TRIVIA: Who made these mystery shocks?

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Turboyota

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I picked these gems up at the LeDuc Swapmeet a couple years ago. Does anyone know their origin or have any info or history on them? I’ve since seen a couple sets around including a pair on Clist that the dude called “internal bypasses.” Mine are not internal bypasses. (And I doubt his were...)

Any info (and shit-talking) would be cool.

I plan to go to O-Rings and Things and get seals, snap rings, wear bands, etc, then throw them on my son’s brotastic BRO-HO-Slaying BEAMkota with the “hanky oinks” I just picked up at the Swapmeet on Saturday night.

Pictures:




And they appear to be sway-a-way shafts...
Hahahaha
 

partybarge_pilot

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Russ Wernermont <Spelling?

Those are not the original pistons either. The originals had 6 holes and only rebound shims which covered like 80% of the holes. Lots of bleed and shit loads of high speed.
 

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that shit look clapped i cant imagine usin em. the ingenuity of every turboyota thread is 100
 

Turboyota

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that shit look clapped i cant imagine usin em. the ingenuity of every turboyota thread is 100
Thanks, I think!

The amount of laughter in the dezert is not predicated on the color of your shocks or how much rust there is on the bodies.

Old shocks are cool. ESPECIALLY on older trucks.
 
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partybarge_pilot

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He made a lot of those. The old Herbst TT had them on it when Jimmy Smith had it built. Simon and Simon TT and many pre-runners. I believe the hay hauler also had them.

There were also ones with 1 piece aluminum bodies.
 

84prerunner

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He made a lot of those. The old Herbst TT had them on it when Jimmy Smith had it built. Simon and Simon TT and many pre-runners. I believe the hay hauler also had them.

There were also ones with 1 piece aluminum bodies.
Are these the ones that ran a brass piston with no wear band originally ?
 

dsrtrcr01

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Can I add some odd shocks I have to this thread? I have had them for probably 15 years.
 

sirhk100

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Thanks, I think!

The amount of laughter in the dezert is not predicated on the color of your shocks or how much rust there is on the bodies.

Old shocks are cool. ESPECIALLY on older trucks.
I actually like the patina on my shock bodies! Matches the rest of the truck... It won't win a show and shine event but it seems to get noticed.
 

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