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best power window option????

I have read a bunch of old posts about converting to power windows. So what new conversion kits are out that you guys have used and liked or disliked?

Also, does anyone know if the window crank switches can be wired so i can control all windows from drivers seat?

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Re: best power window option????

Yes to both answers.

Use the power windows and hardware as well as the wiring harness out of a GM X-body car. Easiest to find with power windows would be the luxury editions (high priced spread) going down to Parkay; or the entry level Nova.

Starting with the 1976-'79 Cadillac Seville you should find what you want as well as a telescoping tilt steering wheel column, locking doors, auto seek AM/FM Stereo radio with tape player and power antenna, auto dimming headlights, etc. etc. , or for a 1969-'74 Buick Apollo, as after that the 1975-'79 Apollo was called the Buick Skylark. Oldsmobile is the next cheapest marquee so may be some doctor or his nurse practitioner drove an Olds Omega with power windows and door locks. Then you can look at the 1971-'73 Pontiac Ventura or a 1974 GTO (another repackaging of the same old stuffing in a new wrapper). It went back to being the Ventura again in 1975 through 1979 as some Goat lovers were complaining to the SPCA about how they were being treated by Pontiac during the smog era.

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I converted my 67 to factory looking PW a few years ago using new off the shelf stuff. Just do a search on my name. The post should provide part numbers, business names, prices and details.
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Re: best power window option????

The master switches were on the drivers door where you could operate all four windows. In recent years also allowed the driver to lock others from operating windows. You would install the same master on the drivers door.

As for new conversion kits, New relics makes new GM OEM style motors which are direct bolt ons for replacing dead GM units or converting manual window vehicles to power. You can use the 60's GM OEM style switches, 70's style GM switches or modern ones.

Check with Matt from MCB here in his forum for pricing.


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Re: best power window option????

I have american autowire classic update kit so i hope i do not need a relay.

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Re: best power window option????

So you already have a system? The window crank style switches don't have a maseter that I know of but you could install a four way rotary switch and select which window you wanted to control. Hoaky but it should work. Contact the manufacture to see what if any master controller switches they make.

In most situations you want a relay since the motors draw full power. The factory relay was mounted under the drivers kick panel. Several aftermarket just use the GM relay and some in fact also use the factory wiring harness.


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I am converting to power from crank.

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when I opened my door panels to put in dynamat I noticed that the window motors are not original. It has a made in the USA logo on them but I must say that they move the window FAR too fast and it makes them catch and won't lift the window all the way up due to lack of power. I wish I could replace a gear or something that would make them slower and give them more lift power. So watch what brand you get maybe???
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