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RSV Trunk Lid Support Mod
  Author: v4her
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After having the original trunk stay bend several times, I saw a post for replacing the original single stay with a pair of gas pressure struts. Few details were provided in that original post other than preliminary materials. After some experimentation and retries, this is the 'finish' product. Painting of the fabricated aluminum is optional.

Materials List:
2 ea. NAPA BK.819-5582 40# gas trunk struts
OR
2 ea NAPA BK.819-5620 20# gas trunk struts
4 ea. NAPA 735-3607 10MM ball stud w/ 8mm thread
4 ea 8mm nuts
1 ea. 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 1/8 aluminum angle, available at Lowes or Home Depot
1 ea. 3/4 x 3/4 square aluminum


The aluminum pieces are sold in 3 foot lengths and will need to be cut and drilled as shown in the working drawings below. The draw shows the right side, but should be reversed for the left side mount.

I started with the 20# struts as recommended in the original post, but you may find you need 40# struts if you have the trunk rack & spoiler like I do.

 

Last update: 11:28 AM Thursday, March 15, 2007

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