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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-08-2002, 09:06 AM
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power windows are in

well i finly broke down and bought power windows for my cj7 and installed them yesterday with all new weather striping for the doors and windows. wow what a difference no more holding the door open to roll up or down the windows when moving. more leg room for my knees than the crank handle allowed. and all i had to do to get the wife to spring for the money was let her drive the jeep for 100 miles on a 95 deg day. why did i not do this sooner? well the instructions weere the pits only seven lines that said take out the old and put in the new no kidding but now they work.
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power windows in a swb jeep? You gota be kidding me. I can't imagine power windows in a swb jeep. Your doors come off in less than a min once you have removed the nuts. I'd also be worried about shorting them out and i'm pretty sure they aint cheep. What's next heated leather seats?

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Power windows are great in Jeeps with full rollcages and hard doors. Lots of cages don't allow you to rotate the window crank without opening the door. So this is a great solution. And I see no way to short it unless you drive through 4 feet of water.
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I agree with jamgood96. It gets old opening your door every time you want to roll down your window when you have a full cage. It may seem a bit too "yuppie" for a CJ, but it serves a good purpose and solves a common problem.
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CJ's don't have nuts on the hinges like the TJ's do.
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Cool deal. I know I had to open the door to use the crank handles on the hard doors once the cage went in. So that would have solved that problem. (but I never hardley ever ran them anyway)
Would you like to install that kit on my 2 pc soft doors?[img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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post #7 of (permalink) Old 09-10-2002, 05:25 PM
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I did not think this would start such problems. Yes my cj7 has hard doors and Yes the roll bar did make it dificult to roll the windows up and down while travling down the highway having to hold the doors open and crank the window knob not impossable since i did it for about 15 years. Now it is so easy to roll up and down the windows i don't know why i waited so long to do this. As for installing this on soft doors if i had soft doors on this jeep like i had on my last jeep. An 81 cj5 with a soft top the full cage was not a problem with zippers to open the windows. And since this is a daily driver and i work as a mechanic at a shop with 5 different buildings and tools are often left in the jeep that i don't want to replace if someone thinks they need them more than i do. I will keep my doors on. All this post was about was that i had installed power windows in an 82 cj7 and they work great. all kidding aside i still like them.
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youd be pretty hard pressed to "short" out any 12Vdc device in the water..

I think its a great thing, power windows!
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Thanks for the info, I am looking at doing the same thing for the same reasons. If you have any "helpfull hints", it would be great if you would post them since you said the instructions sucked. Thanks

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[Talking to myself] Walk away Jeff,...if you cant say something nice, then dont say anything at all,...you can do it, just walk away.

I CANT DO IT!!! WTF, electric windows on a Jeep? Take the top and doors off in the summer, put them on in the winter,(or not)! Whats next, automatic mechanism for the rag top? Comfort zones for you and the passenger,...espresso machine in the glove box.
OK Im done.

Oh and the 4ft of water thing, ruining them,...whats so uncommon about driving in 4ft of water.
He!! I can barely keep the electric windows in my tow rig working propperly just from the ratteling they get going to the trail head with the jeep in tow.

OK, now Im done! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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