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    WHAT IS BEST WAY TO COMPRESS TE31-51 BUMPER SHOCKS??

    Do you just drill a hole in the shock body?

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    Re: WHAT IS BEST WAY TO COMPRESS TE31-51 BUMPER SHOCKS??

    Quote Originally Posted by whit
    Do you just drill a hole in the shock body?
    You can, just don't put your face in front of it when you do. :wink:

    The oil inside is supposed to be under pressure, but I doubt it is after all these years. :tu:

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    I have '77 rt105 Corona and in my bumper shocks was what looked like plastic snow :shock: Just drill a hole in the base(closest to the bumper) and then hit the stud(car)side with a socket to push in....Just make sure you rivet the shaft afterwards so the bumper cant move...

    YOU WILL LOSE IMPACT CUSIONING! :twisted:

    ----But you prolly knew this :mrgreen:

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    OK that all sounds about what ive been hearing.So now JUST DO IT!

    Maybe I'll have some snow in mine also?

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    FWIW, I compressed mine (off the car) in a vise, then tack welded them in the compressed position.

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    =OK I just did this.All tips were correct.Full compression puts you even to just past the metal filler piece.

    =This is real nice on the rear as the rubber end caps fill in the depressions stamped into the rear quarters.

    =Oh and I had the snow also which probably served the same fuction as an oil filled shock??

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    Need before-and-after pics. Stat. 8)

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    Bumpers are going out for new chrome so no after yet.

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