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Here’s my remedy - I don’t recommend this to anyone as a disclaimer . 
You will notice the one pic showing the distinct bulge from the weld bead . The fit is so tight that it makes a difference . I’ve grinded enough welds to feel confident for myself - but won’t tell anyone this is the fix . Even with this “fix” the cartridge still stands tall in the housing . 
 

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Another observation from today.  Factory Service Manual says to put 290cc of oil in the strut tube.  That is way too much.  I had oil spilling all over when I put the strut in.

Also tightening the gland nut and keeping the strut rod from turning was interesting.

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30 minutes ago, adivin said:

Another observation from today.  Factory Service Manual says to put 290cc of oil in the strut tube.  That is way too much.  I had oil spilling all over when I put the strut in.

The reason you had oil spilling all over the place is because the original strut (as described in the factory service manual) did not use an insert. They built the damper right into the strut tube. The insert that you substituted for the original design takes up much greater volume than the original. And because of that, there is a lot less volume left over for oil.

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3 hours ago, madkaw said:

You will notice the one pic showing the distinct bulge from the weld bead . The fit is so tight that it makes a difference.

Nice work. I would have done the same. That bulge is obviously where the weld bead overlapped near the end of the bead.

Doesn't look like you had to remove much and hopefully you're home free now.

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2 hours ago, red67 said:

Did you do that with a grinder, or belt sander? Whatever, nice job!

I have a 12” disc table sander - HB special. Good sander for most projects 

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4 hours ago, Captain Obvious said:

The reason you had oil spilling all over the place is because the original strut (as described in the factory service manual) did not use an insert. They built the damper right into the strut tube. The insert that you substituted for the original design takes up much greater volume than the original. And because of that, there is a lot less volume left over for oil.

Oh boy!  Well, that explains it.  The Captain lives up to his namesake.

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So @advin, did you have any issues with fronts? Which gland nut did you use?

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2 minutes ago, red67 said:

So @advin, did you have any issues with fronts? Which gland nut did you use?

I haven't started the front yet.  I am finishing up some more work on the rear.  I will keep you posted.  Rear went smooth.

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16 minutes ago, red67 said:

Did you do any bushings??

I did bushings and wheel bearings.  After the spindle pin and rear wheel bearings, I feel like I climbed Mt Everest.

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