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Old 07-28-2005, 05:43 PM
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Cost of wiring a street rod

I am tired with working on my wiring.Does anyone know what it would cost to have someone install a basic wiring kit into a street rod?

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Old 07-28-2005, 08:03 PM
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No, but you can find out first thing in the morning by calling around to a few shops in your area.
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A friend of mine who specializes in work on street rods for a living gets about $400 to $500 plus parts for a total wiring job.

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just do one wire at a time, wire-tie them all together as you go, every once in a while cut the wire-ties. lots easier that way. it even took me a couple of weeks to get my painless fuse box in and my whole truck wired. you just really have to spend some money and get a real nice ratcheting crimper to be on the safe side. i used all 12ga thhn available at lowes for just about everything. but automotive wire, iin smaller rolls, will give you alot of colors, which is better for tracing stuff out when it quits working or you want to extend a circuit.
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I wired my truck with the EZ-Wire kit for only $160 ... never did anything like that before ... spent 10 days doing it ... had a lot of FUN ... and when I started the truck up, everything worked!

LOL! It's been 2 years and everything still works.

$500 is the price I was hearing to have someone else do it, too ... and I'm sure they wouldn't have done as good a job as I did.

Obviously, I'm with the "do it yourself" crowd.

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Alot of your price will be reflected on how nice a job you want. Making everything work is one thing, but to make it all look good is the time consuming {read-Expensive} part. Also the amount of accesories, teardown for access, etc. will play a role. If your somewhat mechanical, you can tear the car down yourself, so the installer has easy access to the wires, or if your patient, do it yourself, but be anal about your connections, buy good stuff, not cheapo plastic things, and buy a good crimping tool, not the common wire squisher that some places pass off as crimpers. Be prepared to have the car off the road for a bit. {10 days isn't bad for a d.i.y. guy.}

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I have done many and would not do one for any one for $500. I will spend about 40 hours for a good job probably 60 hours on a show car. Of course if a lot of bells and whistles are involved ie 80+ circuits, time and money just keeps climbing!!!!

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Labor cost

Doc here,

Don't know what it is in your neck of the woods...but labor here is 99 bucks an hour...plus parts...(harness) ...

10 hour job...plus a $200 harness..plus expendables...you do the math min about $1500 ...to have someone (professional) do it.

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