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SBT Scott BT
Shelbyville, MI, USA   USA
1968 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Squatty"
I was watching a chop cut rebuild show and they were installing power windows in a muscle car . They used the window cranks for the switch .

Got me thinking ....

Anyone heard of this done to a Spit ?

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Dan Spitfire Dan Grzybek
Buffalo, NY, USA   USA
1976 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "The Mistress"
There is a kit that 1 of the vendor sells for power windows. I believe its Victoria British. It's just the universal power window kit so who knows how well it works. IMHO The Spitfire doesn't need anything more power drawing Amperage And it's just 1 more thing to fail electrically.



Dan Grzybek
1976 Spitfire "The Mistress"
Buffalo, NY

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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
A spitfire doesn't even need windows. LOL



'S all for now
Vic

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Andy-Sherry Gold Member Andy Martin
Portland, OR, USA   USA
Im with Victor it doesnt seem to make much difference with the windows up or down



Andy&Sherry
1974 Spit 1500 Carmine Red
1977 Spit 1500 Pink Panther Pink

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Dickie B Dickie Brewer
Clover, SC, USA   USA
1973 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Rose"
1982 Chevrolet Corvette "Buddy"
1991 BMW 850i "Rocket"
2005 Nissan Frontier V6 "NIZMO"
I think you might be adding a headache.
No more than you would use them, you might just want to put the money in some new speakers or soemthing.

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nuckandcup Clark ~
CA, USA   USA
In reply to # 850728 by carChips A spitfire doesn't even need windows. LOL

Or a top

Or a heater....

LMAO

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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
In reply to # 850771 by nuckandcup
In reply to # 850728 by carChips A spitfire doesn't even need windows. LOL

Or a top

Or a heater....

LMAO

Yeah, I know!



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Vic

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Dickie B Dickie Brewer
Clover, SC, USA   USA
1973 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Rose"
1982 Chevrolet Corvette "Buddy"
1991 BMW 850i "Rocket"
2005 Nissan Frontier V6 "NIZMO"
Haha!

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SBT Scott BT
Shelbyville, MI, USA   USA
1968 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Squatty"
Well , it's for a GT6 .

I anticipated the naysayers and such . Whatever .

Just wandered if someone had done it .

It could be scratch or a kit

We'll see how it goes ..

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walla walla, WA, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Portland"
1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spokane"
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Dayton"    & more
I've never seen what the VB parts look like in real life but I have seen several of the "stock" units provided by a vaqriety of hot rod shops. i thought it might be a trick thing to do to a Spit as well but the peices I saw were much to big to fit inside the Spit door with the window. The weirdo type that just bolt over the crank handle would work but those often look cheap and, well, added on.

Let us know what you do with it.
Dan

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SBT Scott BT
Shelbyville, MI, USA   USA
1968 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Squatty"
The weirdo type that just bolt over the crank handle would work but those often look cheap and, well, added on.

Let us know what you do with it.
Dan
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Not sure we're on the same page .

As I see it the crank ( handle ) attaches to to the switch . Just an up or down pressure on the handle . no one would know .

I'll have to do a little 'Searchin '

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walla walla, WA, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Portland"
1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spokane"
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Dayton"    & more
Perhaps I didn't hit it well. I understand about the switch you are talking about. I was refering to the bigger bulky, some might say ugly, surface mount units that go over the window crank piece and turn it like the hand crank would. The one you are thinking of would actually have the motor and such inside the door - right?. That is the piece that I would be concerned about being to large to fit inside the Spit door.

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nuckandcup Clark ~
CA, USA   USA
In reply to # 850821 by SBT Well , it's for a GT6 .

I anticipated the naysayers and such . Whatever .

Just wandered if someone had done it .

It could be scratch or a kit

We'll see how it goes ..

Sorry Scott..not boohooing your plan...just having some fun.

My bad.

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ptegler Paul Tegler
Severn, MD, USA   USA
1973 MG MGB GT "OBie"
1973 MG MGB GT "YB"
1973 MG Midget MkIII "Lil' Greenie"
1973 Triumph GT6 MkIII "Big Red"    & more
the problem with any and all of the kits...the glass in the Spit doors lays close to the inner panel...no room for the mot assembly on either the crank drive adapter kits or even full up cable drive kits.
The GT6 door does lend itself to adding a motor to the stock style lifter under the 1/4 vent because of the short main window glass leaves room.

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wildwood Rick Howe
Wayne, NJ, USA   USA
Somethings are just not needed and power windows in a spit is one of them put that money into your motor or brakes but it's your car do what you like.

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