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Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
« Reply #300 on: May 31, 2020, 01:39:18 am »
First bits are in place.
Of course the clever people from Dodge made the wiring just a bit more challenging.
After looking in my FSM I found out that the wires from the ignition key have a weird colour coding.
Everywhere in the world,  red is your "hot" wire, except here, where it's the black one..... {stupid}
Doesnt matter, but it shows that you have to take your time with stuff like this and check and measure everything twice.
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #301 on: May 31, 2020, 02:18:55 am »
    yes , as a youngster , I was a VW fan , the wiring colors was simple , plus it was neg ground .Earth color was ground ,  Here tail lights are brown ..... or and black ...... for " markers"
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #302 on: May 31, 2020, 12:23:16 pm »
    Looks great. What are your plans for the stock fuse panel location?
    "Fury" 1973 W200 Camper-7500, 360LA, NP435+NP203 (with part time conversion), 44HD front - 60 rear
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #303 on: June 3, 2020, 06:27:45 am »
    I'm not sure what I'll do with the stock fuse panel location... Probably I will just fill it up wit a piece of aluminium sheet...
    Alternator and starter are wired in now. Since I wanted the neutral safety switch to work I decided I might just as well use the stock starter relay for that. The old one got a fresh coat of black paint and was attached to the inner fender.
    For the 6 GA wire I had to order a new crimping tool, but at least I can now make battery cables for the rest of my life  ;D

    I also ordered a bunch of new terminals. The ones that come with the kit are impossible to crimp with my crimpers.
    The metal is way to thick and the sizes are a bit weird. Of course AAW recommends their crimping tools, but I'm not going to pay another $160 when I just bought a 500 dollar kit.
    New terminals are cheap, so that's the way to go.
    The tool I have is good,  it has made perfect connections in all terminals i have used so far.
    « Last Edit: August 14, 2020, 01:09:57 am by Dick_Z »
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #304 on: June 3, 2020, 10:09:40 am »
    Today I picked up the parts from the zinc plater. Always amazing to see the difference before and after :)
    Then it was time to move on to the wiring.
    Last weekend my wiring kit was finally delivered from the usa.
    It's an American highway 22 plus kit, and should be more than sufficient to power the green machine.
    First I needed something to replace the bulkhead connector since that wil not return.
    A simple junction box was all that was needed. Cut a hole in the back, make a gasket from the rubber sheet I still had and screw to the bulkhead with a coulle of riv-nuts.
    After that it was time to find a place for the new fuse box. At first I wanted it in the stock location, but since the new one is much bigger I just placed it next to the e-brake under the dash.
    This will also make the routing ofvthe wires much easier.
    Since this is a universal kit I still need to think about how I wire in the neutral safety switch.  I know how to do it, just need to find a good place for the wires and relay.
    And I just found out I need to take new pictures since the forum is not supporting jpeg.... {think}
    Thanks for the mention of the American Highway wiring kit. I used a Ron Francis kit for my sons '41 Power Wagon. It was a good kit, but after using it, it seemed a little lacking in things. I'm currently building a Daytona clone , and I like what American Highway has for options.
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #305 on: June 3, 2020, 10:13:41 am »
    I'm not sure what I'll do with the stock fuse panel location... Probably I will just fill it up wit a piece of aluminium sheet...
    Alternator and starter are wired in now. Since I wanted the neutral safety switch to work I decided I might just as well use the stock starter relay for that. The old one got a fresh coat of black paint and was attached to the inner fender.
    For the 6 GA wire I had to order a new crimping tool, but at leas I can now make battery cables for the rest of my life  ;D

    I also ordered a bunch of new terminals. The ones that come with the kit are impossible to crimp with my crimpers.
    The metal is way to thick and the sizes are a bit weird. Of course AAW recommends their crimping tools, but I'm not going to pay another $160 when I just bought a 500 dollar kit.
    New terminals are cheap, so that's the way to go.
    The tool I have is good,  it has made perfect connections in all terminals i have used so far.
    I like those terminals with no insulation. I always solder them and use shrink wrap to insulate.
    Nice work as always!
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #306 on: June 3, 2020, 10:38:49 am »
    Yes, I like the non insulated terminals a lot. With a good crimp there is no need for solder, and you get that nice factor y look and feel.
    My reason to go AAW was that their kit seemed more complete just as you described. I also like the fact that it is universal, so you can alter stuff to your personal likings.
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #307 on: June 3, 2020, 10:42:58 am »
    Oh, and if you decide to go AAW, you can rent their crimping tools, which I would reccomend doing. Unfortunately thats not possible for us People from overseas
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    « Reply #308 on: June 3, 2020, 02:15:02 pm »
    Oh, and if you decide to go AAW, you can rent their crimping tools, which I would reccomend doing. Unfortunately thats not possible for us People from overseas
    Thanks for the pointers.
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #309 on: June 6, 2020, 01:47:46 pm »
    More wiring done today after I received my new terminals and other stuff.9
    First finished the ignition key connector. Crimped on new terminals and used the "old" new housing.
    Blue and brown are joined, these are only needed when using a ballast resistor.
    The ignition now gets its feed from the fuse box after turning the key.

    Headlight and dimmer switch were next on the list.
    The nice thing with a kit like this is that it's really a step by step process that guides you trough the whole installation.
    Also installed a relay box under the hood. The first 2 relays are for low and high beam lights.
    I already wired in the power and ground wire for the other positions for future ease of adding components.
    Just realised I need to buy a couple more amp superseals to wire in the side marker lights......

    « Last Edit: June 6, 2020, 01:50:50 pm by Dikkiedik »
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #310 on: June 6, 2020, 10:51:03 pm »
    I really like the red brake booster against the Sub Lime green paint.
    On my Daytona clone, I'm going with Citron Yella/ Curious Yellow for the body. I wanted to do a red wing, but I'm just a little apprehensive doing red with that shocking of a yellow. 
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #311 on: June 8, 2020, 01:57:26 am »
    I really like the red brake booster against the Sub Lime green paint.
    On my Daytona clone, I'm going with Citron Yella/ Curious Yellow for the body. I wanted to do a red wing, but I'm just a little apprehensive doing red with that shocking of a yellow.

    Just the wing might look a bit awkward, but a colour scheme like this is also pretty cool 8)
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #312 on: June 14, 2020, 03:50:05 am »
    Most of the wiring is in place now.
    I made some sub harnesses for the heater and wiper system since I have to use different wire colours.
    Turn signals are still on the list, I'm waiting for thr weatherpack connectors I ordered.
    The distribution strip under the dash is for my ground wires. I have one of these just in front of the battery, one under the dash and one at the rear end of the truck. They're all connencted with a 6GA wire. This should prevent any ground  issues in the future. There is so much paint and coating on this truck now that grounding trough the frame just didn't seem right.
     

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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #313 on: June 14, 2020, 09:32:03 am »
    properly installed weather pac connectors with their silicone grommets all in place proved to be very effective in the salt corrosive environment I worked for 22 years .  the larger 2 clips on the terminal ends are to hold the grommets   
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    93w150short/44/corp/360/le/mag "caddie"
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #314 on: June 14, 2020, 09:50:11 pm »
    Looking like some good progress!
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #315 on: June 20, 2020, 12:46:44 pm »
    Only now noticed the brake booster is red. Nice touch. Where did you order the grounding busses from?
    "Fury" 1973 W200 Camper-7500, 360LA, NP435+NP203 (with part time conversion), 44HD front - 60 rear
    "Puff" 1973 D200 Club Cab, 400B, A727, Dana 60
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #316 on: June 20, 2020, 01:00:46 pm »
    Thanx :)
    The ground strips are from a local car parts shop.
    I dont think he ships to the US though ;D
    But I've seen these also a lot in marine shops.


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    « Reply #317 on: June 22, 2020, 05:17:37 pm »
    Thanx :)
    The ground strips are from a local car parts shop.
    I dont think he ships to the US though ;D
    But I've seen these also a lot in marine shops.
    Yes. That's where I got mine.
    The Brand... https://www.bluesea.com/products/category/4/BusBars_and_Insulators
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #318 on: August 11, 2020, 03:32:10 pm »
    Slow progress, hollidays and other stuff.
    Installed the relays for the propane tanks where the old fuse box was.
    The big relay on the right is a safety switch that needs the pulses from the ignition to stay open.
    This is then connected to the 3 relais that each open a solenoid valve on the tank itself.
    This way I can switch the individual tanks on and off.
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #319 on: August 11, 2020, 03:39:49 pm »
    Dash time.....
    I'm going to replace all the gauges by new ones.
    But my old housing was in a pretty bad state. The ammeter melted the housing and even the pillar for the brake light was bent due to the heat......
    If anyone still wonders why these trucks sometimes burn.......
    Luckily I found a better starting point. But even here you can already see that the ammeter has melted the mounting points.
    Needles to say its not coming back.
    « Last Edit: August 14, 2020, 01:09:33 am by Dick_Z »
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #320 on: August 12, 2020, 11:42:31 am »
    Are you going to get new faces for the gauges or leave them stock and clean them up?  Looks like a nice project in itself.
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #321 on: August 12, 2020, 02:25:55 pm »
    I plan on copying this idea:
    https://ramchargercentral.com/fabricationboard/retro-pre-81-gash-setup/
    I like the stock look but then with gauges that actually work!

    I have a set of new vdo gauges and senders that will go in.
    Oil pressure, water temp, fuel, volt and transmission oil temp.
    Need to get a new adapter for my holesaw. The one I have doesnt fit.....
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    « Reply #322 on: August 13, 2020, 08:28:40 am »
    That's a neat build idea.  The hole saw should be one dedicated for metal.  I once used a holesaw that was designed for wood, and destroyed it trying to drill into an ammo can... :o ::)
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #323 on: August 13, 2020, 01:25:31 pm »
    I know. Have the expensive ones for metal.....
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #324 on: September 2, 2020, 02:59:40 pm »
     Ok,where to start....
    After lots of wiring and protective "hose" the wiring is now almost done.
    I tested all the systems and after re installing the wiper switch plug and changing 2 wires to the heater everything now works as it should.
    Engine bay is finished and looks clean. Im happy with how itturned out.
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #325 on: September 2, 2020, 03:07:31 pm »
    Still work in progress on the gauges
    The replacement gauge cluster housing was misssing one of the mounting points.
    So that came of the old one. With a soldering gun you can "weld" plastic and afterva bit of cleaning up it's as good as old plastic gets...
    I use this also on my old motorbikes. The plastic fairings one these things get brittle and sometimes start to crack.
    Since NOS parts are just as old, and new ones don't exist this is the best way to fix them.



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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #326 on: September 2, 2020, 03:10:22 pm »
    New gauges also mean new sending units.....
    Even with the body lift, that oil pressure switch is a real pain in the b#tt  :-[
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #327 on: September 2, 2020, 03:17:25 pm »
    Some days.....
    The new battery is higher than Dodge anticipated I guess
    Its a 105 amp tractor battery, that might explain things ;D

    A set of custom hold down bolts will take care of that 8)
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #328 on: September 2, 2020, 03:22:50 pm »
    Just tried to start the engine.....nothing.
    After some investigating I found I'm not getting spark.
    I suspect since the distributor housing is still loose and threfore HEI unit isn't making good ground.
    Probably not a big deal, but I'll finish the dash first now.
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, dash time
    « Reply #329 on: September 2, 2020, 03:49:46 pm »
    some 1/8th inch national pipe thread nipple and a pipe union , raise that op sender UP ...
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    87w150 44/corp727 kandy w/ ghost bats/summer
    86-D/W100 44/corp/318mag/carb/4500/aka shit box/winter
    93w150short/44/corp/360/le/mag "caddie"
    93w250LB51844/60posi 318"New Truck"
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, dash time
    « Reply #330 on: September 2, 2020, 04:15:32 pm »
    It's in there now and not coming out anytime soon  ;D
    Anything with imperial sizes is hard to find over here so unfortunately thats not an easy option....
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, the wiring begins
    « Reply #331 on: September 2, 2020, 10:02:32 pm »
    Still work in progress on the gauges
    The replacement gauge cluster housing was misssing one of the mounting points.
    So that came of the old one. With a soldering gun you can "weld" plastic and afterva bit of cleaning up it's as good as old plastic gets...
    I use this also on my old motorbikes. The plastic fairings one these things get brittle and sometimes start to crack.
    Since NOS parts are just as old, and new ones don't exist this is the best way to fix them.
    Yep. I had the same problem with the same mount.
    I used a combo of JB Weld and some reinforcement thin gauge metal.
    Very beefy now.
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, dash time
    « Reply #332 on: September 13, 2020, 10:11:22 am »
    Got my hood back from the paint shop. Its a "normal" black with a matt clearcoat on top.
    Also made a small bracket for my "gas-gauge-selection-switch"....
    With the 3 tanks underneath, I can now choose which one is shown on the gas gauge.
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, dash time
    « Reply #333 on: September 13, 2020, 02:29:51 pm »
    Most times a black hood looks like unfinished accident repair.  But with classic mopar colors it looks natural.
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, dash time
    « Reply #334 on: September 13, 2020, 10:50:24 pm »
    Got my hood back from the paint shop. Its a "normal" black with a matt clearcoat on top.
    Also made a small bracket for my "gas-gauge-selection-switch"....
    With the 3 tanks underneath, I can now choose which one is shown on the gas gauge.
    Looking very nice there!
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, dash time
    « Reply #335 on: September 15, 2020, 01:34:02 am »
    Selection switch installed. Its actually a heater switch for a combine harvester, but hey, it works ;D
    The knob is just from a wiper switch.  It looks period correct I think 8)

    The 3 push button switches are for the propane tanks, so I can control the solenoid valves that are on the tanks.

    « Last Edit: September 15, 2020, 01:39:15 am by Dick_Z »
    '77 W200, 360?/727/NP203/D60/D60HD

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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, dash time
    « Reply #336 on: September 15, 2020, 02:45:16 am »
    appears "factory "   {cool}
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, dash time
    « Reply #337 on: September 15, 2020, 04:01:00 am »
    Looking really good!!!
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