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Adjusting Trunk Springs (Rods)
« on: August 30, 2020, 01:04:37 PM »
Anyone ever adjust their trunk springs? If you click the key to open the trunk, the lid flies open.   Anyone post a pic of the position of the rods in their car would be helpful.  Power trunk may be in the less tension position.
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Re: Adjusting Trunk Springs (Rods)
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2020, 01:06:09 PM »
Hereís the info from the 1978 Fisher Body manual
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Re: Adjusting Trunk Springs (Rods)
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2020, 03:15:11 PM »
Didnít even know they were adjustable. When mine pops though it only raises an inch or two but stays up when fully opened. O ok time it ever flew up was before I had the car painted I took the spoiler off. Popped the trunk with the key and almost caught it in the chin  :))
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Re: Adjusting Trunk Springs (Rods)
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2020, 05:53:34 PM »
Thereís like 3 notches, I may just leave weíll enough alone, if you have power trunk itís not to fly up either, mine has too much tension. 
Yes, lol, cars with no spoiler would need the low tension setting Iíd say. 
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Re: Adjusting Trunk Springs (Rods)
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2020, 04:46:39 PM »
Cars without the spoilers had a different rod. Use a floor jack handle or something similar. Slide it onto the end of the spring that has a bit of a hook to it. I cant say without looking what the position should be but I think its in the fisher body manual. I put a hydraulic arm on my 77 and will do the same on the 79 I am restoring. Got it from Eddie motorsports, not cheap (a little over $100) but is a thousand times easier than swapping in new torsion rods, and it works great.