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Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 11:38 am 
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Who is we, just out of curiosity?


The place I work for, We mainly stock Agricultural parts but one of our supliers is coventrys who can suply genuine and non-genuine Ford spare
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Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:51 am 
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Any one know where I can buy gas struts for my NC Fairlane so the boot will raise up by itself when I press the button?

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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:38 pm 
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Are new struts easy to install.

I just bought some new ones coz sometimes my boot would lock straight after i pressed the boot release.
Pain in the a**.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:44 pm 
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yep. every ford dealer will have diffrent prices, however thats the price that we would retail them for.

I have no idea why the xr ones are cheeper though?
Also the GT items are ex east..... not that that matters cause most of use blokes are over east annyway.


What about the bonnet struts? Mine kept failing, so i used a piece of hose slipped over the shaft to hold it up. Unfortunately, the hose slipped off one night on the side of the road when i was fixing it, and the bonnet fell down. I had my torch on the overflow tank, and it managed to flex the bonnet enough to shut it. Had a fair bit of trouble trying to get it to release as well :o

same story, i got the s**t with my tempremental bonnet strut, $40 later, i had a new one from auto pro

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:43 pm 
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I put the EL GT struts on today $40ea and oooh yeah .. it now goes all the way up without any help!! :D

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:19 pm 
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So there are three types? Are they designed to lift the bootlid up by itself without any helping hand? I ask as I have never seen an E-series bootlid open all the way by itself after hitting the boot release.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:25 pm 
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i bought my ef with a rear window louvre thing, those ugly black plastic things on the back window. my boot kept falling, so i changed the struts at the wreckers, still kept falling, so i replaced them again, and yep still kept falling, i had a look on he arms and found they had put 30mm rubber grommets on either arm to stop the boot hitting the louvre, ripped them off and through them across the drive way.. boot stayed up no worries :)

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:31 pm 
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As bob said - for you Perthies theres a guy in ozzie park (guthrie st i think) called WA Strut Specialists. Very good.

They did mine and now it pops up nice and easy. He had to put some extra gas in for the spoiler though....the standard falcon ones he stuck on first didnt have the guts.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:03 am 
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EL boot is supposed to open by strut power alone?!?!

guess i'm just used to sweatin it with the EA (RIP)

think i'll go buy new ones tomorrow
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Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:49 am 
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So there are three types? Are they designed to lift the bootlid up by itself without any helping hand? I ask as I have never seen an E-series bootlid open all the way by itself after hitting the boot release.


must be - I quoted the part number for the gt struts and he got some in, picked them up yesterday and fitted them.

So yes now if I push the boot button it will open all the way by itself, we'll see how long that lasts for!

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:02 am 
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Greg, how fast does your bootlid raise itself? Is it a slow even movement or does it slam up fast because there is no spoiler on the bootlid?

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:11 am 
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it is slow and even, I do have a spoiler on the bootlid and a boot garnish as well so that adds extra weight

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:17 am 
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I have no spoiler on my bootlid so I guess I just need someone to confirm to me that the Standard struts will lift my bootlid all the way by itself with no assistance.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:25 am 
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probably - they do get tired after a while so I would imagine new ones would life it up. My stock ones used to lift my boot before I put a spoiler on it...

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:32 am 
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Ahhh so standard ones did actually lift the bootlid unassisted? This is all new to me... I thought all E-series bootlids were raised by hand!

 

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