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donmitt
Posted 5/21/2017 7:23 PM (#93562)
Subject: lid shocks


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I have a California II car and the gas shock used to hold up the "lid" while the passenger gets is defective and the one it uses is no longer available from the original manufacture. Does any one know where a replacement can be had short of using a stick.
Don
Bellville, TX
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Valkrider
Posted 5/23/2017 5:27 PM (#93590 - in reply to #93562)
Subject: Re: lid shocks


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Here is a configurator. http://www.bansbach.com/index.php/en/products/gas-springs/configura...
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Al Olme
Posted 5/23/2017 6:00 PM (#93591 - in reply to #93562)
Subject: RE: lid shocks


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Don,

Does your existing strut have any of the original markings still readable? I had good luck taking my worn out strut to a big auto parts house [in my case a NAPA store] and they had cross reference tables that let me buy a similar unit from another maker. Be careful about the "strength" of the strut. At first I got a unit that was about the same physical size but the effort required to compress the strut was much higher than the original.

Good luck.
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donmitt
Posted 5/23/2017 8:49 PM (#93597 - in reply to #93562)
Subject: Re: lid shocks


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Thanks for the replies. I am able to read the markings on the shock and it's a Tokico Y2063. But no longer made or can be found as I have found out. I will try the NAPA and the configurator. Thanks again to both of you for your interest.
Don
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Al Olme
Posted 5/23/2017 10:19 PM (#93598 - in reply to #93562)
Subject: Re: lid shocks


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Don,

Here's a link to a Tokico catalog that lists the specs for your strut. Any strut that has approximately the same spec should work. I didn't realize how small you strut was.

https://www.carid.com/images/tokico/products/pdf/gas-spring-catalog....
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pwozney
Posted 7/4/2017 3:30 PM (#94037 - in reply to #93597)
Subject: Re: lid shocks


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donmitt - 5/23/2017 5:49 PM

Thanks for the replies. I am able to read the markings on the shock and it's a Tokico Y2063. But no longer made or can be found as I have found out. I will try the NAPA and the configurator. Thanks again to both of you for your interest.
Don


Hi Don,

I have the same sidecar, and the same problem. Did you ever find out what shock will fit here?

Paul
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donmitt
Posted 7/5/2017 8:44 AM (#94045 - in reply to #93562)
Subject: RE: lid shocks


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not yet. But I will let you know if I do find something.
Don
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pwozney
Posted 7/6/2017 12:49 AM (#94049 - in reply to #94045)
Subject: RE: lid shocks


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Hi Don,

After going to my local auto parts shop, and a lot of online searching, I ordered this guy:
https://www.liftsupportsdepot.com/stainless-steel-supports/eyelet-ho...

All the specs seem to line up pretty nicely.

I'll let you know if it fits.

Paul
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pwozney
Posted 7/14/2017 4:21 AM (#94137 - in reply to #94049)
Subject: RE: lid shocks


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So I've got this thing and I threw it in there and it seems to work.

I can't compress the shock by hand, so I was actually a bit worried that it'd cause the lid to open on its own but it looks like the mechanical advantage is working against it when it is installed. It swings up gently by hand, but doesn't lift itself - most importantly for me is that it stays up once it is up.
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donmitt
Posted 7/17/2017 5:35 PM (#94176 - in reply to #93562)
Subject: RE: lid shocks


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Paul,
Thank you so much for finding that shock. I got one and it came today and I installed it. No more holding it up with a stick!!
Don
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pwozney
Posted 7/17/2017 5:54 PM (#94177 - in reply to #94176)
Subject: RE: lid shocks


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Yeah it is pretty awesome! I take my 7 year old and I would always have to hold it open for him because he's not really strong and steady enough to do it himself but now he can do it because it basically helps itself up!
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