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Old 07-30-2016, 10:59 PM   #1
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Hello All,

Sitting here in our PUP in the driveway with my two boys and new Lab puppy, please sleep all night , and thought I'd send a quick pic out of one of my latest mod. As I am sure you all have experienced, when you need something in the dinette storage, they alway come crashing down on you at the wrong time. Called my buddy at McMaster Carr and got two gas springs. Problem solved. All in, I spent about $30. DW is happy, and so is my head. Next mod is making a new silverware drawer and magnets on the door to keep it from opening when traveling. Then off to OhioPyle state park in 2 weeks. Have a great weekend everyone. Sorry couldn't get the pic turned up
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Old 07-31-2016, 01:00 AM   #2
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Great idea! Can you give the part numbers for springs and brackets?
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Old 07-31-2016, 07:25 AM   #3
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That is a great and simple mod. I hate them crashing down. I think I will do that one too. Thanks for sharing!
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That's a great idea. Please share the part numbers. Would love to do this as well
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Sorry for the delay, it was a crazy day. I'll look up my invoice tomorrow and get the part numbers to everyone. You'll love this mod. Later,
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What the heck, I was still up anyway. . Pulled the invoice and links to all the items I used are below. I tested them, so they should work. If not, let me know. The link for the gas spring takes you to the main page. You WILL need to pick what pound you want. I choose the 20lb. It was more than enough to easily lift and hold up the seat. I only used 1 spring for each seat.

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With regards to the brackets, I used some wood screws I had in the garage. Don't remember the size, but it is always fun to hit the hardware store.

For those who never messed with these springs before, they come with threaded ball ends already on them. Just remove the little clip on each end of the spring, and the threaded ball will pop right out. Don't forget to put that clip back on once you do your final assembly. Don't want them to pop off and the seat to hit you in the head


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Looks like I spent about $40 for the entire thing. Well worth it. Hope this helps. Take care,
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We are heading to Ohiopyl Aug, 9th for 5 nights. Where are you staying?
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We will be there the 20-27. Biking and a bit of swimming, boating. Can't go rafting yet. Our kids aren't quite old enough. Have fun.
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