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  • JerriLampon
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    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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  • AZTB
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    Very clever, Jerri...I just used a broom stick.

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  • JerriLampon
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    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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  • Lakebum
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    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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  • Frank Dreano
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    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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  • 007Cruiser
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    Originally posted by AZTB View Post

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

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  • AZTB
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    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!

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  • 007Cruiser
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    And pass up such a great deal?

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  • RustyFrye
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    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....

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  • 007Cruiser
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    Here’s another source and they’re 1/3 off.

    https://www.thunderbirdspecialties.c...upport-struts/

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  • steelblue5505
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    That's exactly what I am doing after the world gets back from New Year's Eve

    Thanks everyone for your comments.

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  • Tbirddave
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    Ordered new struts from Amazon, the old ones are getting pretty week.

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  • 2K2BIRD
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    Mine are still holding after 20 years, but they are a little weaker. Wonder why? Maybe Nancy Gioia knows.

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  • AZTB
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    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 agree...same here. I did all four struts on the prior IG...again just a 15-minute job for all four.

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  • Brad
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    Originally posted by Fredrik73 View Post
    I always do the old”volvo trick” on gas spings that hit me in the head…
    grab it and pull it so it bends that makes it stay up one more year
    worked on all volvo 245 trunkhatches
    (but i was young and new springs costed more than a used Volvo hihihi)
    That's brilliant, I will definitely be using this especially on other people's cars when I look under the hood

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