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    top lift cylinders

    Is it possible to reseal them, mine are in good shape just leaking a bit. I know you can buy new but at $150 each I would try something first.
    Or can you get some from junkyard later model fox mustang or something?
    Offline 11-02-2010 06:06 PM
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      RE: top lift cylinders

      (11-02-2010 06:06 PM)jorgem2 Wrote:  Is it possible to reseal them, mine are in good shape just leaking a bit. I know you can buy new but at $150 each I would try something first.
      Or can you get some from junkyard later model fox mustang or something?

      Mine leaked so bad when I bought my car the top would only move a few inches. I thought it was just low on fluid but when I pulled the back seat to add some I could see the fluid pooled on the floor pan. I researched and found that they are not rebuildable. I had read that late model cylinders could be made to work but I never tried them myself. I ended up buying used ones which have worked well for 4 years. Gotta be careful if you buy used that you aren't buying more leakers.
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        RE: top lift cylinders

        According to my source (Hollander Interchange Manual), the 71 Mustang used a lift assembly that was unique to the 1971 model.

        The 72 - 73 Mustangs used the same assembly as the 71 - 73 Cougars.

        Hope this helps.

        BT
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          RE: top lift cylinders

          thanks for the info everyone
          Offline 11-21-2010 07:22 PM
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