Q: Manual to Power Conversion
What is the difference between a Manual and Power Convertible Top frame for a 1967-1969 ‘F’ Body? Can a Manual Frame be converted to a Power system simply by adding the Cylinders ?
A: Yes, you can convert your manual top to power. What you’ll need is the pump, cylinders, and hose kit as well as a switch and, of course, wiring. I’m planning on doing the same thing when I get to my 1969 convertible project.
I’ve been keeping one eye out for a good used set-up but haven’t committed any $$$ toward it yet. I did come across a 1969 dash with power top switch (it was in a 1969 Camaro drag car and the guy took it out and gave it to for FREE!). The dash isn’t in the greatest shape but the switch is OK and the dash can be used as a template for my good dash. If I remember correctly, Year One has a factory diagram in their catalog.
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