Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Albuquerque, NM
So I found out some good info for putting in door jamb wiring boots. If you feel around on the sheet metal in the door jamb, you will find a couple of dimples (one on the door side, and one on the car side). These are where the factory installed their boots for electric windows. I drilled holes where the dimples are, put in a homemade boot, and the boot hardly even moves, it just pivots a little bit. If you open the door all the way, it might move a little.
The way that I made my boots is by first getting some 1/2" poly tubing, the kind used in home plumbing. I think it was about 17 cents a foot. I bought a foot and cut it in half. I then made threads (with a drill and tap kit) on each end, and threaded nuts on each end. Next, I bought four 1/2" inside diameter grommets. I drilled 11/16" holes on the dimples (in the sheet metal) and put the grommets in. I lubed up the tubing and grommets with some brake lube (the label says it won't break down rubber, won't move, is waterproof, etc.). I put the tubing through the gromets and threaded on the nuts inside the door panel and inside the passenger compartment. One hard part was taking off the kick panels to drill the holes: I pulled from the firewall side (on my 68) and they came off a lot easier. I also had to take out the e-brake. It looks like you can probably fit 6-8 18 gauges wires through it (without the connectors on).
The A1 electric part that I mentioned in my previous post looks like it would work very easily if you drilled 3/4" holes on the dimples. I think there is more than enough room.
1968 Camaro, 383 with Dart Pro 1 aluminum heads and roller cam, Holley Sniper EFI with Dual Sync distributor, Muncie M21 4-speed transmission, 3.73 12-bolt Eaton posi differential.
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