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Old 27-10-2018, 06:45 PM   #1
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I have been looking through some old "Project Binky" videos and came across their installation of electric windows and central locking in episode 7. I've got the central locking sussed but I fancy a go at the windows. The boys don't mention which vehicle their mechanisms came from. Does anybody know which ones they used or is there a mechanism you have used and know works in the mini door? I don't fancy the aftermarket ones available from Mini Spares and the likes.
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Old 28-10-2018, 01:23 PM   #2
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I don't have any pictures of how it was done but my project Scorpion had the electric window kit from a MG F fitted into the doors. The motor sticks out of the door card though.



The last owner says he didn't like the motor showing so reverted back to manual winders with flat door cards.

I have since bought the aftermarket electric winders and plan to use these as my wiring loom is a from a TF and has all the relays etc in it already.
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Old 28-10-2018, 04:49 PM   #3
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Yeah. Not really what I had in mind. The Binky Boys effort looks a lot neater and mostly fitted into the door but we haven't seen the door card set up yet so there still might be a problem with them projecting above the "flush". It's just that their system looked really cool. Was looking at electric as my wife keeps jamming things like boxes of tissues into the door pockets and the window winder gets caught up in them. I suppose the simple solution is not to let her in the car!!!
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Old 28-10-2018, 05:03 PM   #4
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"I suppose the simple solution is not to let her in the car!!!" Yep that's my solution as mine keeps saying it's too loud & fast, hu what does she expect with 16v's under the bonnet!!!!
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Old 28-10-2018, 08:12 PM   #5
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I take it she's talking about the car?
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Old 29-10-2018, 11:19 AM   #6
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Just re watched the episode there and I recognise the mechanism but can’t remember which car from, looks like a ford design though..
Also doesn’t look like a standard door card will fit with the motor mounted the way they have it
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Old 30-10-2018, 04:14 PM   #8
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Been trawling through FleaBay and I think I've found the window mechanism they have used. It looks like it's from an MGZR [2002 is the one I compared it to on Ebay and it seems to match]
Here's the stinger!!!! When I bought my MGZR [2005] to upgrade the electronics on my Mini, I removed everything I thought I would need later but, BUT, I chucked the shell with the windows and regulators still in it!!!!!
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Bummer !!
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That would make sense seen as it’s a ZR body loom they’re using
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I have a pair from my donor Rover 200 Vi.

Not home until Monday though.
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Old 31-10-2018, 04:31 PM   #12
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Not thinking of the conversion yourself? I managed to get a nearside one off ebay for 12. I'll see what needs to be done once I get it then decide if I will go ahead or not. I might get back to you about the drivers door if I do.
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https://www.minispeed.co.uk/content/...-classic-mini/

This is the route I am going down.
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It will be good to see someone else post their progress. Between us we might inspire others to make the leap [or not as the case may be]. I plan mine as a winter project. I'm planning to cut off the front section to make it detachable but not a flip front. I need to get better/easier access to the engine. The doors will be off at this time so the opportunity is there. Project Binky has been an inspiration and given me plenty of ideas to keep me going for some time.
I'll make notes of spacings, hole positions and keep template drawings for posting on this thread.[I hope]
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