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    Pneumatic Hood lifts...

    For those of you who have ever wanted to incorporate pneumatic hood lifts into your hood... here's your chance to do it right!

    Take a look at these gems here...
    WEST MARINE

    And while your contemplating using them, here's a great web page at McMaster that provides a decent description on how to size the gas cylinders for a specific application.
    CYLINDER SIZING
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    Hmmm?? There is a West marine down the street from where I often go in Massachussettes every summer. I'm gonna have to go take a look next summer when I'm there.
    Did you ever fine the type of lifts I have on my canopy? I know you were interested in them awhile back.

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    Great find TM... :thumb:

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    Greg,

    Never found the ones that you have... I will eventually incorporate these into my canopy though...
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    I've had experience in the past with the price of boating articles, which are usually way way over-priced.

    I'm sure you could use the trunk and hatch-back lifts from an automobile from Canadian Tire or UAP or where-ever other place you buy your auto parts for probably less than half the price.... :thumb:
    It's not junk, it's un-assembled DIY!

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    Are you guys using these to open your canopy doors or lift the canopy itself? I have a heavy 4' door on my canopy and will need to replace my door opening devices soon as they are rusting. Could I use something like these for that? How do they work? Do you just pull up and the pnuematic lifts hold the door open?
    Susan

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    Yup, that's exactly it Flame...
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    I agree with reefvan. boating stuff is way over priced. And for this type of item the auto style will likely be just fine. for those in Ottawa there may even be something like that in small sizes at Lee valley. none the less good idea and good link Tang Man
    Rob

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    I actually bought two for my rear hatch in my blazer and they were $11 each they would work great.
    Stephen

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    Sure, but do you know the weight characteristics of the one for your Blazer?
    How long is it while extended, and while compressed?

    If it's not strong enough to hold you canopy door open, it will just end up closing on you....
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