PDP-11/44 gas struts

jim stephens jwsmail at jwsss.com
Fri Dec 24 13:58:43 CST 2021

I have the same system cabinet, but have not looked at it in detail.  I 
think from some of the replies, they are thinking about the H960 tall 
cabinets and systems that are pulled out, then rotate on the slides.

This I think is  like the hood of a car, then the system tilts up, as 
the cabinet isn't that tall that you can't work on it on top.

As to sources, either automotive sources and match the fit, or a 
supplier like McMaster Carr.  I don't think any NOS on these would be 
any better than the ones  you have that rotted out.

I only just got the 11/44 and didn't poke at it yet, just moved it from 
the original owner's storage to mine.

I hope it to be one of my first 'big' projects after some PDP8s are tackled.


On 12/23/2021 8:43 PM, Alan Frisbie via cctalk wrote:
> I have a PDP-11/44 system in the DEC 41" high cabinet.
> It is designed to be tilted up for service, aided and
> supported by two gas struts, one on each side.
> Unfortunately, after all these years, the struts have
> failed and do not provide any assistance. That box is
> heavy!
> Does anyone know where I can get replacement gas struts?
> Thanks,
> Alan Frisbie

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