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Old 11-22-2013, 09:24 PM   #76
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Re: power window regulators on the cheap

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Jim, that was my intention. I don't have my motors yet so I can't drill the mounting holes.
What did you cut the big round hole with, a hole saw?
Mark ,,I used a hole saw
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:26 PM   #77
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I just got my Ebay switches wired,,there real nice!! great deal on those,My local ecology pick a part wanted more $$
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Old 01-21-2014, 04:11 PM   #78
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Re: power window regulators on the cheap

How do you remove the spring from the regulator?
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:06 PM   #79
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put the regulator in the up position and pry it off carefully. it might help to put a towel over it while prying off.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:42 PM   #80
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Well, looks like I have a winter Project! I had been thinking about doing this.
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:44 PM   #81
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Re: power window regulators on the cheap

I finished mine a while back but just got around to installing them now that the doors are painted. They work great the window goes up nice and quick. No issues at all.
Thanks so so much for this great tip. Glad I found it on YouTube and then the pattern on the forum.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:22 PM   #82
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glad it worked out for you to.
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I finished mine a while back but just got around to installing them now that the doors are painted. They work great the window goes up nice and quick. No issues at all.
Thanks so so much for this great tip. Glad I found it on YouTube and then the pattern on the forum.
thanks again
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:20 PM   #83
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Re: power window regulators on the cheap

great write up! ford taurus (95) has 9 tooth gear also. work great for AD truck conversion. those 91 motors are cheap $16 rockauto!

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Old 06-23-2014, 08:46 PM   #84
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sweet! defiantly doing this!!
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:53 PM   #85
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I cannot wait to do this mod.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:58 PM   #86
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I was messing around with one of these power regulators out of an Astro van, be careful of those springs. I cut the heck out of my hand when it caused the arms to scissor on me .... sorry no pics =)
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:06 AM   #87
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at princess auto they have surplus motors im going to go buy a couple and do this
nice post love it anyway to get away from full retail im in lol
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:43 AM   #88
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VERY KOOL! need to save this info
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:21 PM   #89
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So, has anyone adapted a factory power window harness for control of the passenger window as well as the driver side from the driver's door switch?
I know there are aftermarket kits for these, but trying to keep with the "On the Cheap" Theme here.....any ideas?
Thanks!
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Ben, that is my plan. I got a harness and switches from a square body from Krazy Ray on the parts board and I am going to use them. If you do the same, make sure you get motors that have the connector facing the rear of the vehicle, not the side. Otherwise you will have to modify the plastic end connector on the harness to fit the motor. I got the wrong motor the first time, but it was only $17 so no big deal. Still cheaper than the alternative.
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Old 07-05-2014, 11:15 PM   #90
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Thanks for the update, I'm working on a window switch that will allow you to keep the factory window crank in the same hole it was originally (like the aftermarket version currently available, but on the cheap, keeping with your theme ) I am using the broken door actuators from a set of doors I bought and using some micro switches, I'm attaching a few pics, but it's a work in progress, but hopefully it will give you all some inspiration to make a set and save some big money all the while looking "Stealthy"
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Old 07-06-2014, 12:11 AM   #91
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Great idea here. Thanks for reviving the thread or I'd have never seen it
This should help on the wiring ideas:

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Old 07-06-2014, 05:30 PM   #92
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Re: power window regulators on the cheap

i did it too just finished this mod is awsome
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:34 PM   #93
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Re: power window regulators on the cheap

another trick for the spring i clamp in vise cut tab with air hammer
release from vise
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Old 07-06-2014, 08:55 PM   #94
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just did my other one figured out how to get the guide to work a little better in the pic below you will see that if you cut the guide out like below you can put it in the vise and flatten it a little only needs to be flattened the thickness of the metal then it can be put over the gear and tacked in place.. also i welded studs to the metal instead of grinding the bolts
btw i really love this mod
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:11 PM   #95
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oops i see someone else beat me to the welding stud thing
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:50 PM   #96
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I haven't had time to try (nor does it look like I will) this mod. I was thinking when I try it about using this switch and somehow affixing a stock handle to it instead of the switch handle that's there. I don't have anything to mock up with, so there may be clearance issues, etc. However, it seems a possible way to keep the stock look.
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:07 AM   #97
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Finally did this mod. Followed all instructions. Followed video on how to make a relay so you don't prematurely burn up the switches. Also got inspiration on the micro switches to keep the stock look. Here's a pic. It works great.
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:14 AM   #98
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Notice the springs keeping the unit centered. In the picture above.
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:33 AM   #99
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Do you have a schematic for wiring the relay?
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Old 07-18-2015, 08:55 AM   #100
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I actually used the schematics from the youtube video IA DC posted above and instead of going to the standard window switch it went to my home made switch. I will post a drawing of that. Check this video.... https://youtu.be/dLKuZeUe6is

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