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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Wild Turkey, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. Wild Turkey
    Joined: Oct 17, 2005
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    (sorry they are so big -- )

    I bought an old trailer and these shocks were on it. Are they anything special to be saved?

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  2. 50ChevyFrank
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    Too cool to throw out.

    That looks like a light-duty axle. Do you know the capacity? They might work on a light hot-rod.
     
  3. They appear to be the early style Ford shocks. HRP
     
  4. ClarkH
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    HRP is correct, early Ford. I bought a pair at the Portland Swap Meet last weekend for $15, but that was a deal. They list around $50 in the classifieds.
     
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  5. Atwater Mike
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    "My dear, I must say I'm shocked!"

    "Ohhh, Hoot-eye..."
     
  6. robber
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    They look like an old style of "friction shocks"... I dig 'em... very cool :)
     
  7. I bought a pair of used ones for $40.


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  8. Not exactly friction. Houdaille shocks. Two of mine are exactly the same. Take hydraulic oil.


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  9. seb fontana
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    And they are adjustable...Those coil spring boat trailers tended to bounce around alot; those shocks were a good addition..Adjuster looks to be in the middle...
     
  10. tfeverfred
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    Just the thing for a light weight traditional hot rod.
     
  11. Wild Turkey
    Joined: Oct 17, 2005
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    Fixed trailer axle, 13" tires. I wouldn't have tried to haul the 300 gallon water tank that was on it!!

    Sounds like the shocks are worth pulling -- it's gonna be a lawn mower trailer.
     

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