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Hi

The tailgate on my GT6 Mk3 does not stay fully open and I need to adjust the tension in the torsion bars.  How do I do this?

There does not seem to be any adjustment, so do I undo some of the bolts and put in some washers?

Or do I need to twist the torsion bars by inserting a bar and levering them?

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Join the tent pole brigade... I ended up striping the whole caboodle out ( saves a lot of weight & lowers the centre of gravity ) Like you I started to fiddle but once Zebedee jumped ship there didn't seem to be an easy way back! I live with an ultra light 1/2 tent pole permanently at hand.  .... but I must admit I do look longingly at gas bonnet struts and wonder if anyone will ever get round to doing a kit for the GT6 Tailgate

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8 minutes ago, Greta said:

wonder if anyone will ever get round to doing a kit for the GT6 Tailgate

It would be very obtrusive, given the nature of the original and the angle through which it would have to move.

I suppose you could always do the same as the MGB GT did...

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  • 3 months later...

Problem solved.  I took off the plastic cover and firstly tried levering between the torsion bar springs, but to no effect.

Then I tried levering the springs downwards and inserted a spacer between the springs and the roof - success!

So now the tailgate stays up.

It is nice when a fix is simple.

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