Anyone out there ever use linear actuators for a convertible top instead of all the hydraulic stuff? I am fixing a 47 Ford Deluxe convertible that is missing all of the hydraulics systems. The stuff is horrendously expensive and hard to source and yes - I do know its out there. But being a hot rodder and very progressive - it occurred to me that maybe someone may have swapped out to linear actuators as they work fabulously in many auto applications. If you have done so - what power ratings did you use? What length of stroke? any info at all would be of use. As a side note - I could not find a search function on this site - am I missing it?