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Hot Rods 66 T-Bird convertible top limit switch repair

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by LONG, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. LONG
    Joined: Aug 20, 2011
    Posts: 292


    looking for a repair shop to rebuild the convertible top limit switch. switch operates the tray and controls the motor. has switches that will open the tray and engage the motor until in its up/ down position. asking for a friend. thanks for any info
    car located in Southern Illinois
  2. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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  3. Yutan Flash
    Joined: Aug 6, 2008
    Posts: 742

    Yutan Flash
    from Gretna, NE

    Here's a link to a web page with a copy of a trouble-shooting handbook I have used I the past:

    Here's a few places that rebuild upper limit switches:
    Brewer Classic Lincoln - John Brewer
    1366 S. Monroe St., Denver, CO 80210
    (303) 562-8368

    41 LONG ROAD, FREEHOLD, NJ 07728

    Here's a link to a web page from Certified Rebuilders showing how to remove/replace and adjust the upper limit switch

    Bob's Bird House also rebuilds the switches as well as the gearboxes: pricing is similar for the one from Certified Rebuilders for the switch. I've known Bob since the late '80s and can recommend him.
    Bob's Bird House
    4702 DuPont Pkwy., Townsend, DE 19734

    As for the gear box, Bob's offers them rebuilt as an assembly with the motor, but I don't know about including the limit switch: for $1900 I would think it would be included.

    And if you want to say "screw it" to originality and go with more-contemporay components, John Draxler at Thunderbird Ranch in WI has this:
    looks very interesting, but I've never seen one installed in person (yet). John's very good to deal with - he used to be VTCA's 64-66 Tech Editor back in the '80s, and has an excellent reputation (but may be a little slow to respond).
    Thunderbird Ranch - John Draxler
    7158 Highway B, Pittsville, Wisconsin 54466
    715-884-6546 from 9 to 8 central time (please)

    I believe all the major vintage T-bird vendors offer rebuilt flipper lid gear boxes including Concours Parts & Accessories in NV; Thunderbird Headquarters in Concord, CA; Larry's T-bird & Mustang in CA; The Bird Nest in the Portland, OR area.

    If the top relays in the front of the trunk need to be rebuilt, this CTCI member offers Relay Rebuilding Services:
    John Sailors
    1876 NE Thomas, Hillsboro, OR 97124
    (503) 648-7250
  4. LONG
    Joined: Aug 20, 2011
    Posts: 292


    wow, thanks guys. I'll pass this on to my co worker.

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