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Old 02-08-2003, 01:00 AM
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Can anyone point me in the right direction for learning how to completely rewire my '54 Chevy Pickup?

I know I can buy, pretty much, anything I need for my truck from Golden State Parts in Carson City, Nevada ... if you know of any others I'd appreciate it -- my truck doesn't have blinker indicators on the dash and I'm guessing there must be a kit I can buy somewhere, but Golden State Parts doesn't show anything. Obviously I'm not concerned about "original" ...

I think rewiring could be a fun Spring project, but I don't know where to start. Like, how do you know what kind of fuse box to install, etc.

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There, NOW you have an answer in the electrical section. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW!?! ARE YOU?!? ARE YOU?!?

PAinless or EZ kits. Both very easy to install, EZ seems a little cheaper lately.
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Old 02-08-2003, 09:18 AM
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LOL! I do. I feel much more content.


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Check with PARR automtive, they have a web site, they also have lots of good products, use thia web page to find just about everything you would want
http://carnut.com/vendors/a.html
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The Ron Francis wiring kits are also very easy to use for a complete wiring or rewiring project. Good luck to you.
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Old 02-11-2003, 08:56 PM
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More good stuff!

Thanks, guys!

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also check with lmctruck.com they may have some things you are needing as well
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You might give Centech a call. They have a harness for 55-56 Chevy's (car) but they may be able to work with you. I have their harness for my Early Bronco and it is a great product. Easy to install and works great.

<a href="http://www.centechwire.com/catalog/chevys/k5557.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.centechwire.com/catalog/chevys/k5557.shtml</a>
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Try Chevyduty.com They are my favorite AD parts source! Zach
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Thanks again!

I've been trying to locate LMC! And ChevyDuty really IS tops!
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horvath, Personal experience causes me to vote for the ez wiring kit. Much cheaper, just as good. Oh yeah, and be sure to buy the latest edition of the modern dictionary of swear words!!

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I agree - the EZ-Wire's look great.

I'm thinking *modular* might be the easier way to go though ... any comments?
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NOTHING can be easier than the EZ, Painless systems. Bolt the fuse block down, run the pre-labled, pre-bundled wires to their destination, crimp on a few terminals and attach them and still have time to watch the Lakers destroy some pitiful pretender to the throne B4 bedtime!
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LOL! Thanks, bro'.

I'm convinced. EZ-Wire will be my Spring project. What fun ... I already bought some interior lighting stuff from Watson's StreetWorks in CT. Pretty cool people.

BTW ... I'm wondering how this is gonna work : My '54 Chevy PU has NO interior lighting ... I bought two door switches that I want to use on two floor lights (left/right) and a dome light. EITHER switch will turn all 3 on, right? If both switches are on (both doors open) this doesn't make any difference in voltage being sent to the lights? I'm new at this, so one switch makes easy sence ... but when I first thought of 2 switches, it hit me funny - like there's more voltage being sent to the lights or something.

Straighten me out, will ya?
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That's what I did to my '53 pu. Run a full time hot wire to one side of the bulb in the interior dome light. Then don't ground the other side of the bulb holder to the body. Rather, attach a ground wire to it and run that ground wire to the switches in your door jambs. Thus every time you open a door, you will ground the circuit and light the bulb. Wire all the lights you want the same way, +12v to one lead, grounding switches to the other lead. once any one of as many grounding switches as you want is grounded, the lights come on. Doesn't matter how many are grounded, one is all it takes.
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