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Old 12-07-2012, 02:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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wanting to convert to power door locks, and an alarm system. what are some decent brands that anyone here has used? and any advice/pics or anything that can help me would be awesome. the alarm is going to come later, I atleast want to add power locks to it and have no idea where to start? any info would be great. thanks guys! its a 68 coupe.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I just installed a set made by Spal. It has its own relay controller box and is a central locking system. It locks and unlocks both doors together. They have great US support if you have questions. I added an Autoloc wireless control so I can lock/unlock remotely. Same kit has provisions to remotely unlock trunk, operate power windows, etc. Am pretty pleased so far.
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I have a kit made by Electric Life. It's not installed right now since I am getting ready to paint my car, but I have mocked everything up inside the doors and tested it. It's a universal kit, so you have to come up with a way to mount the actuators and connect them to the door lock rod. I don't know what the inside of a '68 door looks like, but I would imagine it is similar to a '66. I am mounting the actuators in the bottom rear of the door between the rear glass run and the door shell. I had to make up some brackets to hold the actuators, so what I did was take some thick sheet metal and make up a bracket the is held in place by the rear glass run - the bracket gets sandwiched between the glass run and door shell. You might also have to drill an additional hole in each a-pillar and door for the actuator wiring. The kit includes a central locking module so that if you use a key to unlock or lock the doors it will lock/unlock the other door with it.

You can get the kit with or without keyless entry. I got the keyless entry kit that also has an output for a trunk release. I got the trunk release kit as well - that acuator is a lot easier to mount that the ones in the door.

I'll take some pictures this evening and post them.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I bought some fox body Mustang power lock actuators from the local parts store. Was able to hook it to the existing lock mechanism, seemed to work pretty well. I don't have any pics though, sorry. I was just testing it before I disassembled the car, never hooked up switches, so I'm not sure how I'm going to handle that.
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Electric Life rules! Built to last and looks great. If you like, there is a guy on Ebay that makes a switch (substitute the one that comes with the Electric Life kit), that works with your existing roll up handles.....to the look, nothing has changed. You just bump the handle up or down to move the window. Also, Electric Life has a great alarm kit that will also, roll windows down with remote. Locks both or one door at a time.
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gunna do what this guy did here Power Door locks install - Ford Mustang Forums does anyone have any pics i can go off of? especially on how to wire it up
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good link, but i already have the actuators and relays, just need clarity on how to hook it all up.
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