1964 Honda C77 Restoration

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High all, I’m after some info I’m restoring a 1964 honda c77 and need to strip the rear shocks so I can have the bottom half rechromed but can’t see how they come apart! Anyone know?

Garry Collins: Cheers Ben I’ll give it a go.

Garry 6 years 5 Answers 950 views 0

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    Don’t quote me on it but I think that you turn the top eye and the bottom eye in opposite direction as if to “unscrew” the shock

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    Yeah, that should be the way, but take care as the springs are pressurized!

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    If you clamp the bottom mount in a vice and pull the spring back from the top by hand you should be able to see a steel ring with two flats next to the aluminium top mounting. Hold it with (I think) a 17mm open end spanner, put a long screwdriver through the top mount and unscrew it off the shaft.

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    They aren’t ‘servicable’ but are easy to take apart. Using lots of Jubilee clips, you can compress the spring, and then unscrew the top eye: every one I’ve done has a normal RH thread and is very tight, but its easy enough. Never tried rebuilding the damper though, they are sealed and don’t appear to come apart

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    It’s doable (and they are serviceable), but you have to compress the spring. I just made up a spring compressing tool/jig with two aluminum plates and some threaded rod.

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