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PostSubject: Wagon rear hatch glass supports   Wagon rear hatch glass supports Icon_minitimeTue Jan 09, 2018 8:26 pm

Does anyone know where to get new replacement strut rods for the hatch glass? Link, part number/manufacturer? Any and all info appreciated. Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Wagon rear hatch glass supports   Wagon rear hatch glass supports Icon_minitimeTue Jan 09, 2018 10:15 pm

Hi John

It's been a while, but I have bought them at NAPA before.


Tom
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PostSubject: Re: Wagon rear hatch glass supports   Wagon rear hatch glass supports Icon_minitimeWed Jan 10, 2018 6:58 am

Summit Racing sells Monroe rear glass struts on their website, and on their eBay store.  Several vendors on eBay also list offbrand struts for a bit less.  You'll want to replace both struts, as when new they are pretty powerful.  Replacing just one will definitely hold the glass up, but you'll stress the window as it twists from the unequal lift on each side when you try to close it.

Rather obvious how I know replacing one strut is a bad idea, eh? Too soon old, too late wise.

See:  https://www.ebay.com/itm/Monroe-Max-Lift-Support-Strut-Rear-Glass-Buick-Chevy-Station-Wagon-Each/331532365782?fits=Year%3A1996%7CModel%3ARoadmaster&hash=item4d30de6fd6:g:oL0AAOSwT2daAeFm&vxp=mtr
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PostSubject: Re: Wagon rear hatch glass supports   Wagon rear hatch glass supports Icon_minitimeWed Jan 10, 2018 9:56 am

Check Rock Auto as well. They often have the part for less even with shipping.
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PostSubject: Re: Wagon rear hatch glass supports   Wagon rear hatch glass supports Icon_minitimeWed Jan 10, 2018 2:37 pm

Should be able to get them local from any Dorman/Delco supplier. If you are stuck, I have good used that I can send...
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PostSubject: Re: Wagon rear hatch glass supports   Wagon rear hatch glass supports Icon_minitimeWed Jan 10, 2018 8:14 pm

My local parts store does not have them in stock.
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PostSubject: Re: Wagon rear hatch glass supports   Wagon rear hatch glass supports Icon_minitimeWed Jan 10, 2018 8:26 pm

Rock Auto has the Monroe struts for $23 a pair, no tax, and $6 for 2-day shipping. If you don't buy them, we'll keep this thread going forever with more suggestions!
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PostSubject: Re: Wagon rear hatch glass supports   Wagon rear hatch glass supports Icon_minitimeFri Jan 12, 2018 4:12 pm

Thank you all very much. I can't seem to find them on Rock Auto...anyone have a link or part number? Sorry not being lazy I legitimately can't find them.

And Dmg4 I just noticed the Grandfather quote on your signature...that's pure gold!
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PostSubject: Re: Wagon rear hatch glass supports   Wagon rear hatch glass supports Icon_minitimeFri Jan 12, 2018 4:18 pm

I just used the link that Dmg4 provided above and now have the part numbers...sincerely appreciate the help gentlemen.
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PostSubject: Re: Wagon rear hatch glass supports   Wagon rear hatch glass supports Icon_minitimeFri Jan 12, 2018 4:20 pm

Here's another link to the Rock Auto page where you can get the Strong arm 4762 version for $10.75 each:

http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=1778568&cc=1037483&jsn=568
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PostSubject: Re: Wagon rear hatch glass supports   Wagon rear hatch glass supports Icon_minitimeSat Jan 20, 2018 4:47 pm

I got the Strong Arm 4762 struts. They work well and are nice and inexpensive.
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PostSubject: Re: Wagon rear hatch glass supports   Wagon rear hatch glass supports Icon_minitimeThu Feb 08, 2018 4:40 pm

Well that was just too easy. Thanks for the link info; 'just ordered a pair and crossed another item off my list!
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