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Old 09-26-2006, 10:48 AM
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motorized doors???? help

I have a panel that is located in the back of my truck. I want the panel door to lift out then up. I would like for this to be done by pushing a button. Here is the web link to a picture of what I'm doing. It is picture 12 and 13 down the page.
www.ltw.net/Buildup11.html

Any ideas or hints Please!!

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Are you trying to do one hinged swinging motion, or two separate motions, as in, out horizontally, and then up vertically?
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I want it to pull out then go up. I'll do either, which ever can be done. I figured out how to do it with a single hinge but I'll have to use small gas shocks to lift it. But it will be a bear to push down. My 11 year old daughter will have to be able to puch it down from the seated position.

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Instead of a gas spring you could use a linear actuator. they are pricey, (175.00 and up), but one unit would do it and you could activate it with a button. Check Autoloc or Balls rod and custom.

I have seen folks use a electric window regulator for lifting and closing panels like that . Sounds like a good reason to go junkyard dubbin to me

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I thought about the actuator, I found one for less than $100. http://www.firgelliauto.com/default.php?cPath=74 I plan to use one of these for running boards that will drop down.

I'm going to use the power window regulator to open and close the panel for the front. I spent about 2 hours last night making it work. I had some old power regulators that I'm not going to use, so I desided to make them fit the project. I'll have pictures soon on the web site.

Thanks for all your help.
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Old 09-27-2006, 03:04 PM
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A linear actuator would be the best way to go about it. Check with bearing distributors that sell Warner Electric products. You don't need a gigantic expensive actuator to do what you want.
Good luck.
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