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Old 12-30-2019, 08:30 AM   #1
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Default 34 ford Houdaille shocks

I Have a set of 34 Houdaille shocks that need to be rebuilt , wheres the best cost effective place to get them done in USA or has anybody got rebuilt ones for sale , im in Australia thanks in advance Phil,
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Old 12-30-2019, 08:46 AM   #2
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I had two 34 sets done by Apple Hydraulics in US. They were very good in ID of the 8 units 2 were replacement and incorrect for my year. They were able to source the correct two cores and thus returned two completely correct sets. They also seem to be able to work with the front ones which have a strange sealing structure ...so overall very happy...do not know about the price versus others
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Old 12-30-2019, 10:34 AM   #3
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Andrew Falandes in Massachusetts is my go-to source for shock rebuilding, including those with spun-on covers like '34 fronts. andys.shoxs@gmail.com
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Old 12-30-2019, 05:45 PM   #4
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Old 12-30-2019, 07:02 PM   #5
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thanks i have sent andy a email
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Old 12-31-2019, 10:02 AM   #6
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I used Andy also, he had a set of '41 shocks already done so turnaround was quick. He emailed and texted to keep me updated.
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I'd stay away from Apple at any cost. Andy is THE fellow to do your shocks.
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Old 01-02-2020, 11:11 PM   #8
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I'd stay away from Apple at any cost. Andy is THE fellow to do your shocks.
My one and only time sending shocks off to be rebuilt was to Apple.. to say the least they made their way to Bill Worzack (the shock man that Andy took over) after Apple's completely terrible rebuild job.
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Old 01-03-2020, 12:22 AM   #9
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Andy also rebuilt my shocks for my 40. I had also talked to Apple but Got an uneasy feeling after talking to them.
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Old 01-03-2020, 04:54 AM   #10
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my shocks are on there way to andy from Australia , ill let you all know how it goes
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Old 01-03-2020, 07:26 AM   #11
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I believe you will find the cost to be at least $250 per shock, US dollars.
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Old 01-03-2020, 09:39 PM   #12
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Not sure about a aussie rebuilder. Maybe someone will help you out as shipping is a bear.


Bills predecessor Andy would be my go to.
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My one and only time sending shocks off to be rebuilt was to Apple.. to say the least they made their way to Bill Worzack (the shock man that Andy took over) after Apple's completely terrible rebuild job.
The set I got back from them (my client sent them - NOT me) were trash. As in throw them away. They totally destroyed them.
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I have dealt with Andy and have been very happy with the results.
Like you I live down under and, other than increased freight costs, this caused no problems .
I do have a forwarding address in the States (Shipito)

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Old 02-16-2020, 07:21 AM   #15
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Well i got my shocks back from Andy , they are in perfect working order , he kept me informed by email as he was rebuilding them , i highly recommend Andy thanks Phil in Australia
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