Written by: admin@makezilla

we wanted to convert a Truck tonneau cover from the gas springs that come with the truck to electric and remote control. All the parts we purchased from we used 2 x 12" stroke actuators, a 2chanel remote control system and some brackets (MB1) and that was it. This was very easy to do. Full part numbers will be posted at the End. The end result is that you get a cool remote Fob that goes on your keys and you can open and close your truck lid with the press of a button.

Step 1: Installation

First off the actuators can be installed in the same location as the gas springs that were there before. You could get away with installing 1 actuator in the middle and keeping the existing gas springs to help with the weight and that could save money but we wanted to add 2 actuators.