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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 09, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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Door jam wiring boot?

I'm adding power door locks to my 69 and I need wiring to go through the door jams. What are you all using for a rubber boot type insulator/ protector for the wiring? I know you can get OEM ones from Rick's for $60, but I wonder if there is anything less expensive as I'm not doing a concourse resto.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 09, 09:21 AM
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Re: Door jam wiring boot?

yes,

You can get the later model type boots.

I have seen them on ebay.

Like these for $12:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/POWER...=p4506.c0.m245

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 20th, 09, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Door jam wiring boot?

Thanks John! How did you find that boot? I would like to find a few more so I could choose the best one.
Where are you at in N. Cal.? I grew up in the Bay Area.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 15th, 11, 10:08 AM
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Re: Door jam wiring boot?

Did anyone ever try those boots? Do they fit well? Reason I ask is that I need to run speaker wires to the doors and would like to have a nice looking boot to cover the wires.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 11, 06:49 AM
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Re: Door jam wiring boot?

So there are several ways to run wires, here is my attack for years:

I always put the wires in black heat shrink in the area of exposure.
Drill 3/8" holes in the dimple area of door and frame face.
Use rubber grommets placed in the 3/8" holes to protect wires.
Buy your grommets first and then determine the size holes you need to drill. A grommet that fits in a 3/8" hole generally has a 1/4" opening.
Since these wires are flexed during opening/closing, make sure the wire of choice is fine/stranded copper wire of sufficient guage to obtain long life service-ability.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 11, 12:07 PM
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Thanks Chops! I will give this a try!
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Re: Door jam wiring boot?

Check these out.

http://www.autotoys.com/x/home.php?cat=391

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