fuselage window regulators - power vs manual

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  1. marko

    marko Active Member FCBO Gold Member

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    i didnt know the answer to this question - are the window regulators different between power and non power window cars ? ive never looked.
    by that i mean, can pw motors be installed on non power regulators ? to put pw into a car that didnt have em...
    i couldnt answer for sure but my gut tells me no, that my friend would have to get a complete system from another car that had pw.
    anyone have the answer ?
    tx
    mark
     
  2. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    No. Your gut is right. They’re completely different.
     
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    CBODY67 Senior Member

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    You change the complete mechanisms, rather than just add a motor (as some aftermarket/street rod might do). The window "tracks" might be the same, but not the complete regulators.

    On our '72 Newport, compared to out '66 Newport, the newer regulators were "lower effort" and required about twice as many turns to put the glass up or down, but easier to do.

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    bigmoparjeff Senior Member

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    The tracks and glass are the same for power vs. manual. The power window cars usually have a down-stop in the bottom of the door/quarter that I believe the manual window cars don't have.

    Jeff