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Old 12-28-2007, 03:54 PM
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opening sytem for a 51 stude

i am building a 51 stude starlight coupe hot rod and need advise as to what to put in for a trunk release system as this car will not have any visible handles or locks. should it have some type of hydraulic sytem and if so what to use

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trunk release.......

hi,i bought a VW hood latch and receptacle to use in my 48 ford coupe decklid,i made an L shaped bracket to line everything up,and am using a 12 v solenoid to open.(same as used on door latches.with an emergency open wire on bottom(if the power goes out,i pull the wire and trunk pops open.
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trunk opener

speedway motors sells a neat little electric trunk opener for about 15 bux or so. i have one on my 54 ford and it works great.
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speedway motors sells a neat little electric trunk opener for about 15 bux or so. i have one on my 54 ford and it works great.
sounds good but what do i use if i do not want to use the old spring set up
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If you want it to open and close by itself you will need a linear actuator, rig some bracketry. Seems to me that Dakota digital makes some but there has to be something surplus out there if you look.
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If you want it to open and close by itself you will need a linear actuator, rig some bracketry. Seems to me that Dakota digital makes some but there has to be something surplus out there if you look.
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