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Old 02-20-2011, 09:02 PM   #1
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A cool little trick for running wiring in tough places (My hillbilly youtube clip)

I was mounting the cab lights on my yet to be revealed project truck today. The hardest part of the job and the part I've been dreading the most is running the power wire from the cab roof down to A pillar to the dash area.

My buddy was over here at Hillbilly Headquarters visiting and told me a little trick to make it easy. It worked so well I had to have my wife video it.

Coolest thing I did all week.


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Old 02-20-2011, 09:16 PM   #2
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Re: A cool little trick for running wiring in tough places (My hillbilly youtube clip

Well done, and thanks for the video.
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:17 PM   #3
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Re: A cool little trick for running wiring in tough places (My hillbilly youtube clip

NOW you show me this!
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Re: A cool little trick for running wiring in tough places (My hillbilly youtube clip

thanks for that! Great idea....kinda like fishing for wires but the compressed air is the genius part!!!
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Re: A cool little trick for running wiring in tough places (My hillbilly youtube clip

FAQ worthy right here... uh-hm.
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:39 PM   #6
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Re: A cool little trick for running wiring in tough places (My hillbilly youtube clip

Nice trick, nice video. That will save me a lot of time in the not to distant future.
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:54 PM   #7
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Re: A cool little trick for running wiring in tough places (My hillbilly youtube clip

nice how to. i normally tie the wires to a slender metal wire but this should work easier.
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Re: A cool little trick for running wiring in tough places (My hillbilly youtube clip

That is trick
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Re: A cool little trick for running wiring in tough places (My hillbilly youtube clip

You couldn't find a better looking model?
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Re: A cool little trick for running wiring in tough places (My hillbilly youtube clip

Shop Vac and a piece of tape knotted in the string will work also
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Re: A cool little trick for running wiring in tough places (My hillbilly youtube clip

Thats Wild! who woulda thought??...cant wait to use that trick. I'm one of those that have spent hours fishing cab light wires!
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Re: A cool little trick for running wiring in tough places (My hillbilly youtube clip

Cool tip Kevin, thanks for taking the time to tape and share it. I have fished wires using a string like that, but now with compressed air.
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Re: A cool little trick for running wiring in tough places (My hillbilly youtube clip

pullin electrical back in the day we used shop vacs.. you could string a hole in a matter on minutes.. were talklin several hundred feet.
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p.s. when are you guys hosting another BBQ out there?
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Re: A cool little trick for running wiring in tough places (My hillbilly youtube clip

That's slicker'n snot,thanks! It was so long ago the last time I did that I'm not sure what I did. I must have gotten lucky cuz I don't remember it being a pain at all. Always nice to know a sure-fire way to avoid aggravation,though.
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Re: A cool little trick for running wiring in tough places (My hillbilly youtube clip

You forgot the part about how you have to take the entire freaking dash out....

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Re: A cool little trick for running wiring in tough places (My hillbilly youtube clip

That is awesome!
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Re: A cool little trick for running wiring in tough places (My hillbilly youtube clip

Nice trick. Heck of a lot easier than the coat hanger deal!
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Re: A cool little trick for running wiring in tough places (My hillbilly youtube clip

That is pretty good!

I like to use an actual fishing pole with just a small weight attatched to the line. Insert fishing pole in to hole and drop the weight. I used the same technique when I ran the wire for the cab light over the rear window.

Anyways, thanks for taking the time to make a video and posting it.

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Old 02-21-2011, 07:36 PM   #21
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Re: A cool little trick for running wiring in tough places (My hillbilly youtube clip

I've seen them run heavy twine,then rope and wire in underground conduit.I worked in an area where they were doing it for about3 months.Theused one of the big IR trailer compressors.I still never would have thought of that.

Next time let the wife run the wire and you run the camera.
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Re: A cool little trick for running wiring in tough places (My hillbilly youtube clip

I like it.
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Re: A cool little trick for running wiring in tough places (My hillbilly youtube clip

Neat trick. I have a couple of sets of cab lights I may use one day, Ill have to file this one away.

On another note...Every time I see the real you it kind of throws me a little. Im so used to your av pic I tend to associate it with the real you.
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Re: A cool little trick for running wiring in tough places (My hillbilly youtube clip

lol i thought the guy in the avatar was him
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:21 AM   #25
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Re: A cool little trick for running wiring in tough places (My hillbilly youtube clip

Might I make one suggestion? Being a fellow failure at knots, I find that electrical tape is the way to go when running wires. Easier to secure, and if you tape it smooth it leaves extremely little to snag on the trip through the body.

Great video!
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