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Ralph Rebandt
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From: Farmington Hills, MI
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posted 05-02-2002 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a 68 mustang convertible. there are rods that cross from the hinges and give the trunk its lift. Does anyone know what tool to use to slip these rods into the proper slots for the correct tension?

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Moneymaker
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posted 05-03-2002 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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460-67Stang
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From: Southern Ohio, USA
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posted 05-06-2002 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 460-67Stang   Click Here to Email 460-67Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ralph,
For my '67 coupe.....I ended up using a 2x4 with a piece of 1x4 screwed to it to make a lever like contraption. I used the 2x4 to pry the thing in place...carefully. Man, those things have some torque on them. And mine are on the most loose setting. I have to hold my trunk lid when it opens for fear it will dent the hinges and/or the trunk lid (knew of a '68 coupe where that actually happened)

Brian

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