1976 Palm Beach




Engine Hatch Lifts

Jim W. of Ohio has a really neat way to hold his engine hatch up.  Shown below are pictures that I took during the Fall 2007 GMCMI rally in Iowa. I'm going to copy his project.

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From an email Jim sent to the GMC Mail list, Sun 2/3/2008 12:24 PM:

"I purchased the part from McMaster-Carr.

P/N 9416K192 are the gas spring 30lb force P/N 9416K86 are the end sockets P/N 9512K73 are the ball mounts. I used aluminum angle to mount.

Measuring from the rear it is 26" to the ball on the hatch and 11 1/2 on the floor  I don't use a hinge, the hatch fits into a slot in the front. If I need to remove the hatch I just pop the gas springs off the ball and lift out.

 Hope this helps

 It eliminates the embarrassment of explaining why there is a knot on the back of your head and the imprint of the air cleaner wing nut on your forehead


More photos of his hatch lifts and other upgrades:




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