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Trunk Torsion Rod Convertible
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Guy's

Im hoping you could help, the paint shop have just fitted my new trunk lid on the my conv and its not lining up because of the torsion rod.

How do I take it off and readjust it without it smaking me in the face, or breaking something.

   
   

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Tony
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#2
I think the body shop should fix that

The rod only holds the lid open

Adjustments are made with shims and the bolts on the hinges
Also latch and catch are adjustable
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OMS;120498 Wrote:I think the body shop should fix that

The rod only holds the lid open

Adjustments are made with shims and the bolts on the hinges
Also latch and catch are adjustable

+1 Should have been done before exterior paint was shot, but it can be done just tape all your edges before turning a bolt. Is it fully latched in the pic?. BTW welcome to the forum...Great looking car
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#4
Welcome to the site. Nice looking convertible.

I've never had my torsion bar so no recommendations here. The bar is positioned in the second slot from the bottom on my 73 Convertible is this is of any help:

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#5
Thanks guys you have been a great help.

I have fallen out with the bodyshop and havent paid the outstanding money due.

So it won't be going back there, but its strange without the rod the trunk lid lined up perfect the latch hasn't been fitted due to the replacement for the old one was faulty (waiting for another)

So I dont get why it sits up on the right side, it seems theres more tension there than on the left, the bodyshop guy told me I need another tortion rod thats why its heppening. But my old trunk lid lined up fine with just this one (convertibles only require one).

This is really doing my head in as you can see.

Also there is so much tension on the right side the Lid flips right up wen its opened. everyone else says theirs hardly opens at all.

Sorry I need to stop before I smash my computer. Thanks again guys.
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#6
I have only one rod on my trunk lid, it sounds like the lid is out of adjustment.

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#7
Wait if you do not have a latch - I don't think you have a problem
Wait for the latch then see what happens

Convertibles only have 1 rod, think about it - right now the rod is trying to open the lid with tension on just the RH hinge

I don't think it should be torqued that much, but some - yes

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OMS;120589 Wrote:Wait if you do not have a latch - I don't think you have a problem
Wait for the latch then see what happens

Convertibles only have 1 rod, think about it - right now the rod is trying to open the lid with tension on just the RH hinge

I don't think it should be torqued that much, but some - yes

I did try and shut the trunk with the faulty latch which held the lid shut but it was still out of line.

There is too much tension on the right hand side if you zoom into the pic you can see the whole trunk lid is raised on that side
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#9
I hate to cut into this thread, but I need to find out the true facts on the trunk Torsion rods. I have a 73 coupe. Body shop lost major amount of my parts they removed to do metal work. Now I am left with shop down missing major parts and unfinished car. I have a rear spoiler for the trunk. How ever, I have photos of my car before and it had 2 torsion rods. At this time I have the same issue as noted with trunk tweaked offline. And only 1 rod in place. No spoiler is on until I find out true facts. Any help out there would be helpful. Thanks.

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#10
Kat

I have never seen a coupe or convertible with two tension rods, always one thick one

Fastbacks had two thin ones

Tony, are there any shims between the lid and hinges?

You can move the rod BE CAREFUL as there should be 3 notches it sits in - see ole pony's picture. These will change amount of tension
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