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outlaw17

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Trunk Spring installation
« on: February 22, 2014, 03:56:45 PM »
I am doing the body on a 69 for a friend and when I got it it was completely taken apart, now I want to put the trunk springs in to hold the lid up and I have no idea how they go, can anyone help me with a picture maybe? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Trunk Spring installation
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2014, 05:15:17 PM »
Dose the car have a spoiler?
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Re: Trunk Spring installation
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2014, 02:40:47 PM »
Yes vince the car has a spoiler, and thank you Sauron327!

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Re: Trunk Spring installation
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2014, 03:35:13 PM »
The reason I'd ask about the spoiler is if you want the trunk to pop up with the added weight of the spoiler you need to set the Left spring on the end slot. The right spring needs to be in the middle slot.  
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Re: Trunk Spring installation
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2014, 05:21:23 PM »
Doesn't the spoiler equipped trunk lid use a different diameter tension spring than the non-spoiler lid?

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Re: Trunk Spring installation
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2014, 06:32:25 PM »
Doesn't the spoiler equipped trunk lid use a different diameter tension spring than the non-spoiler lid?

Yes, it does - that's the quickest way to spot an "added" spoiler. On a non-spoiler car, both deck lid torsion rods are .225" in diameter; on a factory spoiler car, one rod is .275" in diameter, to raise and hold open the deck lid with the added weight of the spoiler.
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Re: Trunk Spring installation
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2014, 06:55:25 PM »
That is true but if you added the spoiler you need to adjust the rods for the lid to pop up. I should have ask him. 
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Re: Trunk Spring installation
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2014, 05:20:53 PM »
Which vendors carry both diam. springs?  Many only show one diam. choice.

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Re: Trunk Spring installation
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2014, 01:50:31 AM »
I believe AMES (Pontiac vendor) sells the spoiler springs for the firebird. Probably the same spring, don't know the quality of the reproduction.
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