Hood Lift Supports/Struts

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Hood Lift Supports/Struts

Post by ImpulseRocket89 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:12 am

I am having zero luck finding any sort of listing for these on a 1988-89 application. I am finding quite a few for 83-87 though. Is there really a difference between the two? They look about the same from what I can see..
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Post by eyecon » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:13 am

That's what I thought too. Should be zero difference because when I changed hoods the original struts were retained and work fine. Also you should be able to re gas them if the lack of support is your problem. For example I had the tailgate struts re gassed to a higher pressure to accommodate the rear spoiler weight. I think it cost about $60 and it took about 15min to do.

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Post by ImpulseRocket89 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:19 pm

One is missing and the other is damaged, so I need both. I found a pair that comes with all of the hardware as well, so that is also a plus since the ball/bolt that it connects with on the chassis side is also missing on the passenger side. Thanks for the confirmation.
1988 Isuzu Impulse Turbo.
2005 Ford Crown Victoria LX

RIP 1989 Impulse Turbo, aka "Rakete"

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