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Old 10-10-2010, 02:20 PM
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EZ Wiring power window kit

I'm trying to install an EZ wiring power window kit in a fiberglass door for a 76 F-100. The glass is a straight piece of glass. Everything should work, but because of the shape of the door, I just don't quite have enough width in the door to get the glass at the right angle to function properly. The kit is the type where the glass rides up and down on a center shaft, rather than with a scissors.

Can I get away with bending that center shaft just a bit? The window is probably only about an inch out of alignment when it is all the way in the up position.

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what do you mean by an inch out of alignment?
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Pull the glass out and have different sideglass cut that is
taller than the original.

I had to do this on my 59----made the glass 1" deeper and then the streetrod
power windows would work.

Yours being a pickup door----you could even go a bit deeper and still have the glass drop all the way into the door
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what do you mean by an inch out of alignment?
When the glass is in the all the way up position, and locked into the track on the sides, the top side of the glass is about 3/4 inch to an inch outside the track at the very top.
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Pull the glass out and have different sideglass cut that is
taller than the original.

I had to do this on my 59----made the glass 1" deeper and then the streetrod
power windows would work.

Yours being a pickup door----you could even go a bit deeper and still have the glass drop all the way into the door
I don't think that is my problem. If I try to go to longer glass, the glass won't clear the inside to the door so that it could be in a full down position. I already had the class custom cut to eliminate the vent window.
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Tried a longer piece of glass. Same result. the angle of the lift causes the glass to be about an inch outside the frame at the top of the run. If I disconnect it from the lift, I can make a straight run up into the channel. Back to the same question, can the lift be bent or curved?
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could you post a picture of the glass when it's up so I can see exactly what you are dealing with? I think I can help but I would like to see it first.
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When the glass is in the all the way up position, and locked into the track on the sides, the top side of the glass is about 3/4 inch to an inch outside the track at the very top.
If the glass is outside the channel at the top and you have a straight glass, either you have a little curve in your door, or the unit is not in so that the unit pushes the window up straight. I could see why a longer glass won't work. You said it was a fiberglass door are you just putting it together, or are you just changing it over to power windows with the same glass? If you are just putting it together for the first time the door could have a bend in it.

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If the glass is outside the channel at the top and you have a straight glass, either you have a little curve in your door, or the unit is not in so that the unit pushes the window up straight. I could see why a longer glass won't work. You said it was a fiberglass door are you just putting it together, or are you just changing it over to power windows with the same glass? If you are just putting it together for the first time the door could have a bend in it.

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Yes, I do have a straight glass. I am making a custom window, removing the vent, etc. If I remove the glass from the lift, it will slide straight up and down in the channel, and fit perfectly. I don't seem to have enough room with the lift attached.
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Looks to me as if you are going to have to move the power window lift, if you can move the glass up and down, and it works, there isn't enough give to take up the amount of glass that is sticking out. you say you have no room at the lift, I would guess you mean in and out. Would you have more room if you moved it down towards the bottom of the door then I think it would have to move to the outside, you would have to get a longer glass but to me, it is not going up at the right angle. IF you can't move the motor you will have to get another unit. Do you have the other side in?

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It looks to me like you can move the lower part of the unit towards the outside of the door and it should fix the problem. You would have to make some sort of spacer for the bottom mount of the unit.
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Yes, I do have a straight glass. I am making a custom window, removing the vent, etc. If I remove the glass from the lift, it will slide straight up and down in the channel, and fit perfectly. I don't seem to have enough room with the lift attached.
Can you shim the lift or is it solid ? oh is it a cable drive? sounds like window tracks are in the rite place if the glass will slid up and down If the motor is mounted to a bar you mite be able shim it out start with small shims say like 1/8" to start as that will make a big change at the top.

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The lift has a worm type gear inside. The motor is already about as far as I can get it towards the outside of the door, hence why i'm wondering about putting just a slight bend in the shaft of the lift.
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The lift has a worm type gear inside. The motor is already about as far as I can get it towards the outside of the door, hence why i'm wondering about putting just a slight bend in the shaft of the lift.
If you bend it and you will have to bend it quite a bit it will more than like bind at first, get a little dirt in it then hang up. Without seeing it I would guess the worm gear teeth are pretty big so I would think it would be hard to get it at the right angle to go straight up and down. Is that unit mounted top and bottom, or just across the bottom. Is the channel that holds the window on the bottom of the unit facing in or out. If it is facing in could you turn the whole unit around, and mount it so the channel is facing out. Other than that I don't know why it won't go up straight unless you can move it all down and move it out, which you say you can't.

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