'69 Bus Shock Absorbers

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hambone
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'69 Bus Shock Absorbers

Post by hambone » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:12 am

HI,
I have come across (Hal, who else?) a very nice set of NOS Boge shocks for early bay.
I am running KYB Gas Adjust right now, and am very pleased with their durability, especially on horrible rough mountain roads.
Would there be a benefit to switch them for the Boges? Will they be as durable?
Thank you, the Squareback needs new front shocks and I have to decide what to do.
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Re: '69 Bus Shock Absorbers

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:06 am

hambone wrote:HI,
I have come across (Hal, who else?) a very nice set of NOS Boge shocks for early bay.
I am running KYB Gas Adjust right now, and am very pleased with their durability, especially on horrible rough mountain roads.
Would there be a benefit to switch them for the Boges? Will they be as durable?
Thank you, the Squareback needs new front shocks and I have to decide what to do.
Durability issues aside, I do like the GasAdjusts for heavily laden buses. The Boges were for the suburban mommy set back in '69, useable, but not really backroad suitable.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: '69 Bus Shock Absorbers

Post by hambone » Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:35 pm

Installed in the Squareback, to replace original type3 factory shocks. Only difference is the originals have a plastic-tube upper portion, and a different part #. Otherwise a perfect fit.
It is a thrill to be the first to remove a bolt in 40 years. And they came right off.
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