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Yorgle
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Re: CopyCatVert

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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?
Designed to be driven

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Re: CopyCatVert

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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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Re: CopyCatVert

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

Another neat modification Jody. :thumbup:
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