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Username Post: Chassis Engineering Front Shock Problems        (Topic#353386)
GreatNorthWoods 
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10-10-18 06:48 AM - Post#2748324    

When I removed the old shocks supplied by CE with the front suspension there was evidence of bottoming out and there were creases in the lower shock covers made by contact with the bottom edge of the coil spring cup. Since the adjustable Viking shocks are actually larger in diameter I did not want to install and possibly damage them. I think in order to install the shocks I will have to remove the coil springs and grind off the lip of the coil spring cup. What a PITA. Has anyone else run into a similar problem?

Vern

1953 Chevy Belair Sport Coupe - 355 Blueprint Engine, 700-R4, Vintage Air, EZ Wire, Ididit column, Cruise/Tilt, 59 Vette Steering Wheel, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Posies Springs, Coker Radials, Nova 10-bolt, Mustang II front, Continental Kit


 

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PA Todd 
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10-10-18 06:10 PM - Post#2748372    
    In response to GreatNorthWoods

I will look at the shocks I took out but I didn't notice any damage. I am trying to visualize where you mean by the bottom edge of the coil spring cup. Is that at the top of the spring?



 
Shepherd 
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10-10-18 06:40 PM - Post#2748376    
    In response to GreatNorthWoods

Same thing happened to me with the Monroe shocks that came with the Fatman front end, they looked they were pinched, wound up with Kybs, no more issues.



 
GreatNorthWoods 
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10-11-18 03:48 AM - Post#2748403    
    In response to PA Todd

There is a cup that the coil spring sits in and it has a dish shape and that outer edge was putting dents in the shocks on hard compression. It is at the bottom of the coil spring. Wish I had taken a picture when the shocks were out.

Vern

1953 Chevy Belair Sport Coupe - 355 Blueprint Engine, 700-R4, Vintage Air, EZ Wire, Ididit column, Cruise/Tilt, 59 Vette Steering Wheel, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Posies Springs, Coker Radials, Nova 10-bolt, Mustang II front, Continental Kit


 
GreatNorthWoods 
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10-11-18 03:50 AM - Post#2748404    
    In response to Shepherd

Are the KYBs the same diameter as the Monroes? The Vikings are larger in diameter.

Vern

1953 Chevy Belair Sport Coupe - 355 Blueprint Engine, 700-R4, Vintage Air, EZ Wire, Ididit column, Cruise/Tilt, 59 Vette Steering Wheel, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Posies Springs, Coker Radials, Nova 10-bolt, Mustang II front, Continental Kit


 
Shepherd 
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10-11-18 05:20 AM - Post#2748411    
    In response to GreatNorthWoods

No, the shock body is narrower, no more interference.



 

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