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  1. #1 Trunk strut source and part number? 
    Spitfire
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    Does anyone know an aftermarket source and part number for the gas cylinder trunk struts used on a 1980?

    Victoria British has these but $30 each seems a bit high.

    Thanks!
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    The struts are made in France and you can do some researching about replacements but its the pressure of compression you need to be worried about. Too much and you can damage the hinges and trunk lid. As far as I know its used, new old stock or the victoria british ones.
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    Ole Boy
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    The price from VB is actually pretty reasonable. Just buy them. As Mike says, beware that experimenting with other unknown gas struts can result in bent trunk lids and/or hinges.
    1979 Triumph TR8 Coupe
    1981 Triumph TR8 Convertible
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    Little Brit
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    I will pay whatever as long as they fit. After ordering and getting the wrong ones I took the original out and find it is nearly 8" when elongated and 5" long when compressed. I cannot find a duplicate. any help would be appreciated. thanks
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    Send me photo what exactly do you need - I think I can help you for a little less price. Contact info is on my website. Cheers!
    If you have any questions about used car engines or other parts, engines etc - don't hesitate to PM me!
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    Little Brit
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    THanks for the reply but I did find an option in Canada. They had them as a stock option and even though they were about 1/2" too long I made them fit. However, I may have other TR7 needs when the spring rolls around so lets keep in touch.
    thanks

    Bruce
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