A couple of years ago I posted about installing the rear bump stops in Miss April as well as some Boge shocks on the rear of the car. Well, I have finally completed the task of cleaning up all the shocks and steering damper. Boge was the standard shock installed on the 356's unless the buyer specified Koni from the options list.
Since there is no mention of shocks on my Kardex, it's a good bet that Boge were on the car when it left the factory.
Below are photos of my Boge shocks and steering damper. I have done my best to restore them to original and I'm happy with how they turned out. They still have nice smooth movement in either direction.
The mahogany/brown color is the original color for these shocks. They changed to a black color around the same time that the Berlin wall fell, and the shocks were then marked "MADE IN GERMANY" replacing the wording "MADE IN WESTERN GERMANY".
Also note the original Boge logo on all the shocks and the steering damper. That was not used in later production and the word BOGE was later stamped in individual blocks.
Enjoy the photos!
Close up on the Rear Shocks. Note the PORSCHE 644 part number.
Close up on the front shocks. PORSCHE part numbers on these as well.
Harder to get photos on the steering damper because the diameter of the tube is so small. Including 3 shots. Again, the PORSCHE part number is present this time starting with 695.
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