エンジンフードダンパーを他車から流用 / Engine hood shock replacements from another vehicle
It seems have been a well known fact among 911 owners worldwide that the genuine engine hood dampes (shocks) do not have a long life. My ones were already the case. I initially thought of replacing them with aftermarket products available in the market, but from a viewpoint of quality that I thought must be proven, I came up with an idea of alternatively using a pair of engine hood dampers from another vehicle. The one I found was from a Mercedez C200, which I made slight modifications to fit my 911SC.
The one, bottom in the photo above, is one of the C200 dampers modified. The rod on the tube is shorter than the 911SC original one, the upper one in the photo above, but I confirmed the stroke secured is good enough.
Upon pulling the knob, the C200 dampers installed quickly bursted the hood opened.
The photos below show how I modified the C200 dampers to fit my 911SC body and the engine hood.
On the upper end, attached onto vehicle side, I added a M8 nut and an eye-bolt with a collar to adjust internal diameter of the hole. I used a flare tool to crimp both ends of the collar.
On the lower end, attached onto engine hood, I only added a collar like I did on the upper end to adjust internal diameter of the hole.