Hello my friends,

My name is Michael Millard and I am Rick Mitchell’s stepson. I am new here, but wanted to introduce myself and make everyone aware that I now build the custom window regulators for Rick and Ted Mitchell. Sadly Ted Mitchell passed away a short awhile ago.  

Rick and I sell the custom window regulator sets for $750 via PayPal. His design is plug and play with instructions detailing everything. The hardest part is getting the old heavy regulators out. Our custom regulators allow your window to move up and down much faster than the factory ones, and will actually roll all the way down. No more 1/2 inch window lip! Contact me at mrhatfield06@hotmail.com if interested or have questions. Please put “Vader Window Regulators” in the “Subject” field for fastest reply. Thank you all kindly and I hope everyone is doing well. 

Respectfully, 

Michael Millard/Vader Racing

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Hi Michael,

Thank you for the introduction and for making us aware of the window regulators. That kit has always been regarded as a quality solution from what I've heard.

I purchased my Pantera as a project from Ted a few years ago. Rick and Ted help me load it up. This was also when Gail was with us. They are both missed dearly. I will save up my money for the Vader regulator kit, as i need one myself. 

Please give our best to Rick and your family.

 

Cullen

I have a pair in a box and can weigh them, I want to say it's a good few pounds. One advantage is they allow the glass to retract all the way into the door, plus they are faster and because of the wires don't bind the glass like the originals can.

I installed my Vader kit in Oct 2006 and wrote it up in the POCA Newsletter, with illustrations. According to that article, the weight savings was 6.5 lbs/door. It was also one of a very few installations on a Pantera that nearly fell together and has since given zero problems. Note that on one side, the extreme bottom of the glass hit the lumpy factory undercoating inside the door skin before fully retracting. This required some careful tar removal with solvent & a rag. Only on one side, though. Color me satisfied. Thanks, Ted!

bosswrench posted:

I installed my Vader kit in Oct 2006 and wrote it up in the POCA Newsletter, with illustrations. According to that article, the weight savings was 6.5 lbs/door. It was also one of a very few installations on a Pantera that nearly fell together and has since given zero problems. Note that on one side, the extreme bottom of the glass hit the lumpy factory undercoating inside the door skin before fully retracting. This required some careful tar removal with solvent & a rag. Only on one side, though. Color me satisfied. Thanks, Ted!

Is there any chance you can post the write up?

Thanks in advance.

All past POCA Newsletters are available at the POCA website for member access, if you are not a member you should consider joining, they have a cut rate option if you don't want to receive the printed newsletters.

Thanks,

I want this article 

I will order the Oct.2006 Newsletter.

I have Vader Window Regulators installed on # 1791.

The first thing I noticed is the Light Weight Feel to the doors.

It requires a little extra momentum to close the doors to compensate otherwise the system works great.( I have nothing to compare it to other than other Ferrari and Maserati Exotics ) but it seems a faster and smoother operation.

Thanks again for the article.

 

 I bought my set probably a year and a half ago. Communication with Michael through email was spotty but eventually everything fell together. 

 This is just a little side business for the sellers and I believe they make them in batches. High demand will clean them out until they can get together and fabricate new stock.

 Keep in mind, also, the busy holiday time of the year that usually slows down even professional businesses, much less a hobbyist venture such as these window lifts .

Larry  

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