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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2023 9:09 am    Post subject: Beetle hood gas struts Reply with quote

I want to replace the hood hinges on my 74 superbeetle with gas struts. Has anyone done this? I saw some made by Empi, but want to be sure they will work on a 74. Any other recommendations are appreciated.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2023 7:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Beetle hood gas struts Reply with quote

The hinges, or the springs attached to the hinges? I replaced my springs with struts on my 68 beetle.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2023 7:35 am    Post subject: Re: Beetle hood gas struts Reply with quote

Sorry. the spring part of the hinge.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2023 10:37 am    Post subject: Re: Beetle hood gas struts Reply with quote

California Import Parts has a set for 73-79 Supers only, March madness sale cuts 20 bucks off the price. ACC-C10-3395. Come from a European supplier, not sure how they compare to EMPI.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2023 8:26 am    Post subject: Re: Beetle hood gas struts Reply with quote

Awesome, thank you.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2023 7:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Beetle hood gas struts Reply with quote

I run the gas springs on my bug,
They work good, but lose pressure after about 5-8 years
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