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  • Edsel G. Tattooer
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    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

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  • Henry Votel
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    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

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  • Edsel G. Tattooer
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    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

    Leave a comment:


  • Henry Votel
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    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

    Leave a comment:


  • Edsel G. Tattooer
    started a topic 50 commander KneeAction Shocks

    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
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