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Now here an odd one, absolutely of no interest the thousands
waiting for delivery but""¦""¦""¦""¦.

The rear hatch opens up and rises until the handle to pull it down again is Six
foot Six inches (2 metres) above the ground. Now that's ok for most of us, but
the vertically challenged and perhaps some of those supplied through Motability
may find this a difficulty.

""˜Er indoors is five foot tall, 6'6'' is the top of a domestic door and she has
no chance of reaching it.

Soloution ""“http://www.gasspringstruts.co.uk
They will either

i) Shorten existing struts. <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">""[/i]<i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">if you send in your struts we can
shorten them at a cost of £4.90 per strut plus £5.30 next day delivery).""�[/i]

ii) Supply new struts, so that the originals can be replaced on sale of
vehicle. Something like 20 quid a side.

I went for new struts, the centre to centre of the fixing is
62cm on the originals, complicated calculations (A bit of plastic tape and a
ruler) showed that if the centers were 57cm (2 inches / 5cm shorter) the height
of the handle would be Five Foot Seven from the ground, the same as ""˜er Nissan
Note.

Its done, they are fitted and she is happy, unlike the time
when shopping in the ""˜Petite' section of Debenhams, she said ""When would I wear
this?""�

""Next time you meet Snow White and the other six""� I replied.



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My other half is only 5'2" so that means she will struggle too haha lol. good jobs she wouldnt be be driving it much.
 

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Thinking about it, even though this sounds like a good idea (shorter struts) I overcome most challenges of this type with the use of an empty box, its both cheap + effective
 

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Dont really see the problem. My missus is also 5'2'' (appears all owners wifes are that height) and finds it easier to close than the tailgate of my old Vectra
 

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aly said:
My missus is also 5'2'' (appears all owners wifes are that height)
Bit of a generalisation, but if a 5'2" without heels can reach 1' 4'' above their head and still put fingers in the handle hole you wouldnt see a problem would you?

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I'm 5ft 2in and had no problem with the tailgate. Hubby will have to wash and polish the roof, mind.
 

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That's not a bad price really and probably beats my idea of a bit of string with a small weight dangling from the boot lid.
 

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Some may remember that they mocketh Blum when I had bought shorter gas struts for the missus. Ended up with 59.5cm between centers with the result seen below, (why is it I park away from all the others and come back and its surrounded?).
5"6" (1.65m) to roof rails, height warning of car park 6"5' (1.95m).
Original opening of hatch over 2m, would it have been a crunch or a bang?




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There are a few varieties on that site, which did you choose?
 

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Just proves no one should mokketh Blum for he Is a Mokka master in disguise (Just like all our Mokka's invisible)
 

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There are a few varieties on that site, which did you choose?
Nitro Lift with stainless 10mm ball ends, kept the original to go back on.
Less than 40 quid. Complete stainless look nice but are 39 quid each.
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