Power Trunk Release?...

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  1. TeeEl

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    Can someone recommend a good power trunk release for Maverick/Comet?...
     
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    One from an early Cougar will work. I have one around here somewhere for my car.
    Jeff will have the info you need.... rthomas771
     
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    One other question; I noticed that Melvins & AutoKrafters list a trunk latch for '70-'72 Mavericks but not '73-'77.
    Is the '73-'77 latch different from the early models?...
     
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    Only difference that I know is the way the lock attaches to the tail panel. 70-73 uses a horseshoe clip and the 74-77 uses a long bracket.

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    Does anyone know if one from a '72-'75 Lincoln Continental will work in a Maverick?...
     
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    I used one from a 1976 Lincoln.MarkIV
     
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    Is it a bolt-in? Or is modification required?...
     
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    As i remember it was just a bolt in.But that was about 8 years ago.
     
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    Thanks. I'm gonna take a chance & try it...
     
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    I would have to look at mine to see if the ebay one was right.I had 2 locks and may be confused.I can look at it tomorrow.
     
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    Just looked at mine.Looks the same.
     
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    Thanks. I'll give it a try...
     

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