First question I usually hear is if we stock original type Deck-Lid support shocks? All I can find are these little things.... They just can't work as well. Wrong bunko. These little gas support strut shocks work as good as before. They are just like everything else in this world they are getting smaller, lighter, and more powerful. But for you original affectionsotto's I'm sorry to say.. I can not make the big original shocks reappear.
Pantera Parts Connection does have two ratings of Deck Lid Shocks available. Some other vendors have marketed a shock that certainly hold up your lid and when warmed up to a hot summers afternoon engine temperature literally warps your deck lid up from its hinges. This problem is getting common and is not easily corrected (we sell new deck lids too for only about $3500.00). You see engine heat (emanating from just below where your support shocks are mounted) will increase the pressures inside your support shock substantially. You may notice that your deck lid stays up while driving around on that warm sunny August wine tour, but you can't keep it up at all when Christmas shopping in the snow (unless your name is Bill Clinton). That is if your dumb enough to go out in the snow in a Pantera, and if you are get me something too....:-)
Pantera Parts Connection came up with two shock pressures, one is on the weaker side we call the '18126P'(@ $42.00 each) Standard deck lid, and stronger version we call the '18126W' (@ $42.00 each) for Wing equipped version. The 18126P may still not hold up your lid in the dead of winter but I have seen too many warped deck lids to risk not giving you a choice. If all else fails or you are too cheap to buy a pair of these fine upgraded Support Shocks, we also now are offering a fine telescoping aluminum prop (#18126S @ $25.00 each) with rubber tips. So now you have no excuse for picking up something nice for that special someone for Christmas.
When your showing your engine to your friends, you don't look like a a hacker mechanic. It also means you won't warp your deck by over sizing the shocks.
Oh, and don't forget the reduced doctor bills and scaring of the head from all those bumps and scrapes.
Part# Description List Price Sale Price
18126P Deck lid shock 74.00 42.00
18126W Deck lid shock (Wing) 74.00 42.00
18126S Telescoping Support Tube (aluminum) 25.00 25.00
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PPC - Pantera Parts Connection
550 Mallory Way
Carson City, NV 89701
FAX (775) 283-4410