Another short day. Cold in the morning, getting dark real early, and the honey-do list all take their toll.
The relay mounting bracket was welded to the fuse box mounting bracket so they would be easier to install.
The cover for the turn signal and cruise wires coming out of the column needed some form of support. I thought about building a strap out of sheet metal. I decided to cut the "wings" off the original column support and use it.
After cutting it, I made a bracket to mount the turn signal connector. The bracket was welded to the modified column support and then the mounting clip I cut off the column previously was welded to the top of the bracket. This positions the connection near the fuse box and out of the way of my foot when braking.
The wire straightening led to hooking stuff up. The turn signal wires in the harness were all loose with the ends crimped on. They were always getting tangled. I hadn't hooked them up for a couple of reasons.
First, the turn signal switch had some of its wires cut from the connector. Someone had crimped female spades on them. I decided this would look bad, so I bought a new switch.
Second, the stock location would end up immediately to the left of my foot on the brake pedal. This could result in a bad tangle. The mounting bracket had its spot welds cut. Two holes were drilled and the bracket was mounted to the column mounting pads which will not be used on this installation.
I may extend this bracket upward so the turn signal wiring is not so visible.
I just got the neutral safety switch wiring started when it was time to go eat. Two dollar taco day at Tin Star!
The plastic canceling cam had become brittle with age. The 1/4 turn connector for the horn button wire had cracked out. There are a whole lot of "reproduction" cams out there at reproduction prices. If you don't need a green one or a gray one, Dorman's Help line has on that functions just fine for about $6.
The high beam switch had also cracked out. It got replaced.
All of this rehab started as the result of needing to install a neutral safety switch. I have the switch, but the mounting nuts are gone. I have to figure out how to attach. Until then, I will be wiring it. I started by sorting the wires.
Put the Weatherpack ends on the tail light wires, and the stereo power. All that is left in the trunk is to hook up the tag light, third brake light, and fuel sender. The wire from the relay to the fuel pump also needs hooked up.
I made the bracket for the popper relays and circuit breaker. Got most of that hooked up. Still have to splice into the park light circuit and run the wires to the doors. I need to find a good place to mount the receiver.
As I was working I looked up to see a great sunset. Had to snap a photo. The photo doesn't come close.