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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 08:43 PM
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Anybody that has surplus trunk struts that are good, please send to me. Thanks, bob
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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 08:46 PM
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For the 24V car, you do need arms from the B/L/S which attach to the trunk lid. At least, that's what I did (got the lid and arms from Richard2, which is how I first met him. You don't need the hinged upper arms which attach to the inside of the car above. No need to remove those. Just add the lower arms which attach to the lid itself and bolt to the bottom of the upper hinged arms. Piece of cake.

Then you also have to make two aluminum angle clips, 1 in x 1 in x 4 in long with maybe 4 spring tension adjustment holes, mounted 16 inches aft of the lower outboard corner of the rear window glass, which duplicate the rear spring retainers the B/L/S have at the rear of the trunk opening under the side rain troughs. Those clips just bolt under the rain troughs and sealed with silicone. I'll try to take pictures of what I did.

Then, you just hook in the springs (you do have to remove the struts, lol). I was able to pull them enough to hook them, but some remove the tail light to pull with something else through the hole.

It is interesting that the Fiat eper shows a separate piece which just bolts onto the bottom of any of the lid arms, B/L/S/LS/Q, but I found that the arms I got off an S didn't have that option, just arms with an integral fitting. And yet, the arms on the lid of my 91S do have those little pieces as shown in the eper, bolting up to the arms on my car's lid.

So, I guess use whatever you can find.

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62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6

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Bob, I can send you my used but still working LS trunk struts, free of charge if you want them (why I don't know, lol). You can buy us a beer the next time we are in SD. Seems I have your address somewhere.

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89 Milano (wife's daily driver since 1989, Shankle Sport)
91 164S (my daily driver since 1994)
94 164LS (~Q) (trip Alfa since 2000)
72 Morgan 27 (water time since 1976)

previously owned since 1964:

62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6

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