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    bigboyVKLS
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    Bought the gas strut kit for bonnet on my vk, had fit them but won’t shut the bonnet properly due gas strut head was hit between bonnet bracket and the guard..

    How I would solve the issue?? Had trying do other way but didn’t work

    Does you had this on your early commodore?

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    What kit?

     

    #26489
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    gtrboyy
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    Been ages since last done it from memory used 4 ball studs with rear wagon struts…all bolted straight up.

     

    Vaguely remember trying vp/s guard bracket thing which touched inside bonnet.

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    I have an kits for Bonnet which stay open without the rod holder …  yea the gas strut was been touch between bonnet and guard ..

    sound like i might put the rod holder back on … i guess ..

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    Try flipping the struts to get clearance. Or just give sheet metal a little flex to cleare it. Can do it by hand. Worked on mine.

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    works well on my VK

     

     

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    Looks same as mine 4 ballstuds threaded in with 2 rear wagon struts…might be fitted upside down,bonnet only closes with them one way iirc

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