Trunk Strut install Pics inside

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  1. 73Camaro383

    73Camaro383 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I installed a gas strut for my trunk lid. I know I just could have replaced the torsion springs but didnt want to chance really screwing up my car. Where the holes were drilled for the strut wouldnt even be noticable if it was to be removed. Two are hidden and you would never know they were there unless you took off the trunk weather stripping.


    PICS ARE GONE DUE TO PHOTOBUCKET SCREWING UP THEIR WEBSITE!
     
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    73Camaro383 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The strut was bought off ebay. The number for this particluar strut was

    Gas strut truck camper topper rep Spring lift SL-13-20

    Two Stainless Steel bracket mount stud 10MM. One with the ball on the outside and one on the inside of the bracket.

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    Been thinking about that for mine lately. My lid used to squeak like crazy going up and down so I oiled up everything, mistake. How did you figure where to put the mounting points? Climb in the trunk and close the lid?
     
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    Haha, No actually lots of measuring and masking tape. I was so scared to drill into the car... But it wasnt bad at all.
     
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    Cool will keep this in mind.
     
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    That is a very cool idea. It looks great.
     
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    73Camaro383 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Thanks. Think it was like 28$ all together..
     
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    I was planning on doing the same thing on my trunck lid too....thanks for the install pics!
     
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    28 buck is cheap
     
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    Very nice! Do you happen to have part numbers on the mounting plates as well? Happen to have measurements as to where to put the plates?
     

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