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Old 06-24-2022, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by cycleguy55 View Post
Having springs or gas lifts applying pressure to fiberglass is not to be approached without careful planning and accompanying reinforcement of attachment points.

Proceed cautiously.
I get what your saying. But thatís partly the reason Iím considering a torsion spring rather than gas struts. The torsion spring would fix on the cranked stay which is strongly attached because it has to take the weight of the bonnet which is considerable. I can see there is room for some calculations here. I could weigh the bonnet using a spring balance at the windshield end and I can see the nearer to the fulcrum point the greater the assistance force required will be. Iím not looking for it to self raise but just to have some initial assistance so that it becomes a one man job to lift the bonnet rather than two.
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