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Username Post: 53 PU wiring        (Topic#346743)
Mick53 
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Mick53
Loc: Northern Indiana
Reg: 04-02-16
08-21-17 07:43 PM - Post#2705153    

Hi folks. I'm building a 53 pickup. It has a lot of accessories. Should I install every thing and then take it in to have it wired? This is going to be a show-n-go truck. They don't seem to make one to suit my needs.



 




raycow 
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raycow
Loc: San Francisco, CA
Reg: 11-26-02
08-22-17 08:41 AM - Post#2705191    
    In response to Mick53

Are you saying that you have no intention of doing the wiring yourself?

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
Mick53 
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Mick53
Loc: Northern Indiana
Reg: 04-02-16
08-22-17 12:23 PM - Post#2705213    
    In response to raycow

I could do it but I'm afraid it would not look nice.



 
raycow 
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08-22-17 05:30 PM - Post#2705246    
    In response to Mick53

Ok, then I would suggest American Auto Wire, who is one of our sponsors. Their harnesses are totally plug and play and will look like stock, or maybe even better than stock. Of course, it won't be cheap, but if you are paying a shop to install it, your labor cost will be lower than with "universal" harnesses which require more work.

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
Mick53 
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Mick53
Loc: Northern Indiana
Reg: 04-02-16
08-23-17 07:50 AM - Post#2705294    
    In response to raycow

Thanks Ray. Do I just tell them what I need to hook up and they make it to work? Don't really care about the expense. I'm not without skills.



 
acardon 
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acardon
Loc: DFW TEXAS
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08-23-17 08:06 AM - Post#2705299    
    In response to Mick53

You need to install everything that is electrically powered so they know where to run the wires and be able to test everything.

Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


 
65_Impala 
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Reg: 12-29-02
08-25-17 08:57 PM - Post#2705622    
    In response to acardon

The AAW stock replacement harness won't be much use if your accessories are not stock. So, you pretty much have to use a universal harness to get it right. You could see if AAW has an upgrade harness for the truck. It's a universal harness with a bunch of extras tailored to the truck so it's easier and complete compared to using a simpler universal harness.



 
Mick53 
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Mick53
Loc: Northern Indiana
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08-26-17 07:05 PM - Post#2705706    
    In response to acardon

Thanks Don, There is way too much stuff for me to be comfortable with. This truck is all in and I don't want the wiring to be sloppy.



 




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