Trunk springs replaced

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nathans8
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Trunk springs replaced

Post by nathans8 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:48 am

Does the trunk have to be removed to replace springs

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Re: Trunk springs replaced

Post by ICON 1956 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:38 pm

You would need to use along screw driver as a lever to release the tension but I would do it one at a time.
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Re: Trunk springs replaced

Post by CSPIDY » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:48 am

I removed my trunk lid when I did mine, I removed the hinge placed in a vise. Found I had to move the hinge further than can be done when assembled on the car. Mark all the locations of the hinge and trunk lid before disassembly. This is a very strong spring. When in the vise it easy peasy
Also worth mentioning, the trunk lid is much heavier than it looks.
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Data plate 55 t-bird

Post by nathans8 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:53 am

If the 3x was be would that be for New York and the 93 on end what does it mean. Is there away to determine out of 16155 what production mine was. Thanks assuming tag has not been changed

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Re: Trunk springs replaced

Post by nathans8 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:58 pm

I HAD BODY MAN PUT ON NEW TRUNK SPRINGS AND GOT NO GOOD RESULTS...THE TRUNK LID STILL WONT STAY OPEN....ANY IDEAS ? IS THERE ANOTHE PART MISSING TO THE MECH......

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Re: Trunk springs replaced

Post by nathans8 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:00 pm

I HAVE A 55 T BIRD THAT THE SPRINGS WERE REPLACED ON....

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Re: Trunk springs replaced

Post by nathans8 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:31 pm

never mind i have answer for trunk springs not working from google.....thanks

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