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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 10, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Retro-Electro RS doors

Hi! Can someone post pictures of their 1969 RS doors using the Retro-Electro Kit conveersion kit? I want to see the hardware for the doors and where its connected to the kit. I don't think I have the proper hardware for the doors and all my vacuum components are gone. I believe there should be a hole on the headlamp assy. where the arm attaches to the door from the motor?? I only have one on the driver side. Help please.
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Re: Retro-Electro RS doors

Is that the name of the company? I have the dse kit in my rs? If thats the same i can send you pics!

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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 10, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Retro-Electro RS doors

Hi Bill,
If you don't mine sending the pictures anyway. I'm not sure if it's the same kit but, mine includes motors (2), control box (2), arm (2) and some hardware. I just need to see how everythings connected.
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Re: Retro-Electro RS doors

retro-electrics instructions are on there web site
http://www.retro-electro.net/instructions%20main.html
and here's a DSE instruction tidbit

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Re: Retro-Electro RS doors

I did these on my 68. Here is the thread that my help you some.
https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=164938

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Re: Retro-Electro RS doors

I used the Retro-Electro kit on my 69. It sounds like you have everything you need for the conversion. None of the original vacuum stuff is needed. As said above, check out the website instructions. It should clear up everything once you see the pictures and instructions. The kit is not at all like the DSE kit so the pictures won't really help you. And you do have to cut a hole(s) in the headlight assy where the motor goes through and the arm will be located. There is a picture on the site.

Here are the pictures from the instructions on the Retro Elecrto site:
Just drill the 3 small holes with the supplied template plate and then cut the "c" slot into the bracket. For the slot I just used large drill bit and drilled 3 holes. One for each end and one in the middle. The I used a cut off wheel and connected the drilled holes. The whole install is pretty easy.





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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 10, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Retro-Electro RS doors

Thanks for your responses...I don't think mine came with a template. The pictures were great. Aloha, Paul.
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Re: Retro-Electro RS doors

Paul,
Call me if you have any questions about the install (973 728 7232). The template you are looking for is a small square CNC aluminum piece with three holes and a raised center. I can send you a new template if yours is missing.
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 10, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Retro-Electro RS doors

How did you all reinstall the lamp assy. back in the car? Was the new motors on the assy. I tried doing it with the motor on but, couldn't - not enough room. I haven't tried yet but, do I need to install the motors after the lamp assy back in? Just getting to mount the motors would be a pain.
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Re: Retro-Electro RS doors

You should install the motors on the light assembly while you have it out then install the light assembly w/motors back in. When installing the light assembly back in, you want to make sure you got the light bezel off the car/grill. Also remove the headlight door cover of the door mechanism. Reinstall both after you get the light assembly installed. Tape off all surrounding area (fender/valance/grill) so you won't scratch during install. I use duck tape just to be safe. You'll have to finagle the light assembly slowly in. You may have to move the door one way or another to get it back in. Take your time...

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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 10, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Retro-Electro RS doors

thanks Matt...the light bezel your referring to is the ring that goes around the headlamp right? It's a '69 that i'm putting this in. I'll try it again.
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 10, 07:17 PM
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Re: Retro-Electro RS doors

Well...I am looking at the 69 RS grill and it appears to be one solid piece versus 67-8 is 3 pieces. Big middle piece and 2 outer piece known as RS headlight bezels. So technically 69 RS doesn't have bezels. The ring that goes around the light itself is known as headlight retainer ring. You should put that on (along with headlight) after you install the headlamp assembly. Taking the bezels out made a big difference on my 68 when I was installing the headlight assembly as it gave me a little more play room. Given one solid grill unit on the 69RS may be an issue. I would tape the heck out of the grill before installing. Worst case, you may have to pull the grill but I would think not. Let's see what others have to say...

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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 10, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Retro-Electro RS doors

Thanks Matt for your clarification...I'll try it again and if it doesn't work I will need to see whats involve to pull the Grill out and after that I'm sure it will go right in. Thanks again!!
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Re: Retro-Electro RS doors

Matt,
The grille and bumper has to come off to install the 69 kit properly. The 67 and 68 kits do not need the grille or bumper removed.
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 10, 09:45 AM
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Re: Retro-Electro RS doors

Paul, sounds like the grill/bumper must go. If anyone knows, it would be Mark. Here are some pics of my 68 when I did this. As you can see I had more room to work with then you do and the bumper wasn't an issue at all. Actually, I didn't own a bumper at that time...






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