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Old 04-12-2006, 04:46 PM
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Where do you get a new Observer seat gas strut?

Where do you get a new Observer seat gas strut??

I tried a search on here and I couldnt find anything on it. Anyone got any ideas?? I got the sticker off it with some info and numbers. Where can I get one of these?

I didnt see any at skidim.

Any ideas would be appreciated
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Old 04-12-2006, 05:09 PM
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Take it out and head to the local auto parts store with the strut...
there are a billion different versions and one is bound to fit your needs.(I recently did the same thing with the toolbox lid in my old toolbox in my truck)
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Old 04-12-2006, 05:09 PM
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Overtons, West Marine, and often even an auto store has them. Just get the length of it before you order or go to the store.
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Old 04-12-2006, 05:10 PM
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I got my glove box gas shock from my dealer last summer, was only ~$10.

The trick is changing out. Once you know the trick it is easy.....

There are many sources for these things on the internet also.
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Old 04-12-2006, 05:10 PM
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You can get it from your local MC dealer for $12.
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Old 04-12-2006, 05:13 PM
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Gas Strut

UMP, Overtons carries themunder the name "Spring Lift Gas Spring"

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Old 04-12-2006, 05:15 PM
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You will need to know length and pounds of lift and make sure the end connection is the same if you buy from somewhere other than MC.
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Old 04-12-2006, 05:27 PM
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Just to add to my post above, my local pep boys couldn't match it when I replaced mine a couple of years ago.
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Old 04-12-2006, 05:43 PM
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NAPA. Bought new motor box struts and ones for the observers seat. Just make sure you get a similar lift lbs rating as the old ones.
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Old 04-12-2006, 05:52 PM
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I replaced mine a couple of months ago. For my 91 Prostar, the exact replacement was SPD-GS-5300-30 from SPD Gas Springs.

Its NAPA cross reference # is 819-5592

The thread that pointed me in the right direction is here.
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