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Gas struts

Hi all ,I have searched the site for info on converting the old upper tail gate to gas struts ,one post was to use VS boot struts but found all of the Vs boots didn't have gas struts sooo,what I would like to hear from guys that have done this conversion ,what strus were used and photo's would be fantastic!!!!!
I'm so close to having the old girl on the road,body work,paint all done ,just putting her back together,cant wait to be rolling again !!
Cheers Kev
Ps piks are just after paint.

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Try Supercheap.

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Disclaimer :- The above is purely speculation and is only posted for entertainment purposes!!!

Love your Panno Kev,that's my fav colour.Ebay has all different types of struts to mate,I bought a set of bonnet struts for my SS ute off ebay,genuine struts where going to cost me something like $270 a pair.I bought a pair off Ebay for $30,still going good!...

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Cheers Al....
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My VX SS has gas struts that hold the boot lid up, they are shorter than the bonnet ones and the SS ones are stronger as they have to support the weight of the SS boot spoiler.
In the open position as per the pic attached they measure approx 350mm in the open position.

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Where do ya live mate
In Perth there are 2 companies that I know of that sell the gas struts. You can choose length, strength and mounting ends brackets ect
https://uesint.com/ In Malaga
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http://www.indrub.co... In welshpool
I had to experiment with the strengths as to much strength and it is really hard to shut. To little strength and it will stop holding the tailgate after a month and if you go over a bump whilst driving with the tailgate open then it bobs down and bounces back ect

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