO SHOCKS PH: 714-979-0451 for a few bucks and would rather use the proper stuff. They also sell some parts. They rebuild too.

      Excellent 22 page article at: http://www.antiqueautoarchive.com/fo...compressed.pdf

      Good Luck.

      Henry Votel, Editor
      North Star Wheel
      North Star Chapter SDC
      www.northstarwheel.com
      Owner of a 1950 4 door Commander

      I'll Tattoo you anytime!

      you can find me at

      Lucky Linda's Body Art 952-445-3281
      18 years in the tattooing biz
      I have a 1950 4 door Commander a 51 land cruiser And a 52 Champion
      sigpic
      I'll Tattoo you anytime!
      And you can find me at....

      New Shop Name Same tattoo shop
      Crazy Lady Ink
      Shakopee Mn.
      952-445-3281
      27 years in the tattooing biz

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      • #4
        Hi Al,

        IIRC I put some clean new shock fluid in the shocks, closed them, operated the arm a few times and then drained them. I did not think mine were very dirty inside and just wanted the 50+ year old fluid out. I would be leary of using parts cleaner. These are closed units and if they have crud in them it may be time to consider rebuilt units.

        Best regards,

        Henry Votel, Editor
        North Star Wheel
        North Star Chapter SDC
        www.northstarwheel.com
        Henry Votel,
        Forest Lake, MN
        Buying & Selling Studebaker Parts in MN & WI

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        • #5
          Awesome thanks for the information.

          AL

          Owner of a 1950 4 door Commander

          I'll Tattoo you anytime!

          you can find me at

          Lucky Linda's Body Art 952-445-3281
          18 years in the tattooing biz
          I have a 1950 4 door Commander a 51 land cruiser And a 52 Champion
          sigpic
          I'll Tattoo you anytime!
          And you can find me at....

          New Shop Name Same tattoo shop
          Crazy Lady Ink
          Shakopee Mn.
          952-445-3281
          27 years in the tattooing biz

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