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post #541 of 1943 Old 09-20-2010, 10:19 PM
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post #542 of 1943 Old 09-20-2010, 10:26 PM
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post #543 of 1943 Old 09-20-2010, 11:21 PM
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all those wires makes my head hurt! but, at least you confirmed for me that the minor re-wiring I have done on my Jeep was done like yours, nice job as usual!

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post #544 of 1943 Old 09-21-2010, 11:00 AM
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I've been lurking around this thread for a while, I've never posted anything. I must say I love when someone takes the time to wire correctly. Your build is top notch. My assumption is your going to run dedicated grounds to everything? I'm wondering if you've ever used Deutsch connectors? Google them. I first started using them on aircraft (first profession) then used them extensively on Caterpillar products while I was working as an EE for a local dealer. The splices are very nice, but when you have a bulkhead or anywhere you want a truly weather resistant connection and still be able to disconnect the two sides, these connectors are awesome. You need a tool to crimp the pins to the wire (ebay) but they are strong, solid, don't pull, and I've used them on everything from an F18 to a D11. Great build by the way. Can't wait to see the end product as I'm sure you cant either.
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post #545 of 1943 Old 09-21-2010, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all of the comments everyone. Electrical is one of my stronger specialties, so compared to what I'm normally working on, the CJ is pretty basic. All of the physical work just takes a lot of time and patience. I've spent about 45 hours on the wiring and have about 80% done. I actually hammered most of it out over the long weekend a few weeks ago but haven't really gotten the chance to work on it since.

I need to get the grill assembled to finish off the wiring and soldering on the front. Then I'll go back and add all the convoluted covering. I'm still waiting on a couple parts for the dash and guess I can start putting the windshield back together at some point. I still need to paint my bumpers and re-clear coat the hood. I've also got some stereo stuff in the works. Lots of stuff still going on.


Hey scooby,
Thanks for the comments. I have seen those Deutsch connectors and they do work really well. I probably had one good spot where I could have used a three wire one but ended up improvising. Those are high quality units and work great but they are also a little pricey. I thought about adding a connector to separate the dash from the rest of the body harness but in the end it felt like it would have way too much extra crimping and soldering to make it worth the trouble.

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post #546 of 1943 Old 09-22-2010, 10:11 AM
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My parking brake cable came up short due to my 1" body lift.


What is the thread size/pitch of the parking brake cable? I need to to this on mine.
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post #547 of 1943 Old 09-22-2010, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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What is the thread size/pitch of the parking brake cable? I need to to this on mine.
I am 99% sure it is 5/16x24 fine thread. I had to order the coupler from Fastenal because no one carried it locally, even Fastenal.

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post #548 of 1943 Old 09-22-2010, 03:19 PM
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Outstanding sir!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you are an inspiration to me.
i just wish i had the money to do this to my YJ.
now stop playing on the computer and get it finished.
this thread took me about 8 hours to get through at work of course!!
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I am 99% sure it is 5/16x24 fine thread. I had to order the coupler from Fastenal because no one carried it locally, even Fastenal.
Thanks.
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post #550 of 1943 Old 09-23-2010, 08:00 AM
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Thank you for your great post on the wiring? I am currently rewiring my 86 CJ7 and have felt at time like I wanted to just give up and send it somewhere (felt like I was doing a hack job and was not happy with it at all). After reading you post and learning how to do it correctly, you've given me the confidence to pull it all out and do it the right way, so I wont have to worry about it in the future.

Anyway, awesome thread and I want a hood with louvers like yours (freakin' sick looking).

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post #551 of 1943 Old 09-23-2010, 09:46 AM
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Very inspiring thread! Especially as I begin to tear mine apart....

Beach-Head - couldn't agree more. Me + wiring =

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Wow great build Hey I use to own a mid 80's corvette, and those seats look oddly familiar
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post #553 of 1943 Old 09-24-2010, 01:32 PM
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All I can say is WOW. The pictures of the paint job showed me just how dirty my screen was. The explanation of how you're doing your wiring is priceless information to the first timer. I haven't started my project yet, but when I do I'm sure I'll be referring back to this build. Mike, you're doing an excellent job! I look forward to reading along on your progress.

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post #554 of 1943 Old 09-24-2010, 04:00 PM
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Wow, I just read all 37 pages and im super impressed...

The amount of detail your taking here just to restore this frame and body back to better then factory condition is jsut impressive. I really wish I had the skills, tools and patience to do something of this magnitude.

Good luck man! Your getting close!
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post #555 of 1943 Old 09-24-2010, 04:52 PM
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Wow

Thanks for giving me something to do today. Your def an engineer your attention to detail is great.

Now get back to work on that jeep so I can have closure
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