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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:42 pm 
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i had same problem when i changed boot lid spoiler to thr gt model if dont want to happen again buy gt struts there stronger get braket welded back on both sides cost me $30 at panel repair shop
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Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 8:10 am 
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I've also found out how heavy the Fairmont bootlid is - seems the hydraulic thingies don't work anymore - especially if you lean in to pack stuff right at the back of the boot! Can they be refurbished? Worn seals maybe?

Speaking of removing seats - how does the back seat ( the lower one) come off? Slide off? Clips? bolts? Help. Just got some seat covers today. Oh yes, any help on removing the plastic cover on the RHS of the driver's seat?
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Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 11:26 am 
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the struts are a replacement item, getting them regassed IMO doesnt last as long, nor is it worth it

the seat base should pull up if you get your knee in there and give it a bit of a nudge towards the rear of the car

as for the strut mounting cups under the parcelshelf breaking away, i've heard this was an issue especially with the EB GT's, and was fixed just by bolting them into place after they'd cracked out

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 11:48 am 
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Just on this topic of the boot failing....

The bracket in our one totally failed.....

 

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:15 pm 
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Im joining the tally. except mine keeps going on the actual struts, the gas leaks out or something. I have replaced it twice already! :x

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:40 am 
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Yeah I have the same problem, except the weld that holds the boot strut to the chassis has come off :(

I've fallen victim to it twice, dammit :(

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:40 am 
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the welds on mine broke to i have to pop rivert it back in but a stick to hold the boot up is good enough for now :lol: he he
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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 10:03 am 
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g'day cobbers

just wondering how many of you with busted brackets have rear spoilers. I just did a strut in the old mans eb and have the bruised back to prove it.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 5:01 pm 
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hate falcon boots theyve fallen down on my head so many times
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Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:25 am 
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lol this is so funny i thought i was the only one i got the same problem lol and im so scared the boots gonna hit me in the head lol i got to get it fixed lol.
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Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 9:18 am 
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Yep, happened to me, i also thought i was the only one. You then must ask yourself how many of us have broken strut brackets and don't know about it???
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Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:09 am 
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Picked up some new struts from repco today.
Part No. ML4383

$29.95ea.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:13 am 
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Mine did more damage then normal...it seems that the strut seized open, so someone has forced the boot down, and went right through the rear seal belt tensioner, making it not tension...a week before road worthy too :\

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 4:43 pm 
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I thought yours passed roadworthy Selekta?

 

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