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    VCVC Member Buddy's Avatar
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    wiring front doors

    How I handled this issue. Springs were purchased at local hardware store. I had the plastic grommets. I need more so if I can find them I will pass info along.




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ID:	41863 Location for A pillar hole. Need to drill through inner panel. 3/4" hole saw. Helps to make pilot hole first.



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ID:	41865 Door hole location. From bottom of hinge bolt.



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ID:	41866 Door hole location cont.. Use same 3/4" hole saw.



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ID:	41867 Inside door. spring needed to pull it into door when it closes.




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ID:	41868 I raised it enough so wires will not show under dash. Wires should be installed first. I am pulling this all out for paint.




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ID:	41870 It will stay put at A pillar and move in and out of door.





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    Hope this helps someone.

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    Nicely done loom

    I like your idea Buddy. Great job describing it and the pictures you included with the markups on them are really helpful. I tried to figure something out myself for a front door loom and did not come up with a good way to do it that I would be happy with. I also like your method because it looks real close to the OEM Looms at the rear cargo door.

    I did find this as another option, it does seem a bit pricey at $85/pr but looks like it might work well:

    http://www.rodtronics.com/DoorAccess...eWireloom.html

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    Here is another option I had considered, often used by security companies, very easy to install, just not all that "vintage" in appearance!:

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    Wow, looks great!

    That's an awesome upgrade to the appearance. Personally, I'm not sure if any VCV that I'll ever daily drive will get to that level of appearance in my lifetime, I wish! I'll be too preoccupied about the potential long-term damage to the unprotected inner sheet metal that's on the other side of that door.
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