Trunk Lift gas supports?

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cartel
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Trunk Lift gas supports?

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anyone done gas struts for trunklid? missing the trunk torsion bars so instead of hunting for some wouldnt mind rear gas struts like hood has
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Too bad we are not a bit closer. I have a couple extra sets of them hanging in my garage. I have one set from a '69 model that I will be using on my car, and a couple sets from 71 or 72 models. The early cars had a straight torsion rod, while they put a couple of bends in the later models to go around that little vapor tank that mounts under the rear shelf.
Seems like an arrangement similar to a 350Z rear hatch would work for the trunk. I've never seen it done before though.
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they arent heavy so not that bad to ship to wa-- lemme see what i can find --
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cartel wrote: 11 May 2021 17:06 they arent heavy so not that bad to ship to wa-- lemme see what i can find --
Hey Mike, did you ever work out a solution for the trunk gas lifts? I am realizing the location of my fuel cell will interfere with the hinge tension rods. May do some experiments with this. I am assuming some variant of the hood gas lift solution would work. Anyone have a solution, let me know. Thanks.
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72ultraorange wrote: 24 May 2022 04:29
cartel wrote: 11 May 2021 17:06 they arent heavy so not that bad to ship to wa-- lemme see what i can find --
Hey Mike, did you ever work out a solution for the trunk gas lifts? I am realizing the location of my fuel cell will interfere with the hinge tension rods. May do some experiments with this. I am assuming some variant of the hood gas lift solution would work. Anyone have a solution, let me know. Thanks.
I would be interested to know as well what would work. Following .
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I got some original supports from Guy and put them in. works great.

if u do it let me know. the green one has a bonded rear spoiler and the oem springs barely hold it up
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