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78Z
12-31-2003, 05:29 PM
bunch of pics and such by now my hood is no longer held open by a chain hung from the garage roof beam! coolgleam.gif

sorry for the blurry pictures - digi camera I borrow sucks

https://members.shaw.ca/spitfire1500/struts.html

https://members.shaw.ca/spitfire1500/images/dec2003/hoodprop03.jpg

a good use for an 80s Subaru wagon anyway

I just hope this won't make me a future DPO

aeronca65t
12-31-2003, 05:49 PM
Nice.
I usually use a stick or a broom. graemlins/jester.gif

tony barnhill
12-31-2003, 08:03 PM
Thjey're good for bonnets, MGB GT rear hatches, MGB trunk lids....all kinds of uses - Ian Pender sells a complete kit with brackets, etc.

Dale
01-03-2004, 12:47 AM
The gas struts are really neat, but weight sensitive. The ones on my TR7 boot lid seem to last forever while my Chevy Astro's rear hatch goes through a pair every 18 to 24 months. The NAPA replacements seem to be better than the factory originals.