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    glenoroua New Member

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    Can anybody help me out with sliders for the ends of my torsion bars in the boot of a 65 fury convertible. I am told they are different than the sedan. Thanks

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    What’s the diameter of the bar? I’d be surprised if you couldn’t get these through any of the restoration parts companies like Year One or Classic.
     
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    70bigblockdodge Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    And how exactly is it different, hole diameter would be easy to rectify from smaller hole.
     
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    I have found plastic ones but they will wear out very quickly. Anybody got some original steel ones.Thanks
     
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    I'll check my parts car in about 4 hours.
     
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    thanks
     
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    I don’t think these were ever steel.
     
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    They were plastic, probably nylon or something close to it.
     
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    Sliders for the hood were steel on some Formals.
     
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    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Sorry I took so long, got a windshield installed. The sliders for the trunk in the 66 Polara parts car are plastic, they are a warmer temperature than the metal on the hinge.
     
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    Didn't know that... Probably for the heavy hood. I would expect the '66 Fury to have a plastic slider just like in the OP's pic.
     
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    As in the photo above the owner has told me his are steel, I put some hard plastic in there but the steel hinge was grinding it to death. Has anybody got some advice in aligning the trunk as I am having a bad time trying to get it right, do they use shims at all
     
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    This is not making sense. From the pic above,
    I see nothing wrong with your plastic sliders. They are aligned properly.
    But they need grease on them.
     
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    That's a plastic slider. No doubt in my mind. As Stan says, they do need grease.
     
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    OP said "boot" not bonnet! :poke:
     
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    This ^^^

    I should have mentioned that earlier.
     
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    I think you might be able to rotate them. They are square, so get the tension off of them and turn them to the next flat. They should last quite a long time... oh and get some grease on them.
    Just a thought.
     
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    Strange, the ones I was looking at today were round, and had a lip on either side of the hinge. I'll take some pictures in the morning.

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    Convertible, that's why. I forgot that.