Trunk Lid Gas Springs
Owner of #73 Aurora MkII discovered replacements to
the factory-installed gas springs. The original manufacturer sells in
quantity only, so this owner determined the specficiations and researched
alternate manufacturers. Good news: NAPA part #819-5589 gas springs
can be installed at Aurora's original mounting points, the trunk lid
hinge and the slotted frame plate.
He recommends propping open the lid, attaching the extension
part of the cylinder to the mounting hole on the trunk hinge, and then
attaching the forward ball end to the slotted frame bracket as far aft
Your trunk lid will pop open a bit when released, and will be supported
in any position in which it is left. With these gas springs, life expectancy
is increased with the extension part mounted lower than the cylinder
part, so the lubricant remains in contact with the seal.