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Otto Skorzeny
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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:53 am

I've never seen a copper clamp like that. My boots, one of which I replaced, had the normal steel band with a crimp in it.

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Jelonek » Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:27 am

Yes this is a very strange and I asked a lot of mechanics , nobody known how it is made... :shock:
you can´t use a hot temperature couse of rubber, there is no method to do it another,
perhaps know somebody from GM how was it made ???

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:49 pm

I doubt that is a factory clamp. I'll ask some other car people and Olds people specifically, if they've ever seen a copper clamp like that

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Loaded 68 W34 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:32 pm

My 80K mile 68 toro still had those copper clamps on it when I got it. They are original. They work just like PEX plumbing crimp rings. The factory would have used a special crimping tool. I don't think there would be a way to reproduce them. I put steel straps on all 4 of my boots when I replaced them.

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:27 am

Wow! Pretty cool. I've never seen one like it but I've never owned another front wheel drive car before.

My car had steel bands with a crimp in them like the type of straps you see on pallets, etc. I guess the boots were probably replaced at one time. It had 135,000 miles on it when I got it.

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Jelonek » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:28 am

wow! thats really cool ! but ...PEX plumbing crimp rings, the special crimping tool has to have contact to all surface of crimp and there is no so many place to do it ???... very interesting :shock:

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:37 pm

Of course the entire drive train was assembled first and then had the body dropped on it. All of those axles would have been clamped up on an assembly line without the transaxle and spindles attached.


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