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 Post subject: WHAT IS BEST WAY TO COMPRESS TE31-51 BUMPER SHOCKS??
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:52 pm 
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Do you just drill a hole in the shock body?

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 Post subject: Re: WHAT IS BEST WAY TO COMPRESS TE31-51 BUMPER SHOCKS??
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:32 pm 
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whit wrote:
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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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:55 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:32 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:58 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:30 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:37 pm 
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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. :D

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