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I have a California II car and the gas shock used to hold up the "lid" while the passenger gets is defective and the one it uses is no longer available from the original manufacture. Does any one know where a replacement can be had short of using a stick.
Don
Bellville, TX

Here is a configurator. http://www.bansbach.com/index.php/en/products/gas-springs/configurator

Don,

Does your existing strut have any of the original markings still readable? I had good luck taking my worn out strut to a big auto parts house [in my case a NAPA store] and they had cross reference tables that let me buy a similar unit from another maker. Be careful about the "strength" of the strut. At first I got a unit that was about the same physical size but the effort required to compress the strut was much higher than the original.

Good luck.

Thanks for the replies. I am able to read the markings on the shock and it's a Tokico Y2063. But no longer made or can be found as I have found out. I will try the NAPA and the configurator. Thanks again to both of you for your interest.
Don

Don,

Here's a link to a Tokico catalog that lists the specs for your strut. Any strut that has approximately the same spec should work. I didn't realize how small you strut was.

https://www.carid.com/images/tokico/products/pdf/gas-spring-catalog.pdf

donmitt - 5/23/2017 5:49 PM

Thanks for the replies. I am able to read the markings on the shock and it's a Tokico Y2063. But no longer made or can be found as I have found out. I will try the NAPA and the configurator. Thanks again to both of you for your interest.
Don

Hi Don,

I have the same sidecar, and the same problem. Did you ever find out what shock will fit here?

Paul

not yet. But I will let you know if I do find something.
Don

Hi Don,

After going to my local auto parts shop, and a lot of online searching, I ordered this guy:
https://www.liftsupportsdepot.com/stainless-steel-supports/eyelet-hole-10mm-3-8-39/lift-supports-depot-se075p95e39-gas-charged-eyelet-hinged-eye-lift-struts-support-60102e39w/

All the specs seem to line up pretty nicely.

I'll let you know if it fits.

Paul

So I've got this thing and I threw it in there and it seems to work.

I can't compress the shock by hand, so I was actually a bit worried that it'd cause the lid to open on its own but it looks like the mechanical advantage is working against it when it is installed. It swings up gently by hand, but doesn't lift itself - most importantly for me is that it stays up once it is up.

Paul,
Thank you so much for finding that shock. I got one and it came today and I installed it. No more holding it up with a stick!!
Don

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