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Mancdelica



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 20:41    Post subject: Low roof tailgate struts Reply with quote

Howdy all.

Sorry I don't know if this is the correct thread area but I couldn't see a parts one?

Anyone know a website where you can get new rear tailgate gas struts, or does anyone ever see them for sale second hand online?

They seem to be pretty hard to source. I need part numbers MB337424/MB337425 for the 'low roof' normal sunroof model.

I tried 'car parts in motion' on eBay. They have the exact code.....turns out its for a Hyundai or something. Fair play I got a refund but I've been looking for months now.

Anyhelp much appreciated as mine won't even hold it a slight bit and will be hard to work inside with it down.

Thanks

Matt
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 23:15    Post subject: tailgate struts Reply with quote

Hello Matt,
        There is company called sgs-engineering that some members have used. I think they do re-gassing
and also make custom struts if you are tall and need a bit more headroom.
         I'm sure someone with more knowledge than me will be along soon.
                        Cheers Chris & Chris.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a read of this post:- †http://www.MDOCUK.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=39186

Regardless of vehicle the info is the same, note that Pink Pig bought the SGS struts a few years back for his L300.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 19:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hyundai H100 was the Hyundai built L300 panel van clone, sold on the UK market, as was the L300 panel van. So a Mitsubishi or Hyundai dealer should be able to supply the OEM parts, as they all had lift-up tailgates.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 23:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the responses.

That post is a great read cheers lewis. Looks like my best option for sure and that's exactly the price I paid for the wrong pair on eBay.

Andy man thanks for that knowledge I had no idea there was a UK spec rebrand L300. That makes sense about the part numbers then. But when they were a bit shorter than the ones off my van, both in cylinder and rod length. Plus the fitting bracket for the L300 at the top is at a very particular angle and these came bob on straight. The bottom was an exact match so was a shame. If you had the tools I guess you could bend it but would be tricky and weaken it no doubt.

Ill be sure to check out SGS now after reading that. Sounds like there very strong at least.

Thanks again
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 0:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also I can never seem to see images on old posts. Like that link you posted Lewis.

Is that due to that member leaving the forum and therefore deleting his pictures etc or am I missing something....
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 0:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just saw a mention.
I used SGS for pop top roof struts. They've been perfect.

I do also need to get my tailgate struts refurbed so following.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 0:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mandelica, did you check out the availability of struts for the genuine Mitsubishi low roof L300 panel van from any Mitsubishi dealer? My first experience of driving an L300 was the brand new delivery van work bought for me to deliver kitchens in 1991. From Norjac Mitsubishi at Carnforth.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point Andy. No I haven't called a dealer but I did have a very good scan online and found nothing. I was just under the assumption old parts for old cars/vans get discontinued and they won't be in stock. Looked on Amayama and they are eye watering prices.  

Have you managed to find parts from current dealers for the old vans?

Ha thats such a cool story, and now you ride around in one for pleasure...

Update from SGS. Emailed and they said 90% can be re gassed so send them in and its about £45 for two delivered which seems decent. if not new ones it is with old brackets welded onto them.

ill keep you posted....
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mancdelica wrote:
Also I can never seem to see images on old posts. Like that link you posted Lewis.

Is that due to that member leaving the forum and therefore deleting his pictures etc or am I missing something....

A few years back photobucket changed their operating system so that people using them as a photo host had to pay them £400 a year to allow the photos to be seen on third party sites. Like here.

Most just dropped them altogether and went elsewhere. I did the same reuploading a few thousand to a different host, then spent weeks editing my old posts; infact I still get advised of some as time goes on.

Some had already left the club, so those are not editable. Others just left the posts as is, due to the difficulty in redoing them.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mancdelica wrote:
..... Looked on Amayama and they are eye watering prices. .....


Bear in mind that with Brexit many items that got through customs before are now getting stopped with increased costa added for VAT and import tax, so the government can start recouping money spent on the Covid issues.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 18:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

On mine, I've swapped them over, left - to - right, and vice-versa. It means the top of the lower bracket becomes the bottom, and moves the pivot up around 20mm. This translates to an extra two or three inches height under the lip of the tailgate, and can save you banging your head on it!
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