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Old 10-02-2005, 11:37 AM
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what power window kits you guys using? (53-56)

seems like a LONG time since i posted on here. but my truck project is rolling forward once again. (ill get some pics up soon!)

I got 1 piece side windows for my 56 F100, and was going to make them power. What kits are any of you guys using? what kits have you heard good (or bad) things about? I was thinking of Specialty Power Windows, their kits seem to be a bit more ($405) but have a decnt reputation, its a cable driven kit using GM motors.

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Old 10-02-2005, 10:22 PM
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Hyundi power window motors are cable driven and are very easy to install.Mine are from a mid eighties car.I used the rear because they go straight up and down and usually have less wear than the front.20 bucks at the local pick a part for both and about 30 min to remove.Then I used the crome switches from a mid eighties GM car.The wire harness and RH single switch from the pick a part for 2 bucks.Again from the rear of a fordor.The double switch I bought new at Napa for 25 bucks and the harness from a mid eighties 2dr GM car.
Just my two cents worth.Don't know if you have unlimted budget.
 
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Old 10-02-2005, 11:44 PM
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Now your're talkin!! That'sa what I love to hear! Cheap remedies! Bo-yaah baybee! sorry... saving money has that afect on me....
 
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I like the Bosch powered flex drive kit from Auto-Loc although I used units from the rear doors of a Cadillac
 
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I bought some Autoloc units off Ebay but next time I think I will look at the salvage yard to see what is available. The Autolocs work fine I just want to see what else might be available at less cost.
 
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I bought a set of no name cable drive units from one of the ebay stores that sell hotrod parts. Units are fine and easy to install, just didn't include any instructions.
 
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Old 10-03-2005, 01:45 PM
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AX do they work good? Are you talking about the ones that go for about $99 or are you talking about the ones that look like the EZ-wire/ Its A Snap Power window kit?
 
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They work smooth and are easy to install. They resemble a T square with a curved tail and the motor hanging off the tail. They look identical to the "Dolphin" kit EZ wire sells for 145.00, and replaces the entire OEM window regulator mechanism. I think I paid 125.00 for mine.
 
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Careful, the units with the T-Square with the motor on the end may or may not work with one piece windows ( for you unwinged ones). I just helped a bud to install the dolphin style and it works great on his vented truck. The cable drive units will allow the motor to be mounted lower or forward in the door. 6 of 1 and half dozen of the other I suppose. I seen the Autolock unit, and it looks fine for the price of 200 bonez. I stopped scroungin a few years back to save time and effort, so I can spend more time putting something together, not taking things apart.
 
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thanks

Thanks for the responses and the ideas. I think i am going to take more of a look at whats around before i decide.

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Any other wrecking yard treasures???

I know new is better but has anyone have other wrecking yard power window regulators that will work in a 53 -55 F100?

I suspect a Crown Vic, Caravan or some other Mechanisms will work, but whats been tried? What power window regulators works?
 
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Power windows on a one piece glass..

I found the answer to my own question in a MID FIFTY F100 PARTS catalog.

The power arm window regulators are to big if the vents are removed.They are fine to power windows if the vent windows are retained. But with the motor attached to the window regulator instead of a crank handel it is to big for small space.

Or another option is in the LMC catalog is a power drive that attaches inside
of the door over the existing hand crank handel shaft of the window regulator this unit drives the stock window regulator and will work with etheir a stock or one piece conversion and you can keep the manual crank.

The most popular is the removal of the window regulator and replacment with a vertical rail drive type. This is the type I was tring to avoid, bucause I want to turn the door access cover in to a storage pocket.

well thats my two cents....
 
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The most popular is the removal of the window regulator and replacment with a vertical rail drive type. This is the type I was tring to avoid, bucause I want to turn the door access cover in to a storage pocket.

well thats my two cents....
One solution, put you storage compartment on the outside of the door, either a pocket or a pouch. Which is more important, which will you use the most?
 
 
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