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Old 07-30-2013, 10:54 AM   #1
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Default Easy to make "Very" scale shocks for leaf sprung trucks.

I've always looked at scalers and thought that the shocks never looked quite right on them.So a while back I came up with my own.
OK here we go I took and cut 2 pieces of brake line. A piece of 1/4" and a piece of 3/16" that way the 3/16" will slide into the 1/4".




I then cut 2 small pieces of the same sizes.To use for the ends.



I took the end pieces and stood them up on the ends of the long pieces and JB welded them to each other.



(THIS IS JUST A TEST) If I like how they work later I'll build some more and weld or braze them together.



They move up and down with the leaf springs very well. Although they don't have any use other then looks."FOR NOW" They can be made to work like real shocks.All someone would have to do is close off the end of the 3/16" tube that slides up in the 1/4" by.Slide a cut down ink pen spring up in the 1/4" before putting in the 3/16" and bolt down the shocks and poof working shocks.Not very strong shocks but working....lol. Let me know what ya think.
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Looks cool. I think it would easily pass. I too have been trying to come up with a more scale look as far as the mounting and position of the shocks. I don't really like the shock relocation kit for the scx10. Im mounting the new ford 250\honcho cab on my rig and I'll be dammed if those ugly ass shock/body mounts are gonna be sticking out like a sore thumb.

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Very simple and decent looking shock. I'll keep this in mind.
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Default Re: Easy to make "Very" scale shocks for leaf sprung trucks.

I had the same thought and mocked mine up with stainless. they looked really cool! Nice thinking!
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I had the same thought and mocked mine up with stainless. they looked really cool! Nice thinking!
Got any pics floating around of them? Like to check em out.

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Here are some shocks I made a while back. They use a nylon shaft guide and friction dampen using a lubed o ring for the piston. Changing o rings adjusts dampening.

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Here are some shocks I made a while back. They use a nylon shaft guide and friction dampen using a lubed o ring for the piston. Changing o rings adjusts dampening.

Very clever thicker o ring more dampening . Its alot of resistance ?
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