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Old 17-10-16, 01:24 PM
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Can anyone help with the correct gas strut dimensions and Nm settings for the Fighters, Bonnet, Doors and hatch?.
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Old 18-10-16, 12:47 AM
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Ken, if you can't find this information, a good gas strut (gas spring) manufacturers should be able to tell you how to take the measurements they require to make new struts for you. I take it the original struts don't have any markings on them? They often have a little label with the Nm setting.

I did this some time ago for a V8 Aston bonnet, but it was in Australia so not much point in mentioning the company who made them for me.

This is what they wanted from me;

Length of your gas strut? _____mm
(Measure from the middle of the end to the middle of the other end when fully open)

Diameter of your gas strut shaft? _____mm
(Measure across the shaft that goes in and out)

Strut ends? ______
(Plastic, Metal, Ball Cups, Clevis & Pin)

The weight of the door at the anchor points of the struts. (Use bathroom scales and a stick, place the stick at the anchor point of the door in the open position)
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Old 18-10-16, 06:12 PM
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Hi Kevin, thanks for your reply to my post, I'll have to try and sneak the wife's scales out of the bathroom without her seeing me, but as I haven't had any SAS training that could be a difficult task.

Many thanks,
Ken
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