New Source for Clamshell & Bonnet Gas Struts


nota4re

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Feb 15, 2006
3,641
All - I am about to pull the trigger in making a non-trivial investment to purchase a quantity of both front and rear gas replacement struts for the GT. As many of you know, these gas springs have a finite life and most of the cars that are coming through our shop are in need of replacements.

The rear replacements have been available through Ford - but like all GT parts you have to go through the whole ordering fiasco which includes providing them a copy of a current registration, etc. The process makes it virtually impossible for us to inventory these (just as we would like to inventory oil pump belts). Anyway, when the rear struts arrive they are typically in a wax paper like sealed package - and clearly the new springs show signs of leaking as the paper is often oil-stained upon arrival. We've had a couple of cases where we have returned the new struts because they were already too weak - just out of the package.

The story on the front bonnet struts is worse. They have not been available from Ford for the past several weeks and the latest projection is February - but no one seems to have a lot of confidence in that date.

So, we can have exact fitment gas struts manufactured - same extended length, same retracted length, same connectors, and identical OEM pressures. Price would be similar to the wholesale price through Ford (~$35ea) - but available fresh stock and easily order-able from our website.

Would this be of interest to you?

January 24 UPDATE: OK all, thanks very much for all of the input. I'm submitting the order! Hold tight (please). 4-6 weeks.

Interest List:


06Fordgt: Front, Rear
2112: Front, Rear
33Bravo: Front, Rear
analogdesigner: Front, Rear
BAT: Front, Rear
B.M.F.: Front, Rear
BCF: Front, Rear
BrianBates: Front, Rear
ByeEnzo: Front, Rear
centerpunch: Front, Rear
Derry: Front, Rear
dtomasso1: Front, Rear
fecarman: Front, Rear
FlagstaffGT: Front, Rear
FourFathers: Front
Gary: Front, Rear
Gene Cassone: Front, Rear
GKW05GT: Front, Rear
GreyGhost: Front
GT35065: Front, Rear
GTED: Front, Rear
GTinTN: Front, Rear
GTMD: Front, Rear
GTNJ: Front, Rear
Jaxgt: Front, Rear
Jazz76: Front, Rear
Johntpr: Front, Rear
Kingman: Front, Rear
Lewishou: Front, Rear
MAD IN NC: Front, Rear
mmlcobra: Front, Rear
Mule Air: Front, Rear
nautoncall: Front, Rear
Not4N: Front, Rear
PlaneCrazy: Front, Rear
Propdave: Front, Rear
QuickSilverShelby: Front
RickMustang: Front, Rear
rocketman: Front, Rear
Spaceman: Front, Rear
SteveA: Front, Rear
Steved57: Front, Rear
TOAWSUM: Front, Rear
Tomcat: Front, Rear
Vincent998: Front
zach05855: Front, Rear
 
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jaxgt

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Jul 12, 2006
2,393
i am in
 

The Grey Ghost

GT Owner
Mar 13, 2009
566
Kansas City
(y)

Ready for a set of front ones myself.
 

B.M.F.

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jan 29, 2009
1,328
Minnesota
In!
 

33Bravo

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Nov 3, 2006
676
Minneapolis, MN
I’m in!
 

dtomaso1

GT Owner
Dec 6, 2006
178
Phoenix, Arizona
I’m in!
 

SteveA

GT Owner/B.O.D
Mark IV Lifetime
Dec 13, 2005
3,682
Sandpoint Id
I'm interested Kendell.
 

Steve Schneider

GT Owner
Dec 16, 2010
83
yes would be interested down road, like 1 year from now
 

TO AWSUM

Ford GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 4, 2007
1,346
Niceville FL
Sounds good to me. I've replaced both front and rear once already and the second set is already weakening.
 

Gary

GT Owner
May 11, 2006
325
Festus, Missouri
All - I am about to pull the trigger in making a non-trivial investment to purchase a quantity of both front and rear gas replacement struts for the GT. As many of you know, these gas springs have a finite life and most of the cars that are coming through our shop are in need of replacements.

The rear replacements have been available through Ford - but like all GT parts you have to go through the whole ordering fiasco which includes providing them a copy of a current registration, etc. The process makes it virtually impossible for us to inventory these (just as we would like to inventory oil pump belts). Anyway, when the rear struts arrive they are typically in a wax paper like sealed package - and clearly the new springs show signs of leaking as the paper is often oil-stained upon arrival. We've had a couple of cases where we have returned the new struts because they were already too weak - just out of the package.

The story on the front bonnet struts is worse. They have not been available from Ford for the past several weeks and the latest projection is February - but no one seems to have a lot of confidence in that date.

So, we can have exact fitment gas struts manufactured - same extended length, same retracted length, same connectors, and identical OEM pressures. Price would be similar to the wholesale price through Ford (~$35ea) - but available fresh stock and easily order-able from our website.

Would this be of interest to you?
Yes
 

ByeEnzo

GT
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Dec 10, 2005
1,961
Fort Worth, TX
Set of fronts and rears for me!
 

Tomcat

GT Owner
May 23, 2013
893
North Carolina & Perdido Key
Yup!
 

nautoncall

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Apr 6, 2014
1,003
both!!
 
Absolutely in for the fronts. I tried to order them a few weeks ago and could not. Ford has no stock.
 

Gene Cassone

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Dec 3, 2005
758
way upstate NY
Front and rears!
 

analogdesigner

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Nov 15, 2005
930
San Clemente, CA USA
Both for me! Thanks, Jay
 
Oct 14, 2009
141
Alberta, Canada
Fronts please.

QSS
 

BCF

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 21, 2006
16
Hudson Ia.
Will take one front and one rear set.
thank you!
 

fecarman

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Mar 18, 2007
109
Will take one front and one rear set.
thank you!
 

fecarman

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Mar 18, 2007
109
Will take one front and rear set.