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Shaking hands with danger!
One of the spring/tube whatzits failed on my 142 trunk lid and Scandix seemed to have the best option for long term replacement.
You can get the gas spring and then add a separately sold clevis on one end.
There is a nifty twist, it's not compressed!
So I used my floor jack and one loop of my car's trailer hitch to compress it. Then several loops of mechanics wire to reduce its length by 1 1/2"
Probably not the safest way to have done this but I figured I wasn't likely to get mortally injured ;D
Anyway, it works wonderfully and I think I'll replace the other side when the budget allows.
Last edited by mathue; 03-24-2019 at 02:32 PM.
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Wow. That's a surprising development. I was planning on buying one of these myself -- good to know this ahead of time. Thanks for sharing. Glad you didn't kill yourself in the process.
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