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Old 11-09-2006, 07:50 AM   #11
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I've done it.. I wouldn't say it'* overly bad, however the possibility for pain and blood does exist.

I pulled out a 1/2" ratchet with the smallest MM deep well socket and put them together. You basically have to lay in the trunk and move the bar on each side from the first position to the second. At that point, they are usually tight enough to hold up the trunk lid. From there, only move one at a time.. see how the trunk holds up or pops open.

All it really takes ia a long L shaped tool.. slide the short end over the end of the bar and use the rest as leverage.

As Pat warned.. there is pain potential here..
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It can be dangerous.......but this opens up a thought. Who'* game for a test-fit? I might be willing to unload and re-load one on the Zilla this weekend to get an idea of what you're up against. I've never done one before.
if you do happen to have a look at them let me know what you think. I don't have special tools and i only have your basic sockets and wrenches. no deep well stuff or 1/2 inch drive... if it seems to be too much to handle I'll just have to take it into a dealer...
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Darrell.. look around. Anything that would hold up to decent pressure in the shape of an L?

That'* all you'll need.
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