Pop top gas spring mounting

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Seadoc
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Pop top gas spring mounting

Post by Seadoc » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:17 pm

I'm adding gas springs to my 85 Mac 25. Can the mounting plates be fixed with screws or are similarly sized bolts better? The holes will fit #10 or M5 screws.

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Re: Pop top gas spring mounting

Post by Tedd » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:39 pm

I'm not familiar with the structure of the 25 but I assume it's similar to my 26S. I'd be inclined to through bolt if you can, using washers with larger than standard OD. It's generally a good idea to spread out the load on fiberglass, where feasible.

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