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Shock absorber ball joint fittings for a WW2

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Hello folks

I am currently sprucing up my Wild Willy 2 with bearings, a sports tuned motor, steel pinion and a set of oil filled shocks.

I have picked up a set of TrackStar 61mm shocks and they look like they will fit except the holes in the ball joints are larger than the standard fittings. Not sure of the hole size at the widest point but appears to be 6mm. The shank diameter of the WW2 shock bolt is 3.72mm.

Does anyone know whether there are any shock link balls or sleeves available that I could use to fit these shocks? Or suggestions as to other standard fittings that I could use?

Many thanks in advance for any ideas. I had a look online but didn't see anything that would obviously work.

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I had a similar issue with some cheap Chinese shocks - the top mounting hole is an odd size. I just cut down some rubber tube to approximately the right diameter and fitted it inside the mounting hole. Then bolted the shock on with a 3x12 or 3x15 bolt and washer. Basic, but it works!

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This seems to be a recurring problem with cheap shocks.  I've got various sets here that didn't come with balls.  Definitely interested if anyone has any idea where to get the balls from.

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