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Aftermarket Fuse Blocks?

My fuse block on my 68 GTO has had it I think, Im looking for a new one, I posted a wanted add, but I was wondering if anybody besides Year 1 makes reproduction fuse blocks? Year 1 does, but they wont sell it separate from the wiring harness, and I just dont have an extra $600 to spend right now. Is there anywhere else I should try?

Or, is there just replacement metal tabs I could buy to put in my current block? I think the problem with mine is surface rust on the little metal tabs, and the fuses have to be positioned JUST RIGHT for current to get through.

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Use a coffee stir stick and some 100 grit sandpaper and fix it
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I haven't been able to find the Packard 56-style fuse terminals either, but here's an article about how to convert your older glass fuse block to a newer blade-style ATO fuse block. You CAN get the terminals for the ATO fuses.

http://www.rowand.net/shop/tech/GMATOStyleFuseBlock.htm
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fuse block

when i built my bucket i used a fuse block for boats. marine store has then... figure if they are for a boat i can't hurt it. and they are the blade type.
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Use a coffee stir stick and some 100 grit sandpaper and fix it
Can I take the fuses out and 'pop' the tabs out or are they permanently fixed in place?
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Can I take the fuses out and 'pop' the tabs out or are they permanently fixed in place?

The connectors usually have a tab that sticks out to the side that keeps the connectors captive in the fuse block. Find something thin to push down into the slot that the tab rides in and you should be able to remove the connector.

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