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Old 10-10-2019, 08:35 AM   #61 (permalink)
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DaveU, really like your idea. I've thought about the possibility of rebuilding these shocks because I'm a farm boy and in my life anything is rebuild-able. I'm not a machinist but I have a cousin who is and has done some incredible stuff. I was going to ask him about it some time. 3s's are rare around here so I have a real hard time trying to find old ECS struts anywhere. Good luck, hope you can make something work.
I'm an IT guy, but also a farm boy.. just small scale, some beef, some chickens.. but yup.. use it up till it's wore out.. then weld some stuff to it to make it go even longer..

I'm no machinist either.. but it's amazing what you can accomplish with a grinder, a press and a welder.

The trick will be the seals.. has anyone measured the shaft and body diameters front and rear?

i'm hoping there is some off-the-shelf pieces we can re-purpose to seal the body to the shaft.

Hoping to be able to get some worn out units to work on this winter.. see if i can't make something work.
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Went ahead and put the fitting there, what it came out was something like water and kinda looked like Jack oil, refilled and pumped the shock until no more bubbles appeared on the bottle (can't see there but the hose is attached to a jack oil bottle with the pointy end sealing that hose), now it has resistance to compress and extend, still goes up slowly, that is the nitrogen issue right..? Got a bunch of these to test stuff..
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Why we love Russia. This dude is about to get 5,000 pairs of used 3si struts in a massive group buy....
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