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06-20-2019 09:10 AM
davidt443
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Originally Posted by garet.friedrich View Post
I just got that same wiring harness and HEI. Any tips? [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/JeepForum_2016/smilies/tango_face_grin.png[/IMG]


I’m on mobile right now, but the tips I have off the top of my head are. Lay out the harness on a clean table and reference the original wiring diagram and make sure the correct wires are being routed either into the engine bay or under the dash. The fuse block will mount right up to the original holes. I had to take it all out when I forgot to route some wires to the engine bay. Another tip is the steering wheel column plug. All the colors are the same you just have to use the old plastic plug, it’s a simple job. I soldered and shrink wrapped every connector. Which I would recommend. It’s a lot of work but I know the connections will last years and won’t be fighting any issues. As far as the HEI goes. That was super simple. Follow the provided instructions. For my gauges I used I didn’t need an HEI signal filter. You may. Good luck
06-19-2019 12:02 PM
garet.friedrich I just got that same wiring harness and HEI. Any tips?
06-01-2019 08:15 PM
davidt443
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Originally Posted by Axhammer View Post
Thatís a big jump, King Air to a Globemaster, congrats! My Kids flying blackhawks in Afghanistan. Great job on your Jeep!
Thanks!
05-30-2019 08:05 PM
whollsee
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Originally Posted by Axhammer View Post
Thatís a big jump, King Air to a Globemaster, congrats! My Kids flying blackhawks in Afghanistan. Great job on your Jeep!
Nah. It's only got two more engines.
05-30-2019 05:45 PM
Axhammer Thatís a big jump, King Air to a Globemaster, congrats! My Kids flying blackhawks in Afghanistan. Great job on your Jeep!
05-30-2019 12:44 PM
davidt443
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Originally Posted by Axhammer View Post
Nice job and attention to detail, with great results. What did you do with the steering column? I know if my dash ever comes out my column will get fresh paint, since itís sun faded, chipped, scratched and looks like crap.

What kind of flying do you do?
I currently fly right seat in a King Air 200. Waiting for training dates to fly a C-17 out of Jackson, Ms. I simply repainted my steering column with a rattle can.
05-30-2019 08:14 AM
Axhammer Nice job and attention to detail, with great results. What did you do with the steering column? I know if my dash ever comes out my column will get fresh paint, since it’s sun faded, chipped, scratched and looks like crap.

What kind of flying do you do?
05-29-2019 09:05 PM
davidt443 More wiring work and routing.









This is a simple marine boot



More wiring



Used these terminal blocks for all my dash lighting



Headlight wiring



PLugging up holes with plastic plugs



New HEI installed



Knockoff 2100 carb installed (works wonderfully)



This is where the project starts to come together. Finish routing wires to make it look OEM





Dash bolted in



Steering wheel, shifter boots, dash pad installed





Special shift knob. From my dads company



Installing a winch plate







New shocks



Here is a glamour shot of the newly refreshed engine bay. New wiring harness, plugs, plug wires, HEI, battery tray, windshield washer tank, carb. (the red winch cable has black slkeeving over it, just not in this picture)






Getting new tires this weekend.
03-09-2019 05:49 PM
davidt443
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Originally Posted by PottsyCJ5 View Post
Can you provide a link to the wiring harness you used? I have a CRT HEI in my 75’ CJ5 and I would really like to replace my wiring at some point. The painless harnesses are too expensive for me, but for $200 seems well worth it to get rid of all my electrical demons once and for all.

Love the wrap on the dash. Really cool idea and looks awesome.









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Here you go. I am almost done with it. It is a tedious job, and theres a couple wires you have to reroute in the harness itself, (I learned the hard way) If you do decide to use this harness shoot me a PM if you need help. Its super simple harness to deal with. Quality is superb.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
03-08-2019 09:18 AM
PottsyCJ5 Can you provide a link to the wiring harness you used? I have a CRT HEI in my 75í CJ5 and I would really like to replace my wiring at some point. The painless harnesses are too expensive for me, but for $200 seems well worth it to get rid of all my electrical demons once and for all.

Love the wrap on the dash. Really cool idea and looks awesome.

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Originally Posted by davidt443 View Post
12 is all you need. I got the 22 circuit mainly because of the price and also it has 2 separate accessory fuses/ wiring which I found valuable for future modifications. Its a speedway motors brand wiring harness that is made for 70s GM trucks. Small learning curve to setting it up but the wire colors are all the same as the stock jeep harness and each wire is annotated every 6 inches which is unbelievably helpful.





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02-19-2019 09:00 AM
davidt443
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Originally Posted by BagusJeep View Post
Looks nice. I like the wrap on the dash, that is a nice finish.

I am thinking of a new wiring harness for bagusjeep, it is a rat nest of brown wires.

How many hours do you think you have in the mounting of instruments and wiring the harness in?

Have you needed all 22 circuits or would a 12 circuit version have done? (the 12 version would slip in under the customs barrier here)
12 is all you need. I got the 22 circuit mainly because of the price and also it has 2 separate accessory fuses/ wiring which I found valuable for future modifications. Its a speedway motors brand wiring harness that is made for 70s GM trucks. Small learning curve to setting it up but the wire colors are all the same as the stock jeep harness and each wire is annotated every 6 inches which is unbelievably helpful.
02-18-2019 09:57 PM
BagusJeep Looks nice. I like the wrap on the dash, that is a nice finish.

I am thinking of a new wiring harness for bagusjeep, it is a rat nest of brown wires.

How many hours do you think you have in the mounting of instruments and wiring the harness in?

Have you needed all 22 circuits or would a 12 circuit version have done? (the 12 version would slip in under the customs barrier here)
02-18-2019 03:33 PM
davidt443 Big update. A lot of work has been up until today.


Got the panel primed



All mounting holes drilled


Vinyl Wrap going on!





Gauges and switches in





MONEY SHOT


Had to add a marine ignition switch. Its a long story why im using this. My original key cog gear keeps stripping, so i decided against using the original.




Now that the dash is done. I cant install a pretty dash in a ugly interior. So Raptor Liner time! Theres a ton of prep work I had to do in order for good adhesion.





BUH BAM!



Now that the raptor liner is in. I can start installing the new wiring harness. I started this process last night.. All i can say is take your time....





Needed spacers so the fuse block will sit away from the firewall a little bit.


MMMMM that spacing



Routing



Mounted. Original holes even lined up.



This is the time consuming part. Verifying the right wires are going to the right plug. I had to change the stock jeep column to plug to the one provided in the kit. Luckily all of the wiring is the same color!



Steering column harness and brake switch wiring. Just trying to make it look OEM


And this is where I ended today. Got the dash propped up so I can wire everything up. I am soldering and heat shrinking all connections.

01-30-2019 07:29 PM
davidt443
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Originally Posted by John Strenk View Post
I love the idea of using a wrap on the dash. Where do you buy that stuff?

Don't forget to test fit it into the jeep to make sure all the parts clear the steering wheel mount and heating duct work.

These are the areas that give the most problems.
Thanks for that info. Ill be cutting some relief holes in that piece for those 4 lights that I have. No biggie. I bought the wrap from Ebay. Giant roll for $30
01-30-2019 05:07 AM
John Strenk I love the idea of using a wrap on the dash. Where do you buy that stuff?

Don't forget to test fit it into the jeep to make sure all the parts clear the steering wheel mount and heating duct work.

These are the areas that give the most problems.
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