We would like to remove the aluminum spacer from the shocks. It looks as if it will have to be cut free.

Wondering if anyone has any first hand experience and may have photos of a bare shock and spacer so I can see what I'm up against?

Also would appreciate a clear shot of a good 'Ariston' label too.

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Mine were corroded down, couple lite taps with a hammer and the came right off.    Strange thing is. I removed the factory stickers and this Blue was under all of them and the spacers. Not the color I was expecting at all for Factory Ariston Shocks

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This is what we use (Branick) , few DIY have the luxury for one off.  We have done hundred of struts on it.

Those look decient. Would feel better if they came in sets of 3. 

I won't tell you how we used to do them in the old days.  Let me just say , one popped apart and the top plate hit the 18ft ceiling never to be found again.  Be careful.  

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We used a press like Larry shows. I like those press plates, BTW.

It doesn't take too much pressure to compress the spring enough to get the keepers out, but be sure your press has enough room to retreat and let the spring expand to it's free length, or else you'll have to reset the keepers and try again. Some things get learned the hard way.

Best to stand to the side while working after the keepers have been removed.

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