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patrician12

electric lift to hydraulic

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I was thinking of putting in a hydraulic lift on my new aquisition,my7116H.I know it came with an electric lift but these are hard to find and expensive.My project will be to use a convertible top pump assembly.They are all the same GM,Ford or Chrysler and the junkyards have plenty of them.What I need to know is the overall height of the original electric lift unit eye hole to eye hole in the fully retracted position and the fully extended position.This way I can get a hydraulic piston with similar dimensions.I'll have 2 hoses made up from the pump to the cylinder.The thing I like about this idea is the pump can mounted anywhere.I'll put an up down switch in the existing hole for the electric switch.Has anyone ever explored this idea before?I'm fiquring the whole thing can't cost more than $125.00 to do.

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I am going to hook up a hydraulic lift on both my AC716H and my Simp 7116H. Looks like the 716H will be first. Lots of work needed on the 7116H just to get it up and running. I just bought a cylinder from a Sunstar. It is 8 inches from pin to pin in the collapsed position and has a 4 inch stroke. I plan to power my hydraulics from the charge pump of the hydro tranny. This is how the factory hydrolifts were set up on a 7116H.

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I thought of this approach but original parts and setups are getting hard to find.Iwent on ebay and our own club for months and have never seen the whole complete setup advertized.I think my solution is simpler.The power top pump is about 11" long and 3 1/2" in diameter and should fit perfectly in front of the engine on the support where the hood pins are.

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