Shock/strut recommendations

Eddie

Member
I need to replace all 4 of my struts and springs.

What are the options?

I heard Alden eagle made some?
 

SNOWBIRD

Amphicar Expert
Bought them off Tommy whom got them from Gordon Imports.(they had them made overseas)
They have had some problems with( 62-65 fronts) but not rears.
 

SNOWBIRD

Amphicar Expert
I have used Snowmobile shocks modified to fit in the past but very labour intensified to make fit.
 

jfriese

Active Member
I'd buy the ones from Gordons for the fronts too. As far as I know there's only been one rather freaky failure of one and any manufactured part will have occasional failures. Especially true for small production runs of parts. I think someone forgot to either glue or peen a threaded shaft in place. A very dangerous type of failure but probably a freak and nothing was damaged. You can also add some more lock to the threads if you worry about it.

John Friese
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jfriese

Active Member
Say Dave,

I had an Alden front shock fall apart some years ago. It unscrewed itself it's pieces and I had it replaced under warranty. Even being made in the U.S. they had a failure too. The shaft didn't disconnect though so it was not as dangerous a failure as the one we've been referring to with the new shocks but nonetheless a stupid failure for the manufacturer to make.

John Friese
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