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Thread: I have joined the club ! And yes I have lost my mine !

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    Started doing the planing for the rear door.
    It will use 2 electric lifts and will also be a roof for the rear deck.

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    Congratulations ! Iím with you also . I hope you never tire of it.

    New myself with a bobbed Deuce from Boyce Equipment.
    having fun and glad I bought an American made Vehicle !

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1951M1078 View Post
    Yes,but I don't have it. They are hard to get some of the time.I lucked out and found ones someone didn't want or was going to the aftermarket system ? I just could not see the $1200 for the aftermarket kit.
    I know the Power Packer part number for the whole thing that your purchased. Am asking about just the rubber sleeve itself that is made by firestone. Might be stamped into or embossed on the rubber somewhere. As for the shock; Maybe Power Packer or whomever makes that shock for them, put a number stamped into the shock body for that part?
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    I will look for the numbers.
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    Numbers on shock. Looks like the bags got thrown out ?

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    Just want to say "Thanks" for the pics and info on the air bag/shock rebuild. I just pulled the assemblies on my M1081 today and disassembled same. Bushing for top of both shocks was gone, rattled around in the air bag assembly. I'm shocked. One shock had lost all of its oil too. Replaced missing top bushings with two 7/8" O.D. x 3/4" I.D. bronze bushings per shock, with another 3/4" O.D. x (either 11/16" or 5/8" I. D. (sorry, can't remember which!!!)) bronze sleeve as a reducer to match the pin.
    Air bags both held air but were frayed where the bag folded back in on itself. Reused for now.
    Also, the rubber bushing on the bottom end of the shock was nearly gone. Replaced with two large (Ford) fender washers each side.
    Result: Air bags held air, one shock still worked. Ride 100% improvement in quality and noise reduction (no more clunking).
    Still need to replace everything eventually, but now that I know how it's done, it'll be a breeze!
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    if anyone is in at their bags again... still would like to get any numbers/insignia you can offer that is stamped or embossed into the rubber firestone bag/sleeve.

    thanks in advance
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    Sorry, mine were faded and unreadable.
    Big problem would be cinching down the band clamps to prevent the bag leaking. Upper clamp is exposed and a worm gear clamp would probably work, but the lower clamp rides inside the air bag and any exposed points would probably wear a hole on the folded section of the bag.
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    One of the bags on my 1078 was also frayed and starting to delaminate from constant flexing. An air test showed little soap bubbles. With no replacement bag available I squirted "Slime" tire sealant in it. Worked fine and still holding several months later. This is not permanent of course but gets it working while another bag is ordered. And no disassembly necessary yet.
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    Installing a heater in the RV box. Will let you all know how it goes.
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    Its a Chine's (so who knows if it works ? ) diesel .
    1960 #53 M151 (sold)
    1996 M1078 (LMTV)
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