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Username Post: Rebuilding knee-action Shock-absorbers        (Topic#176357)
David Hayward 
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12-05-07 03:08 AM - Post#1311167    

John Gunnnell has supplied two papers on the subject which make interesting reading:

http://gmhistory.chevytalk.org/kneeaction1.htm
http://gmhistory.chevytalk.org/kneeaction2.htm

He also comments:

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After doing this job, with all the hassles involved, I think it is far better to send them to Apple Hydraulics or 5_points to have them rebuilt by experts. However, if the internal parts are worn, the price can climb to the point where the do-it-yourself approach saves you a lot, if you are able to find parts yourself.

Also, if all the parts are in great shape and all you need is new seals, then it may be foolish to go for a complete rebuild.





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cisgww 
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05-23-11 06:59 AM - Post#2093821    
    In response to David Hayward

The articles refer to photos, but I find none.

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1937 GC half-ton pickup
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David Hayward 
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05-23-11 11:21 PM - Post#2094218    
    In response to cisgww

I agree but it seems that none were supplied.

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grhouse 
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08-22-11 07:37 PM - Post#2129026    
    In response to David Hayward

The links to this one are dead!



 
David Hayward 
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David Hayward
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08-24-11 11:01 AM - Post#2129716    
    In response to grhouse

The files seem to have gone. I may have to delete the thread if I cannot locate them again.

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cisgww 
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12-10-11 06:45 PM - Post#2167322    
    In response to David Hayward

I may have archived them on my computer. Maybe I can find them and resurrect this thread. Email Greg at cisgww AT aol.com if you don't see it reappear soon.

1937 (2)GA Master Deluxe 4 doors, one with dual front sidemounts.
1937 GC half-ton pickup
1937 Cabriolet, RHD from New Zealand
1972 Olds 442 convertible, 455, AT, many options.
All are drivers!


 
cisgww 
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03-04-12 12:55 PM - Post#2198367    
    In response to cisgww

Here is another article with pictures:

Rebuilding knee-action shocks

If this link breaks in the future I can email the pdf file

1937 (2)GA Master Deluxe 4 doors, one with dual front sidemounts.
1937 GC half-ton pickup
1937 Cabriolet, RHD from New Zealand
1972 Olds 442 convertible, 455, AT, many options.
All are drivers!


 
cisgww 
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Loc: Southern Minnesota
Reg: 10-17-05
03-28-13 11:13 AM - Post#2330443    
    In response to David Hayward

David

Here is a link to a pdf of one of John's articles listed above.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wp8hv2xxhsdpqfg/kne eacti...

Could you please download it and make it permanent to the chat site in case this link gets broken in the future?

1937 (2)GA Master Deluxe 4 doors, one with dual front sidemounts.
1937 GC half-ton pickup
1937 Cabriolet, RHD from New Zealand
1972 Olds 442 convertible, 455, AT, many options.
All are drivers!


 
Keith_Knox 
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03-28-13 09:27 PM - Post#2330597    
    In response to cisgww

David Hayward passed away in July of 2012. I took over his Moderator duties in the 42-48 forum at that time. It was posted in Chit Chat at that time, but I cannot find the post.



 
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