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Old 06-21-2012, 02:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Source for trunk lid prop?

I'm trying to locate a source for a nice trunk lid prop. (I don't want to use a stick).

I saw a picture on the forum some time ago of one that fastened to the trunk deck and had a mechanism in it to keep the lid open when latched.

Any help is always much appreciated.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Mike's Replica Parts - he is a vendor on the site - excellent products!

Trunk support kit (

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Old 06-21-2012, 09:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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trunk suport

I have a Mikes replica parts trunk kit for sale pm me if interested
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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How about make your own? Nothing special but it was a fun project and it works.... I can get part numbers if needed.







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Old 06-22-2012, 03:23 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hydraulic lift

I installed gas lifts on my trunk. Works really well. It is very nice to open the trunk and have the trunk lid stay open by itself. I made a couple of steel brakets and installed them in an already built car. Drilled some holes in the hinges and mounted the lifts. If you are interested I will pull together some details and the part number of the lifts and send it to you.

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Old 07-30-2012, 03:59 AM   #8 (permalink)
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How about some pictures, Larry?
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:09 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Breeze has a video of their hood support used as a trunk support in Mark's video posts.
Good Stuff!

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Old 07-30-2012, 04:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Another vote for Breeze. Attaches only to the frame, not the body.

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Old 08-01-2012, 02:31 AM   #12 (permalink)
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http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae94/SpiderLarry/TrunkLift015.jpg
http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/a...unkLift014.jpg
http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/a...unkLift012.jpg
http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/a...unkLift010.jpg
http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/a...unkLift009.jpg

Here are the photos of the gas lifts I installed on my MKIV. I did this with the body on which was a real pain, but doable. The gas lifts were ordered from Auto Zone and are part # E95782. The important part is that they are rated at 45 lbs which may seem like a lot but the trunk lid opens and closes easily, and it stays up by itself!

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Old 10-11-2012, 08:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Making the same setup for my MKIV. Larry, question - how far from the hinge pivot point is your strut mouting ball? Looks around 1.5"? Would rather not drill that hole more than once...

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http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae94/SpiderLarry/TrunkLift015.jpg
http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/a...unkLift014.jpg
http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/a...unkLift012.jpg
http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/a...unkLift010.jpg
http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/a...unkLift009.jpg

Here are the photos of the gas lifts I installed on my MKIV. I did this with the body on which was a real pain, but doable. The gas lifts were ordered from Auto Zone and are part # E95782. The important part is that they are rated at 45 lbs which may seem like a lot but the trunk lid opens and closes easily, and it stays up by itself!

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Old 10-11-2012, 10:09 PM   #14 (permalink)
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http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae94/SpiderLarry/TrunkLift015.jpg
http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/a...unkLift014.jpg
http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/a...unkLift012.jpg
http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/a...unkLift010.jpg
http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/a...unkLift009.jpg

Here are the photos of the gas lifts I installed on my MKIV. I did this with the body on which was a real pain, but doable. The gas lifts were ordered from Auto Zone and are part # E95782. The important part is that they are rated at 45 lbs which may seem like a lot but the trunk lid opens and closes easily, and it stays up by itself!

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Couldn't you think of a clean way to do it? :-)

That is really nice. Almost hidden.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:07 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Mike doesn't have them on his website, but he's selling the hidden Mk4 version of the gas shock trunk support kit. Same price as the Mk2 and 3. Email him to order. Ordered mine this past weekend, and should be here any day.

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Old 10-12-2012, 12:15 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Could I impose on you to take a measurement when you get yours from Mike? I fabbed up a custom mount for the strut ball near the rollbars and have the same struts as what Mike is using. I need to know the distance between the hinge mounting hole with the bushings to the hole for the strut ball. Its an arc, but a straight line measurement between the two holes would suffice.

Would rather not do the trial end error thing if possible. I have it all installed and ready to go just need to drill and tap the holes in the hinge arms.

Thanks, would be appreciated!

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Mike doesn't have them on his website, but he's selling the hidden Mk4 version of the gas shock trunk support kit. Same price as the Mk2 and 3. Email him to order. Ordered mine this past weekend, and should be here any day.

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edwardb,

Could I impose on you to take a measurement when you get yours from Mike? I fabbed up a custom mount for the strut ball near the rollbars and have the same struts as what Mike is using. I need to know the distance between the hinge mounting hole with the bushings to the hole for the strut ball. Its an arc, but a straight line measurement between the two holes would suffice.

Would rather not do the trial end error thing if possible. I have it all installed and ready to go just need to drill and tap the holes in the hinge arms.

Thanks, would be appreciated!

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Listed as 2.5 inches from center of hinge mounting hole to center of pivot ball.
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Thank you! Very much appreciated... Will finish that project off tomorrow night.

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Listed as 2.5 inches from center of hinge mounting hole to center of pivot ball.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:07 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Kevin,

Sorry for not responding. I lost track of this post and don't visit the forum as often as I used to. My measurement was closer to the 1.5 inch but I think either would work. The important part was the pressure rating of the gas spring. I went through several pairs before I got the lid to stay up. Thankfully Autozone kept taking them back! It is so nice to open the trunk lid and have it stay up on its own.

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Another vote for Mikes replica parts. Mine works great.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:22 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Love Larry's set up.

One 45lb gas lift is enough, o I need one on each side?
Part number E95782 shows 69lb, is it correct part number or I need to ask for 45lb lift? If yes, what length?
Looks like part number E95293 is 45lb.
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