Clamshell spring cap


2112

Blue/white 06'
Mark II Lifetime
I burned through my last pair of spring caps.

Any one know if there is a replacement out there?
 

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w.a.nelson

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Feb 29, 2008
1,043
Asbury, NJ and Bourne, MA
Ditto, same problem.

No way those pieces were going to last 16 or more years. Probably an Escort part to begin with.

Going to look at big box auto stores to see if there is something to do the trick, perhaps with modifications.

I haven't tried, but I don't think Ford would have just the cap? Maybe a pleasant surprise? I'm sure whatever "whole" piece or assembly Ford might sell you would cost a fortune.
 
The spring and cap is a 99-04 Mustang or last gen T-bird part, Ford 6G7Z 6343128-A . You can buy the assembly (much less expensive than a GT part) and unscrew the cap and reinstall it on the existing spring.
 
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Art138

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Mark II Lifetime
Jan 4, 2011
559
Weston,FL
There is a post on these caps available at Lowes……Cosmetically they look good and inexpensive to replace.FB6B311A-41C2-4519-A772-1FBCCEADB71F.jpeg
 
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HighHP

GT Owner
Jun 3, 2019
335
Spokane, WA
I moved this update from a different maybe incorrect thread.

So....I installed NEW FORD OEM 2006 spring openers 6G7Z-6343128-A on my 2005 GT this past winter. The rubber is already deteriorating, see pic. They seemed to be in great shape until a few heat cool cycles. When warm, the rubber is soft and covered in a greasy coating. When cool, it is like an old hard rubber. It is already cracking.
I went to Lowes and got a couple of options to replace the rubber. One is a rubber grommet, the other is a nylon hole plug, both fit very well. I think both of these were mentioned by others on the forum. See pics. I am trying the rubber grommet first, see how it goes. If it has problems, I will switch to the nylon hole plug.


Here are the Lowes options.
 

HighHP

GT Owner
Jun 3, 2019
335
Spokane, WA
 

Shark01

GT Owner
Jul 22, 2012
449
Houston Texas
There is a post on these caps available at Lowes……Cosmetically they look good and inexpensive to replace.View attachment 66550
Yep, that's what I did.
 

2112

Blue/white 06'
Mark II Lifetime
The spring and cap is a 99-04 Mustang or last gen T-bird part, Ford 6G7Z 6343128-A . You can buy the assembly (much less expensive than a GT part) and unscrew the cap and reinstall it on the existing spring.

Maybe I can have my machinist friend make duplicate caps out of ABS plastic.
 
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