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Old 01-07-2014, 12:21 PM
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Engine box Hydraulic spring mounting points

Hey Blackcreek or Mike205, does anyone have a picture of how the hydraulic lift springs are mounted on the engine box. when I redid the engine box I kept the floor mountings but dont know how the factory hooked up the lifts to the box. anyone have picts would appreciate it. happy new Year.! Wing
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:07 PM
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My '96 has something like this on the inside of the motor box. Not sure if this example is the same dimensions:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stainless-SS-Gas-Strut-Shock-Spring-Door-Frame-Bracket-Mount-W-10mm-Ball-Stud-/370962459940?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories &vxp=mtr&hash=item565f15ed24
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:11 PM
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yup those are them...just need to measure distance for mounting.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:05 AM
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Thanks for the link, this was something to fix on my list.
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:31 AM
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Anyone got a picture of your set up on a 205? I have the mounts just don't know the measurements and where they are suppose to go on the engine box- Additionally how big/long are the hydraulic lift springs ? 18, inches etc. Thanks in advance, dave
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:50 AM
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Anyone got a picture of your set up on a 205? I have the mounts just don't know the measurements and where they are suppose to go on the engine box- Additionally how big/long are the hydraulic lift springs ? 18, inches etc. Thanks in advance, dave

Hey Wingnut, I'll take some photos and measurements tonight.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:28 PM
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Hey Wingnut, my lift struts are 20". Sorry, I couldn't take photos of the mounts on the engine box as my interior is at the upholsterers right now.
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:15 AM
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I'll take some photo's tomorrow.... on my 205... with measurements. My dog house is off right now so I can show where the floor mounts are... and I will confirm which gas struts I have.
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:55 AM
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I am replacing all the gas struts on my '99 Sportstar. Is there any reason to go up in force/pounds? For instance, go from a 10# to a 20#? Thanks for your input.
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Old 11-27-2014, 11:15 AM
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I am replacing all the gas struts on my '99 Sportstar. Is there any reason to go up in force/pounds? For instance, go from a 10# to a 20#? Thanks for your input.
both of mine are 50's.
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