1942 Dodge WC Shock Internal Rebuild Kits

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1942 Dodge WC Shock Internal Rebuild Kits

Post by BobRedfern » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:53 pm

Just wanted to ask anyone if they have the internal parts rebuild kits for the Shocks for the Dodge WC 53? Bob

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Re: Found 1942 Dodge WC Shock Internal Rebuild Kits

Post by BobRedfern » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:54 am

I found a supplier for the internal rebuild kit for the Dodge WC shocks..... (due to possible litigation this name is blocked) has them.... I have 8 of them on the way.... $20 each.....

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Re: Found 1942 Dodge WC Shock Internal Rebuild Kits

Post by zepher11 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:51 am

BobRedfern wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:54 am
I found a supplier for the internal rebuild kit for the Dodge WC shocks..... Pete (due to possible litigation this name has been blocked) has them.... I have 8 of them on the way.... $20 each.....
That sounds great. Now if someone can actually post some photos and a narrative on how to rebuild these knee action shocks, that would be fantastic! I find these old shocks very difficult to take a part. Not the caps, but pressing out the shaft to replace the seals particularly.

If you can, please post photos of your shock rebuild project(s).

Thank you!!
Zeph

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Re: 1942 Dodge WC Shock Internal Rebuild Kits

Post by BobRedfern » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:51 pm

Zeph, thanks for the note and I will..... Bob

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Re: 1942 Dodge WC Shock Internal Rebuild Kits

Post by Dozerman51 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:53 pm

The press you need to take the shaft out is very specialized. I had my leaky shocks rebuilt about three years ago. Not cheap, but better than either destroying the shock trying to take it apart or just watching it do the leaky leaky on your pavement. :lol:


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Re: 1942 Dodge WC Shock Internal Rebuild Kits

Post by timsresort » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:18 pm

Following. I was lucky recently that my rear end shocks were ok, but that won't be forever.
41 WC-16
41 Lavine Gear !-ton trailer
51 M37
53 CJ3B
65 CJ5A
(2) 67 CJ5
46 Bantam T3-C #2376
67 M416
68 M274A5
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Re: 1942 Dodge WC Shock Internal Rebuild Kits

Post by ng19delta » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:27 am

All 4 of mine require rebuilding... I have the kits for them, but not the proper tools, etc...

Scott

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Re: 1942 Dodge WC Shock Internal Rebuild Kits

Post by BobRedfern » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:40 am

Scott, doing a little more research and calling some folks in the business.. it appears that the shock rebuilding is a specialized process...As some have pointed out earlier on the Forum.....

I did get some advice on what to do with my knee actions shocks. One option is to do nothing... they really are not engaged unless the leaf spring is bent to allow them to work... Not sure that I will ever have any of my Dodge WC vehicles driving on anything but pavement... so the likely hood of bending the springs to allow the shocks to function is remote. Now for folks that really want to redo everything in a true concours restoration.. then another option is available...

You can send them to Apple Hydraulics in New York. Here is the link:

http://www.applehydraulics.com/

The cost is about $250 for each shock.

There is one more option... if you have a friend or someone you know that has the proper tools and presses to rebuild them and they have no idea what its worth to rebuild them commercially... then you are all set! Maybe a steak dinner will work! Ha....

I think I will just clean mine up.... put them back on and go from there.... Bob

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