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Old 12-30-2008, 10:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 66 coupe deck lid/trunk lid tension spring install problems

I am hoping someone can help me with installing my rear deck lid torsion/tension spring.

All the how-to's Ive read are useless without pictures....got any?
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Buy one of these or make one similar, you can install the torsion rods in less than 10 minutes with it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/trunk...spagenameZWD1V

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Thanks.
I got mine in with two flat head screw drivers.
What I needed was a picture showing how the bar was meant to go in.

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Try these (from my '66) ... click on them for full sized versions:














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Old 12-31-2008, 09:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My trunk does not stay open. I bought a new set of torsion bars because the guy that put my car together swears he did this correct. I thought maybe it was my bars. My car was involved in a wreck twenty years ago and although I put all new metal on it, I left the hinges/torsion bars and it appeared to be a little out of alingment. So I found a pair off ebay that are in good shape. Is the 67 the same as 66 in the way that they twist?
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Thanks for the pics Johnpro.
I did figure out how the went in but I did not know were supposed to be two of them..
I was wondering why it was barely holding up the lid.

Now I gotta see if I can find the other bar. Thanks again.
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