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« on: August 28, 2008, 03:56:51 PM »
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Here'sa good find from NAPA

http://www.napaonline.com/masterpages/NOLMaster.aspx?PageId=430&CatId=7&SubCatId=10

Item#: NS 5752
Price: $24.49
Upper Mount:Loop Type 5/8" x 1 5/16"
Lower Mount:Loop Type 5/8" x 1 5/16"
Compressed Length:8.625"
Extended length:12.750"
Travel Length:4.125"
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008, 09:56:48 AM »
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I just had my local NAPA shop run this part# for availablity. They said it comes up as a cylinder head. Plugging in the same number o-line in the parts search just asks for make and model. Any hints?
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008, 05:04:05 PM »
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Use 1954 Volkswagen Bus/Transporter in the search and you get this....



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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008, 06:38:01 PM »
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Cool, thanks. It amazes me that instore and internet have two different sets of part #s.
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008, 07:02:54 PM »
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Cool, thanks. It amazes me that instore and internet have two different sets of part #s.

The local NAPA uses that part number. Maybe the person you spoke with mistyped??

Print out the page and take it in with you maybe.
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2008, 10:13:31 AM »
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I'll try again. Come to think of it, the guy on the phone wasn't to clear with english speak. ;D
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2009, 03:20:58 PM »
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Even better....

Pete and Jakes has these



 Pete & Jake's Rod Shocks
- Designed for hot rod use
- Features hard chrome shaft that won't rust
- Rubber bushed ends

      
#2084         short (11 1/4" expanded, 7 7/8" collapsed)
          
          ***Add C for chrome
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2009, 03:45:52 PM »
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how do they ride?...
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2009, 04:46:41 PM »
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I'll know in a few days. I'm putting a set on the rear of my 356.

Dean (Bus Farmer) has them on his Highroof now with no complaints.
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2009, 08:49:02 PM »
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how do they ride?...

 thumbs up pretty nice. I used to use them back in y2k. You'll have to mod/change the I.D. on the bolt sleeves. They offer 2 sizes of shocks in the open top style....short...and REALLY short. The short ones are just right.
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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2009, 11:02:30 PM »
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should I be looking to use these for the rear of the bus too?
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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2009, 12:06:52 AM »
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Measure your Bus at "static" (sitting on the ground wit no shocks) from mount to mount. That will tell you what you need.

2" - 3" of travel each way from static is ideal.

Did your DC leave here on the super budget with no shocks or steering dampner??
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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2009, 07:55:17 AM »
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Did your DC leave here on the super budget with no shocks or steering dampner??

Hell yea, low buget like a mofo I just need to finish up that little stuff I'm asking bout. Do I need to relocate the upper shock mounts on the rear too?
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« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2009, 11:32:29 AM »
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Did your DC leave here on the super budget with no shocks or steering dampner??

Hell yea, low buget like a mofo I just need to finish up that little stuff I'm asking bout. Do I need to relocate the upper shock mounts on the rear too?

I never do, I just get a shock that fits / does the job. Get me your measurements and I can set you up or send you to someone who can.
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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2009, 06:38:16 PM »
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Cool thanks bro I'll measure them up on Thursday and let you know..
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« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2010, 03:06:29 PM »
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KYB 344208
extended 12.5" compressed 8.375"

KYB 344098
extended 14.625" compressed 9.375"

KYB 344054
extended 16.375" compressed 10.25"

KYB 343143 stock size
extended 17.0" compressed 12.5"
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