Installed instrument panel, ignition and light switch as well as the windshield wipers. Ka-pow everything works. Engine started at first try. All gauges worked fine. Inst. panel has lights that can be dimmed. Wipers operated ok, Have to do adjustment on wiper position. Third stop light on cab works. Changed the parking lights to a two filament bulb. Removed the light sockets, resistance fit, drilled a hole in the side of them(2 ea) so the tab for the new two contacts had a place to go. Put um back in and they work. Well so far the parking lights the directional signals will need the steering column to be in place. Working on cleaning up the head light buckets. Had to go to LMC for connectors as the old lamps are different than those of today. The connectors I bought at the auto stores are to small.
Put insulation, heat and noise, in driver side kick panel then installed breaker panel. Starting to
wire cab. The emergency brake, brake and gas pedal all in and working. Spring is coming see the
first daffodil's. Instrument panel wiring done and checked out ok.
After much deliberation I find I have to take the gas tank out to finish the bed wood bolts. So off
with the bed. Working on installing wire contacts for the instrument panel. So far I have the direction indicators, high - low beams. The wires on the panel for these lights are so small. I'm
also tying to have a traction bar built for the rear springs to hold the axel from twisting.
Drilled a 3 inch hole 3/8 inch deep then using a 2 and a quarter hole saw finished the job. Took out
the wood between the two holes with a chisel. Found out that the second hole was to wide so I had to make a filler and glue it on.