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Spring Compressor Front Plus 2

PostPost by: elanman999 » Fri May 24, 2013 1:56 pm

Mike,
As you suggest, at the top of the damper you need some hooks to pull the spring on the first coil.
Here's a pic of what I use. Hmmm, not quite as substantial as yours. :)
You do need to make sure the hooks cannot slip off the spring!!!!
Cheers
John
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PostPost by: cal44 » Fri May 24, 2013 6:29 pm

O.K...........finally got one done. Had to do more fabing up of some steel. Thank goodness for Oxy/Acetylene and a nice Victor welding set..........turn and burn..............
Now I never need to depend on someone else to mount new springs. Also safe as can be. Since I have the shock inside the spring I don't need to weld in safety cups for the spring to sit in on the 1/2" plate.

Thanks all for the tips and pictures.

John, I stole your idea and incorporated it into my compressor so there is no way the spring can come out and kill me :lol:

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PostPost by: LaikaTheDog » Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:27 pm

I took my front dampers to the workshop at work. Two guys struggled, customised, fabricated etc and managed to get one spring apart.... They returned a the pile of bits to me shaking their heads....

So I went home and did this
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Compressing spring..


Compressed the springs with straps. Took out the old damper and put in new protech adjustable.

Job done. 30 minutes !
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PostPost by: au-yt » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:07 am

Snap-on internal compressor OK on standard springs, I use this in combination with the external threaded type.

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Or External type provided there is space beside the spring

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