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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Door loom options?

Good morning (from Amman).

I am looking for ideas and suggestions for door looms/wire conduit for my 59. I want to add power windows, power vents and electric locks and speakers to each door. The doors have knock outs but no looms have ever been installed. From my internet research, it appears that there are not any looms large enough for the number of wires I am hoping to use. I do not have a preference as to the looms themselves, but would like them to be able to handle more than 4 wires (which is what I see with the generic SS braided looms - 3/8" ID). Rubber looms are completely acceptable but I am not familiar with the "correct" ones that will install properly and will adjust to the doors opening and closing (as you know the hinges are not center pivot).

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-22-2019, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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I am aware of this style piece but am **hopeful** there is another option.

Thanks again.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-22-2019, 09:59 AM
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Which power window kit did you use? I have an Electric-Life kit for another car, they might have the loom that suits you.



https://www.electric-life.com/produc...ry/wire-looms/

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I have not purchased any kits yet. but am looking at a few different ones. Hoping to find a universal door loom that works with all my planned "tricks".
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both the rubber and braided lines at that link are referenced as 5/8". The rubber one may have a larger ID than the braided one......

  • High quality 5/8 inch braided steel line.
  • Teflon inner-liner adds strength and rigidity.
  • 5/16 internal diameter allows up to (8) 14ga. wire pass-through.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-23-2019, 04:15 AM Thread Starter
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I have looked at them before. What I find confusing is the 5/8 steel braid going thru a 1/2-inch hole.

With the Electric-Life Billet Wire Looms running wires above your hinges has never been easier. No big lock nut, no big clumsy wrench, just a small billet collar and set screw. Insulated with a Teflon lining, the Billet Wire Looms provide RF insulation and waterproofing. Electric-Lifeís looms are the largest around utilizing a 1/2-inch opening.

High quality 5/8 inch braided steel line.
Teflon inner-liner adds strength and rigidity.
5/16 internal diameter allows up to (8) 14ga. wire pass-through.


I have used these in the past: https://www.johnnylawmotors.com/cata...ttribute-6=132

I found it difficult to pass the 5-wires for my door lock kit (yes I removed the connectors before passing them thru the hole), so I am not sure about 3 more wires through a hole that is technically 1/16-inch smaller.

Maybe I will need to put two looms on each door?

Regardless, thanks for the input from both of you.
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