Install Power Windows & Locks In A 65-66 Mustang

Power WIndows In A 65-66 Mustang

Start by installing the lock rod onto the motor shaft, and then reinstall the lock rod back in it's original position.

Drill one hole behind the door panel, about 2" below the existing door panel attaching hole. Head of carriage bolt shows in the picture. I used a carriage bolt so the door panel would not be pushed outward when installed. Bolt the hinge to that hole loosely, using one of the pre-punched holes in the hinge.

Angle the hinge part up or down as required so the motor is at mid-stroke right when the lock rod is at mid-stroke. Mark and drill the second hole (on the left in this picture) to maintain that position. That is all there is to installing the lock motor.

Once I got it all in place, I put a good gob of black RTV all around where the lock motor shaft goes through the sheetmetal bracket hole. This will keep it from rattling.

Passenger side lock motor shown inside the door.

I had welded the hinge in place, instead of the second bolt, when I did the driver side door first. Big mistake - had to take it apart to re-angle the hinge to get the stroke of the motor and rod centered. Now it is BOLTED, not welded.

A-1 Electric Power Window Kit installed in the door. Three nuts shown hold the whole thing in. This is so easy to bolt in that I am not even going to bother showing how it is done. Just pull the regulator and bolt in the motor assembly.

Stick a Phillips screwdriver through this hole in the door to hold the window UP while you install the electric window motor.

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