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.
No rivnuts used, two screws under the weather strip and one outboard.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?
Does it flex the seal area much, considering this in my 70.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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