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    I'm looking for a power trunk opener for my 32 Roadster.
    I would prefer billet alloy arms and I need the mechanism to unlatch and lift the trunk lid with the push of a remote button and 12 volt supply.
    Can anybody recommend a manufacturer or where I can find them.

    Thanks Tony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastrc
    I'm looking for a power trunk opener for my 32 Roadster.
    I would prefer billet alloy arms and I need the mechanism to unlatch and lift the trunk lid with the push of a remote button and 12 volt supply.
    Can anybody recommend a manufacturer or where I can find them.

    Thanks Tony.
    Downs make a great opener with billet arms and an AutoLoc operator. I bought mine for my AVATAR car thru Yogi's. They ain't cheap!!!! You don't need a latch with the opener as it shuts down and is held and you can't override it by prying.

    http://www.yogisinc.com/Detail.cfm/-...54/product.htm
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    Not meaning to hijack the thread, but anybody got a suggestion on an electric trunk latch?

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    Of course, that's just my opinion, I could be wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu Cool
    Not meaning to hijack the thread, but anybody got a suggestion on an electric trunk latch?

    Pat

    Use a Bearclaw style latch.

    Then prowl the junkyards and look at electric trunk openers.
    The Soccer Mom vans - Fords to a great extent - have electric openers that look like they'd be easy to adapt.
    Probably way better quality than some of the aftermarket stuff.
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    Caddys had the nice one. You just lower the trunk, until it clicks, and the motor tightens it up. Very cool. Plus, you don't have to slam it to shut it.

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    My daughter had a '90 Lincoln Continental Signature series that had the same system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu Cool
    Not meaning to hijack the thread, but anybody got a suggestion on an electric trunk latch?

    Pat
    Rocky Hinge have a bearclaw that can be used tho I lke Denny's Caddy piece. Unfortunately we no longer have a U-Pick junkyard around my area - only nasties with Rottweilers
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    Absolutely ! Caddy was the first thing that popped in my head. I guess I did make my living off GM's. Hardly had to work on the Ford's. J. J. guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irelands child
    Downs make a great opener with billet arms and an AutoLoc operator. I bought mine for my AVATAR car thru Yogi's. They ain't cheap!!!! You don't need a latch with the opener as it shuts down and is held and you can't override it by prying.

    http://www.yogisinc.com/Detail.cfm/-...54/product.htm

    Thanks Dave, that looks like the unit I'm after.
    Would you or anybody else have a close-up picture of the Downs opener as the picture on the Downs and Yogi's sites are very small and not detailed.

    Tony.

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    Here is a better picture of the Downs trunk opener. http://www.project33.com/Categoryart...&Category=Body


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    got mine from Auto-loc.
    Little different but it works.


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    i have the same one as late pic from iceburg if any one wants it id take 120 shipped in us for it it is new never installed
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    Quote Originally Posted by godspeed32
    i have the same one as late pic from iceburg if any one wants it id take 120 shipped in us for it it is new never installed

    Thanks for all the great information guys.

    godspeed32, can you get me a price on shipping the trunk opener assy to Australia via USPS Air Mail.

    Tony.

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