Have it welded up and put a steel bushing in it. I had the same issue with a Walker Evans shock which in spite of being welded kept elongating so I tapped it with 3/4" NPT and screwed a 1" wide pipe nipple into it. End of problem.[/b]
for $56 dolla I would think ebay may produce a good replacement otherwise ... if the cap is listed seperately then yes it can be replaced .figure $30-$50 dolla ( depending on who does it and the other parts for the rebuild such as seals) + the cost of the part + shiping part . thats why I said ebay . if you are paying to get it welded and machined you will have $50 into it easy. jmho MarkThe hole elongated so bad it wore right into where the resivoir hose enters. All the oil leaked out. Will this cause a problem when welding? I looked on browns leisure world and it says that the end cap is only 56 dollars. Can a shock rebuilder exchange this part or should I talk to my welding buddy? Where are all the experts. I know your on here.
Thanks for the tip Mark. As I have said in the past, I need to attend the Snofrog course of welding excellence instead of the thumbdoctor school of medieval blacksmithing.next time try welding it with 5356 as opposed to 4043 . the higher copper content gives the weld a better tensile strength along with a higher yield strength and lower % of elongation . watch the interpass temps , keep as low as possible ,M[/b]