Gas door spring

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zachmac
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Gas door spring

Postby zachmac » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:09 pm

I know it's been covered but all the related threads won't launch. Does anyone have good pictures / installation instructions for the gas door spring. Mine is there bu obviously not correctly installed as it does nothing
Jeff Klein, Aiken, SC
1980 FI Spider, Veridian with Tan (sold about a year ago), in the market for another project
2009 R350 Mercedes, family hauler
2005 S600 Mercedes V12, 620 hp, 740 ft lbs torque

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RRoller123
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Re: Gas door spring

Postby RRoller123 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:08 pm

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zachmac
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Re: Gas door spring

Postby zachmac » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:18 pm

RRoller23 thanks for the picture but I think my issue is higher up than the photo shows. That little bend top, is it supposed to ride in the slot? I think the problem is mine get pushed all the way through and is just loose at the top. I can't get it to come back through now so that is can seat properly.
Jeff Klein, Aiken, SC
1980 FI Spider, Veridian with Tan (sold about a year ago), in the market for another project
2009 R350 Mercedes, family hauler
2005 S600 Mercedes V12, 620 hp, 740 ft lbs torque

DRUMMOND
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Re: Gas door spring

Postby DRUMMOND » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:19 pm

Zachman see if these help

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zachmac
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Re: Gas door spring

Postby zachmac » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:40 am

Perfect, that's what I needed to see. Thanks to all.
Jeff Klein, Aiken, SC
1980 FI Spider, Veridian with Tan (sold about a year ago), in the market for another project
2009 R350 Mercedes, family hauler
2005 S600 Mercedes V12, 620 hp, 740 ft lbs torque

zachmac
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Your car is a: 1978 Spider [1979 2 ltr engine]
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Re: Gas door spring

Postby zachmac » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:45 pm

Second thought, I guess I need more help. I tried this damn thing every way I could imagine and cannot get it to work and stay put. PLUS in the pictures posted above it sure as heck looks like it is installed differently in the second picture than in the first or third? The upper arms come off the coils differently in the second photo?
Jeff Klein, Aiken, SC
1980 FI Spider, Veridian with Tan (sold about a year ago), in the market for another project
2009 R350 Mercedes, family hauler
2005 S600 Mercedes V12, 620 hp, 740 ft lbs torque

DRUMMOND
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Re: Gas door spring

Postby DRUMMOND » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:40 pm

Hi Zachman

I will make a video of it on Saturday and see if I can post a link to it, as I have to put mine back on. Its hard to take photos of the process which is what I did, but its not so easy to communicate all the steps you take to get it in there by photos.

zachmac
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Re: Gas door spring

Postby zachmac » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:53 am

Drummond,

If you cannot post the video here can you send it to me at bjzachmac@gforcecable.com?

Thx
Jeff Klein, Aiken, SC
1980 FI Spider, Veridian with Tan (sold about a year ago), in the market for another project
2009 R350 Mercedes, family hauler
2005 S600 Mercedes V12, 620 hp, 740 ft lbs torque


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