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Re: Door gas shocks
« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2017, 10:35:42 AM »
Oops! Should have been posted in the "Replica / Modified Parts Wanted" group.  Here goes as we need more info:

How long is your assist strut fully extended?
How long is your assist strut collapsed?
How much pressure does it take to collapse the strut? (Push the one with the most gas in it on top of a bathroom scale)
Take these findings to the McMasters website and match them to their catalogue listings.  Be sure to pick the correct ends on the strut also.  https://www.mcmaster.com/#gas-struts/=18xs50w

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Re: Door gas shocks
« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2017, 01:07:17 PM »
How about for the rear deck lid? I need to replace the NAERC supplied deck-lid shocks


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Re: Door gas shocks
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2017, 10:00:32 AM »
I just recently read this post on the door shock and the part number. I needed a new one for my car which had a Camloc on it. There was a waiting period of 3 weeks to get the Camloc gas shock which was priced at $175.00.
I thought I would give this one from McMaster a try thinking it may not be of as good quality in that it was priced less than $70.00 which means it was 100 dollars less than the Camloc.
The new one arrived from McMaster in only 3 days, as it turned out it was indeed the exact same Camloc shock that was taken off my car, same part number and all - and I saved over 100 dollars thanks to someone taking the time to post that information, and for that I greatly thank you and appreciate all that everyone contributes.

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Re: Door gas shocks
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2016, 10:46:30 PM »
Here is the website with the gas pressure adjustable door shock.
http://www.mcmaster.com/#gas-shocks/=135piyz
Type 6465K7 in the search box (upper left).
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I highly recommend part number 6465K7 from this page:
http://www.mcmaster.com/#gas-shocks/=oru47q
After installing a fresh 6465K7 shock on my door I couldn't pull it down. I used a small allen key to let a little gas out at a time until I could pull it down and the door would go up on it's own.
This shock takes all the guess work out and it also has a cushion at the top of it travel. The shocks from naerc didn't have this cushion. The door would go up and slam hard at the end of it's travel.
The 6465K7 shock travels up and then slowly stops at the top no matter how fast it is rising.
BTW, I used 2 as 'working shocks' on the doors during the build and then recycled them onto the engine deck lid by reducing the gas even more. I used 4 of these on my car.
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Re: Door gas shocks
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2016, 09:48:03 PM »
$61.65 each at Mcmaster-carr.  www.mcmaster.com.  Adjustable pressure to your door weight.

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Maybe you could post a link to the actual page where the door shock is shown, or maybe a part number for the shock?

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Re: Door gas shocks
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2016, 09:10:37 AM »
Thank you. I'm gonna order me a pair.

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Re: Door gas shocks
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2016, 07:29:52 AM »
$61.65 each at Mcmaster-carr.  www.mcmaster.com.  Adjustable pressure to your door weight.

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Re: Door gas shocks
« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2016, 01:43:12 AM »
for murcielago how big does shock need to be when extended?what about when compressed?what lbs to comfortable open and close door?
Is that for a pair or a piece?

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Re: Door gas shocks
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2014, 07:22:01 AM »
You guys have been out in the garage tooooooooo long with the mountain dew!
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Re: Door gas shocks
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2014, 06:54:52 AM »
oooooh    yellow is nice.....   :)

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Re: Door gas shocks
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2014, 08:07:42 AM »
She hasn't started a build thread yet but here's her wiki page
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belle_(Disney)

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Re: Door gas shocks
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2014, 09:18:17 PM »
Belle is making a car also?...

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Re: Door gas shocks
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2014, 08:25:27 PM »
Keep in mind that all doors are not equal weight.  What works for Bill won't work for Belle.
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Re: Door gas shocks
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2014, 08:01:34 PM »
Off topic..

Pedro..

Did you get the rest of the panels yet?

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Re: Door gas shocks
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2014, 07:54:53 PM »
I was lucky enough to get some good used door gas shocks with all their hardware.   I know there has been some questions regarding the length so here are some pictures for you guys. If you need more let me know.  ::beers
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