Cessna 172 nosewheel strut

Cessna 172 nosewheel strut

Is there anyone who remanufactures the front strut? Seems mine has peeled / chipped / pitted some of the chrome plating and no longer wants to stay pumped up. My AP tried to smooth the bad area's out to no avail. I am afraid it may need replacment. What are the options other than those avaliable from Cessna?

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Re: Cessna 172 nosewheel strut

Jim, Can you provide me with a part number?

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SK175-9B

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Sorry, the memory isn't what it used to be.

Correct PN is SK175-9 or SK175-9D

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Jim, I am having trouble with that SK number as that is some kind of a kit.  Would you have the actual P/N of the part you need?
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Re: Cessna 172 nosewheel strut

According to my book, that is the wheel fork and strut tube. The tube alone is not sold. SK175-9 is superceeded by SK175-9D. Retail is 801$. My serial is 172574XX The plane is a K

My options so far is to replace new for 801$, buy a salvage part quoted at 650$, or cylinder grind the old plating off, send it for chrome, and regrind and diamond lap it back to original diameter and surface finish. I own a machine shop, so the grinding is not a factor. If there was a repair shop who rebuilt these units, I would rather pay to have it done. The 800$ for a 50$ piece of chromed pipe is appaling to me.

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Is your strut tube the same as the one used for the 182?  Jack

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I'm intruding here but, trying to find out if there is any trick to removing that lock ring on the lower end of the upper strut on a '59 172. The manual says to sue a small punch in th hole, which I can do but nothign "springs out" for me to get anythign on the lock ring. ??

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I'm intruding here but, trying to find out if there is any trick to removing that lock ring on the lower end of the upper strut on a '59 172. The manual says to sue a small punch in th hole, which I can do but nothign "springs out" for me to get anythign on the lock ring. ??

Maybe someone did NOT put one end of the ring near the "Punch Hole"?

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Re: Cessna 172 nosewheel strut

Try a straight blade screwdriver and see if you can get the corner started, then the rest should follow.

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Try a straight blade screwdriver and see if you can get the corner started, then the rest should follow.

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