Home page
SPONSOR AD

Support our Vendors!  |  Advertise Here

Topic: 73 power window conversion

in Forum: C3 Interior


Already a Member?
Login
Not yet a Member?
Register for Free!

73 power window conversion (1/4)
 12/3/23 8:08pm
MchinegunGold Member
Gold Member
Send Private Message


Vette(s):
1973 Coup Blue-Green on Dark Saddle


Joined: 5/16/2023
Posts: 3

Considering converting my 73 standard crank to power windows.  Does anyone have any advice,  from which kit is best to doing it, all advice appreciated!

Currently,  I have the entire interior out and I'm replacing most everything including the door panels.  Figured this is the time to do it since the crank holes aren't there yet.  

Found this kit but have no reference to quality or ease.

 https://www.volvette.com/DR064R.html



______________

73' L48, as original as I can while still adding a little fun. 356HP on original heads, decked ported polished. Flat top pistons, class II roller cam, lifters and rockers. Dougs headers and side pipes.  Getting new paint now,  original Blue-Green with new dark saddle interior. 

Our Sponsors help support C3VR
Re: 73 power window conversion (2/4)
 12/3/23 8:31pm
manchestersharkLifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Send Private Message

Equinunk, PA - USA

Vette(s):
1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.


Joined: 10/31/2007
Posts: 2376

Nows the time to do the swap. I went the other way. FROM power TO armstrong. Much less headaches and problems. They work Everytime! I may have some used parts if anyone may need some. 



______________


Click on image for full view

Re: 73 power window conversion (3/4)
 12/3/23 8:43pm
MchinegunGold Member
Gold Member
Send Private Message


Vette(s):
1973 Coup Blue-Green on Dark Saddle


Joined: 5/16/2023
Posts: 3

If you have parts I can use I would definitely be interested.  



______________

73' L48, as original as I can while still adding a little fun. 356HP on original heads, decked ported polished. Flat top pistons, class II roller cam, lifters and rockers. Dougs headers and side pipes.  Getting new paint now,  original Blue-Green with new dark saddle interior. 

Re: 73 power window conversion (4/4)
 12/3/23 9:21pm
73shark
Limited Member
Send Private Message

Overland Park, KS - USA

Vette(s):
1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.


Joined: 7/9/2003
Posts: 862

Seems a little pricey but then I did mine about 45 years ago. I also just pulled the parts out of a wrecked '73 which made it a lot cheaper. I seem to remember that there is a relay involved because the switches aren't equipped to handle the amount of current going to the motors. I'll try to remember to check the wiring diagram after the Chiefs' game. 

Be sure to keep your springs off your old regulators as they are the same. I had one break on mine and it sounded like I've been shot at. 



______________

1973 L-82 4 spd

Our Sponsors help support C3VR