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Old 02-07-2010, 06:26 PM
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When i got one of my project cars all the extra wiring was done in yellow wire. that's right every thing not factory was yellow and some was spliced into the harness. there were toggle switches just laying over the steering cdolumn to the fuel pump and electric fan but with no relays in the system,.... What a mess. took me a while to sort that all out.

There real question i have is why do people do that stuff???????


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Old 02-08-2010, 01:55 PM
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Nope, worst purchase I ever made. Did everything wrong. Bottom line, it was the one my son wanted. Logic and reason where traded for what I hoped would be time, effort and learning by his side bringing her back to life. (I am no mechanic)

This truck may not see the open road for months to come, but I am already reaping the rewards of this purchase. He and I have been in the garage almost every night for two weeks taking things apart OR reading what they are and how they work.

Maybe one day we will meet someone close who can show us how to do the things that we have no idea about. If not, we will save our pennies and pay someone to do them. Either way, this truck will be his, the memories will be ours and the time spent together will be worth more to me than whatever monies we have to spend
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Thank you for being a badass dad. My Dad and I don't share a lot in common. He's a very Type A personality, I on the other hand am not. But he and I share some great stories from building and fixing things. It's amazing the time some father's really don't spend with their kids. I would have loved it if my Dad was into cars, but he's really not. They are a tool. But we both like carpentry and the time he and I spend swapping ideas to rebuild or build something made the two of us a lot closer. You have taken a horrible situation and made the best of it. Keep it up!
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Old 02-09-2010, 04:53 PM
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I believe Metra makes a replacement factory plug with about 8in of wire attached (the opposite of what you would buy for a radio install) if you wanted to go that route.
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:43 PM
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Yup, I would start with the radio plug and the wiring diagram, then go from there. My first reaction to looking at that mess was "WTH are you trying to install!!!?". Where abouts in DFW are you? I may have some time to swing by, drink some beer, laugh, and maybe even help you out. I don't believe in paying to have anything done except body work.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:23 PM
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Thanks for the offer. PM sent

I have to work this weekend, but plan to be in the garage for the next few weekends after that.

Let me know what your favorite flavor is and I will get it in the frig.

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Old 02-09-2010, 10:05 PM
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:42 AM
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OK I will get on future track and see what days I can take off.

I will let you know as soon as I find out.

Thanks again for the offer.

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