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Installing Electric Windows (Read 13080 times)
Reply #30 - Jul 30th, 2010 at 8:12am

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77vette wrote on Jul 29th, 2010 at 2:39pm:
Looks professional Smiley

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Really admired you guys who can modify to solve problems.  Wink
Good job, Alan. Smiley

Dale

You guys ought to see Alan's shop... it is bigger, nicer, better equipped than most pro shops! I've been there and seen it...twice.
 

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Reply #31 - Jul 30th, 2010 at 1:14pm

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Just watching at some of the stuff he has done and the finished project shows the pride he takes in his work. Some companies and people up here just want to make a quick buck.
 

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Reply #32 - Jul 30th, 2010 at 2:40pm
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77vette wrote on Jul 30th, 2010 at 1:14pm:
Some companies and people up here just want to make a quick buck. 

the BIG difference of working on your own vehicle or having someone else work on it. Shocked

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Reply #33 - Jul 30th, 2010 at 3:22pm

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Thats why I try to do everything myself. The key work is try, that why I enjoy this forum, They are her to help Roll Eyes when I get in over my head...
 

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Reply #34 - Jul 30th, 2010 at 4:51pm
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I've also seen Alan's shop.  That lift has to be a gift, especially when you get to be our age.  At least mine and Alan's, I know from his being a Viet Nam vet and myself we are around the same age.  And then having the garage at your place of business gives you something to do in your spare time.  But then I just read where Alan is down one worker so I would imagine his spare time has been cut.

Keep it going Alan, between you and basketcase, I get tired seeing all you have done.

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Reply #35 - Aug 3rd, 2010 at 4:17am

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Well I finally got some time yesterday to finish the drivers door & install the wiring harness. I used a relay & ran a direct hot wire from the battery to a relay & taped the radio ign wire to trip the relay. Only took a few minutes to do that. The passenger side should be easy know that I know what I'm up against & I already made the box for the inside of the door.

I cut the metal panel suppor & installed in the back of the door , the holes were drilled funny because I tried to find good support
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I used tape on the doors , put the panel up to the door & inserted a pen to mark where the support bolt should be then put the metal bracket in place put a screw in to support the bracket & drilled the holes for the rivets
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All finished
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They work great Wink
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Reply #36 - Aug 4th, 2010 at 12:29pm

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Looks Good.
 

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Reply #37 - Aug 4th, 2010 at 1:00pm

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I finished the passenger side today & installed new sill plates ...so everything is done  just waiting on new door lock knobs. The passenger side window is tight so I'll drive it for a bit & readjust . Not to hard now with the mod I made to the door ..the panel comes off pretty quick now.
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Reply #38 - Oct 2nd, 2010 at 2:36pm
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I just got my 77 this week and have seemed to find posts for just about everything I have decided to do. With winter coming fast I have decided on a few things I want to get done while in storage this winter. I am getting paint done in the next week or so(for pretty much free), so that's taken care of. Then today I was driving to the gas station (after a full breakfast) and reached for the window leaver and really really wished they where electric. So this made me decide to add this to my winter project list right along with replacing the entire vacuum system for the head lights as most of mine is gone or going I figure it would just be easier to replace the whole thing. So now I have two projects that are sure things along with what ever interior work I can do. That said where did you get your inner door panels from knot?? I'm going all black so what you had would be perfect. Oh and to all those wondering how I'm going to get the body work that goes along with paint and paint itself  for pretty much free?? Well I'm close to graduating for web design and I will be trading a new web site and one years service for a premium pant job. I have chosen to go with a dark red(not sure on what exactly) with a black pearl. This leads me to yet another question which is will c5 or c6 rims fit my c3??
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Reply #39 - Oct 2nd, 2010 at 11:40pm

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use a VBP wheel adapter...it makes for TEN lug nutz to get to the rotor, interleaved and full strength....it makes up for the wheel depth/rubbing issues.....

for instance, 17x9.5" C4 wheels on all corners, and 2.5" VBP adapters.....255/50/17 in front 275/50/17 in back.....

http://www.vbandp.com/Wheel-Adapters/3/4-Wheel-Adapters-Pair.html ;  Corvette Wheel Adapter Kits - Designed for Corvette Wheels Install 1984 to 1996 model Corvette wheels on pre '84 model Corvettes and Camaros as well as other cars and trucks
 

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Reply #40 - Oct 3rd, 2010 at 3:12am

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I for one do not like wheel adapters , I have seen them come loose & they put additional stress on bearings. Fine for show but I'd never do it on a driver. Better off modifying your trailing arms & getting the correct wheels with as 4-4.5 backspace.
Alan Smiley
Here's a good source that explains wheels, etc.
https://rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html

Almost forgot , I don't remember where I got my door panels, but everyone has them.(I ordered them with out hardware) You can also take them to a local upholster & they can redo them lots cheaper.
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Reply #41 - Oct 3rd, 2010 at 9:53am

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Are wheel 'adapters' the same thing as wheel 'spacers'? I've never used either
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Reply #42 - Oct 3rd, 2010 at 11:05am

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Maximus79 wrote on Oct 3rd, 2010 at 9:53am:
Are wheel 'adapters' the same thing as wheel 'spacers'? I've never used either

Both do the same , one acts as a spacer to move the wheel out , the other adapts your bolt layout to another both layout & has to act as a spacer too. Both are dangerous.
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Reply #43 - Oct 3rd, 2010 at 4:54pm
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Alan, is right.  They can be dangerous, if not watched and maintained properly.  We do not use them at work and do not recommend them to anyone.  Know some who have used them without a problem, but as a rule I think that more poeple have problems with them than those who do not.

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Reply #44 - Sep 8th, 2016 at 5:14am

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Had my first problem yesterday since I installed the electric windows. One of the clips broke so I couldn't open the door. Ordered new replacments Cool Not to easy for a 70yr old to climb out of a vette Roll Eyes
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