1957 / 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham Trunk Auto Drives
At Allen Carswells Pro Auto Interiors And Tops, We have the ability to completely restore all components of this complex system to factory spec's. We will rewire and refurbish all 3 trunk motor assemblies, Limit switches, Relay Control unit, and detail to factory specs, meaning if the part was painted, it will be stripped and repainted to exact detail. if the part was originally bare metal, it will be cleaned and oil washed. All wiring will be identical to the gauge and color. We duplicate the entire wiring assembly and bench test to verify all components work as originally intended. To eliminate grounding problems, we add a heavy ground to the Rear compartment lid closing unit, as the original ground was supplied through the lid hinges, (not the best design) and supply enough wire to create a more stable ground to the car body. We also upgrade the 15 Amp Circuit breaker in the relay control box to a modern more durable 15 amp auto reset Circuit breaker to provide more protection. All energizing (latching) relays, distributing relays contacts are polished to remove and arcing residue. All system parts will be properly lubricated, electrical and mechanical. It is always best to have the car in our shop so that we can verify that the wiring harness in your car is in proper condition prior to energizing. It is sometimes necessary to repair or replace the wiring harness in the trunk due to wear and age. It is our goal to provide our customers with a dependable, fully functioning system that can be operated from the latch switch and the glove box switches. If you are confidant that your wiring harness is in good condition and safe, (these three drives along with the Relay control box are energized all the time) then you should 1) Contact us so we can schedule your work order. 2) Ship the Hinge open Limit switch, Relay Control Box (attached to the regulator motor), Regulator motor as a complete unit (do not break apart), Rear Compartment Lid closing unit, and the Rear compartment lid power lock. Once we receive the parts we will evaluate them and contact you as to exact cost. Normal restoration of these components runs $4500.00, turnaround is two weeks and when we return the parts to you, included will be detailed installation / calibration instructions along with a trouble shooting guide. We can be contacted directly for assistance.