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Hello J, and welcome.
Hmm, do you mean swap the manual parts of your existing hood for electrically operated parts, or swap the roofs & mechanisms wholesale?
Couple of issues from the start - have you seen/can you see this hood operating? If its broken, you may want to either walk away, or pay significantly less for it.
I would reckon its possible, and if you can obtain all the parts from the donor car, then its just really a matter of removing the manual parts, and replacing with the electrical items - except, there will be a switch to be added, and I would reckon on there being some form of speed sensor which will not allow the mechanism to operate when the car is travelling more than a certain speed (or moving at all).
Definitely a job for 2 people.
Keep us informed what you decide, and how you get on.
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2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater