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Bonnet gas struts

Discussion in 'VN - VP Holden Commodore (1988 - 1993)' started by mr calais 5.0, Jun 21, 2011.

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    mr calais 5.0 New Member

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    I'm looking into fitting the gas struts to the bonnet and removing the bar that holds it up.. So my question is will struts from a vr/vs or even newer work and how far from the hinges do I fit them on? Any pics would help as well if you got them..
     
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    i bought a reco'd set off ebay and they do work but there stiff as hell and need a helping hand to spring up. youll also need the mounting knobs that bolt to the top of the guards and the one that screws into the bonnet. its a 10 min job. think the vr vs ones are the same as vp. just go to the wreckers and pocket the 4 bolt knobs and just remember where they go....

    HOLDEN VP-VR-VS BONNET gas struts - new pair !!! | eBay
     
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    Thanks for that.. Will stop at the wreckers tomorrow after work and before I get the kids from school..
     
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    Was looking at the how to and it's a huge help.. Thanks for that...
     
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    Was looking at the bolts on the guards and then looked at the bonnet and it has the holes on the side.. Spoze I don't have to drill holes so I'm half way there
     
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    didnt realize that cause when i did my vn it changed it to a vp bonnet, the other one was stuffed and i was doing a respray anyway... that nut on the wire is pretty clever nice one....
     
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    Also make sure you get some flat-top studs for the quarter panel. The standard nuts won't give the struts enough clearance when the bonnet shuts.

    They have studs on them, and you do the nut up from underneath. They're the white squares in this picture:

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