GQ Bonnet Gas Struts

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GQ Bonnet Gas Struts

Post by TijmenvdS » 30 Jul 2017 12:49

I enjoyed the gas struts on the GU bonnet very much, felt so fancy between Hiluxes and Fords. So I tried to research how to do it on a GQ and found very little or outdated unavailable posts.
So I tried my luck and believe it worked quite well.
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Parts aquired from Canopy Center Silverton
Parts:
2/ Gasarm (4048) Extended Lenth 650mm 4048K 400Nm
2/ Mounting Bracket-90 Degree 50x35x3mm
4/ End Fitting Balljoint
2/ Mounting Bracket-D/Crank H/Duty 66x29
8/Large gead 5mm Pop Rivits

Tools:
5mm Drill
Pop Rivit Gun

20 Minutes
Total Cost R550

I do not like pop rivets but did not see any other way. If they fail I will just weld the brackets on and touch up the paint. I have bought 250ml from Silverton Autobody and paint for R260 to get ahead of a few potential rust spots.

Tips:
Do the diver side of the vehicle first.
Install the bases first to the main body
Let someone lift up te bonnet as high as possible then mark the bonnet side, GQ bonnets lift up much higher than the standard arm that is suppose to keep it open.
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Re: GQ Bonnet Gas Struts

Post by Michael » 30 Jul 2017 14:26

Goeie werk Tijmen, lyk awesome!! Ek is seker baie ander wou dit ook al gedoen het

Net een tip, jou shocks is inderste bo. Daai seel waar die shaft uit kom moet in die olie wees anders gaan hulle nie lank hou nie
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Re: GQ Bonnet Gas Struts

Post by Kagiso II » 30 Jul 2017 14:31

QOUTE: "I do not like pop rivets but did not see any other way. If they fail I will just weld the brackets on and touch up the paint. I have bought 250ml from Silverton Autobody and paint for R260 to get ahead of a few potential rust spots. "

Go the RIV NUT way Bru .. really, coz if you weld them you can never replace them when they wear out ..
6mm m10 Riv nut will be more than sufficient.

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Re: GQ Bonnet Gas Struts

Post by TijmenvdS » 30 Jul 2017 14:48

Michael wrote:Net een tip, jou shocks is inderste bo. Daai seel waar die shaft uit kom moet in die olie wees anders gaan hulle nie lank hou nie
Ek sal so maak, dankie. Ek het nie gedink so iets sou saak maak nie.
Kagiso II wrote:Go the RIV NUT way Bru .. really, coz if you weld them you can never replace them when they wear out ..
6mm m10 Riv nut will be more than sufficient.

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Ek het al gehoor van so iets maar nognooit getry nie. Sal bietjie soek vir dit. Dankie Oom.

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Re: GQ Bonnet Gas Struts

Post by hugejp » 30 Jul 2017 16:03

I love riv-nuts! :thumbup:
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Re: GQ Bonnet Gas Struts

Post by Alex Roux » 30 Jul 2017 19:17

Yes, I agree, Riv nuts is a great invention.
I used them for Skilpad's steel snorkel.

As regards the idea of gas struts for the GQ bonnet, thank you for your contribution on this Tijmen.
I have been wondering about this since gradually converting from GU to GQ.
I will definitely consider this at some point for Skilpad.
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Re: GQ Bonnet Gas Struts

Post by offroadbiker » 31 Jul 2017 07:29

I want it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Who is going to do this conversion for me?????????? :helpsign: :helpsign: :helpsign:

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Re: GQ Bonnet Gas Struts

Post by Bre » 31 Jul 2017 09:47

Mooi werk Tijmen :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Re: GQ Bonnet Gas Struts

Post by Tinus lotz » 31 Jul 2017 12:02

Ek het n riv nut tool slaan uit :thumbup:

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Re: GQ Bonnet Gas Struts

Post by offroadbiker » 31 Jul 2017 14:15

Tinus lotz wrote:Ek het n riv nut tool slaan uit :thumbup:

As ek daar uitslaan - sal n naweek nie lank genoeg wees nie WWW

Moet ek 'n lysie maak van als wat gedoen moet word :eureka:







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