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Bonnet lifters (gas struts)
« on: October 09, 2014, 19:58:23 PM »
I think i've missed the boat on this one...

does anyone have any experiance of these brands or indeed this online shop, they seem the only place and have two to choose from?

http://www.venommotorsport.com/manufacturer_product.php?manufacturer=JOM&category=bodystyling&product=BonnetLifters&make=Vauxhall&model=Calibra
http://www.venommotorsport.com/product_details.php?id=482&manufacturer=FK&category=Bodystyling

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Re: Bonnet lifters (gas struts)
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2014, 20:18:52 PM »
I had a pair on my old 8v.....not shure if they were the same make...after a bit they bent slightly and struggled to hold the bonnet up.

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Re: Bonnet lifters (gas struts)
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2014, 20:21:06 PM »
I had a pair on my old 8v.....not shure if they were the same make...after a bit they bent slightly and struggled to hold the bonnet up.

Very true, the bonnet is a heavy lump!
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Re: Bonnet lifters (gas struts)
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2014, 20:30:22 PM »
Yup...try changing a cally door...they weigh a tonne too

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Re: Bonnet lifters (gas struts)
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2014, 22:15:54 PM »
Did you buy some ?

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Re: Bonnet lifters (gas struts)
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2014, 22:41:57 PM »
Did you buy some ?

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Undecided now...
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Re: Bonnet lifters (gas struts)
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2014, 23:17:44 PM »
You can fit an OEM Vauxhall one, off an Omega I think
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Re: Bonnet lifters (gas struts)
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2014, 18:43:38 PM »
You can fit an OEM Vauxhall one, off an Omega I think

Be lovely to find a guide, what about vectra b/c?
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Re: Bonnet lifters (gas struts)
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2014, 22:17:56 PM »
Its the length and the way they fit....mine fitted between one wing bolt and the other end to a bolt on the bonnet hinge.

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Re: Bonnet lifters (gas struts)
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2014, 22:27:40 PM »
Its the length and the way they fit....mine fitted between one wing bolt and the other end to a bolt on the bonnet hinge.

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Indeed that's what I need to know, that's one method I've seen.

Come across this, the omega ones on the cav. They have a bracket with 'self tapping bolts'. Which are not self tapping by the look of it, or they'd be screws!

http://www.vauxhallownersnetwork.co.uk/index.php?threads/how-2-fit-omega-hydraulic-bonnet-lifters-onto-most-vauxhalls.126640/
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Re: Bonnet lifters (gas struts)
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2014, 22:36:45 PM »
Nice little guide there....i might be on the look out for some omega litters now lol

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Re: Bonnet lifters (gas struts)
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2017, 12:38:30 PM »
Well they fit a Calibra!

Work a treat with a special fitment I made, so I didn't have to drill holes in the wing like on the Cavalier in the guide.

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Re: Bonnet lifters (gas struts)
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2017, 00:25:04 AM »
Well they fit a Calibra!

Work a treat with a special fitment I made, so I didn't have to drill holes in the wing like on the Cavalier in the guide.



That took you a few years to do lol...any pictures ?

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Re: Bonnet lifters (gas struts)
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2017, 07:12:26 AM »
That took you a few years to do lol...any pictures ?

Yep just a bit. I did put them on the .net facebook group not that long ago. Easier than on here. Will put some on here soon.
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Re: Bonnet lifters (gas struts)
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2017, 10:26:19 AM »
Great....nothing like a real forum for stuff like this....Facebook is only good for quick questions.

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