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Hot Rods power lift for tonneau cover , info. needed

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by putz, Feb 11, 2021.

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  1. putz
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
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    putz
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    from wisc.

    made a metal cover for my 40 ford pu. , would like ideas for a power lift . i have tried cylinders which will lift but harder than to close ...
     
  2. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
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    gnichols
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    from Tampa, FL

    Go here: https://www.firgelliauto.com

    What you are looking for are called linear actuators. This place is an importer / dealer and has very good prices. Same ones sold by hot rod dealers but at much lower prices. Best yet, they have complete specs available: closed lengths, open lengths, strengths (in lbs.) etc. I have them on my 27 truck, two to open and close my metal toneau cover and another to move the bed back and forth (600 lbs!). The only precaution is to keep them dry, as they are not 100 percent waterproof. I filled every open hole or vent in mine with silicone before installation. Learned that the hard way. Fast service, too.
     
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  3. grumpy65
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  4. putz
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
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    putz
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    thank you ....
     

  5. grumpy65
    Joined: Dec 19, 2017
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    grumpy65

    Hey @gnichols , great link. Thanks. I have saved it as a possible supply option...:D
     
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