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I'm thinking of adding power windows to my 48 chevy p/u. The doors were off of a 51 which had the wing vents which I removed. My question is...I've seen power window kits advertising "self centering mechanisms". Do I still need to add a lower channel for the glass. I'm thinking I probably do but I've never dealt with power windows before.

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Let's put this in General Rodding Tech.

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power windows

Check with specialty power windows in Ga. Sold me a great set up for a 40 chevy sedan 2dr.
Specialty power windows
140 Industrial park dr.
Forsyth Ga. 31029-8520
800-634-9801
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I used these, works great!

http://www.a1electric.com/Merchant2/..._Code=EL2000-K
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I have those same street rod windows setups.
They work just fine in the 59
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Thanks for the replies! But my question is...do I still need to fab some window channels? Thanks again.
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If you are talking of the glass run channel for the FRONT of the glass--
most likely
The rear portion of the door may already have it.

As far as the sash (where the window is connected to the lift assy), no.
The Streetrod kit clamps onto the glass.

I have laminated glass for the sides in the 59, so the clamps are snugged up just enough to hang onto the glass, altho the manufacturer reccomends
a sash for anything but tempered glass.
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Here's the link to Specialty Power Windows: CLICK HERE
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Bryan59EC has it right about the glass clamps on these units. The clamp portion is also mounted on horizontally oriented rollers which allows the glass some fore/aft travel as it goes up/down in case your window channel is a little out of square. These guys sell a complete wing window delete kit for street rods and are really easy to deal with. Them and the kit!!

http://www.restorationspecialties.com/

Here's a link to the page with the kit!!

http://www.restorationspecialties.co...og%20ebook.pdf
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Are you sure about the wing window delete kit? I can't find a listing for it in their catalog.
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DTL,
Yeah, its there. If you scroll down the left side with the green icons you'll see a tab for "Street Rod Channel Kit", or just go to pg. 21 of the online PDF catalog.
I tried to link directly to the page with my second link, but now I see that didn't work.
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Got the channels installed to extend them down after removing the vent glass. I then installed the new power window mechanisms. That's where I ran into another problem. The top of the door (bottom of where the window is)curves in and the clamp that holds the glass ends up below that lip. So when the window is raised it gets put in a bind rubbing on the door. The unit I'm using is like the one evolvo posted a pic of. It's very smooth and operates well. Anyone have any ideas. Do I just have my glass cut longer to extend further down into the door? Thanks in advance.
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I think extending the glass down is the right way to go. I had to do this because my window frames are canted in in both directions and the added length supports the window. It also keeps the window clamp from coming too high in the door and hitting the top, which is what it sounds like yours is doing.
A few pics might help us figure this out easier!!
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Yep---I had my glass cut about 1-1/2" taller than stock in the 59.

That gave me just enough that the glass would go all the way down and then go all teh way up without hitting the door side.
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FWIW I would stay away from any unit that uses the cable system. Go with one that uses a traditional regulator system.

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