One-Off Dual Shock Hoops

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Thanks Jim except the one side is a hair too tight (since the shock and resi are slightly different sizes for some dumb reason), hopefully we can open it up on the lathe.
 

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Try juggling the halves. Sometimes items are a bit oddly sized... even if they came out of the same machining process. Might make a good set that way.
 

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Nope, they're of more than just a smidge. The second thing I found out today and didn't go my way.

Bad News: The reservoirs with the 3M protectant film measure 2". The inside dia of the clamps 1.84". Which is close, and almost doable. The shock bodys are a few thousands over 2.0625" and don;t even come clsoe to fitting around them. We experimented with a bi-metal hole saw and drill press(yep lol) and it actually cut fine. Problem is we only had a 2" holesaw and not a 2.0625 hole saw.

Good news: The shop with the waterjet has every other type of machinery you can think of and is going to CNC the clamps to be 2" and 2.0625" so they actually fit. And they will chamfer the cut edges the way they were when I got them.

Bad News: There's not much material to cut 2.0625". :ohnoes:

Good news: Decided against buying a 2.0625 hole saw and trying to do them ourselves and leave it to the professionals. :)

Is it just me, or do most projects end up having issues, it never fails. Rich says I need to visit a priest and have an exorcism done, cause everyone of my projects ends up this way. :lol:
 

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Third thing that went wronjg today. :thumbs:

I noticed on the passenger side what looked like moisture on the shocks and resi's the other morning, i figured it might just be dew, then I forgot about it. I also noticed the shocks are making more noise over bumps then when I first installed them, which didn't make much sense

Well, upon further inspection, I noticed what looked like hydraulic oil on the backside of the new wheel well plastic I installed with the hoops. Cool! More leakage than I thought. Not sure which shock body on the passenger side is having the issue, but throwing a pressure gausge on them gave me readings of 80psi (front shock), 130psi (rear shock). Now I know by putting a gauge on for even a split second I could've lost 20-30psi, but not sure I could've lost 70psi on the one. Pisses me off sicne they are brand new and have less than 100 miles on them. I understand these things happen, most likely it's a bad seal. Getting these fokkers off and back on is such a PITA, and the shipping back and forth, waiting, just plain sucks.

Ok rant over. :)
 

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