Very Cool of both the clerk and you for wanting to find a way to say thanks. Gift cert at a local restaurant is definitely the way to go.
Thats pretty cool. Is it a gas charged strut? Like the ones for hoods and camper shells?
Thats crap!!!!! I checked the brand we carry ( Strong Arm) they have a universal that may work, but its 25lb, may be too heavy. I bet Autozone could order you another. If not, get me some measurement, collapsed and extended and mounting type, i.e. ball mount or bolt on, and I will check for ya. Atleast let ya know whats out there.
So this deal gets even better... I stopped into my Autozone the other day because my battery in my Infiniti was acting up and I needed to have them test it and probably replace it. I see the guy that gave me the strut and we both asked how things were going, but I was dealing with another guy at the counter. Then as I'm leaving after changing out my battery the original guy comes over to me as I'm heading to the car and hands me another strut just like the first one. He said it was just laying around. How cool is that???I haven't had a chance to install it yet, but it seems like it should work just fine.