Hey guys trying to figure out the correct strut for my 70z.
In the pics below the bottom strut is what came with me Z. The Z specialist that i've been going to, told me its too long for the hatch and temporally put one from a 280z on. He stated they are all the same. Since then i've bought a replacement the middle strut not knowing i need hardware also because the hardware i have doesn't work with the forked connector. In searching around for hardware I bought a cheap non functional 280z strut ( top one )for the hardware then found out the bottom bolt is welded in. On searching i came across this from ZCarDepot https://zcardepot.com/products/hatch-shock-tailgate-strut-lift-support-240z-260z-280z but this only have a single connector on top not the forked one of later models. i called them and they stated that the 240Z came with a single sided connection on top.
Should i put the longer bottom one back on? look for hardware to mount the one i bought already or go with the one from ZCarDepot. Do you have a better option?