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Yorgle
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Post by Yorgle » 14 May 2018, 09:59

Here's my latest cheapskate modification: gas struts for the trunk, salvaged from an old hot tub cover lift (including the nifty rectangular nut that looks like it was made to fit inside the Cougar hinge) . Price: $free. Time: finished before the grill was heated up for chicken. Result: my trunk now opens smoothly with no bouncing and I can add a luggage rack if the urge ever hits me to do so. No cutting was necessary, only a few 1/4" holes (2 per side). The struts fit tucked away neatly along side of the hinges so they don't get in the way of anything.

1968 XR-7 Augusta Green, J-Code, 5 litre, Autolite 6100, 5 spd, convertible with heated seats, cruise control and rear sway bar.

BTW, I think electronic ignition is pointless.

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Re: CopyCatVert

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Post by leonbray » 15 May 2018, 06:33

Are you going to remove the springs?
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Post by Yorgle » 15 May 2018, 09:04

leonbray wrote:
15 May 2018, 06:33
Are you going to remove the springs?
They're not really in the way and if I remove them, I'll just have to find a place in the garage to store them. So, I think I'll just leave them be.
1968 XR-7 Augusta Green, J-Code, 5 litre, Autolite 6100, 5 spd, convertible with heated seats, cruise control and rear sway bar.

BTW, I think electronic ignition is pointless.

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Post by 1967 S Code » 16 May 2018, 17:08

Another neat modification Jody. :thumbup:
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Post by Yorgle » 25 Oct 2018, 08:00

Well, what do you think? I was going to wait until spring to put these on, but I had to replace one of the tires anyway. One down, three to go.

1968 XR-7 Augusta Green, J-Code, 5 litre, Autolite 6100, 5 spd, convertible with heated seats, cruise control and rear sway bar.

BTW, I think electronic ignition is pointless.

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Post by ccarney69 » 25 Oct 2018, 10:33

I think the cougar rims look great. I like the wider spokes anyways.
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Re: CopyCatVert

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Post by Sir Ed » 25 Oct 2018, 21:50

How much was the electric impact?

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Post by Yorgle » 26 Oct 2018, 14:54

Sir Ed wrote:
25 Oct 2018, 21:50
How much was the electric impact?

Wife wants to know what I want for Christmas!
I bought it years ago on sale at Harbour Freight for next to nothing. It has nowhere near the power of most air powered ones, but for things like changing wheels, it speeds things up a lot (thought I have to go back and re-torque the lugs by hand to make sure they're snug).
1968 XR-7 Augusta Green, J-Code, 5 litre, Autolite 6100, 5 spd, convertible with heated seats, cruise control and rear sway bar.

BTW, I think electronic ignition is pointless.

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Re: CopyCatVert

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Post by Al Bundy » 26 Oct 2018, 15:58

Get a cordless one. DeWalt and Milwaukee both make good ones.
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