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Unread 01-06-2014, 06:27 PM   #1
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Tabs that hold tail light wiring harness

I replaced the rear quarter panel on my cj and now I need to find some way to attach the tail light wiring harness that runs along the inside of the tub.

I can't find any online. Does anyone have an idea of where to get them or if there is another type of tab or clip that will secure the wiring to the tub?

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If you want to duplicate the originals, make a template off the originals (if you still have the rail) and cut them out out some spare sheetmetal. Spot weld in and bend them down and under.
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The Repli-tubs from the Philippines don't have them either so what I did was used a drill bit designed for spot welds and removed the OEM clips from the underside of the rail. Sandblasted them clean and then reattached them using a spot welder to the underside of the rail on the Repli-tub. This was done before painting the entire Jeep of course.
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Ahh the metal tabs... I was thinking of the plastic ones that hold the loom on the under side and engine bay.
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Yeah the metal tabs on the inside of the tub.

I guess I'll have to drill the old ones out and weld them in.
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If welding isn't an option I think I would make some out of 26ga. and use some panel adhesive to attach.
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That is an option if I mess the old ones up while drilling them out. I have the spot weld bit, though, so I think I can save them.

Also have a welder so I'll probably just weld them in.

Cheaper than buying panel adhesive, I guess.
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Not to hard to remove with the right spot weld drill bit from the top. You should measure where they are before removing so they go back on the same spot on the replacement panel. They are in locations from the factory so other attachment hardware for soft tops and hardtops don't interfere with them.

You can see them in this picture.

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