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    Default 404 rear shock absorbers - Availability.

    For a while, I have been looking for a local supplier to purchase rear shockies for the restoration.

    All the usual suppliers/manufactures were contacted and usually received the same response, “Nil stock in Australia, might be able to source internationally, but you’ll have to pay the freight.”

    They are available from a couple of European ebayers, but freight and exchange rates are high.

    Anyhow, a fellow 404 owner suggested I give Motson’s Automotive and Suspension a call, as they replaced his about 5 years ago. Nothing ventured nothing gained, so I gave them a call. Next day I received a set for $180.84. A lot cheaper than the alternatives previously mentioned.

    What I received was a set of ‘Classic’ shock absorbers. They are manufactured by Gabriel, which I find interesting, because when my local automotive shop contacted the Gabriel supplier, they stated ‘nothing available’. If I was not standing there when the call was made, I would be slightly sceptical now.

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    If anyone is interested, the full description is;

    Brand – Classic
    Type – Gas
    Part Number – 82125

    Markings on shock absorber are;
    739125
    Made in Mexico
    Q09082


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    My experience with both "gas" shockers / gabriel is that they are harsh compared to originals. I had good result with Lipp ex EAI. But probably not available now.
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    Yep, EAI do not keep stock anymore either.
    I'll just have to let the tyre pressure down a bit. LOL
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    Is anyone able to rebuild the original rears?

    That would be ideal, as they're so much better than the Konis and Boges I had on a couple of other 404s.
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    Just had a quick look on the net munroe list rears r 5410 and also pedders, although these may not be gas ,im interested as i also have a 404 which is being used regularly , by my son ,pugs

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    Pugwash,

    That is the correct number, but neither had them.
    Just this week I paid for a set on Ebay Australia by a supplier down south, only to be contacted an hour later saying they couldn't supply either of the 2 sets advertised (?) The money was refunded, but annoying.
    I was just happy to get any. Gas or oil.
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    If you are desperate you can fit falcon rear shocks, leaf sprung cars.
    However they are shorter so less travel which kind of defeats the logic of owning a 404.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dano View Post
    Pugwash,

    That is the correct number, but neither had them.
    Just this week I paid for a set on Ebay Australia by a supplier down south, only to be contacted an hour later saying they couldn't supply either of the 2 sets advertised (?) The money was refunded, but annoying.
    I was just happy to get any. Gas or oil.
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAHAM WALLIS View Post
    If you are desperate you can fit falcon rear shocks, leaf sprung cars.
    However they are shorter so less travel which kind of defeats the logic of owning a 404.

    Caravelle Imprts in Box Hill North have rear shockers for 404

    Not especially expensive either


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    Hey Dano,
    How are your original gas shocks? They have a reputation for being very durable, and require no service, so your old pair may still be just fine. In the US, I've seen listing on Rockauto in Australian warehouses for rear shocks.
    More Information for MONROE EUROPE R5410
    Apparently made by Monroe and are oil filled.
    The website that I have seen BY FAR the most suspension parts for the 404 is called Mercado Libre. Search in the Argentinian zone, and you will find springs, struts of all kinds that supposedly go on the 404. I've tried to get parts there with limited success. Some Argentinian guys will ship out of country but a lot won't. Let me know what you end up going with. As for me, I'm sticking with the originals until something bugs me!
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