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  • #16
    Originally posted by 007Cruiser View Post
    Here’s another source and they’re 1/3 off.
    Oh crap! Looks like it's time for Gene to have his meds adjusted again....

    Bird is the word.....
    Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. H. L. Mencken US editor (1880 - 1956)

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    • #17
      And pass up such a great deal?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by 007Cruiser View Post
        Here’s another source and they’re 1/3 off. https://www.thunderbirdspecialties.c...upport-struts/
        ...holy reindeer droppings!
        "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Elliot

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        • #19
          Originally posted by AZTB View Post

          ...holy reindeer droppings!
          Our boy Phil has brass ones.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Lakebum View Post

            I've replaced the hood and deck lid struts and never removed any bolts on a retro. Just removed the clips and installed the new struts.. Sure it was not one of the other nice classics you had?
            I mis-spoke (ugh) yes = the struts only require dealing with the clips...
            I meant to add do NOT count on one strut holding up the hood or trunk while you install the other; prop those panels open with something until both struts are installed (ask me how I know).

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Frank Dreano View Post

              I mis-spoke (ugh) yes = the struts only require dealing with the clips...
              I meant to add do NOT count on one strut holding up the hood or trunk while you install the other; prop those panels open with something until both struts are installed (ask me how I know).
              I know how!! BTDT

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              • #22
                Searching eBay for a decent price on hood/trunk struts, I found a handy tool to hold the lids up while changing the other strut.
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                Very clever, but a Vice-Grip can achieve the same results without going very far.
                One person job, well done.

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                • #23
                  Very clever, Jerri...I just used a broom stick.
                  "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Elliot

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by AZTB View Post
                    Very clever, Jerri...I just used a broom stick.
                    I tried to use a broom stick too, but it kept crunching the broom, making it useless.

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