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Old 06-03-2008, 02:51 PM   #1
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Boot (trunk) lid spring

I have a 1966 Fastback Mustang which I hire out (see www.theopenroad.co.uk for details) and has a problem with the bootlid. It is very heavy to open and won't stay up of its own accord. At first I thought that there was a spring missing from the mechanism but now I am wondering if the torsion bar spring has been installed the wrong way round.

Has anyone else heard of a similar problem?
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Old 07-03-2008, 03:20 PM   #2
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Re: Boot (trunk) lid spring

No-one responded so I guess you haven't come across this before. So I thought I would give it a try.

I disconnected the Right Hand end of the torsion spring from the lever on the boot spring, removed the Left Hand end from its slot, turned it round 180 degrees and reinserted it into the slot and then tensioned the RH end and reconnected it back to the spring lever.

Problem solved. the boot lid now lifts up easily and stays up of its own accord.

So thanks are due to my observant customer that suggested the fix in the first place.
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Thanks for the follow up
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Re: Boot (trunk) lid spring

torsions are worn if they are installed correctly
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