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Used Jeep Bonnet Gas Strutss

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About Bonnet Gas Strutss

The bonnet is a crucial part of the car body, for beneath it is housed some of the most important components a car needs in order to run. In most cars the bonnet is the hinged cover that protects and allows access to the engine compartment. A bonnet is made up of an outer panel which is designed to be smooth and streamlined, assisting with the aerodynamics of the vehicle, contoured to match the shape of the car, and an inner panel which is strong and offers protection to the engine beneath.  

The bonnet is fixed to the frame at the front of the car and, usually works with a latch mechanism and, with the action of hinges, opens outwards. The Jeep bonnet gas strut is a rod which forms part of the framework of the bonnet and is used to hold the bonnet up and in place when it is open. The Jeep gas struts are positioned on either side of the bonnet so that the bonnet is held in place evenly.

The Jeep bonnet gas struts use a gas spring mechanism to work, which uses gas inside a cylinder, compressed by a piston, to apply force, which keeps the strut rigid and extended and able to support the weight of the bonnet while it is open.

Loss of gas is the usual cause of failure in the Jeep bonnet gas strut. Damage can occur to the seal, enabling gas to leak out every time the bonnet is open, i.e. every time the bonnet gas strut opens and shuts. A faulty or broken Jeep bonnet gas strut may mean that the bonnet is hard to open, won't stay open fully or just slams shut again. When replacing the bonnet gas struts on your vehicle, buying new Jeep bonnet gas struts will ensure a perfect fit with the Jeep bonnet and compatibility with the make and model of your car.

Jeep trivia

  • Jeeps have been seen on the big screen a lot, especially in war films. However, it's not just war that is responsible for iconic Jeep designs in cinema. Jurassic Park used a '93 Jeep Wrangler Sahara for the vehicles used in the dino-park, and the most iconic scene showed the Jeep outrunning a T-Rex! There's even a car club called the Jurassic Park Motor Pool, where members have to own a Jeep that has been painted to look like it's come straight from the park.
  • Jeep has had eight different owners to date. The current owners of the iconic brand are Fiat-Chrysler, but the name has been owned by recognisable names like Renault and AMC.
  • The Jeep is the only vehicle to have won an American Purple Heart medal. The award was given after a Jeep was the first US presence on the beach at Guadalcanal. The Jeep was only slightly damaged, with some bullet holes in the windscreen, but General Eisenhower called the Jeep one of "the three tools that won the war."
  • Jeeps have a distinctive flat slotted grill, but it's actually Ford that designed this part. Originally, the grill consisted of 13 slots, but by 1945 the number had dropped to seven.
  • One of the most expensive Jeeps in the world is the 2005 Jeep Hurricane. It's certainly not a cheap option if you're in the market for a Jeep unless, of course, you've got a spare £2 million in the bank.