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Old 17-08-2020, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by JA View Post
If it were me I would go with an electric gate opener motor with gear rack, for a few hundred $, if you have power, but whatever the solution I would first ensure there is a nice smooth rolling/sliding action with the roof when just pushed/pulled by hand.

Thanks but I am invested in this approach and I am sure I can sort it out.
I have purchased some rubber mat that I will put around the drum ...of that does not work I bought some sash cord in case ...if neither of those work I will construct wood drums...if that does not work I will fasten the cable to the drum and put in points where I can switch between so as to have not slippage via just using the winch as intended.

I do want to get one of those auto gates as getting out of the car to open and close the gate is a big deal for me.
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