How To Replace Trunk Torsion Springs with Lift Struts

  1. Mopar Tim

    Mopar Tim FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

    Messages:
    16,532
    Likes Received:
    9262
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2014
    Location:
    vista CA.
    Local Time:
    2:18 PM
    Mopar Tim submitted a new Article:

    How To Replace Trunk Torsion Springs with Lift Struts

    Read more about this article here...
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 16, 2018
    • Like Like x 7
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 2
    • 1963dartgt

      1963dartgt Well-Known Member

      Messages:
      502
      Likes Received:
      142
      Joined:
      Nov 7, 2015
      Location:
      CA
      Local Time:
      4:18 PM
      Watchimg this.
       
      • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
      • dukeboy_318

        dukeboy_318 Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor. FABO Gold Member

        Messages:
        33,715
        Likes Received:
        11866
        Joined:
        Jan 19, 2007
        Location:
        la la land
        Local Time:
        5:18 PM
        Watching
         
      • Mopar Tim

        Mopar Tim FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

        Messages:
        16,532
        Likes Received:
        9262
        Joined:
        Nov 29, 2014
        Location:
        vista CA.
        Local Time:
        2:18 PM
        Will be doing the install soon. :thumbsup:
         
        • Like Like x 1
        • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
        • grean meany

          grean meany Well-Known Member

          Messages:
          56
          Likes Received:
          26
          Joined:
          Dec 27, 2015
          Location:
          lake worth fla
          Local Time:
          4:18 PM
          :popcorn:
           
        • ocdart

          ocdart Inland Mopars Car Club FABO Gold Member

          Messages:
          9,495
          Likes Received:
          1898
          Joined:
          Nov 5, 2006
          Location:
          North OC, SoCal
          Local Time:
          2:18 PM
        • Mopar Tim

          Mopar Tim FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

          Messages:
          16,532
          Likes Received:
          9262
          Joined:
          Nov 29, 2014
          Location:
          vista CA.
          Local Time:
          2:18 PM
          Last edited: Nov 14, 2017
          • Like Like x 2
          • Sedanman

            Sedanman 67-9 Valiant specialist FABO Gold Member

            Messages:
            8,479
            Likes Received:
            557
            Joined:
            Apr 3, 2009
            Location:
            chicago Il
            Local Time:
            4:18 PM
            I'm looking forward to it.
             
          • mopar74

            mopar74 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

            Messages:
            213
            Likes Received:
            184
            Joined:
            Sep 29, 2004
            Location:
            Escondido,CA
            Local Time:
            10:18 PM
            I'm also looking forward to it. As I'll need to do this to the 69 Valiant.
             
          • Mopar Tim

            Mopar Tim FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

            Messages:
            16,532
            Likes Received:
            9262
            Joined:
            Nov 29, 2014
            Location:
            vista CA.
            Local Time:
            2:18 PM
            The '69 is not in the work area, waiting on new rear brakes so I can move it. Today I hope.
             
            • Like Like x 1
            • retroron

              retroron FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

              Messages:
              694
              Likes Received:
              516
              Joined:
              Apr 9, 2014
              Location:
              Livermore Calif
              Local Time:
              2:18 PM
              I used 150 pound, 15 inch gas springs for the hood, I'm planning on using 120 pound 15 inch springs in the trunk. I used Guden gas springs. The Guden webpage lists various gas springs, etc. I called Guden and spoke with Karen Kavanagh who was most helpful.
              Karen Kavanagh
              Customer Service Representative
              H. A. Guden Co., Inc.
              Industrial Hardware Made Easy
              www.guden.com ** kak@guden.com
              1-800-344-6437 x108 Fax: 1-631-737-2933

              If you need more information let me know.
               
              • Like Like x 1
              • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
              • scott657

                scott657 Well-Known Member

                Messages:
                444
                Likes Received:
                183
                Joined:
                Dec 26, 2016
                Location:
                Lancaster, Ca
                Local Time:
                2:18 PM
                Watching
                 
              • Mopar Tim

                Mopar Tim FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

                Messages:
                16,532
                Likes Received:
                9262
                Joined:
                Nov 29, 2014
                Location:
                vista CA.
                Local Time:
                2:18 PM
                Starting tomorrow...
                 
                • Like Like x 1
                • Mopar Tim

                  Mopar Tim FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

                  Messages:
                  16,532
                  Likes Received:
                  9262
                  Joined:
                  Nov 29, 2014
                  Location:
                  vista CA.
                  Local Time:
                  2:18 PM
                  Started on it yesterday, I will post Pics and info soon!!!:thumbsup:
                   
                  • Like Like x 2
                  • dukeboy_318

                    dukeboy_318 Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor. FABO Gold Member

                    Messages:
                    33,715
                    Likes Received:
                    11866
                    Joined:
                    Jan 19, 2007
                    Location:
                    la la land
                    Local Time:
                    5:18 PM
                    Subscribed!!
                     
                    • Like Like x 1
                    • mopowers

                      mopowers Well-Known Member

                      Messages:
                      4,172
                      Likes Received:
                      1281
                      Joined:
                      Feb 15, 2006
                      Location:
                      West Sacramento, CA
                      Local Time:
                      2:18 PM
                      Nice work!

                      Hood struts from a early to mid 90's Taurus work well too.
                       
                      • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                      • Tooljunkie

                        Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

                        Messages:
                        10,664
                        Likes Received:
                        9027
                        Joined:
                        Jul 22, 2017
                        Location:
                        Manitoba
                        Local Time:
                        4:18 PM
                        Tim, one more photo please.
                        Of the strut installed showing the whole strut and both ends. Thanks. Will put it into perspective.
                         
                        • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                        • Mopar Tim

                          Mopar Tim FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

                          Messages:
                          16,532
                          Likes Received:
                          9262
                          Joined:
                          Nov 29, 2014
                          Location:
                          vista CA.
                          Local Time:
                          2:18 PM
                          Good?
                           
                          • Like Like x 1
                          • Tooljunkie

                            Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

                            Messages:
                            10,664
                            Likes Received:
                            9027
                            Joined:
                            Jul 22, 2017
                            Location:
                            Manitoba
                            Local Time:
                            4:18 PM
                            Thats great!
                            I would consider epoxy between plate and body metal to seal it.
                            Struts are tucked nicely out of the way too!:thumbsup:
                             
                            • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                            • Mopar Tim

                              Mopar Tim FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

                              Messages:
                              16,532
                              Likes Received:
                              9262
                              Joined:
                              Nov 29, 2014
                              Location:
                              vista CA.
                              Local Time:
                              2:18 PM
                              I am sure there is room for some improvement...Thanks..
                               
                              • Like Like x 1
                              • Old man ray

                                Old man ray Banned By Request

                                Messages:
                                13,189
                                Likes Received:
                                6141
                                Joined:
                                Sep 17, 2011
                                Local Time:
                                7:18 PM
                                Good job Tim.
                                Thanks for this.
                                 
                                • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                                • Mopar Tim

                                  Mopar Tim FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

                                  Messages:
                                  16,532
                                  Likes Received:
                                  9262
                                  Joined:
                                  Nov 29, 2014
                                  Location:
                                  vista CA.
                                  Local Time:
                                  2:18 PM
                                  Bump stops soon....:thumbsup:
                                   
                                  • Like Like x 1
                                  • Mopar Tim

                                    Mopar Tim FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

                                    Messages:
                                    16,532
                                    Likes Received:
                                    9262
                                    Joined:
                                    Nov 29, 2014
                                    Location:
                                    vista CA.
                                    Local Time:
                                    2:18 PM
                                    Been sick with the flu,,,,will finish soon....
                                     
                                  • Mopar Tim

                                    Mopar Tim FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

                                    Messages:
                                    16,532
                                    Likes Received:
                                    9262
                                    Joined:
                                    Nov 29, 2014
                                    Location:
                                    vista CA.
                                    Local Time:
                                    2:18 PM
                                    Back from cross country road trip. Finish real soon. :thumbsup:
                                     
                                  • purplescamper

                                    purplescamper Well-Known Member

                                    Messages:
                                    290
                                    Likes Received:
                                    64
                                    Joined:
                                    Jul 31, 2012
                                    Location:
                                    scotrun pa.
                                    Local Time:
                                    4:18 PM
                                    didn't wprk for me I bent 2 sets of strut$
                                     
                                  1. This site uses cookies to help personalize content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
                                    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.