Unless GM has made the parts available, it appears to be a hopeless cause to order the parts. Even though they have assigned part numbers to them, there appears to be no vendors making them for the retro fit.injns said:Has anyone put 05 hood struts on an 04 or props?
When I ordered the struts and 4 brackets from a GM dealer, I got the struts AND the fender side brackets. I was told the hood side brackets were on back order. I didn't want to weld those top brackets on anyways, so I won't mind waiting for the retrofit kit for the dealer to install. Is this supposed to be free or will we have to buy it and install it ourselves?circlek454 said:I'VE BEEN TALKING WITH A SSR ENGINEER ABOUT THE HOOD STRUT INSTALLATION ON MY 04. AS EVERYONE KNOWS, THE PART #'S ARE OUT THERE, BUT GM IS NOT RELEASING ANYTHING BUT THE STRUTS. AFTER MUCH DISCUSSION IN LANSING, THEY ARE AWARE THAT WE WANT TO RETRO THIS 05 PART TO OUR 03 & 04'S, SO THEY ARE MAKING UP "RETRO KITS" FOR US EARLIER OWNERS. THE ENGINEER IS GOING TO E-MAIL ME AS SOON AS THE KIT IS FOR SALE WITH THE GM PART #. :seeya THEN THIS LITTLE GUY WILL HAVE TWO HANDS FREE ( NOT ONE
LIFTING THAT HEAVY HOOD!
That was back earlier in the year when I had visited with Bob Walczyk in Detroit. He had told me that GM was going to introduce a retro-fit strut-kit for the 03 & 04s. I will follow up with Bob W. to see where GM is with this kit!dingbat said:Marc mentioned something about a retrofit kit becoming available about a month ago. No release date was given.