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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by PBRmeASAP, May 19, 2013.

  1. On the way home from the showdown Flt-blk blew out a shockwave bag. We need a coil spring or bag for a 96 caprice. We are at the great lands plaza mile marker 170 on I-80. Anyone got one please call me. 262-470-1647
  2. Back up,
    Hope you get the help
  3. raidmagic
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,438


    Take the bag off fill it with sand and duct tape the shit out of it. Might get you down the road
  4. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,076


    stick a wood block in there somewhere? not the best ride but what can you do.

    Good luck on getting it back on the road Tyler.


  5. Shock broke inside the bag and it won't seal on the bottom

    Brother in law is on his way with a spring and trailer. Going to try and replace it in the parking lot
  6. It's another 6 hr to Chicsgo. Ill bend the control arm going that far

    Luckily it went out in the parking lot of the toll plaza.
  7. Bubble gum, paper clip, n a pop sickle well be good.
  8. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,076


    That sucks.

    yep, better than on the side of the road.

    good luck.

  9. Good luck guys. Be safe.
  10. mustang6147
    Joined: Feb 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,847

    from Kent, Ohio

    Where are you?

    Rt 8 is 186, so your at the rest area West? near Richfield ???

    S of Cleveland Hamber also
  11. Close to summit racing & and they are open till 9

  12. Try a dryer sheet, I hear they will do just about anything.
  13. mustang6147
    Joined: Feb 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,847

    from Kent, Ohio

    Not close to Summit Racing. He has to be at the rest area W of rt 77...Rt 8 is the 186?
    Joined: Jun 2, 2002
    Posts: 9,635

    Classified's Moderator

    At least you have Jeff along for entertainment!
  15. No trunk in the elcam. So no Jeff in the trunk....

    Swapped the shockwave out for a stock coil n shock. We r Rollin again. Nothing better than rebuilding front suspension in a turn pike plaza repair. 6 hours to Chicago. 8 to Milwaukee. Rock out with you sock out!
  16. sawzall
    Joined: Jul 15, 2002
    Posts: 4,731


    damn! excellent fix..
  17. It's 3;00am and were almost home
    Boy does the car look stupid sitting so high in the front

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  18. Are we gonna see the carnage later? Glad you made it home with your ride safe.
  19. .........."Gasser Syle"........Hope by now you are home safely.:)
  20. raprap
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
    Posts: 768

    from Ohio

    Glad you made back. I've had a few "roadside" repairs. They are always on Sunday or at night or in the rain. Prepare for the worst. I always carry enough tools and basic parts for that. My buddies say just call AAA. Have you ever seen what a AAA rollback can do to an old hotrod? I've seen tubular A arms get bent along with nice suspensions and shocks broke all the time!
  21. finally got home at 4:30am Central time. in the office before 9:00, damn I'm tired.

    I'll do some archeology on the shockwave this week, after I cut a coil out of the new springs and install the other side.

    THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT, PHONE CALLS, AND OFFERS TO HELP. I owe my brother in law big for bringing parts from Pittsburg and helping install a coil spring in the parking lot.
  22. looking forward to the carnage...
  23. Cut the bag off last night and found this.



    My helpers: Jeff (PBRMeASAP) showing his best side while bolting the exhaust back up, and my Brother in Law Pete who bailed us out with parts, a pickle fork, and a Trailer for Plan B
  24. man that's crazy how fucked up that is.

    So what's worse....seeing tail lights or sitting at a rest stop for 6-7 hours.....
  25. That is the second Shockwave that has failed on me, the other one was replaced for free.

    I am going to take them off and just do springs on the front.
  26. mustang6147
    Joined: Feb 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,847

    from Kent, Ohio

    Oh ya.... Shame on you the first time, shame on me the second....
  27. Tyler, why not use regular old std airbags and not the shockwaves? Keep the air, but (almost) zero problem air bags. You will just need to fab up to mount shock to the outside of the arm. Also might need some bag mounting plates, but all that is easy and readily available.

    Good to hear you were able to fix in the parking lot.
  28. I couldn't visualize how to mount the shock without loosing turning radius so the Shockwaves were the easy way out, at least I thought.

    Debating now wheather to replace with regular bags and figure out the shock thing, or leave in the coil springs and have a normal nothing can break lowrider that bounces off everything in the road.
  29. Bags??? Were you carrying groceries home? :D
  30. Grumpy
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,569

    from NE Ohio

    Damn man, I never saw this post til now. You were very near me. I coulda been there in 20 minutes. :(
    Next time.

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