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Old April 28th, 2014, 10:06 AM
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Power windows with factory powered regulators?

I currently have retrofitted power windows using the Spal kit which works off of the hand crank assembly. It works ok, but not great. I'm going to need to replace my passenger side regulator soon anyways (believe it has gotten bent), and was wondering about putting in powered regulators from a Disco or the later model Defender powered regulators (CUH000082).

In a few searches on here it looks like some people have done this, but I can't seem to figure out which ones they used. Any and all advice, suggestions, etc. is greatly appreciated.
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Old April 28th, 2014, 10:25 AM
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I purchased a kit from http://safarihp.com and had british car service in LA install them in my 110. Might be worth a call to one of those guys. I will tell you the BCS guys said it was so difficult to get it right they would never do it again.
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That doesn't sound encouraging! Fitting the spal unit alone was a PITA given the limited room between the door and door card.

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I purchased a kit from http://safarihp.com and had british car service in LA install them in my 110. Might be worth a call to one of those guys. I will tell you the BCS guys said it was so difficult to get it right they would never do it again.
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depends on which doors you have the later doors and power regulators are easier than the earlier ones.
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Old April 28th, 2014, 11:09 AM
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I have the original doors that came on my 95 SW. What kind of fitment issues/modifications am I potentially looking at?

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depends on which doors you have the later doors and power regulators are easier than the earlier ones.
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it was an Nas 110 with stock doors
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I have the original doors that came on my 95 SW. What kind of fitment issues/modifications am I potentially looking at?
If you're doors are rusty you could always just replace them with some newer style doors that already are set up for power windows.
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Fortunately or unfortunately in this case, they are clean as a whistle both inside and out (something pretty remarkable).

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If you're doors are rusty you could always just replace them with some newer style doors that already are set up for power windows.
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If i recall the kit cost me 1k and installation 1200..Not sure what a set of doors with power windows would run but worth a consideration.
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If i recall the kit cost me 1k and installation 1200..Not sure what a set of doors with power windows would run but worth a consideration.
more than that and then they would likely need to be painted to match.
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more than that and then they would likely need to be painted to match.
Brad's truck is white, so he could probably get away with a set of white NTO doors. I don't know if the whites would match though.
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