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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - Shock Rebuild


I have discovered a front shock is leaking so I am going to have to get the front shocks rebuilt on my 74.5 MGB
Searching thought the archives I find 2 companies who do this.
Apply Hydraulic in NY State and World Wide Auto Parts in Madison, WI
I am sure these are great companies but the freight on the shocks (from Vancouver Canada) is going to be expensive.
I was wondering if anyone rebuilds shocks over on the West Coast.


Bruce Mills

Send them to World Wide, forget the shipping, you will be glad you did.

The difference in quality will more than make up for the shipping.
Jim Stuart


I have e-mailed World Wide requesting a price.

I have checked out Apple's web page and they mention a heavy duty rebuild. Does World wide have a heavy duty rebuild as well?

Bruce Mills

They will put standard or heavy duty valves in your shocks. Unless ou are racing or autocrossing, I recommend standard valves for a more comfortable ride.
Jim Stuart

The shocks them selfs are about $74. The freight one way is @ $74 and then the same to return the cores.

Luckily for me, they have a Vancouver distributor who sells the same rebuilt product for @160cdn> No freight involved. Wow.

Do shocks have to be changed in pairs?

Bruce Mills

All the shop manuals recommend changing both front or rear shocks.

I have always replaced only what was bad. cheapskate.
Jim Stuart

This thread was discussed between 19/11/2006 and 21/11/2006

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