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Old 07-17-2008, 11:29 AM
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Hiding & protecting my wiring

With my American Autowire module behind the passenger's seat and in a separate compartment I'm having to run my wires, lots of wires, along the floorboard. This is getting to be a big bundle that will need to be spread out some to make my upholsterer happy and to prevent damage. There will be a 3/8" insulating blanket then the carpet. I used to see a conduit or raceway advertised in some of the hot rod mags but it doesn't look like it is being advertised any longer. I did a quick internet search but all I found was the convoluted stuff which wont work and some computer level/small gauge wire raceways. Any sources that anyone can think of that can be used? Point me in a direction if possible................

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simple and effective?
the ever popular Lowes/HD aluminized Mylar "bubble wrap"insulation is only about 3/16" thick and tough as hell...
a layer under the "fanned out for flat" wires and a layer on top will work....
(duct tape and/or contact cement sticks good to that stuff for keeping the wires and bubble wrap in place)
you killed 2 birds with one stone, good cab insulation under the carpet and wires wrap....
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I have to go to Lowes/Home Depot today - and I'll at least take a look at it. Thanks for the idea.

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Dave,
plan "B"
your upholstery guy has scrap/junk vinyl (15mil?) trim roll goods....
use that for making a protection flattened wires "sandwich"....???
or "whatever" to make a wires sandwich for protection....
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