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New (to me) 1980 Volvo 244

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Originally Posted by Laird Scooby View Post
That should work nicely Alan, been trying to think of ways to improve/neaten that idea but can't think of anything.
I think this solution will evolve rather than be designed Dave, but I think that is entirely in keeping with the ethos of the RB. The purist way would be to remove the boot spoiler, weld up the mounting holes and re-paint back to original. That would get rid of the additional weight that has upset the balance of the gas struts, but would detract from the RB's history.

I like the boot spoiler (particularly now it is fitted properly), so developing a means of aiding the gas struts to re-balance the boot lid is the aim. The simple looped around bungee works, but is a little more Heath Robinson than it needs to be. Putting long D shackles each end will make it a bit tidier, so we are heading in the right direction. Once I have those fitted I'll start thinking about either a shorter but stiffer bungee that is tidier, or an adjustable rod linkage.

I like this idea of incremental improvements to optimise what is already there in the RB without spending too much - it is what the RB project is about.

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Putting it that way Alan it makes a lot of sense.


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