Too Big to Sneak
- Aug 12, 2010
- Reaction score
- San Angelo, Texas
- My Car
- 1971 Mustang Mach 1
Hey Brother!Hi Eric,
Hope your traveling OK these days. Hey, i thought i would ask you out of curiosity, what brand or style of power windows and door locks did you end up getting for your Mustang, and what did you think of the windows you installed? Thinking about going down that road myself.
I'd originally gotten some Autoloc universal power window kits (yes, 'kits,' since I'd done the roll-up/down quarter window thing), and a set of power locks and alarm system from them as well. I wasn't happy with the Autoloc mechanisms, so I grabbed a set of SPAL universal window mechanisms. Since the long console I'd gotten from ebay had been damaged in the flat area above the ashtray, I used that space for the power window switches (a la Camaro/Firebird style) - the previous owner of the console had added a bunch of switches & indicator lights to mimic the Diamonds Are Forever Mach 1 with the smoke screen, machine guns, and rocket launcher controls (cracked me up when I read the write-up, so I had to have it - damage, switches, and all, for just $125).
Here's the Autoloc website: https://www.autoloc.com/catalog/
Power Window Kit: https://www.autoloc.com/catalog/Pow...lt-Kit-with-3-Illuminated-Switches-&-Hardware
Power Lock Kit: https://www.autoloc.com/catalog/Pow...wer-Door-Lock-System-with-Plug-N-Play-Harness
I'm not seeing the alarm system, but if you get the Keyless Entry system, the remote will handle the door locks, as well as a trunk popper.
Speaking of trunk popper, I'm looking to add that to my entry system so I can relocate the back-up camera to the trunk key hole from the license plate frame - it's just too low and gets blinded by cars behind me with their lights on.
The Autoloc universal power window mechanisms are the same as the Electric Life units, with the plastic ribbon cable/belt passing itself through the middle section, with some rubbing of the teeth on the belt. I found some debris after the first several up & down tests, and they ran super slow. I'd seen another member had success with the SPALs, so I grabbed a pair of them (the cable/belt paths are separated from each other, offering a little more flexibility during the installation as an extra benefit).
SPAL Power Window kit: https://www.a1electric.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=AEOS&Product_Code=3300-0297
Unfortunately, the SPALs I got are still in a box in the garage awaiting installation, mostly because of ridiculous heat issues (West Texas), and lots of other 'squirrel moments' life's been throwing at me. Since the car runs, drives, and passes registration inspection, I haven't really worried about making sure the windows were functional or not, since I don't drive it during inclement weather, nor need to.
Hope this helps!