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#1302497 Sun Mar 10 2019 07:21 PM
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I started to install a new wiring harness in a 54 chevy pu. One thing led to another and i ended up with everyting out from under the dash. Have painted the interior and am ready to install the under dash components. Does anyone have any suggestions which components to install first and an order to install them. i concerned about installing something the having to remove it to install something else. i dont like to redo things. Thanks for any suggestions.

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Highest stuff first, then work your way down. Don't install your gauges, radio speaker grill or glovebox door until later - you'll need to reach in those front openings for underdash access.

Keep in mind however that I may be the King of having to remove parts to access parts that should have been installed first.


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I have my dash on my 37 removed and on the bench. Gauges rebuilt and ready to install wiring harness. Can I wire all the gauges and key and light switch then install dash and let harness hang down until I am ready to put cab back on frame? Thanks for any help. Bill


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Originally Posted by Bill Trotter
I have my dash on my 37 removed and on the bench. Gauges rebuilt and ready to install wiring harness. Can I wire all the gauges and key and light switch then install dash and let harness hang down until I am ready to put cab back on frame? Thanks for any help. Bill

I will bet you a dollar AND a donut that the assembly line guys did it that way.

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Thanks for the pep talk 52 Carl!!!


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thanks Shop Shark, i only asked to try not to take your kingship.

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..luckily the 37 only had big screws holding the dash in place!!

On my 52panel I made "pigtails" for my wires so that once stuff was installed I could "plug and play". Worked out nicely.


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Originally Posted by Achipmunk
..luckily the 37 only had big screws holding the dash in place!!

On my 52panel I made "pigtails" for my wires so that once stuff was installed I could "plug and play". Worked out nicely.


I plan on doing the very same thing, with enough slack to let the wires protrude through the front of the dash and make connections and test BEFORE everything is mounted up nice and clean. Then just turn a loop and a small zip tie will make it all look nice and neat.

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it didn't madder how I done the wires it still look like a bird help me


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