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Old 02-01-2011, 07:57 PM
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Installing electric windows?

Any ideas on bringing the wires thru the doors to the dash? What is the easiest and best way to do this? Thanks, Dana

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I drilled a hole in the door and frame near the hinge assembly. Ran the wiring through the plastic flexible conduit. Make sure to leave a bit of slack in the wire.
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What kind of car? Alot of cars have a demple on the door and a corresponding one on the jamb, 67 camaro does for sure. If you don't have demples...... remove the door panel, pick a good clear location on the door jamb and kinda eye ball it on the door and mark with sharpie. Remove the door and drill a small 1/4 " pilot hole, reinstall the door and mark the jamb thru the 1/4" hole (this is assuming the jam is directly in front of door). If you have to turn 90 degrees, fashion a bent wire dipped in paint, stick it thru the 1/4" turn it 90 degrees and mark the jamb, Using what ever flex duct you aquire (many aftermarket out there) enlarge the pilot hole in the door and install the flex duct, eyball where the duct lands on the jamb and make sure the mark you put on eariler still looks good, if it does, drill hole on the jamb to match the other end of the flex duct
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Thanks for the suggestions, Where do I purchase a piece of flexible conduit?
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Whoops, forgot to ask also, seems to me there should be a some sort of safety stop when window goes down, any suggestions what type of stop to use? Thanks again, Dana
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down stop

A lot of cars have a rubber down stop even with manual windows , also if power windows were an option the door panels will have the switch location embossed where they punched the holes in the assembly plant. Obviously not on your car, My brother bought a rolled buick with only 300 miles, used the drive train, seats and door trim panels. when he built his old truck. If you go the the bone yard you can find the factory flex conduit and molded in grommets and just get those,, drill the right size hole and route your wires thru those.
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you might try the dealer, if power windows was an option on that year, make, and model, then they would be able to order the rubber boot that those wires run threw, not to mention it would really clean up the appearance, and make it look stock.
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if you have a simple hinged door, those wire looms will work.
i have a set of these i will sell you cheap



if you have a more complex hinge they will not
this is what i made for my 58 chevy truk
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OGRE, I really like how u did your door loom hinge, sweet, U R from Mich me too, how much for the stainless dr loom?
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Looms source = junk yard there are thousands of vehicles now days with pwr doors, . Price probably around $10.00.
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thanks. had to think those thru a bit.
pivot points were a bear to get around.
once i laid a plan, they were easy to make.

i pm'd you on a price and my location.
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Whoops, forgot to ask also, seems to me there should be a some sort of safety stop when window goes down, any suggestions what type of stop to use? Thanks again, Dana
Most cars use a hard rubber stop, not a switch. When the window hits the bottom (or the top) the motor just stalls out. If you keep the switch pressed, a circuit breaker in the motor opens temporarily. Pretty much all factory power windows work this way.
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Mine are definitely aftermarket, and there is no rubber stop, does anyone have a pic of one to look at? Thanks again, Dana
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