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Discussion in '2002 - 2005 Ford Thunderbird' started by miketamu, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. Has anyone attempted or completed a conversion of our 02-05 Tbird manual lift and close trunks to either electric cylinders with actuators or hydraulic cylinders with a pump?
    If so, what electric or hydraulic parts did you use. I have a custom body shop that is willing to do the work. It won't be cheap, but it'll be cool and convenient - IF it works right.
    Thanks
    Mike
     
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  2. vinnie

    vinnie Aways Learning Lifetime Donor

    Mike, unless there's some physical impairment there's little ju$tification to do what you suggest. However, that's not to say that "cool and convenient" isn't highly appealing to most of us. There's no reason why a good custom body shop couldn't figure it out. Convertible top components should be adaptable. Hydraulic cylinders and pump parts probably less than $500. Good Luck!
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2018
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  3. Only problem I had with mine was the runk started to have problems staying up so I just replaced the struts/lifts, fine after that.
     
  4. JW in Dixie

    JW in Dixie Well-Known Member Lifetime Donor

    Can it be done with gas struts or whatever they are called?
     

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