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barrynk

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Does your Corvette C5 deck lid only pop open 1/4" ?

For those whose deck lid doesn't pop up far enough to open with your fingers, you might want to try this simple solution at http://www.c5trunkpopper.com.


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It's an additional spring that mounts to the latch, and allows the trunk to pop open almost an inch. I tried lubing hinges and adjusting latches with no results. Adjusting the bump stops caused the lid to not sit flush with the rest of the trunk, something I didn't like. Some have had good luck with replacing the struts.

This $12 solution pops the trunk open about 3/4".

Thanks,
Barry

Posted with permission from Rob, site administrator - Thanks.
 
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barrynk

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Do they come in Millennium Yellow? :D




L8TR - D

Sorry, I only have black available. If I get enough interest, I could make some in yellow, red, or blue, but the end cap is molded in black, so it might look funny.

Thanks!
Barry
 
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dkhall

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Barry's fix works great!

:beer installed tonight - 5 minutes and works great!
 

crause

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Messages
266
Location
Louisiana
Corvette
75 Convertible-steel blue / 2000 lt. pewter conv.
Great product! I put mine on today and it was an easy install. Took about 5 min. and that included getting tools together. Had a little trouble getting paypal to work but it was worked out. The trunk now pops open like it should have when Chevrolet designed it.
:beer
 

Tomrw

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Columbia, MD
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2000 Black Conv. Bassani Exhaust.
I just installed mine, and it works great. Barry, what a great idea, hope you make millions.
Tom:)
 
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barrynk

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I just installed mine, and it works great. Barry, what a great idea, hope you make millions.
Tom:)

Glad to hear it works for you - at $12 I'd have to sell a LOT to make millions! :L

I purposely decided not to charge the usual "corvette tax" - like pricing the popper at $39.99 :W. The online corvette community has been very good to me, and I'm just happy to help solve a nagging little problem with the deck lid!

regards,
Barry
 

Don Mason

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May 10, 2005
Messages
59
Location
Georgia
Corvette
01 Convertible & 73 Coupe
Hey Guys, If you don't want to spring for the cost of the fix just remember to push the hatch release as you exit the car and as long as your windows are closed the hatch/trunk will jump up at least 1 inch when you close the doors --- just a thought!
 

joelgjoel

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Mar 2, 2008
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Location
Sunny South Florida
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2002 Torch Red Convertible
Hey Guys, If you don't want to spring for the cost of the fix just remember to push the hatch release as you exit the car and as long as your windows are closed the hatch/trunk will jump up at least 1 inch when you close the doors --- just a thought!

What a restriction. My top is always down. There goes that idea.

The spring is worth it.
 

Don Mason

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Messages
59
Location
Georgia
Corvette
01 Convertible & 73 Coupe
Very True, We don't have the winter temps here you guys do in south Florida. To be perfectly honest, I ordered a spring kit yesterday myself.
 
Joined
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Messages
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Location
St. Louis
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2000 Dark Bowling Green Metalic Convertable
A very simple solution and it works great. Took me all of two minutes to put it on.

Great idea. :beer
 

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