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How to pop open trunk without torsion bars by Tweeder
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I removed the torsion bars during my 3800sc swap. I have the electric trunk opener but will not work as there's too much weight on the trunk with the wing and convertible top. I"m putting a front support rod in the rear to keep it open but I need some way to allow it to pop.
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Does this torsion rod open the deck lid like a torsion bar opens Delorean doors? My 85 GT just has a piston , not a torsion bar. Should it?

If so, would be willing to sell your torsion bars if they will work on an 85 GT notchback? It would be cool for the deck lid to pop open on its own when the electric latch release is pressed.

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Report this Post03-28-2014 09:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TweederSend a Private Message to TweederEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Lou and Blue:

Does this torsion rod open the deck lid like a torsion bar opens Delorean doors? My 85 GT just has a piston , not a torsion bar. Should it?

If so, would be willing to sell your torsion bars if they will work on an 85 GT notchback? It would be cool for the deck lid to pop open on its own when the electric latch release is pressed.


It allows the lid to pop up an inch or so so you can lift it up one handed then it holds it up once you get it there. I might be willing to sell if I infact don't need them.

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Report this Post03-29-2014 08:42 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierocarpartsClick Here to Email fierocarpartsSend a Private Message to fierocarpartsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You might consider adding a front hood spring to the rear Decklid.
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Report this Post03-29-2014 09:31 AM Click Here to See the Profile for sspeedstreetClick Here to Email sspeedstreetSend a Private Message to sspeedstreetEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Had the same problem. If you adjust the decklid lock catch (the part in the trunk) downward a little it will pop for you.

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Report this Post03-29-2014 09:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 84fiero123Click Here to Email 84fiero123Send a Private Message to 84fiero123Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If you just need to open it once a helper holding a little pressure upward on the lid will get it open, if you are alone a crowbar under the lid and push the button should get it open for you to replace whatever you need to for it to pop on its own, if that's what you are talking about. the crow bars weight will get the trunk lid open for you as the weight of it hanging out the back will put enough upward pressure to allow the lid to pop open.

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Report this Post03-29-2014 09:57 AM Click Here to See the Profile for gtoformulaClick Here to Email gtoformulaSend a Private Message to gtoformulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Some cars have a trunk popper mounted on the underside of the trunk lid that looks like a trunk light switch. I don't recall which makes/models/years of cars have this feature. It is just a spring loaded plunger that slightly lifts the trunk lid when the trunk release is engaged. If you have a nearby salvage yard you might take a look and see if there is one that will work.
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Report this Post03-29-2014 10:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Go to the junkyard and open just about any cars front hood. Get the spring thats mounted up by the latch and mount it to your decklid. Almost every one has that spring that pops the hood up an inch or so to reach the safety catch.
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Report this Post03-29-2014 11:47 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Lou6t4gtoClick Here to Email Lou6t4gtoSend a Private Message to Lou6t4gtoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I agree, use a front hood "coil Spring" to pop it up an inch. "How" you "angle" your pistons, and the "Pressure they exert" will determine how much automatic LIFT they will do. Most just hold it up there AFTER you open it
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Report this Post03-29-2014 11:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for TweederSend a Private Message to TweederEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks all, I wasn't sure if there would be enough room for a spring or not.

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