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« on: June 21, 2023, 09:28:30 AM »

Hi all, I managed to release the two boot lid springs on my Coupe restoration this week but it was a struggle. So much so that I'm now wondering how they are reattached! Is there a technique I haven't worked out yet? I've got a while before I need to reattach them!

I was also wondering about replacing them with gas struts - has anyone done that modification yet? It may be relevant for me if I decide to run a (heavy) HiFi spoiler on the boot lid.


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Graham Stewart

« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2023, 10:22:12 AM »

Not sure if this would work (I haven't tried it), but have you thought about getting a spring puller - normally used by motorcyclist to re-attach motorcycle centre stand springs (and those things are tough). Here's a link and a photo:

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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2023, 10:57:53 AM »

Also interested. Mine could use a bit more tension but I had visions of springs flying everywhere

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Peter Stokes

« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2023, 07:48:46 PM »

Hi Guy

On the Spider I used a length of cord to pull on one end of the spring to extend it.


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