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Old 09-06-2011, 06:25 PM   #1
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Gas Spring Shocks for Hatch Doors

Anybody know a good source to order replacement gas spring shocks that hold the hatch doors up?

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Old 09-06-2011, 06:42 PM   #2
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I'd check other places, but I know CW has them.

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Just take a 6" piece of 3/4 PVC pipe, split it down the middle and attach it to the old shock. Use it to support the shock. Trying to find ones that will work is nearly impossible.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:01 PM   #4
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There should be a mfg. name and part number on the strut. Most auto parts will have them in stock or kan order then. I got two at napa.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:04 PM   #5
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Try this
Philadelphia Boats Online Store

Or this
SPD Hardware - Gas Springs, Hinges, Catches, Latches, Handles, Drawer Slides, Rope Rings, Door Holders, Weather-stripping
SPD-Barnes for about $15 each. Part # SPD GSNI-5250-45 (or 60) 800-720-2633
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:20 PM   #6
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You might try Encore RV in Nac Texas. Just bought 26 for all my inside cabinet doors. The where cheaper than anyone else including freight.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:18 PM   #8
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They are available at many places, as others have stated. Just measure the overall length of yours when in open position, and look on the shock for the pressure. Pressure for a cargo door will probably be somewhere between 40 and 60 lbs. Just look at label on yours and replace with same. Be sure to buy mounting brackets that match your also. You could take one of yours off and take it to a parts store and ask them to match it. Not a difficult task.
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I needed a new one also. I looked on the shock and it had the company name. I called company and ordered one, could not believe the price. Needed it bad tho. Later on I happened to be on ebay and seen the same thing for a heck of a lot less money. I mean about 1/4 the price shipping included. I bought a couple for spares, believe they were 90 lbs. You might give ebay a check, there was a lot of them on there.
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Some great input. I really appreciate it all. Must say, the 3/4" pvc may be my kind of fix . Thanks much. Brian

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