DasAutomatik's 81 build

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  1. DasAutomatik

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    This is my first build thread so not sure how to go about this guess I'll jump right into it.

    I just bought an 81 c10 a few days ago. Pretty clean looking. Has few issues that I still needs attention.

    Here's it now the day after I brought it home
     

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    So the other night I decided to change out the stereo since the one that was in there wasn't working. Only to find out half the wires back there were all hacked up with butt connectors, melted wires, and wires leading no where.. So I immediately took out the dash and TRIED cleaning it up and tracing them back but I gave up after 4hours and decided if I was gonna do this right ill order a new harness. luckily I found one from Painless on amazon which should be in today. I had also taken out the bench and carpet since I was waiting for the harness. which I'm glad I did as you can see in the pics theres a few rust holes on the driver floor pan(it looks like surface rust in the pic but its not theres 4-5in spots) and the hack patch job with the diamond plate. I didn't see it when I looked under the truck because they sprayed bedliner under the carriage. So yeah the new harness should be in today and I ill have to hunt around for a new floor pan.

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    good looking project. Looks pretty solid! Good thing is patch panels are cheap and not too hard to weld in
     
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    Looks pretty nice.
     
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    Thanks yeah luckily our mechanic at work said he had some floor pans still box at home so I'll be scooping them up from him later
     
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    So last night I finished up the wiring. It was pretty easy and straight forward. Especially since all the wires are labeled every foot or so and the manual is detailed. I did have to have to reuse a few of the connectors on the original harness and the kit comes with new terminals so you can re pin them. Here's some pics of the progress. I'll post the finish product later [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    This will be a good'n to watch. :waytogo:
     
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    I'm following this..
     
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    So for the engine compartment I ran all the wires down the side of the fender toward the front then below the radiator Ill probably end up moving it later. Might run it in the frame or something to hide it better. I just bundled up the heater a/c wires until I figure out what I'll do with it.
    In the cab all the wires that I wasn't using such as ac heater and dome lights etc. I just ran them along the top of the dash and cut them long enough to be able to see the label on the wires easily. I got the interior put back together and I'll post that later just waiting on my new cluster from Dakota digital which should be in today. I opted for the analog gauges.
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    Nice looking project and good progress so far. :welcome:
     
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    You've got that Paininthewallet harness looking pretty good. That fuseblock looks alot like the OEM block. Did you order your harness model specific or just a generic?
     
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    Thank you. It's model specific for 73-87 p/n 10205 everything fit like a glove. Just had to re use a few connectors


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    Looks good, Painless is pretty easy to work with.
     
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    Ummm hence the name I suppose?lol
     
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    I've never heard anyone complain about Painless other than the price but most have said in the end, it was worth it. That the detailed instructions, marked wires and the quality was good. It wasn't made of cheap chineese wire and cheap coatings.
     

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