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Rick's 66 Chevy Van

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Location : Denver nc
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Registration date : 2011-03-06

wiring needs replacing any ideas?

Post by Rick's 66 Chevy Van on Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:47 pm

i want too replace all the wiring on my 65 its a 230 most of them are brittal and plastic brales when i try too work on the gengine and stuff any sugestions standard wiring is fine not too costly
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Twinpilot001

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Location : spokane ,Wa.
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Re: wiring needs replacing any ideas?

Post by Twinpilot001 on Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:35 am

basic wiring kits for general vehicle usage are avail 12 circuit & up. Nothing specific to our vans .
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Rick's 66 Chevy Van

Number of posts : 250
Location : Denver nc
Age : 58
Registration date : 2011-03-06

Re: wiring needs replacing any ideas?

Post by Rick's 66 Chevy Van on Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:08 am

where could i check in about one for 230 1965 chevy van?
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samsvan

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Re: wiring needs replacing any ideas?

Post by samsvan on Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:14 pm

Check out ezwiring.com
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VonFuct

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Re: wiring needs replacing any ideas?

Post by VonFuct on Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:43 pm

I just got done rewiring my '68. I found a wiring kit on Craigs List for $150, paid $100. It was an old EZ Wiring kit from the '90s (with all black wiring with printed labeling, no color-coded wires) but it was cheap and 15 minutes from my house. It said it was a one day job, so I gave myself three. First day I did research and got familiar with the new kit. Second day I took out all the old wiring from the van and reorganized the kit for my use (van use vs. a hot rod; no hood, ignition on dash instead of column, engine between dash and rear instead of between front and dash, etc.). Third day I started installing the new kit. First with the fuse box and running each grouping of wires towards their end locations. Then take each grouping and run them a wire at a time to their destination. It actually ended up taking me three full days to install the new kit but I was learning a new van at the same time so I went slowly. Once it was all in, the van started on the first try. Walked around and spotted a turn and brake light that weren't working but fixed them with a wiggle of the bulb socket. All in all, I'd say just start looking around on Craig's List or eBay for a cheap wiring kit and go for it. The more circuits the better. Mine was more of a bare-bones kit and I wish it had a few more circuits for things like the CB, cigarette lighter, dome lights, back-up lights, and power antenna.
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Twinpilot001

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Re: wiring needs replacing any ideas?

Post by Twinpilot001 on Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:24 pm

summitt has some 12 & 20 fuse kits -summitt brands -better prices too than the name brand stuff!!.
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Rick's 66 Chevy Van

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Location : Denver nc
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Re: wiring needs replacing any ideas?

Post by Rick's 66 Chevy Van on Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:34 pm

thanks iam still looking
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donivan65
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Re: wiring needs replacing any ideas?

Post by donivan65 on Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:56 pm

we like these auxiliary fuse blocks for adding more stuff,,,,,,


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kookykrispy

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Re: wiring needs replacing any ideas?

Post by kookykrispy on Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:31 am

No need to rip out everything and re-wire the whole van. Just follow the factory 1st gen wiring diagram in the link below, and keep it as close to stock as you can. Replace and repair damaged wires and circuits as necessary.

http://vintage-vans.forumotion.com/t3824-first-gen-color-wiring-diagram-here-it-is
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Twinpilot001

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Re: wiring needs replacing any ideas?

Post by Twinpilot001 on Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:29 am

There are =NO!! replacement wiring kits/looms for our vans! U must get a universal kit & refit that.
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Lazarusvan

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Re: wiring needs replacing any ideas?

Post by Lazarusvan on Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:57 pm

Since you guys are talking wiring, can you mention any places whatsoever that inline fuses should be placed other than the one near the solenoid?



Van crazy

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Re: wiring needs replacing any ideas?

Post by Van crazy on Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:10 pm

If I were you I would do exactly what Kookykrispy said. Wire is simple take one wire at a time. so not to get overwhelmed. Might want to replace engine compartment if it looked like mine and I bet yours does. But still very basic I had access to variaty of wire if you dont does any one got ideas as to were to get small length of wire they might need to get the job done.
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donivan65
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Re: wiring needs replacing any ideas?

Post by donivan65 on Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:21 pm

Lazarusvan wrote:Since you guys are talking wiring, can you mention any places whatsoever that inline fuses should be placed other than the one near the solenoid?




Unless you got something else running off the positive battery cable on the solenoid, the only thing that should be on there is a 14 gauge fusible link on the main feed wire that goes up to the horn relay,,,,,,

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