To make your DIY life easier, Dunn and Watson offer a selection of gas strut fittings. Your gas struts will come with all the fittings you should need, but we have other fittings that you might need at some time in the future. You will receive either a 10mm or a 13mm ball stud (with nuts) with the purchase of your gas struts. You will also receive either a metal end or a poly end, the poly ends come with a brass fitting, so they won’t strip the threads. We use the poly ends for the smaller gas struts and the metal ends for the heavier struts.
Additional fittings you can purchase include a strut eyelet with a zinc plated finish and M6 thread, designed to fit struts with a piston thickness of 6mm. Then we have the Strut Brackets with a round mounting plate, internal mount or angled bracket. The round mounted bracket has a zinc plate finish and 3 x 5mm mounting holes and a 1 x 8mm hole for the ball stud to bolt onto. The round mounted brackets are limited to the 6mm and 8mm gas struts. Otherwise, you just use the brackets that suit the fittings of your gas strut. The Dunn and Watson angled brackets are our most popular of the three types of brackets, because you can use them for either an internal or external fitting.