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Edge 2 "shocks"

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by Marlene, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    I remember way way back someone posted that you can get the little shocks that hold the Edge 2 hood up from a car supply store, is that true? is so, has anyone bought them and what do you ask for? also changing them out myself, how hard is it? I did call my supplier for Gerber shocks and they are $193 for a set of two which seems kind high or that might be a good price, I have no idea
     
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  3. mark-s

    mark-s Active Member

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    I think ebay has them for around $75.00

    mark-s
     
  4. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    I got them at NAPA
    Easy to change
     
  5. Red Ball

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    Same here. Very easy.
     
  6. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    thanks so much! that thread was jsut what I was looking for!
     
  7. Drip Dry

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    I don't want to throw a wet blanket over it but...
    Before I was in the sign biz full time, I spent over 20 years servicing electro-mechanical equipment like gerber
    I thought it would be a snap. After screwing around with it for 2 days, I gave up and bought the shocks from Gerber.
    They went in without a problem.
    I think the problem was that the Gerber shocks had a tie wrap around them, compressing them to the exact length to fit onto the posts. Without tie wraps, you have to compress them by hand, and I was afraid to break one of the posts off.

    I was told by Gerber , they have someone compress them with a vice type machine and then put the wrap on it.

    If you do it, it has to be exact.
    Gerber is always overpriced, but I think it would be money well spent
     
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