running wires into the doors - neatly

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Tony Z
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running wires into the doors - neatly

Post by Tony Z » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:15 pm

Does anyone have a good and proper solution on how to get wires into the doors?
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Post by sideshow » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:32 pm

Ugg, there is no way to add a pile of wires into the door.

What I have done with medium success is have your jam side and door side holes not at the same altitude, this lessens the strain on the harness. In this case of wiring takings the shortest route is a disaster, the less direct path is the smarter way.

What looks tempting is some domestic vans on the sliding cargo doors have spring loaded contacts (door lock plunger?) and I have seen street rod catalogs offer similar, never held one in hand but that should work OK assuming you didn't whatever to work when the door was open.
Yeah some may call it overkill, but you can't have too much overkill.

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Re: running wires into the doors - neatly

Post by Tony Z » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:07 pm

sideshow wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:32 pm
Ugg, there is no way to add a pile of wires into the door.

What I have done with medium success is have your jam side and door side holes not at the same altitude, this lessens the strain on the harness. In this case of wiring takings the shortest route is a disaster, the less direct path is the smarter way.

What looks tempting is some domestic vans on the sliding cargo doors have spring loaded contacts (door lock plunger?) and I have seen street rod catalogs offer similar, never held one in hand but that should work OK assuming you didn't whatever to work when the door was open.
I've also run cables from top of pillar to lower in door, but they usually end up sticking out when the door is closed.
I've bought some S-shaped looms but they are too big to fit into our tiny gaps.

The spring loaded contacts seem to be a good idea, will see if I can find anything cheap to use to mockup - thanks

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Post by sideshow » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:26 pm

Like I have in OEM for vans, here is the same idea http://streetrod101.com/door-jamb-contact-switches.html

Also never seen anything made for street rods that was ever sold for cheap, good luck
Yeah some may call it overkill, but you can't have too much overkill.

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Re: running wires into the doors - neatly

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:03 am

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It seems to me that there were some cars that came with a contact on the hinged side of the door frame and the hinged side of the door itself. Not sure just how well or how long they worked but it might be and idea to look into.

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