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  1. brushes for electric motors

    I have an extra nonworking motor. I decided to have some "fun" and try to repair it. When I got it open, both brushes were stuck. I was able to...

    Started by wah2oo, 2 Weeks Ago 03:25 PM
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  2. Wayne Saunders control box

    Hi Guys, we are from Germany and this is our 57 Fairlane - called Lola. We found this Box - now my question: is this one of the 215...

    Started by PIXELRAUSCH, 03-19-2017 07:27 AM
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    3 Weeks Ago 05:00 PM Go to last post
  3. Washers for electric motor mounts

    I am restoring an electric motor and the washers on the attaching brackets are smashed flat and some of the edges are missing. Where can new washers...

    Started by wah2oo, 02-27-2017 02:57 PM
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    02-28-2017 08:41 AM Go to last post
  4. '59 top troubleshooting, deck lid & tray

    My 59's roof works well 90% of the time but sometimes when closing the deck lid when the roof is fully erected and locked to it's place the deck lid...

    Started by heikkisky, 08-10-2016 11:59 AM
    deck lid, erect cycle, retract cycle, tray, troubleshooting
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    02-25-2017 07:48 AM Go to last post
  5. Roof unlocks then sticks

    Hi all! I am trying to help out a friend of mine with his 1959 Fairlane retractable. It worked great for years but recently he started having this...

    Started by TFrantz, 06-06-2016 01:00 PM
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    10-19-2016 10:19 PM Go to last post
  6. I would like to have a tool to screw in and out the adjustable female hold downs

    Spent some time and made a tool for the deck screws, but the front one are different. Where do you get a set of these tools? Are there more than two...

    Started by Ddave, 10-15-2016 01:28 PM
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    10-19-2016 10:11 PM Go to last post
  7. Top Adjustment

    Anyone know of a shop or a person that can adjust the top I North East Florida.

    Started by zrone90, 10-15-2016 07:48 PM
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  8. Anybody have a relay label that goes on the relay lid?

    In the stuff I got with my project, I found a 22 1/2" by 3 5/8" metal piece with a paper label glued to it with a diagram of the relay and their...

    Started by Ddave, 10-07-2016 09:36 AM
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    10-08-2016 03:43 PM Go to last post
  9. Will top retract with just battery?

    Hi guys, my Dad had a 1957 skyliner convertible that he had dropped the transmission out on the ground. He passed away awhile back and now we are...

    Started by Yodykat, 09-15-2016 01:35 AM
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    09-29-2016 08:26 PM Go to last post
  10. 59 front roof locks, won't lock

    Hello, I'm new here & so far have really enjoyed reading all the post. I have a 59, & the front roof locks, won't spin, to lock down to the...

    Started by Jgbell, 08-19-2016 02:53 PM
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    08-31-2016 07:58 PM Go to last post
  11. Roof Relay Replacement

    I wish to replace all 10 of the roof relays in my 59 Skyliner. Can anyone advise where the best place to purchase these is? Intent is to puchase...

    Started by Skyliner Downunder, 12-03-2012 07:44 PM
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    08-04-2016 06:32 PM Go to last post
  12. roof will not lock down

    The roof on my 57 Skyliner will not lock down properly above the windscreen and is also out of alighement by about 1 inch. Can I adjust the roof on...

    Started by kiwiskylineer, 07-12-2015 05:01 AM
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    07-31-2016 12:10 PM Go to last post
  13. Just started new project - 1959 Skyliner rebuild

    A couple of days ago I bought a 1959 Skyliner. I've been looking for several months and think I have a project I can handle (with some helpful advice...

    Started by Ddave, 07-22-2016 04:12 PM
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    07-27-2016 07:05 AM Go to last post
  14. Roof front locks not pulling home

    Hi guys , replaced the front lock above windscreen they Iine up fine and start to lock down but do not go all the way home only about half the screw...

    Started by Tony v, 07-26-2016 06:43 PM
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  15. 1959 top issues

    Hi guys I'm be to the club and just recently purchased my first retractable. It's a 59 and it came with the roof retracted into the trunk. It's a...

    Started by Gyides24, 07-15-2016 06:45 PM
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    07-21-2016 10:26 AM Go to last post
  16. Boot (trunk ) lid

    Hi guys , have 58 with a couple of roof and trunk (boot) issues No 1 the front locks work fine seem to line up fine but on release it seems to go...

    Started by Tony v, 07-02-2016 06:04 AM
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    07-04-2016 05:54 AM Go to last post
  17. repairing top motors

    Does anyone know of anyone who repairs top motors? Thanks, Gary

    Started by gdefosse, 02-21-2016 05:18 AM
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    06-09-2016 04:30 PM Go to last post
  18. Delay in roof retracting

    My 58 is essentially done. The top goes up and down fine except when retracting all the locks unlock but ratchet, with anywhere from 5 to 6 bumps,...

    Started by wah2oo, 05-05-2016 04:31 PM
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    05-06-2016 02:45 PM Go to last post
  19. 1959 retractable mechanism

    I'm looking for someone in northern California who could help me with the retractable mechanism on my 1959 530-228-5777

    Started by mccammonds, 04-23-2016 12:30 PM
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    04-23-2016 12:30 PM Go to last post
  20. Problems with top 1959 Skyliner

    I'm looking for some one who does work/repairs on 57-59 Skyliner's in the San Antonio or Austin Texas area. Thanks Tom T 708-837-9978 or...

    Started by ttibbie, 04-19-2016 12:47 PM
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    04-19-2016 12:47 PM Go to last post

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