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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old May 24th, 20, 7:13 AM Thread Starter
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Power Window Conversion

Hi guys, I would like to install a power window conversion kit in my 1972 chevelle. I am looking at the one from ground up.
Has anyone installed a conversion kit? Is it difficult?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old May 24th, 20, 9:20 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Power Window Conversion

Auto City Classics has a kit also
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old May 24th, 20, 1:34 PM
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I’ve installed factory power windows and locks. The wiring required the interior removed to route in the factory locations. The factory wires need holes cut in the door jambs. To do this, the doors need to be removed. Even had the dash out to hang the harness in the factory location. Not a difficult job at all, but very time consuming. Not familiar with the kit you mentioned, but maybe it’s easily from a wiring perspective?
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Re: Power Window Conversion

I bought the kit from Auto City Classics.
I haven't installed it yet, but it looks very complete (just like factory) except I got the conduits that go between the door and the cowl area from another supplier because the ones with the kit are not even close.
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Yes, I noticed that. The conduits are incorrect. I am going to call ground up about the one they have.
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Re: Power Window Conversion

nu-Relics has the kit with metal switches
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Re: Power Window Conversion

Just my 2 cents. If I ever go to power windows (the whole remove-the-doors-to-cut-holes thing stopped me), I'd use these "Window Crank Switches." Power Windows with the look of a window crank.

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Here’s a link for stock installation to help you understand what your in for....

http://www.buickperformanceclub.com/PW.htm
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Cool, Thank you, good info. I think I am going to go with the one from nu-relic, they have metal switches
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Re: Power Window Conversion

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Just my 2 cents. If I ever go to power windows (the whole remove-the-doors-to-cut-holes thing stopped me), I'd use these "Window Crank Switches." Power Windows with the look of a window crank.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-E...YAAOSw0~5eel9s
Might look funny with 4 of them lined up on the drivers door.
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Too much work for what you end up with.. Have you ever tried to clean and lube the factory gears. Those manual windows go up and down real easily when properly adjusted and lubed...
After having a power windows lock up in the open position during rain storms, that cured me of power windows..

Back in the 60s they used to sell a chrome box that fit where the window crank went. They worked pretty good. I installed a few sets along with reverbs lol...
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