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Crazy58tbird 03-10-2017 08:28 PM

Power window conversion?
 
Hi guys, Wondering how hard it is to convert the 60 body to power windows? My 58 parts car has the power windows etc.... But wondering if they are a direct bolt in or if the doors have to be cut and changed over etc.....
Ty

jopizz 03-10-2017 08:49 PM

Nothing needs to be cut as far as the doors go. Your '58 regulators will fit fine in your '60 doors and quarters.

John

simplyconnected 03-10-2017 09:00 PM

If you have obvious manual crank holes, they need to be covered.

jopizz 03-10-2017 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by simplyconnected (Post 107046)
If you have obvious manual crank holes, they need to be covered.

That's the biggest downside of going from manual to power windows. Your door panels will have holes in them. With '60 door panels you can replace the trim piece without replacing the whole door panel.

John

sidewalkman 03-16-2017 02:15 PM

Or there is a company that makes a conversion kit that keeps everything as is and uses the window cranks as the switch, best of both worlds, looks stock, modern convenience.

Joe Johnston 03-16-2017 02:39 PM

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a conversion kit that keeps everything as is and uses the window cranks as the switch, best of both worlds, looks stock, modern convenience.
Works well and often used by street rodders. Google should find it.

Crazy58tbird 03-25-2017 07:38 PM

Thanks so much guys for the helpful info! If the original set up from the 58 will work then that's fine with me(: saves me money! Lol
Tyler


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