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    Thanks. I started back on the engine wiring harness yesterday, it's quite a rat's nest to figure out.

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    I wanted to start bolting parts on the inside firewall so I had to deal with the firewall pad. The stock one won't work because of the engine swap so I made my own. I used a foil backed jute pad and glued vinyl upholstery it, made the holes with a punch. Put down some killzmat for extra sound and heat reduction.

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    Also decided to delete the cowl vent.
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    Great work on the fire wall pad and filling in the cowl vent. It's crazy how much time goes into the stuff no one will ever see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    Great work on the fire wall pad and filling in the cowl vent. It's crazy how much time goes into the stuff no one will ever see.
    True, only someone who has built a hot rod from a rotten old antique car shell can appreciate what it takes to complete such a project. Now it's time to get back to the engine wiring nightmare, yah!
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    Quote Originally Posted by v8nutz View Post
    True, only someone who has built a hot rod from a rotten old antique car shell can appreciate what it takes to complete such a project.
    You got that right.

    Great project and you are doing a nice job on it.
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    I agree with the others. You're doing a great job and it takes all the time you can devote to it plus more!
    I guess that's true of your wallet too! 8-)

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    I've never been a big frame swap advocate but this one will definitely change your mind. I'd love to do one of these with a small diesel and a stick shift; maybe a Mercedes diesel or VW TDI.
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    Most of the frame swaps I've seen look terrible mostly because the wheelbase or track were not even close to what they should have been. The explorer frame was really close to the stock dimensions. Swapping to a modern frame creates it's own problems,I sometimes wonder if sticking to the stock frame would have been better. Every decision takes you in a different direction. I liked the idea of factory built suspension, steering and brakes.

    I like your idea of a diesel swap, that could be really cool. If I had done a 4X4 version of this it would have been a diesel for sure.

    Thanks for the kind words guys.
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    I got my engine harness fuse block, data port and check engine light built. Following the tutorial on Lt1swap.com. Today going to loom and route the wires around the engine and sort out the under dash rat's nest. Still more wires to deal with, like the TCC brake light switch and neutral safety switch, have to run a wire to the fuel pump.
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    I'm so glad all that info is available on LT1swap.com. I used his info on my 5.3 swap. Nice work on your wiring. I have to finish mine up on the Camaro too. Just need about 10hrs more in a day.

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    I got my engine harness fuse block, data port and check engine light built. Following the tutorial on Lt1swap.com. Today going to loom and route the wires around the engine and sort out the under dash rat's nest. Still more wires to deal with, like the TCC brake light switch and neutral safety switch, have to run a wire to the fuel pump.
    Your bringing back some bad memories for me. Wiring is kinda fun for me, but after 4 days on your back it's not fun anymore. I wanted to make my own harness for my 5.3 but due to time being valued over money at that time I broke down and bought one.
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    I did a lot of mental debating whether to buy a pre made swap harness but my cheap side won out. Also the point of this project is to enjoy the build process, not to get it finished. It has been a lot of work figuring it out but the challenge is kind of fun. Hopefully I got all the wires right and it works right. I was going to try to build a body harness from scratch but I chickened out on that one.

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    Putting new gauges in the old panel, going to keep itooking stock. Getting decals made for the faces, will paint the needles gold.
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    I like your work idea on the gauge cluster. Are you going to blank out the faces on the new gauges so just the markings on the original face show? Are your new gauges 2 inch?



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    I've NEVER seen a car come from the factory that couldn't be improved.....

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