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Originally posted by WelshBoyo@Jan 22 2010, 01:32 PM~16376395



what you guys think??  :cool:  Waits for abuse...
are the cylinder welded into the strut bodies? the grey ones dont look like macs.
 

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Originally posted by Mark@Jan 22 2010, 12:37 PM~16376451
are the cylinder welded into the strut bodies?  the grey ones dont look like macs.
yep :D is that the right way to do it??
 

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you still can uscrew the RAM and take it out... the shell is welded to the strut so if it starts leeking from the connector im fukt lol!!
 

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I had some back in the day. wish i had pics.

everyone always said that the turning of the cylinder ruins the o rings.

maybe polypacks, wont kno knows. looks like the gland unscrews for new rings.

I' m sure that even with powerballs the cylinder will turn.
Let's se some video of a strut turning and only inside a powerball.
 

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You should make them of thicker pipe, the strut steel is thinner and weaken at the base on the red one.

This is some Ive done before.






 

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Originally posted by edmunds costoms hyd@Jan 22 2010, 01:02 PM~16376668
You should make them of thicker pipe, the strut steel is thinner and weaken at the base on the red one.

This is some Ive done before.


The have been make out of 4mm thick tubing de-attached the holder from the origanl strut and welded it on the 4mm steel tubing
 

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Originally posted by HYDROHOLICS.NET@Jan 22 2010, 03:19 PM~16376812
Get them honed out now, I'm pretty sure you just warped the inside of the cylinder by welding to it like that.
X2.
 

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Originally posted by HYDROHOLICS.NET@Jan 22 2010, 12:19 PM~16376812
Get them honed out now, I'm pretty sure you just warped the inside of the cylinder by welding to it like that.
x3 :0
 

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The better way of doing that strut set up would be..

Make a shim for the inside bottom of the housing to set the cylinder where it needs to be in the housing.

Drill a hole for the fitting in the strut housing.

Have a bushing machined to take up any play between the housing I.D. and the cylinder O.D.

Then use a set crew or pinch bolt through the side of the strut housing to keep the cylinder from moving around.

Install fitting in cylinder

No welded cylinders and no service issues.
 

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Originally posted by WelshBoyo@Jan 22 2010, 03:39 PM~16377023
Any picutres ?? :D thanks for the info
No. I can't plug my brain into my computer and down load it. That was just shooting from the hip after a minute of thought on what you did verses what you should have done. ;)
 

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Originally posted by OUTHOPU@Jan 22 2010, 02:34 PM~16376976
The better way of doing that strut set up would be.. 

Make a shim for the inside bottom of the housing to set the cylinder where it needs to be in the housing.

Drill a hole for the fitting in the strut housing.

Have a bushing machined to take up any play between the housing I.D. and the cylinder O.D.

Then use a set crew or pinch bolt through the side of the strut housing to keep the cylinder from moving around.

Install fitting in cylinder

No welded cylinders and no service issues.
;)
 
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