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Hi Everyone:

If anyone has the part number for the gas spring that holds the glove box door open, can you please post it here. I'm doing a little project.

Essential information:

Part No: if you've got it.

otherwise:

- Expanded Length from center of ball joint to center of ball joint

- Compressed Length

- Lbs of pressure. Usually part of the part number.

Thanks,

John

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Jimmy Buffett

I posted the part # a while back on MBO but that entire forum section is gone now. The mfr is Service Plus Distributors. I think it's SPD-GS-2100-20 here. I ordered one and got the black nitride model instead as they didn't sell the exact same replacement anymore.

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jklein

Thanks

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YJim

You have a gas spring that holds your glove box door open?

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jklein

Not yet, but I'm about to.

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Jimmy Buffett

Just checked my glove box, and its the SPD-GS-5000-20. As I said before they didn't have the exact same replacement last time so I got the black nitride.

FWIW, the trunk gas springs are SPD-GS-5200-20.

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Captain Blood
Not yet, but I'm about to.

I want to do the same MOD you are talking about.

Let em know how it works out for you and post some pic's.

Mike

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J_Gled

FYI - you can purchase these from a local NAPA store. Chances are they aren't in stock but depending on location you should be able to get them within a day or two. Here is the link that shows the cross reference chart for the NAPA part number on the SPD site. SPD/NAPA Link

If you ever decide to pull the boat out of the garage, make sure the engine cover is down or you'll need this information. That's what I heard anyway.

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Captain Blood
FYI - you can purchase these from a local NAPA store.  Chances are they aren't in stock but depending on location you should be able to get them within a day or two.  Here is the link that shows the cross reference chart for the NAPA part number on the SPD site. SPD/NAPA Link

If you ever decide to pull the boat out of the garage, make sure the engine cover is down or you'll need this information.  That's what I heard anyway.

OUCH! :Doh:

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jklein

I got the gas spring from Napa. The issue is I think it still has too much pressure in it for my glove box lid. My lid is not as thick as the new ones, and I don't think re-enforcing it will make it strong enough.

I may need to find another solution of some sort.

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Jimmy Buffett

Did you get one with 20 lbs of resistance? I think that's the lowest they go BICBW.

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jklein

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SacRiverRat

I've seen some people work around that issue John by packing so much stuff in the glove box, that it helps to push it open when released... Shocking.gif

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