Trunk lid will not stay open

JJHstang

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My trunk lid on my 71 Mach1 with spoiler will nit stay open.
I looked and it is on the 3rd notch already.
The only time I would like it to stay open is at the Charity car shows.
Is there a way to keep open without replacing the torsion bars?
From what I have seen it is not an easy task.
 
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7991LXnSHO

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Ha ha.
Thanks, I will do some more checking.
Has struts could likely be added as boosters. The engineering to get the right ones and them mounted would be a pain and might bend/warp the trunk. But I can picture it working. I have seen too much lift bendingfiberglass hoods and deck lids. Is your lid steel?
 

2Blue2

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Is there a way to keep open without replacing the torsion bars?



Makes me wonder if there were different rods for lids with spoiler and without, or if possible to heat treat/twist existing back to reasonable performance.

Did yours come with a spoiler from factory?
 

JJHstang

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I think so but don’t really know. It is heavy. I have taken it off and dyed it.
I was hoping there might be a trick someone new of without replacing the rods.
Guess not so I will have to decide prop it up or replace the rods. Rods not to expensive if I can find a pair.
 

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I think so but don’t really know. It is heavy. I have taken it off and dyed it.
I was hoping there might be a trick someone new of without replacing the rods.
Guess not so I will have to decide prop it up or replace the rods. Rods not to expensive if I can find a pair.
Some of these gas prop struts are rated for 200lb doors and are only 20” long.