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Author Topic: Project 48 Desoto...aka: Fernando  (Read 18730 times)

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« Reply #240 on: August 04, 2013, 07:07:31 PM »

Yep, all that little detail work is great, love all of it. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #241 on: August 04, 2013, 07:11:54 PM »

Wow Brian Ferny is really coming together! Wasn't a very long test drive but I bet it was a blast. Keep up the good work.
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« Reply #242 on: October 03, 2013, 11:21:35 PM »

I love this topic, thanks for the very detailed pictures of the work you did!

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« Reply #243 on: November 06, 2014, 11:34:03 AM »


Dragging this one back to the top.

Just got Fernando home after a year or more in hibernation. 





Will be trying to re-wire the entire car from front to rear
 with an after market E-Z wiring harness....we'll see how that goes.
;)   And hope to get all the new glass installed, along with new window
and door seals.  And I'm sure there will be many other projects along
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« Reply #244 on: November 06, 2014, 04:18:13 PM »

I don't care what anyone says, I love those grilles. As far as the aftermarket wiring harness goes, if specific for the car it might not be too bad, myself, not a big fan of them all the time. With a wiring diagram, ten colors, right? Connectors can be had at NAPA, go from there.
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« Reply #245 on: November 06, 2014, 05:52:08 PM »

The kit was fairly cheap, and I few guys on the old P15-D24 board have used it with good success.  So I took a chance.

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« Reply #246 on: November 06, 2014, 07:03:13 PM »

OK, you'll probably have good luck with it then. Had one for a '41 Ford and it was horrible. Did my '68 Charger with original wires from three wiring harnesses and had good luck. One thing, in the event you have any wires you need to wrap, go down to the electronics hardware store and get the 3M cloth tape (in black, of course) to wrap everything instead of black plastic electrical tape. Not only is it correct, but it doesn't come apart from oil the way the black plastic tape does.
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« Reply #247 on: November 07, 2014, 06:39:52 AM »

Thanks for the advice Ed.  I use the cloth tape that hockey players use on their sticks....think it's basically the same stuff?

And I agree, it doesn't come apart like the vinyl tape does.

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« Reply #248 on: November 07, 2014, 11:34:23 AM »

I think that is the same stuff. I don't know how many wiring harnesses I put together with black tape that got sticky and fell apart until I finally found the stuff. The fact it both looks original (other than the cloth loom/tubes), and oil doesn't bother it, which is a biggie with the old vehicles.
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« Reply #249 on: November 07, 2014, 11:57:47 AM »

Where the heck does a Canadian get hockey stick tape? Can't imagine.......

Might be easier to find friction tape but you'd have to import it from the States....

BTW I thought all they use up there is duct tape:
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« Reply #250 on: November 07, 2014, 02:46:30 PM »

Well remember if the ladies don't find you handsome, then the better find you handy....


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« Reply #251 on: March 07, 2015, 02:21:43 PM »


Finally getting off my lazy butt and working on the Desoto.  I am
working on the 12V conversion wiring system, but needed to find a place
to mount the fuse panel.  I did not want to make any new holes in the
car, so I had been looking and thinking about things for several weeks
to come up with a game plan.  Well yesterday was the big day. 

I'm
 only going to be using the passenger side heater, so I had lots of room
 left over on teh drivers side from the dual heater set-up.  So I knew I
 was going to be mounting the fuse panel in that location.  I ended
using the original support bracket for the DS heater as my main mounting
 point.



Changed the bends in the bracket to coincide with where I wanted the fuse box panel to sit.



Then
 I pulled out some scrap stainless I had from behind the shed.  Cut a 6"
 x 6" square and then drilled and tapped a couple holes for mounting the
 fuse panel.  Put a couple long screws in from the back side, with
washers and star lock washers.  Next was a trial fit of the fuse panel
on the new support panel.






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« Reply #252 on: March 07, 2015, 02:25:20 PM »


Then once I knew the fuse box panel was fine I had to get it mounted
up in the car.  Couple holes, build one small upper bracket off the
E-brake mounting bracket, couple nuts and bolts and it was all in.

Ready to go in....



All mounted up....



Hope to have the fuse panel in and wiring strung to the appropriate areas in the next week or so.


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« Reply #253 on: March 07, 2015, 03:05:05 PM »

Patches is gonna be jealous.
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« Reply #254 on: March 07, 2015, 06:09:02 PM »

Quote from: 300Rag
Patches is gonna be jealous.

Patches Shouldn't be...old Fernando has not had any lovin in almost 2 years....

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