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Old 07-15-2017, 06:14 PM   #76
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Here's a shot of where they go. Its where you bolt the top to the body so if you flip up the back window its right there



The trick is dealing with the spring clip on the ball joint since its not very accessible. I use a metal bbq skewer to pop it off. Here's the new one going in. Put a dab of grease in the hole so the clip stays put, use a big screw driver to press the socket on to the ball, then snap the new clip around the neck of the socket.



The plastic sleeve is easy
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Old 07-16-2017, 08:40 PM   #77
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How have I missed this thread? I will be ordering these as soon as i get my car back!
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:02 AM   #78
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Thanks for the pictures!

So your combo deal, the one for $269 (i think), it came with the 2 struts for the deck lid, 2 for the top, 4 (2 for each seat) seat reclines?

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Old 07-17-2017, 09:34 AM   #79
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Im intrested in a set of both...My wifes' car's lid keeps falling and I didn't know there were shocks for the top...my wife would love to be able to open and closed the top easier.

Does anyone have a picture of where these things go? I see the ones in the deck lid, 2 sort of in the middle on each side. Where do the folding top struts go?
They go in the top's hinge on either side. They are tricky do to due to space constrictions getting to the lower ball socket. It's deep in there and probably only two inches of width that's maybe 8 inches deep to work. I had a long flat head screwdriver that worked well for popping the retaining pin off the old struts. I used a set of long forceps that a medical buddy had given me to put the new ones on the ball.

One tip I found out for the ball retaining pin was this. It will clip around the body of the ball head in the pulled out position. I snapped the ball head on the ball with the forceps like I said, then I used the flat head to slide the pin down the shaft to the actual landing that is should be clipped to. (I hope that description means something to someone. I think it's very confusing unless you're actually holding the part.)

The upper side on the frame of the top where the sleeves go is easy. Unclip, pull dowel pin, apply new sleeve, pin dowel, reclip, done.
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:10 AM   #80
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Thanks for the pictures!

So your combo deal, the one for $269 (i think), it came with the 2 struts for the deck lid, 2 for the top, 4 (2 for each seat) seat reclines?

Thanks,
Chris
12 all together.

2 for the top
2 for the deck
8 for the seats (4 for each seat) each seat has 2 for the back and 2 for the seat bottom
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They go in the top's hinge on either side. They are tricky do to due to space constrictions getting to the lower ball socket. It's deep in there and probably only two inches of width that's maybe 8 inches deep to work. I had a long flat head screwdriver that worked well for popping the retaining pin off the old struts. I used a set of long forceps that a medical buddy had given me to put the new ones on the ball.

One tip I found out for the ball retaining pin was this. It will clip around the body of the ball head in the pulled out position. I snapped the ball head on the ball with the forceps like I said, then I used the flat head to slide the pin down the shaft to the actual landing that is should be clipped to. (I hope that description means something to someone. I think it's very confusing unless you're actually holding the part.)

The upper side on the frame of the top where the sleeves go is easy. Unclip, pull dowel pin, apply new sleeve, pin dowel, reclip, done.
Good advice. Thanks for sharing
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