Remove old & fit new Gas Struts - Trakka poptop

Gday ALL,

I'm keen to replace the 18 yo saggy Trakka poptop gas struts and my
temporary support props as well.

Several years ago, Trakka told me the original Stabilus struts they
installed are NLA.

Just wondering if anyone aside from Murray Lee has been down this path
already and could perhaps answer a few questions from me re: ..
supplier, model number, specs, remove and install issues etc. TIA.

Cheers.

Ken
Ken,
 
There are companies which specialize in replacement gas struts, based on the open and shut lengths.  Such a company could probably tell by looking at the strut if they have a replacement.  I ran a Google search for "gas strut" + "replacement" and got a heap of hits.
 
Les
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Ken
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 1:01 PM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Remove old & fit new Gas Struts - Trakka poptop


Gday ALL,

I'm keen to replace the 18 yo saggy Trakka poptop gas struts and my
temporary support props as well.

Several years ago, Trakka told me the original Stabilus struts they
installed are NLA.

Just wondering if anyone aside from Murray Lee has been down this path
already and could perhaps answer a few questions from me re: ..
supplier, model number, specs, remove and install issues etc. TIA.

Cheers.

Ken

Dear Ken,
 
Oh so it was you who let out all that gas over the last 18 years to cause global warming!
Down here in Melbourne there are a few companies offering regassing and presumably new seals. Don't suppose that could be the simplest solution from a similar company up your way.
I also took a bonnet strut from my Toyota (wash my mouth out)  to Repco and they instantly matched it with a suitable new replacement. Mind you there may be a tad more Camries about than Trakka topped transporters. Perhaps I'm more suited to strutting about.
Cheers
Roger


--- On Wed, 20/8/08, Ken <unclekenz@yahoo.com> wrote:
From: Ken <unclekenz@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Remove old & fit new Gas Struts - Trakka poptop
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Received: Wednesday, 20 August, 2008, 11:01 AM


Gday ALL,

I'm keen to replace the 18 yo saggy Trakka poptop gas struts and my
temporary support props as well.

Several years ago, Trakka told me the original Stabilus struts they
installed are NLA.

Just wondering if anyone aside from Murray Lee has been down this path
already and could perhaps answer a few questions from me re: ..
supplier, model number, specs, remove and install issues etc. TIA.

Cheers.

Ken



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Les,

Thanks but my post is directed in particular toward anyone who has
already done this project on their Trakka.

Aside from Murray of course.

Anyone please?

Cheers.

Ken








--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "Les Harris"
<leslieharris@...> wrote:
>
> Ken,
>
> There are companies which specialize in replacement gas struts, based
on the open and shut lengths. Such a company could probably tell by
looking at the strut if they have a replacement. I ran a Google search
for "gas strut" + "replacement" and got a heap of hits.
>
> Les
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Ken
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 1:01 PM
> Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Remove old & fit new Gas Struts -
Trakka poptop
>
>
>
> Gday ALL,
>
> I'm keen to replace the 18 yo saggy Trakka poptop gas struts and my
> temporary support props as well.
>
> Several years ago, Trakka told me the original Stabilus struts they
> installed are NLA.
>
> Just wondering if anyone aside from Murray Lee has been down this path
> already and could perhaps answer a few questions from me re: ..
> supplier, model number, specs, remove and install issues etc. TIA.
>
> Cheers.
>
> Ken
>
Roger,

I plead, ...... guilty as charged your Honor.

(hhhhhmmmmmmmmm 18 eh.... nice! I'm thinking, little does this silly
old fart on the Bench know it is closer to 3 score and ten, but I have
no intention of self incriminating!)

Yeah well I've had the odd fling over the years with Magna and Mazda
struts and my Datsuns never had any, very clever! As for Toyotas, heh I
thought they were indestructible!

Erm ... Roger, you just keep on strutting ok, if Trakka struts were THAT
easy, I'd never have posted here in the first place .......
aaaarrrrggghhhh!

Cheers.

Ken




--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, Roger Bell <bellrmit@...>
wrote:
>
> Dear Ken,
> Â
> Oh so it was you who let out all that gas over the last 18 years to
cause global warming!
> Down here in Melbourne there are a few companies offering regassing
and presumably new seals. Don't suppose that could be the simplest
solution from a similar company up your way.
> I also took a bonnet strut from my Toyota (wash my mouth out)Â to
Repco and they instantly matched it with a suitable new replacement.
Mind you there may be a tad more Camries about than Trakka topped
transporters. Perhaps I'm more suited to strutting about.
> Cheers
> Roger
>
>
> --- On Wed, 20/8/08, Ken unclekenz@... wrote:
>
> From: Ken unclekenz@...
> Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Remove old & fit new Gas Struts -
Trakka poptop
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> Received: Wednesday, 20 August, 2008, 11:01 AM
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Gday ALL,
>
> I'm keen to replace the 18 yo saggy Trakka poptop gas struts and my
> temporary support props as well.
>
> Several years ago, Trakka told me the original Stabilus struts they
> installed are NLA.
>
> Just wondering if anyone aside from Murray Lee has been down this path
> already and could perhaps answer a few questions from me re: ..
> supplier, model number, specs, remove and install issues etc. TIA.
>
> Cheers.
>
> Ken
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Win a MacBook Air or iPod touch with Yahoo!7.
http://au.docs.yahoo.com/homepageset
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RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Remove old & fit new Gas Struts - Trakka poptop

Hi Ken and All,

Ken, not sure if your email was a subtle reminder to send you these contact details.  If so sorry for the delay, I had trouble finding the contact details, but I've managed to dig through my receipts (must fix my filing system). My new gas struts were fitted by "Mr Kuang (Franchisee)- Gas Strut Recharge" 1800 633027. The cost for two new struts was $220.00. They come with 12 months warranty. I think I saved a bit by being there to help him fit them - it is actually quite a big job and they have to estimate the correct pressure for each job as they go. Mine are now very solid and I have no complaints at all. They come to you too!

Cheers Murray

-----Original Message-----
From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com on behalf of Ken
Sent: Thu 8/21/2008 12:50 AM
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Remove old & fit new Gas Struts - Trakka poptop


Roger,

I plead,    ......   guilty as charged your Honor.

(hhhhhmmmmmmmmm 18 eh.... nice!    I'm thinking, little does this silly
old fart on the Bench know it is closer to 3 score and ten, but I have
no intention of self incriminating!)

Yeah well I've had the odd fling over the years with Magna and Mazda
struts and my Datsuns never had any, very clever! As for Toyotas, heh I
thought they were indestructible!

Erm ... Roger, you just keep on strutting ok, if Trakka struts were THAT
easy, I'd never have posted here in the first place .......
aaaarrrrggghhhh!

Cheers.

Ken




--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, Roger Bell <bellrmit@...>
wrote:

>
> Dear Ken,
> Â
> Oh so it was you who let out all that gas over the last 18 years to
cause global warming!
> Down here in Melbourne there are a few companies offering regassing
and presumably new seals. Don't suppose that could be the simplest
solution from a similar company up your way.
> I also took a bonnet strut from my Toyota (wash my mouth out)  to
Repco and they instantly matched it with a suitable new replacement.
Mind you there may be a tad more Camries about than Trakka topped
transporters. Perhaps I'm more suited to strutting about.
> Cheers
> Roger
>
>
> --- On Wed, 20/8/08, Ken unclekenz@... wrote:
>
> From: Ken unclekenz@...
> Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Remove old & fit new Gas Struts -
Trakka poptop
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> Received: Wednesday, 20 August, 2008, 11:01 AM
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Gday ALL,
>
> I'm keen to replace the 18 yo saggy Trakka poptop gas struts and my
> temporary support props as well.
>
> Several years ago, Trakka told me the original Stabilus struts they
> installed are NLA.
>
> Just wondering if anyone aside from Murray Lee has been down this path
> already and could perhaps answer a few questions from me re: ..
> supplier, model number, specs, remove and install issues etc. TIA.
>
> Cheers.
>
> Ken
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Win a MacBook Air or iPod touch with Yahoo!7.
http://au.docs.yahoo.com/homepageset
>




Gday Murray,

Actually I'd assumed the contact details you gave me previously were for
the people you used so I thought I had the right info already .... not
so it appears now ... not to worry. Thanks anyway for the effort.

I'm still toying with this strut replacement project, I'm keen to have a
stab at it myself first and see how things pan out. Failing that, well
the fallback position is to call in the pros like you did.

So far I've learnt, before removing the strut, how to constrain the
strut rod from extending out further in the raised position, so I've
successfully removed/inspected/cleaned and reinstalled the strut. I
found some of Trakka's installation work pretty novel ... the fixing nut
for the lower ball fitting on the fibreglass poptop frame is held in
place with squirt of silicone so that when you remove the ball fitting,
the nut on the inside doesn't fall off. Now in my view ..... that is
REAL design quality!...... haha ...................... NOT!

I'll keep you posted.

Cheers.

Ken


--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "Murray Lee"
<murray.lee@...> wrote:
>
> Hi Ken and All,
>
> Ken, not sure if your email was a subtle reminder to send you these
contact details. If so sorry for the delay, I had trouble finding the
contact details, but I've managed to dig through my receipts (must fix
my filing system). My new gas struts were fitted by "Mr Kuang
(Franchisee)- Gas Strut Recharge" 1800 633027. The cost for two new
struts was $220.00. They come with 12 months warranty. I think I saved a
bit by being there to help him fit them - it is actually quite a big job
and they have to estimate the correct pressure for each job as they go.
Mine are now very solid and I have no complaints at all. They come to
you too!
>
> Cheers Murray
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com on behalf of Ken
> Sent: Thu 8/21/2008 12:50 AM
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Remove old & fit new Gas Struts -
Trakka poptop
>
>
> Roger,
>
> I plead, ...... guilty as charged your Honor.
>
> (hhhhhmmmmmmmmm 18 eh.... nice! I'm thinking, little does this silly
> old fart on the Bench know it is closer to 3 score and ten, but I have
> no intention of self incriminating!)
>
> Yeah well I've had the odd fling over the years with Magna and Mazda
> struts and my Datsuns never had any, very clever! As for Toyotas, heh
I
> thought they were indestructible!
>
> Erm ... Roger, you just keep on strutting ok, if Trakka struts were
THAT
> easy, I'd never have posted here in the first place .......
> aaaarrrrggghhhh!
>
> Cheers.
>
> Ken
>
>
>
>
> --- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, Roger Bell bellrmit@
> wrote:
> >
> > Dear Ken,
> > Â
> > Oh so it was you who let out all that gas over the last 18 years to
> cause global warming!
> > Down here in Melbourne there are a few companies offering regassing
> and presumably new seals. Don't suppose that could be the simplest
> solution from a similar company up your way.
> > I also took a bonnet strut from my Toyota (wash my mouth out)Â to
> Repco and they instantly matched it with a suitable newÂ
replacement.
> Mind you there may be a tad more Camries about than Trakka topped
> transporters. Perhaps I'm more suited to strutting about.
> > Cheers
> > Roger
> >
> >
> > --- On Wed, 20/8/08, Ken unclekenz@ wrote:
> >
> > From: Ken unclekenz@
> > Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Remove old & fit new Gas Struts -
> Trakka poptop
> > To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> > Received: Wednesday, 20 August, 2008, 11:01 AM
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Gday ALL,
> >
> > I'm keen to replace the 18 yo saggy Trakka poptop gas struts and my
> > temporary support props as well.
> >
> > Several years ago, Trakka told me the original Stabilus struts they
> > installed are NLA.
> >
> > Just wondering if anyone aside from Murray Lee has been down this
path
> > already and could perhaps answer a few questions from me re: ..
> > supplier, model number, specs, remove and install issues etc. TIA.
> >
> > Cheers.
> >
> > Ken
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Win a MacBook Air or iPod touch with Yahoo!7.
> http://au.docs.yahoo.com/homepageset
> >
>