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Offline Rus Curtis

Re: new wire harness install questions
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2021, 02:27:53 PM »
tow hook,
Not sure what the felt strips would be for.  What size are they?   What do they look like?  Picture?  Did the vendor offer any info on what they are used for?

The tail light to harness connection will be whatever the tail light needs.  If you're taillights are ALA then there are connectors that must be attached to the harness.  Scroll down this page of my build to see the taillights:
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/cj3b_bulletin_board/green-gruntt-t4658-s30.html


If your taillights are after market, the harness may be secured with screws or spades.  Get what ever will connect to your lights.

The shrink wrap could help with moisture as will electrical tape.

The clips for the wiring harness differ depending on where you are securing to the body / frame.  The frame clips secure the harness to the inside of the frame rail on the bottom.  See Lawrence Wade's:
https://cj3b.info/Owners/WadeDetails.html

I see both Walck's and KW (more types offered for complete harness) offer clips. 
https://walcks4wd.com/search.asp?keyword=harness+clip
https://www.kaiserwillys.com/nsearch/?q=harness+clip

Any clip that will hold the harness and secure to the body parts will work if originality isn't an issue.

You should also be able to find them with other vendors possibly.  If you want used ones, Harry Sheets may have a lot: http://www.midwestwillys.com/

Typically, I believe there are only two frame clips (spread out on the left frame rail).  You could add a third at the back if you wanted.

That hole up front where the harness goes is a change I need to make on my jeep (I didn't know the harness needed to go through that hole until later).
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Re: new wire harness install questions
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2021, 11:10:07 AM »
tow hook,
Not sure what the felt strips would be for.  What size are they?   What do they look like?  Picture?  Did the vendor offer any info on what they are used for?

The tail light to harness connection will be whatever the tail light needs.  If you're taillights are ALA then there are connectors that must be attached to the harness.  Scroll down this page of my build to see the taillights:
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/cj3b_bulletin_board/green-gruntt-t4658-s30.html


If your taillights are after market, the harness may be secured with screws or spades.  Get what ever will connect to your lights.

The shrink wrap could help with moisture as will electrical tape.

The clips for the wiring harness differ depending on where you are securing to the body / frame.  The frame clips secure the harness to the inside of the frame rail on the bottom.  See Lawrence Wade's:
https://cj3b.info/Owners/WadeDetails.html

I see both Walck's and KW (more types offered for complete harness) offer clips. 
https://walcks4wd.com/search.asp?keyword=harness+clip
https://www.kaiserwillys.com/nsearch/?q=harness+clip

Any clip that will hold the harness and secure to the body parts will work if originality isn't an issue.

You should also be able to find them with other vendors possibly.  If you want used ones, Harry Sheets may have a lot: http://www.midwestwillys.com/

Typically, I believe there are only two frame clips (spread out on the left frame rail).  You could add a third at the back if you wanted.

That hole up front where the harness goes is a change I need to make on my jeep (I didn't know the harness needed to go through that hole until later).

i have reproduction rear trail lights with just bare wires , so i got the spade connector to so that. i'll get a pic of the felt strips. thanks for the links.. i'd get a set of clips ordered up.

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Re: new wire harness install questions
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2021, 01:04:40 PM »
here's the link to the pics of my new tail lights, and pics of the old lights as well, i'm going to fix up the rust on the pass rear corner before i put the light it. make it solid, and have add body mount. i'm sure i'll be running this old tub for a year or 2.

https://www.mywillyspics.com/album/jXh8

i got the harness, wire clips and lights ready to go in, i'll post pics after the metal repair

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Re: new wire harness install questions
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2021, 03:20:33 PM »
Sounds like you've got the tail lights worked out.  I looked at your images and I still can't tell what those felt strips are for.  Were they listed on your invoice in any way?

I looked up "felt" on both Walck's and KW and while both had felt products (KW even had strips intended for the radiator and the gas tank) I didn't see anything for the electrical stuff.  I also noticed a listing for felt used in a breather cross over tube but for an older jeep. 

Looks like you've got some buffing to do on the rear panel.  Don't need your new lights falling off.....
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Re: new wire harness install questions
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2021, 10:47:15 AM »
thanks, if i get time 2 day i'll call carl.