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Has anyone come up with a replacement for the bonnet stay? I'd love to turn mine into a tiny gas strut instead of the OEM stay.
 

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I'm pretty sure I got some Golf Mk1 struts off them once. I'm just wondering what size strut would do for the bonnet.
 

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I’d be interested in this as just damaged my wing trying to close the bonnet without removing the stay as all our cars have struts


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There are several posts somewhere on the forum giving details of this mod.I have done it on our up’s,I can’t remember the strut spec.but I am sure someone will be able to help.
 

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I have just measured my gas strut the o/a length ball centre to centre is 30 cm.cylinder is 16cm, .710”dia. piston is 14cm. .312”dia.
Purchase from KMS Bradford St.Birmingham.The part no. on the cylinder is V103241.
You will need a 10mm ball & socket & one angled ball & socket.bought not supplied with strut.
This all works fine for me but obviously you do it at your own risk,hope this is of some help.
 
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