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OPR Hatch Support Struts - Pair (79-93 All)

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Features & Details

  • Replacement Hatch Struts
  • Perfect OEM Fit and Finish
  • Left Hand and Right Hand Struts Included
  • Fits All 1979 to 1993 Hatchbacks
No More Headaches. Are you tired of propping up your Foxbody Mustangs Hatch with an old broom handle to keep it from falling on your head? Then replace those old worn out support struts with brand new replacement struts available from OPR.

OEM Fit and Finish. Manufactured to the same exacting specifications as the original factory unit, these OPR replacement support struts will keep your rear hatch securely in the up position as you load and unload cargo from the back of your Mustang.

Application. This set of two OPR Hatch Support Struts are the perfect fit replacements for any 1979 to 1993 Ford Hatchback Mustang, including LX, GT and SVT Cobra models.

Fitment: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 Details

What's in the Box
  • (2) Hatch Support Struts
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Foxbody - 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
  • Cobra - 93

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Awesome product for price

When I recently bought my 91 GT I thought they had screwed the hatch down with how heavy it was. Went to local auto parts store to get lifts and the price floored me. These were less than half the cost ...

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Hatch back struts

Bought for my 93 Mustang GT easy to install and fit perfect

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Overall Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars
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How long of a warranty do these have?


  • These do not have a warranty, they are able to be returned if within 30 days of purchase and uninstalled.


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Can anyone tell me where I can find a set of support struts that will hold the weight of my 92Foxbody hatchback with a Saleen spoiler attached thanks


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Overall Rating 4.5

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  • 5/5

    September 01, 2016

    Awesome product for price

    When I recently bought my 91 GT I thought they had screwed the hatch down with how heavy it was. Went to local auto parts store to get lifts and the price floored me. These were less than half the cost of one locally and are very strong and seem well made. Great purchase!


    Year: 1991 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    January 04, 2016

    Hatch back struts

    Bought for my 93 Mustang GT easy to install and fit perfect


    Year: 1993 Submodel: GT Mansura, la

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  • 3/5

    February 10, 2015

    OK, but not great

    This is maybe the 5th or 6th sets of these supports that I've purchased, for two different Mustangs. I know how they are supposed to work. These ones that I just got are like half dead already. The way that they are supposed to work, is you lift the hatch about 6 inches, and then it goes up on its own. With these struts, I have to lift the hatch up about 2/3's of the height, and the hatch resists me during that lifting, then the hatch lifts on its own. Either these struts are weaker than the OEM struts, or they've been sitting on the shelf for years, and they are half dead already. Better than nothing, not nearly as good as struts I've gotten before.


    Year: 1991 Submodel: GT CA

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  • 1/5

    September 14, 2017

    Garbage do not buy

    Bought these is April 2016. I looked at them this past weekend in September 2017 and the paint has completely peeled off both sides and they are rusting. They look horrible. The original hatch struts lasted 25 years without any paint issues. I switched them because they weren't holding the hatch up anymore. These lasted a garbage.


    Year: 1990 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    June 15, 2017

    New Struts

    Fits perfectly, easy install. Been dealing with this store for years. Always have had prompt delivery. Parts always fit and are priced fairly


    Year: 1989 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    March 06, 2017

    good quality

    My brother used them on his 88 gt. Holding up good so far. Always happy with American Muscle.


    Year: 1992 Submodel: LX

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  • 5/5

    December 30, 2016

    Support Struts - Pair (79-93 All)

    When I first bought my foxbody, the hatch didn't want to open up on its own. I always had to lift my hatch by hand but now I don't! These new hatch support struts are amazing! Thank you AmericanMuscle, I love this place!


    Year: 1988 Submodel: LX

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  • 5/5

    December 18, 2016


    Installation was a snap only took about 15 min. Work great after putting up with old tired of holding up hatch with my head while removing stuff.


    Year: 1984 Submodel: Other

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  • 4/5

    December 09, 2016

    Easy install!

    I can't believe the last owner didn't take care of this. It was so easy to install, and cheap! Just amazed at how people neglect their cars. Luckily for this car i own it now and have been on AmericanMuscle quite a bit! Love the website and the prices! I definitely recommend this product. Lifts and holds hatch up with no problems at all!


    Year: 1991 Submodel: Cobra

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  • 5/5

    September 25, 2016

    So far, so good!

    I've been propping my hatchback up using a stick for years (20 years) and finally bought a pair of hatch support struts. They installed in minutes. You lift the hatch the first 6", then it raises itself the rest of the way with the last couple inches being nice and slow! I'm in Ontario Canada and they arrived in a matter of days. For the price of $30 I wish I had of bought these 20 years ago lol


    Year: 1983 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    September 07, 2016

    Work great

    Easy to install , just take out the screws- pull the clip and insert new strut. Ultra stiff and push trunk open with ease at correct positioning


    Year: 1992 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    August 03, 2016

    Hatch Ready!!!

    The hatch support struts that I purchased have made a difference in the way I don't have to hold the hatch open with one hand while trying to load things in my vehicle or unload items from my vehicle. The struts hold up the heavy hatch with no problem and I don't have to worry about it coming down on me. Very satisfied with the product and the strength it has to hold up a heavy hatch.


    Year: 1987 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    July 28, 2016

    Hatch support

    Works. But i still need to use strength to help them lift the hatch up.


    Year: 1989 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    July 01, 2016

    Easy install work great!

    My old struts were worn out to the point they could not support the hatch at all. These new struts are awesome and heavy duty enough to support the weight of the hatch (and lift it up themselves). Would definitely recommend these to anyone who's old hatch struts are worn out.


    Year: 1986 Submodel: Other

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  • 5/5

    June 06, 2016


    Bought these for my '88 and could not be happier. Installation took about under an hour taking my time.


    Year: 1988 Submodel: Other

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  • 5/5

    June 14, 2015

    Perfect fit

    Hatch shocks are perfect OEM fit and work great. Highly recommend them


    Year: 1993 Submodel: GT San Antonio, TX

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  • 5/5

    May 31, 2015

    Convenient struts

    My old hatch struts did not do anything. Theses lift themselves and it's so much nicer than using a pole to support my hatch.


    Year: 1991 Submodel: GT Oswego, IL

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  • 5/5

    January 18, 2015

    Struts Replacement

    Easy replacement and works perfectly. I recommend this product.


    Year: 1987 Submodel: Other Tacoma, WA, USA

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  • 5/5

    November 14, 2017

    Great product and price

    This is a great product that is made of great quality and picks the heavy hatch up with ease, I would definitely recommend them


    Year: 1985 Submodel: Other

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  • 5/5

    September 26, 2017

    Great purchase

    Fit like OE and works like OE... couldn't ask for any better!


    Year: 1988 Submodel: GT

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