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yeah, how come we didn't get any of those?
 

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Hi!

Yes it is the GTV8, but it's the fist time I get noticed about the solution of two small hidraulics instead of the big one....

Someone can get more detailed pictures??

Best regards.
 

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and its got a slider cover panel too like most "new" hatchbacks

looks like a set of rods like what you find on the hood of a 80s lincoln with them mounted like a dodge caravan

better example would be the setup off of a audi coupe
 

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I'm thinking maybe the shocks off of a parts car 164. And I'm looking at the little brackets attached to both front fenders, which I pulled off the parts car and stuck in my garage. This could work.
 

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I'll try to build that solution to my racing Alfetta.
The main issue is the big weight of the rear door, so I need to find a pair of powerfull hidraulics, and calculate the position where to fix them.

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Alvaro.
 

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again the 80s audi gt coupe trunk lid is HEAVY in fact i think its actualy considerably heavyer than the gtv6 deck...the units are short and strong as well as a rather nice set of brackets

as much as i thought the center rod was goofy it no longer bothers me.....be alot harder to find a slider panel to fit the trunk ato replace the hard panel
 

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A possible problem I can see with that set up is that the struts are sitting in the channel where the water runs down. I reckon it wouldn't do them a lot of good in the long term and if the bracket rusts it might break off. Most hatches with that system have them on the inside of the hatch seal don't they? I had a local guy who came round and took off the GTV and Volvo struts and came back the next day with them rebuilt, including increasing the pressure on the GTV one to cope with the extra weight of the speakers and spoiler. When I push the button on the GTV the hatch goes up by itself. He also put it in the opposite way round from the factory because he said that it needed the seal end to be facing down when closed or it would dry out and leak. It makes sense if you think about it and works just the same. It cost me about $150 for the three of them including a 12 month warranty.
 

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your right it is a piano hinge...bad news is that the whole panel folds into 3 or more pieces......i think id rather have a rollback setup lol..or keep the stock setup and just lift it up
 

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Yep, you're right, three long strips which fold into an S shape. Couldn't do it to mine, I have some large speakers installed there!
 

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I have that engine in my "family car" (Alfa 75) but it's a bit sound-deadened. In the GTV I only have four cylinders, but the twin carbs make a very persuasive sound when I give them a bootful.
 

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I have had that photo lurking around in my computer for years and have never noticed the struts - a fantastic idea.

Brings back memories - when I had a 78 2.0 I toyed with the idea of changing to a side mounted strut and fabbing a fold down rear seat (was going to get one from a 33) so I could fit my bike in the back.

Unfortunately, some goose did an illegal right turn in front of me and turned it into a short wheelbase version, so I used the insurance payout to buy a 33 instead, which swallowed bike easily.
 

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I have that engine in my "family car" (Alfa 75) but it's a bit sound-deadened. In the GTV I only have four cylinders, but the twin carbs make a very persuasive sound when I give them a bootful.
You have a Montreal V8 in your 75?

Regarding drilling holes in the water channel, I would never ever do that. :eek:
 
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