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Old    Andrew"Jet"Mitchell (andrewjet)      Join Date: Jan 2003       05-26-2009, 9:34 AM Reply   
Turned my rear ski storage locker into a ice chest, It's so sweet! Anyway I want to buy a liftgate shock for it to stay open while you search for the perfect beverage. The problem Is I can't find the mounts for them. They are a-framed shaped and are about 1-2-3" tall with the mounting ball on it. Where can I find them locally (Dallas). I have shopped pepboys, autozone, oriley's and overtons. HELP?
Old    monte (dmonte3283)      Join Date: Jun 2003       05-26-2009, 9:37 AM Reply   
try defender.com
Old    Ryan (bremsen)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-26-2009, 10:22 AM Reply   
Found on overtons

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=74274&pdesc=90_Mounting_Brackets_For _Gas_Lift_Springs_pair&cname=Other-Hardware&aID=601J7&merchID=1009&r=view

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http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Flat_Mounting_Brackets_For_Gas_L ift_Springs_pair&i=74273&merchID=1006&r=view
Old    Bill K (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-26-2009, 10:58 AM Reply   
This site lists a lot of the gas lift supports

I've seen the gas lift supports at Napa auto parts stores. I don't see the brackets on their site, but have seen them in the store.

I've also bought them at Autozone. Their website makes you enter the year & model of vehicle though so I don't have a link to send.
Old    Andrew"Jet"Mitchell (andrewjet)      Join Date: Jan 2003       05-26-2009, 12:24 PM Reply   
Perfect I need the 90 degree ones. Crap..I don't know how I missed them. Thanks
Old    murph (smuurph84)      Join Date: Oct 2008       05-26-2009, 12:58 PM Reply   
andrew do you think you can post some pics of it when you are done I was thinking of doing something like that in my boat. trying to look for ideas
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       05-26-2009, 2:22 PM Reply   
I bought gas shocks for an 89' jimmy. Mounted up like a dream.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       05-26-2009, 2:22 PM Reply   
Jet, did you ever do that intake swap?
Old    Andrew"Jet"Mitchell (andrewjet)      Join Date: Jan 2003       05-26-2009, 2:54 PM Reply   
Hey Nacho! No not yet. My semi-new business has taken off and I have been to buzy. BUT! I have started working on getting the pimping done in the next week or two. Just finished off putting led's in the ice chest and finished the (grey)garage floor epoxy coating inside (with sprinkels)and sealed it off to hold water. Buying a 4-blade and a flying high 750 for under the rear seat. I'll try and post some pics. Nacho did you finish yours? And murph, check out the pics and call me if you need. I have the set up you need to see.Jet
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       05-26-2009, 3:02 PM Reply   
Yes, i did. The intake was the last step of 3 upgrades, but in talking with several speed shops and folks who had done lots of upgrades, it seems like a no-brainer for folks running a little weight with a 351w powerplant. IIRC, the stock intake was more restrictive than the undersize heads on this engine. I popped a dual plane big runner intake on and it pulls like a champ. Lots of low end torque. Of course, thats not all from the new intake, but it lets it flow a lot more air/gas.

As easy as the intake is, anyone planning on keeping their boat would be crazy not to upgrade the intake. A few things to take off, all of which is really easy: carb, spacer, coil, dizzy. Maybe loosen the alt bracket as well. Only booger is setting the timing and thats pretty damn easy too.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       05-26-2009, 3:02 PM Reply   
oh yea, congrats on being busy!
Old    WakeMikey (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       05-26-2009, 3:10 PM Reply   
Are you sure your boat is supossed to use a four-blade prop? Really want to see what you do to the rear seat!
Old    Andrew"Jet"Mitchell (andrewjet)      Join Date: Jan 2003       05-26-2009, 3:16 PM Reply   
Here's the pic's. Rear locker (holding 750 sac) and ice chest with leds and drain plug/sundeck. Built it myself last winter. Gas shocks are to be installed after ordering them. Soon. JetUpload
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Old    Andrew"Jet"Mitchell (andrewjet)      Join Date: Jan 2003       05-26-2009, 3:32 PM Reply   
A few more..Upload
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Old    Andrew"Jet"Mitchell (andrewjet)      Join Date: Jan 2003       05-26-2009, 3:36 PM Reply   
Last one. What do yall think? Need anything??Upload
Old    moombadaze (moombadaze)      Join Date: Dec 2003       05-26-2009, 4:02 PM Reply   
beer, ice- more beer
Old    WakeMikey (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       05-26-2009, 9:31 PM Reply   
where does the cooler drain to
Old    Andrew"Jet"Mitchell (andrewjet)      Join Date: Jan 2003       05-27-2009, 6:20 AM Reply   
There's a drain plug off to the right.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       05-27-2009, 1:05 PM Reply   
Nice! If it were mine, I'd put a divider in the cooler. Looks huge from the pics. Keeping a case or two cold wouldn't be an issue, but keeping a six pack cold would be.

You'll pry need some way to secure the lids while towing. Maybe a clip or something for underneath or you could try to find those fancy ones that fold flat.

The cooler is a good idea, i may have to work on that for my boat.
Old    murph (smuurph84)      Join Date: Oct 2008       05-27-2009, 1:20 PM Reply   
that looks great I like the led's I think I have found my next project!
Old    Andrew"Jet"Mitchell (andrewjet)      Join Date: Jan 2003       05-27-2009, 5:05 PM Reply   
Ah Nacho..didn't think about that. Ok, I'll rethink that. Jet

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