That quote was from 4 1/2 years ago. So it took me a long time, but I've finally added lockable storage to the GT by replacing the spare tire vinyl flap with a solid bulkhead to seal off the spare tire / jack / storage area above the gas tank. It's hinged, upholstered in light foam and black vinyl, and it locks. Now I can discreetly secure my discreetables.... I'd like to build a lockable compartment in the back. Ya know where the luggage platform is. I'd like to extend that up by 10"-12" with a hinged lockable lid. One of the big problems with the GT is the inability to secure wallets, laptops, etc.
I make it a practice not to lock my cars, so I really need a secure compartment.
Anyone else found a good solution?
Keith, if you can't find a strut at your local auto parts store, check out Camping World, they have an assortment of struts in various lengths and pressures that may suit your need.The only thing left to do is to add a hydraulic strut to hold the door open. Otherwise sliding a spare tire or other stuff into, or out of, the compartment one handed could get a bit dicey.
I have this same system in my 75 Sportwagon, it fits and works great. I understand that every situation is different, but, in my case, it worked great.Back in October of 2003 I decided to try an overhead 6-speaker arrangement I spotted in a JC Whitney catalog.
I finally ordered it in Fall of 2008, but didn't install it until last weekend. Although advertised it would "fit any car", it does not fit the GT as the roof is too narrow. Even cutting it down (the speaker housing - not the roof) didn't help.
So it's now installed on the package tray under the rear window. It has not improved the situation. I still cannot hear the music once the car is up to speed.
Bottom Line: System is not a good choice if one wishes to listen to music while the windows are rolled down and/or the rear vent windows are open.