Trunk Strut install Pics inside

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  1. kboxx

    kboxx Veteran Member

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    Good job! I replaced both my weak trunk torsion springs with new ones (and the correct larger one for a deck with rear spoiler) and they still don't hold the trunk up. I will have to do something like what you did...
     
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    73Camaro383 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Any questions, just ask. Ebay is where I got all the parts.. There is a seller who has all of it.
     
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    I did this exact thing on my '71 about 15 years ago. I used a tired leftover hatch strut from my Monza and made my own brackets. Put it in the exact same location.

    I used Pop-rivets to put mine in.

    The only thing I have to be careful about is to hold on to the trunklid as I let it up. Otherwise it comes up too fast...

    ;)
     
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    Mine will only go up if you help it a little. Prevents spring back and pressure on the lid on one side.
     
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    Finally got around to ordering the parts to do this,so soon i will have a trunk lid that stays up haha.
     
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    Yeah,that's the same place i just ordered mine from.I just got the regular steel brackets,not the stainless,but with both brackets and the strut it cost me $27.87.If you order all 3 parts at once,request a new total as it wont automatically adjust the shipping,they will adjust it and send you an invoice so it comes out to a better price,at first is was showing a total of like $37,but they fixed it.
     
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    Thanks clay. It works great. You will be much happier..
     
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    Installed the trunk strut. Here is how it works!!

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    Thanks Vinnie!!
     
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