Re: [DML] Door Struts " soft Lift "
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Re: [DML] Door Struts " soft Lift "


Do these snap on and off like the regular ones?

Hope you catch up on your sleep soon. :)


On Sun, 2008-03-02 at 02:36 +0000, John Hervey wrote:
> Group, 
> I have been holding off on letting the group know that I have now had 
> a new door strut made to the specification I wanted. 
> I was tired of the doors banging at the top during the hot summer and 
> barely lifting the door in winter. The company and engineer that I 
> worked with used to work at Stabilus in the US so he knew exactly 
> what I meant which made this project easier. 
> These are not an off the shelf item with any company. 
> We need more damper at the top and a little better lift when cold. So 
> the strut was made to the exact factory Delorean compressed and 
> extended specification, and we used a more expensive oil for the 
> damper with a better temperature coefficient so the sun and heat from 
> the top won't make as a dramatic difference in the oil and how it 
> effects the damper. And it has a little better lift in the cold 
> weather due to the oil and gas used.
> I didn't spend a lot of time for cold weather problems because the 
> cars for up north people are in storage most of the winter and for 
> the southern folks like me we don't have to worry much about cold 
> lift because we don't have as much really cold weather and if we do 
> we will drive a different car to the store. 
> And yes the torsion bars are the factory adjustment. They have not 
> been messed with on the 2 test cars I worked with in the 40 degree to 
> 80 degree weather test. 
> And for you cynics and people that just want to pick it apart, yes I 
> know it may not work for everyone based on your torsion bar door 
> adjustments, -4 degrees weather, what you have launching the doors 
> and so on but if you want to make something different then pay the 
> fee's and we will do it. I now have a company that will do it any way 
> we want.
> Oh, And did I mention they are concourse / original looking quality 
> and not black rods like my Stabilus and others.
> Oh, And the little balls can screw in and out for a little more 
> adjustment.
> This is just another thing I do when I'm not 2 weeks behind on 
> orders, on the phone and sleeping. (:))
> John Hervey

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