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Offline Rogerfied

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« on: July 20, 2015, 03:42:21 PM »
Electrics...........seems lots of Bedford lovers are having trouble with Electrics...does anybody know of someone who can and will be able to do quality electrical work without having to raise a mortgage to pay for it ???? I am sure the need is great, I myself require a complete van rewire but am tempted to have a go myself due to others relaying what they have payed for and the general low quality of work..I think these vehicles are so old now if you can't plug a laptop in the sparkies have no idea what to do... How I miss old school workmanship and ethics....can anyone suggest a solution to this problem..Rogerfied
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Re: Electrics
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2015, 04:33:51 PM »
Get a late model Transit    ;D

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Re: Electrics
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2015, 06:52:50 PM »
look on ebay for a "painless wiring loom"

is everything you need, just helped mate rewire his '68 pontiac with one
There are so many people out there who will tell you that you can't. What you've got to do is turn around and say "watch me"

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Re: Electrics
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2015, 06:54:40 PM »
You can get a loom made for the cost of your left kidney or selling your first born into slavery! Same with using a painless harness!

Me, I made my own. (loom, that is)- the CF is the second one I have done
Once you can wrap your head around the logic of what everything does, tiz a piece of cake.
Have a look on line @ rapid cables- please this is no recommendation, just an idea of what colours/prices are available.
I used (mostly) new wire and a VN/P fuse box. Minimum 4mm, with 5mm for the headlights/spots and about 8mm for the main feed to/from the battery to the fuse box(via the alternator). I also re-used the mini-loom for the wipers.
Total cost was well under $400.

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Re: Electrics
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2015, 09:05:05 PM »


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