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 Post subject: Shocks for deck lid
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:33 am 
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Long time ago there was topics where someone installed shocks on deck lid to help keep it up. Does anyone have information on what shocks are used and where they get mounted? My trunk lid no longer likes to stay up.


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 Post subject: Re: Shocks for deck lid
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:34 pm 
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81 82 montes had them

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 Post subject: Re: Shocks for deck lid
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:55 pm 
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I'm not sure about the conversion, but here's the strut:

https://www.amazon.com/StrongArm-4100-C ... B000ALDQAK

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 Post subject: Re: Shocks for deck lid
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There are 2 different setups one uses the strut Tommy posted the other uses a shock.

Here is a pic.

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 Post subject: Re: Shocks for deck lid
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:29 am 
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Great info, Turna! I've never seen design that before. I'l stick with the old torsion bars. More room in the trunk for booze. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Shocks for deck lid
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:17 am 
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Looks like the shock style would work great if you tubbed the car compared to the torsion style.


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 Post subject: Re: Shocks for deck lid
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:22 am 
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Thanks guys! Any idea how to mount the struts to Malibu hinges? Or is there a way to replace to get tension back into the torsion bars?


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 Post subject: Re: Shocks for deck lid
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:13 am 
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The bracket bolts around the hinge Look at the top right of the pic

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