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OllyMcC

Mk7 Fiesta Boot-Lid Mod?

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Hi, im new to the FOC forums and that, and this is my first comment/thread thingy! I was just intrigued about one thing, would it be possible to fit a powered boot lid, or perhaps some sort of system that worked with the boots 'popping' open mechanism?

just a thought, might be nothing! :blink:

Olly.

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Where there's a will, there's a way :D

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True, i was thinking like a powered acuator or more powerful air spring things? (not sure what they're called) ? :wacko:

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The rods on the sides that hold your boot open are called has struts and if you fit more powerful ones of this you won't be able to close it again. I think you can get motorised ones though

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Yeh, thats what i had thought! :blink:

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What you need to look for is electric linear actuators..

Not a gas strut but a motor driven worm drive.

Something like this.

Linear Actuator 12V DC, 750N/76kg Force, Compact, Low Noise

http://bit.ly/JQTX9N

You'd have to match lengths of stroke to the standard piston and weight loads to avoid straining the arm.

Probably a good idea to fit it as an addition to a gas strut rather than replacing it totally to avoid straining.

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Thanks guys, i was thinking of trying to do it on the cheap, and i think the actuator is pretty expensive, although is probably a better way of going about it. mind you the green spring on the strut on that 1 series in that second video looked pretty good, looks like it works anyway! :huh: any idea on how it was done etc.?

Olly.

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Just realised he says at the start of the video where to get them! :blink:

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Just realised he says at the start of the video where to get them! :blink:

Keep us updated on this if you go ahead with it. Looks interesting.

Paul :)

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