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Old 03-05-2019, 12:40 AM   #1
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ideas on wire routing

I am building a 1971 show truck and it was partially started when I bought it. My question is the previous owner smoothed the firewall and other than the power brake booster and emergency brake cable there are no visible holes, they installed vintage air in it and put the bulkhead fittings in the side of the cowl to be hidden under the fender.
I am constantly trying to figure out where to run the wiring and speedometer cable out of the cab and I have a couple of places in mind to drill holes in the floorboard and use rubber grommets to get the underhood wiring into the engine bay and also out to the rear lights ect.. I was just wondering if any of you had experience with this and if you had a good location and/or likes/dislikes on where you did it?
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Old 03-05-2019, 01:19 AM   #2
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Re: ideas on wire routing

Don't know if this helps, but here's a 71 A/C cab.

If you need a closer shot just ask. The cab is bare.
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Old 03-05-2019, 02:32 AM   #3
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Re: ideas on wire routing

thanks, good info.
i'm just wondering where the best place is to cut hidden holes for wires and speedo cable under the truck so you don't see wires when hood is raised.
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Old 03-05-2019, 01:31 PM   #4
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Re: ideas on wire routing

Right above the trans tunnel isn't a bad place to hide holes.
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Old 03-05-2019, 04:12 PM   #5
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Re: ideas on wire routing

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I am building a 1971 show truck and it was partially started when I bought it. My question is the previous owner smoothed the firewall and other than the power brake booster and emergency brake cable there are no visible holes, they installed vintage air in it and put the bulkhead fittings in the side of the cowl to be hidden under the fender.
I am constantly trying to figure out where to run the wiring and speedometer cable out of the cab and I have a couple of places in mind to drill holes in the floorboard and use rubber grommets to get the underhood wiring into the engine bay and also out to the rear lights ect.. I was just wondering if any of you had experience with this and if you had a good location and/or likes/dislikes on where you did it?
I would like to see some pics, if you can, of how your vintage air lines were ran through the firewall. I plan on trying to route mine out of site as well, along with some of the other clutter. Thanks
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Old 03-06-2019, 01:24 AM   #6
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Re: ideas on wire routing

I can take pics and text them or e-mail them to you, if you tell me how.
I would like to post them here for everyone but I haven't had much luck on forums like this in the past posting pics and it has been a few years since I used photobucket.
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:03 AM   #7
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Don't know if this helps, but here's a 71 A/C cab.

If you need a closer shot just ask. The cab is bare.
I'm constantly blown away at the amount of great info on this site!
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:27 AM   #8
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I'd be interested in the heater,A/C lines
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Old 03-09-2019, 11:23 PM   #9
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Sent pics in a text, see p.m.
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:04 AM   #10
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will try again--1st try failed to post pic

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Old 03-15-2019, 01:15 AM   #11
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lets see if pics post now?
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:25 AM   #12
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one more inside of cab lines. I don't like them being there but the firewall looks better?
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