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I'm keen to have a go at rebuilding the original shockies from my 1957 Spider Normale.

They look in reasonable external condition and I'm after some sage advice as to how to go about this task.

All help appreciated,
Chris
 

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Our cars originally came with Girling shocks,front and rear.What you have appear to be Koni,considered by some to be the best replacement.Some,if not all Konis' are rebuildable,but I'm not sure about this type.Best to contact Koni. I believe that this is doable,and have been wanting to try rebuilding these as well(the original Girlings),but all I have are the rears,and don't want to proceed until I get decent,rebuildable Girling fronts.Quickie photos are of partially disasembled rear Girlings,from my 61' Giulietta spider.Regards,Phil D
 

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Thanks Phil,

I guess the previous owner replaced the Girlings with these Konis. New period replacement Konis are available, so I'll have to think about my options.

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The key to rebuilding these, or making the decision whether they need rebuilding, is to have access to a shock dynamometer. I have heard of shops rebuilding Bilsteins having one. But obviously there are others. I believe that Alfa covered this in the shop manual.
 
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