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#1 Cook

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:02 PM

Hi all.  I decided not to put the front shocks in before I put the front end in. So front end in and go to put the shocks through the LCA and guess what, they don't fit.  Rang Pedders who advised, yeah been like that for many years.  Marginally larger diameter and just need to file down virtually a coat of paint.  Well, I've done one side and needs a bit more than a coat of paint filed off and, being freshly painted LCA now needs a touch-up before the shock goes in.  Hope this saves someone some grief in the future.  Cheers Ron



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:15 PM

Yeah I think I got the die grinder out. Just a smidge needs to be taken off.

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 08:27 PM

This was with a Boge Shock.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:13 PM

Thanks for sharing Ron. I might have ended up in the same boat. I'm putting a UC front end into my LX. The new shocks are Koni. I know the UC has a larger shocker hole. I better test my assumption that the Koni's will slide in and out!

 

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:25 PM

No worries Steve. Nice to think I can help someone. A bit different from seeking advice all the time.  Good luck with it.  Cheers Ron



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Posted 25 February 2019 - 06:44 PM

Old thread but just had the exact same issue yesterday when trying to fit Pedders Sportsryder shocks (p/n 9033).
Have just spent the last couple of months stripping and painting all front end conponents so not very impressed.
Rang Pedders and he said that that are listed for LH Torana and had never heard of this before. THEY DONT FIT so hopefully you read this thread before you have the same issue.

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 09:29 PM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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It May Be Necessary To Enlarge The Hole In The Control Arm To Allow The Shock Absorber To Pass Through
Excel-G - Standard OE Replacement

 

I'm happy to fit shocks that DON'T fit thru the arms

Cause if they do they are small bore and probably not much chop

I've always fitted fatties... pop the ball joint off the top and let the lower arm drop down and feed the shock in from the top

Most suppliers know their shocks don't fit thru the arms and actually put it in their catalogues - such as KYB

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 25 February 2019 - 09:56 PM

1983 I had this issue with my HX van. The Pedders bif had a big bastard file under it on the hoist when I rocked up to collect it. It’s not a new issue. Came across it again recently fitting shocks to my new FB ute.


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Posted 26 February 2019 - 07:24 PM

Got to the LCA’s this afternoon with the dremel. Didnt have to take too much off. A bit of touch up paint and done.
Was thinking of going back to standard yesterday but glad i stuck with the bigger shocks now.

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 10:30 PM

Just to add aome fuel to the fire, i was told by a reputable shock builder in oz(supplies Tarmac/gravel rally, circuit).
If you were to fit a proper shock and it was doing the job properly it should prob be able to break those 2 little bolts that hold the bottom of the shock in.

Just food for thought as to what is actually available.

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 02:31 PM

Just to add aome fuel to the fire, i was told by a reputable shock builder in oz(supplies Tarmac/gravel rally, circuit).
If you were to fit a proper shock and it was doing the job properly it should prob be able to break those 2 little bolts that hold the bottom of the shock in.

Just food for thought as to what is actually available.

Was that Murray Coote mcs suspension? Supplies a lot of rally guys in Aus


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Posted 04 March 2019 - 02:46 PM

Yeah 2 girls was MCA.
Im actually currently fitting penske’s to mine, just from trying to push on shock the difference is absolutely huge compared to my old double adjustable big bodied koni’s.
Cant wait to see how they perform




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