Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Associate Editor
6/7/13 10:22 a.m.

In our last update, we ordered a new passenger-side window lift motor for our 2003 Nissan 350Z. After only a few days, it arrived, so we went to work. Both doors held both good and bad surprises, but nothing we hadn't dealt with before on other project cars. With the help of a tutorial on My350z, we didn't have any issues replacing our window motor, but we did encounter some issues with the previous owner's modifications. At the end of the night, we had two working windows. Next time, we'll tackle the botched stereo installation.

What was the biggest surprise? It was how light every component was. We had expected to find extra weight all over the place, but every piece we touched was on par with any other modern car. In fact, the door panels were so light that we were picking them up with only a pinky finger.

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BanzaiBeast New Reader
6/7/13 12:41 p.m.

It's surprising how small the power window lift motor is for newer cars. How much weight does a manual window equipped car actually save when picking one for racing 70-80 pounds?

speedblind HalfDork
6/7/13 9:38 p.m.

Interested to know more about the PO of this car - seems to by the typical poorly modified horror story. Good starting point though.

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