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Air Spring / Suspension

Air Spring / Suspension

Air Spring / Suspension

(OP)
Guys,

Any source/idea of how to remove the top and bottom plate from the bellow without damaging the rubber bellow? I just need the bellow for a project. TIA.

R.Efendy

RE: Air Spring / Suspension

(OP)
yes, the whole including the rolled by metal portion. hope to get it right on the first try.

R.Efendy

RE: Air Spring / Suspension

Probably using a tool with replicating motion as its only going to cut the ridged material if you got a sufficiently short stroke and a good machinist with a lathe would get one there.

RE: Air Spring / Suspension

gut feel is you have no chance. And even if you think you have managed it will blow out shortly afterwards if you want to put it back together.

Personally I would make up a new top and bottom plate with a flange ring with groove to trap the rubber bead.

Getting it off I would use a straight hand grinder hobby tool with a grit cutting disk. Then go in horizontally to the bead.

RE: Air Spring / Suspension

Most air springs are permanently assembled, but some can be taken apart easily.
If you haven't bought the airspring yet, you might want to get one like this.

David
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