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    Whats the trick on installing hatch shock?

    Tried to post on how to but wouldnt let me. Anyways, Whats the trick on installing the front hatch shock? I cant seem to compress it enough to snap in on the other end.
    Thanks 4 any input


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    Quote Originally Posted by skidoo76 View Post
    Tried to post on how to but wouldnt let me. Anyways, Whats the trick on installing the front hatch shock? I cant seem to compress it enough to snap in on the other end.
    Thanks 4 any input

    Disconnect the L arm from the hood.
    Connect shock on both ends.
    Then get a 1/2 inche rachet and crank down on bracket so that L arm drops enough to connect to hood.

    Its very simple this way. I will see if can find pics.

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    Here you go.

    If your having issues with the hood strut poping off of ball on bracket, then tighten up the bracket so that there is zero play in it from side to side.
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    Nice Steven!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skoepp View Post
    Disconnect the L arm from the hood.
    Connect shock on both ends.
    Then get a socket on the bracket and crank down on bracket so that L arm drops enough to connect to hood.

    Its very simple this way. I will see if can find pics.
    Thanks a bunch Gonna try it tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by skoepp View Post
    Disconnect the L arm from the hood.
    Connect shock on both ends.
    Then get a socket on the bracket and crank down on bracket so that L arm drops enough to connect to hood.

    Its very simple this way. I will see if can find pics.
    Let me correct myself.
    You need a 1/2 inch rachet without socket. If you only have 3/8's rachet then get a adapter.
    The bracket has square cutout in center to put rachet and crank down on shock very easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skoepp View Post
    Let me correct myself.
    You need a 1/2 inch rachet without socket. If you only have 3/8's rachet then get a adapter.
    The bracket has square cutout in center to put rachet and crank down on shock very easy.
    Got it in and was really easy Thanks!

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