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Posted by: Mowog4 Mar 11 2018, 08:16 PM

I am looking for a rear trunk cable release kit, is anyone making them anymore?

Posted by: 98101 Mar 11 2018, 09:56 PM

QUOTE(Mowog4 @ Mar 11 2018, 07:16 PM) *

I am looking for a rear trunk cable release kit, is anyone making them anymore?

I can't say I'm having a great experience with mine:
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=325756

Posted by: Mowog4 Mar 12 2018, 12:37 AM

QUOTE(98101 @ Mar 11 2018, 08:56 PM) *

QUOTE(Mowog4 @ Mar 11 2018, 07:16 PM) *

I am looking for a rear trunk cable release kit, is anyone making them anymore?

I can't say I'm having a great experience with mine:
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=325756

That is a challenge. Mine has no reflector, but the hole was welded shut by the PO.it does look clean, but I don’t trust the electric solenoid.

Posted by: Steve Mar 12 2018, 12:40 AM

I upgraded my solenoid to an industrial spal solenoid. No problems now!!

Posted by: Mowog4 Mar 12 2018, 07:38 AM

QUOTE(Steve @ Mar 11 2018, 11:40 PM) *

I upgraded my solenoid to an industrial spal solenoid. No problems now!!

Any part number? Where did you get it?
Thanks
Ed

Posted by: dr914@autoatlanta.com Mar 12 2018, 09:11 AM

We make the rear update kits with electric release, but Mark should be making the manual release


QUOTE(Mowog4 @ Mar 11 2018, 07:16 PM) *

I am looking for a rear trunk cable release kit, is anyone making them anymore?


Posted by: Mark Henry Mar 12 2018, 07:06 PM

QUOTE(Mowog4 @ Mar 12 2018, 02:37 AM) *

QUOTE(98101 @ Mar 11 2018, 08:56 PM) *

QUOTE(Mowog4 @ Mar 11 2018, 07:16 PM) *

I am looking for a rear trunk cable release kit, is anyone making them anymore?

I can't say I'm having a great experience with mine:
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=325756

That is a challenge. Mine has no reflector, but the hole was welded shut by the PO.it does look clean, but I don’t trust the electric solenoid.


I think 914rubber has them or was making them at one time.

With the solenoid some would drill a small hole with a grommet in the trunk floor and run an emergency pull wire under the car.

Posted by: Steve Mar 12 2018, 08:21 PM

QUOTE(Mowog4 @ Mar 12 2018, 06:38 AM) *

QUOTE(Steve @ Mar 11 2018, 11:40 PM) *

I upgraded my solenoid to an industrial spal solenoid. No problems now!!

Any part number? Where did you get it?
Thanks
Ed

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B009OBPHSG/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520907657&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=spal+solenoid&dpPl=1&dpID=31A5jHQhDaL&ref=plSrch

Posted by: Mikey914 Mar 13 2018, 10:05 AM

These can be made. and I think with existing parts.
https://900designs.zoeysite.com/search/?q=pull

I had one member contact me about this.
I would think a cable could be routed along the wiring for the tail lights and wind up with a base and pull discretely mounted on the back side of the trunk. The only problem is I do not have this so I can't really work the problems out.
Mark

https://900designs.zoeysite.com/search/?q=pull

Would love to work with someone to prototype and document the install. I know others have bought these and done so, but it would be less expensive to have a "kit".


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Posted by: restore2seater Mar 13 2018, 02:48 PM

QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Mar 13 2018, 11:05 AM) *

I would think a cable could be routed along the wiring for the tail lights and wind up with a base and pull discretely mounted on the back side of the trunk. The only problem is I do not have this so I can't really work the problems out.


Not sure of the exact meaning of discretely mounted on the back side of the trunk.
Are you referencing inside the passenger compartment or the engine compartment?

If it would be possible to locate the pull handle near the pull for engine lid, I would be interested in a kit. Maybe start a GB post to check interest.

Posted by: Mowog4 Mar 13 2018, 05:23 PM

QUOTE(Mark Henry @ Mar 12 2018, 06:06 PM) *

QUOTE(Mowog4 @ Mar 12 2018, 02:37 AM) *

QUOTE(98101 @ Mar 11 2018, 08:56 PM) *

QUOTE(Mowog4 @ Mar 11 2018, 07:16 PM) *

I am looking for a rear trunk cable release kit, is anyone making them anymore?

I can't say I'm having a great experience with mine:
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=325756

That is a challenge. Mine has no reflector, but the hole was welded shut by the PO.it does look clean, but I don’t trust the electric solenoid.


I think 914rubber has them or was making them at one time.

With the solenoid some would drill a small hole with a grommet in the trunk floor and run an emergency pull wire under the car.

I will run the cable through the floor to augment by electric solenoid, thanks

Posted by: Mowog4 Mar 13 2018, 05:23 PM

QUOTE(Steve @ Mar 12 2018, 07:21 PM) *

QUOTE(Mowog4 @ Mar 12 2018, 06:38 AM) *

QUOTE(Steve @ Mar 11 2018, 11:40 PM) *

I upgraded my solenoid to an industrial spal solenoid. No problems now!!

Any part number? Where did you get it?
Thanks
Ed

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B009OBPHSG/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520907657&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=spal+solenoid&dpPl=1&dpID=31A5jHQhDaL&ref=plSrch

Thanks Steve, just ordered one.

Posted by: Mikey914 Mar 13 2018, 05:27 PM

These could really be mounted anywhere you want. I can make a bolt that is machined through for the bade like I did with the GT headlight release. It can be backed by a large washer and would easily make this work.

I think that the electrical release issues I have heard of in the past were more of a ground not making good contact, so this was a if all else fails option that required no electricity.

Posted by: Mowog4 Mar 13 2018, 08:14 PM

QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Mar 13 2018, 04:27 PM) *

These could really be mounted anywhere you want. I can make a bolt that is machined through for the bade like I did with the GT headlight release. It can be backed by a large washer and would easily make this work.

I think that the electrical release issues I have heard of in the past were more of a ground not making good contact, so this was a if all else fails option that required no electricity.

Sign me up, put the pieces together and send me a paypal. I will piece it together. I think the electric solenoids if they are set up correctly should be pretty reliable, but it is nice to have an insurance policy. I will replace the solenoid with the SPAL unit Steve described.

Posted by: Coondog Mar 13 2018, 08:28 PM

QUOTE(Mowog4 @ Mar 13 2018, 07:14 PM) *

QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Mar 13 2018, 04:27 PM) *

These could really be mounted anywhere you want. I can make a bolt that is machined through for the bade like I did with the GT headlight release. It can be backed by a large washer and would easily make this work.

I think that the electrical release issues I have heard of in the past were more of a ground not making good contact, so this was a if all else fails option that required no electricity.

Sign me up, put the pieces together and send me a paypal. I will piece it together. I think the electric solenoids if they are set up correctly should be pretty reliable, but it is nice to have an insurance policy. I will replace the solenoid with the SPAL unit Steve described.



Please post pics when your done. I would love to remove my truck lock.

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