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Old 08-20-2009, 09:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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While in Glenwood Springs, we installed a set of the longer struts for my cargo lid. It was then that I noticed the left forward corner of the cargo lid is raised above the rest of the body (maybe 1/8 or 3/16"). Is there any reference material as to how to adjust the cargo lid? Or is this something that I should let the Chevy mechanic adjust?
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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While in Glenwood Springs, we installed a set of the longer struts for my cargo lid. It was then that I noticed the left forward corner of the cargo lid is raised above the rest of the body (maybe 1/8 or 3/16"). Is there any reference material as to how to adjust the cargo lid? Or is this something that I should let the Chevy mechanic adjust?
Rambler, I know it is adjustable. But, I dont know the procedure. Maybe someone will anawer your post this week end. If you were able to adjust please let me know the process?
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Nope - there are some things that I'd rather leave to the Pro's. I'm just hoping that my local Chevy dealer has one
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The only adjustment I'm aware of is in how the bracket assembly attaches to the wall of the bed. The bracket is attached with four bolts, and there is some room for movement. The cargo lid rests on this bracket (the pegs are part of it). Good luck, we tried to adjust the 04, and it's a pain!

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The only adjustment I'm aware of is in how the bracket assembly attaches to the wall of the bed. The bracket is attached with four bolts, and there is some room for movement. The cargo lid rests on this bracket (the pegs are part of it). Good luck, we tried to adjust the 04, and it's a pain!

The Chevy dealer adjusted mine, he finally had to make a spacer for the right rear latch to get it right.
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While in Glenwood Springs, we installed a set of the longer struts for my cargo lid. It was then that I noticed the left forward corner of the cargo lid is raised above the rest of the body (maybe 1/8 or 3/16"). Is there any reference material as to how to adjust the cargo lid? Or is this something that I should let the Chevy mechanic adjust?
If you installed the longer LST struts, the pressure may be to high in the struts. You may need to work with LST to get struts with a slightly reduced pressure??

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If you installed the longer LST struts, the pressure may be to high in the struts. You may need to work with LST to get struts with a slightly reduced pressure??
Hmmm.... Could the stronger struts lift the corner that much if there wasn't/hadn't been movement in the bracket? Hey, Zs - when will we see you again?

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With original struts my deck lid openned just enough to allow lifting lid with a finger. Dealer Service Manager had seen the problem before so order updated struts and everything works great now.
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Hmmm.... Could the stronger struts lift the corner that much if there wasn't/hadn't been movement in the bracket? Hey, Zs - when will we see you again?

I've seen some of just the normal length (vs extended mentioned in original post) struts that were on the high side pressure wise, cause the front corners to rise a bit... this is with the bracket still in original un-modified position.

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Well I'll be taking the R into the Chevy dealer in November to have the Corvette transmission servo installed and to have the 50K service done. I'll also have them adjust the cargo cover then. Thanks for all your advice and suggestons though. Rambler
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Well I'll be taking the R into the Chevy dealer in November to have the Corvette transmission servo installed and to have the 50K service done. I'll also have them adjust the cargo cover then. Thanks for all your advice and suggestons though. Rambler
Ramber, if you installed the upgraded LST struts the issued discuussed below could be the problem. " We have now determined the variables that we have to consider. It appears that on most SSR'S the closed length of the Deck Struts are slightly less on the Driver's Side than the passengers side. With this taken into consideration, a precise and accurate length for the new Deck Supports, that will achieve a three inch extra height increase at the centre rear point of the Deck Lid, has now been established. The first of these both in Black and Stainless will be sent to Rebel and Mike in Arizona for evaluation and test fitment on their vehicles in the near future." Here is the link for complete thread:

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Hummm. So these struts may be too long - causing (only) the driver side of the closed cargo cover to be raised slightly (1/8 to 3/16")? Maybe Mike in AZ will have the test struts installed on his R by the time I go see him in two weeks - then, he can give me some advice as to what I should do to remedy my problem?
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Hummm. So these struts may be too long - causing (only) the driver side of the closed cargo cover to be raised slightly (1/8 to 3/16")? Maybe Mike in AZ will have the test struts installed on his R by the time I go see him in two weeks - then, he can give me some advice as to what I should do to remedy my problem?
Just wait until you see Mike. Be sure to have pen and note pad as he can tell you tons of useful tips.
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Will do. THANKS!!!
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