Trunk lid won't stay up

Ratty_81

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Nov 13, 2020
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I tried 2 sets of "correct" torsion rods for a spoiler trunk lid, they both sucked and would BARELY hold the trunk open, If I tapped the open trunk it would fall down.
I went the strut route 5 years ago and have had zero problems, it still works a good as the first day I installed it.
If I had a all original or show car I get the "no holes" in my car approach. I used a wooden stick for a while but it was a pain in the a$$. But once I went the race route and a fuel cell installed it no longer mattered and the strut was installed. To each his own.

Looks a little different than the eddie motorsports version. Are there riv-nuts for the trunk lid bracket bolts?
I’m considering building my own strut set up. Can you give me some dimensions on the strut and a couple measurements on where the brackets are located?
 

70Znut

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Feb 5, 2016
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Sarasota,FL
Looks a little different than the eddie motorsports version. Are there riv-nuts for the trunk lid bracket bolts?
I’m considering building my own strut set up. Can you give me some dimensions on the strut and a couple measurements on where the brackets are located?
No rivnuts used, two screws under the weather strip and one outboard.
Here a few closeup pics and a couple measurements that may help.
Strut measures 15-3/4 when trunk is open. Strut gas chamber is 8"
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mrfleet12

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Aug 8, 2014
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West of Chicago IL
No rivnuts used, two screws under the weather strip and one outboard.
Here a few closeup pics and a couple measurements that may help.
Strut measures 15-3/4 when trunk is open. Strut gas chamber is 8"
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Does it flex the seal area much, considering this in my 70.
 




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