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Old 01-21-2019, 03:28 PM   #3151
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Looks great. Is that strut brace custom?
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:10 PM   #3152
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Looks really nice
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Old 01-24-2019, 06:18 PM   #3153
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Looks great. Is that strut brace custom?
Basically his car is custom, LOL. Go make a bag of popcorn and get ready for a LONG good read!!! Seriously go look at his build thread for that car.
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Old 01-25-2019, 11:18 AM   #3154
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Basically his car is custom, LOL. Go make a bag of popcorn and get ready for a LONG good read!!! Seriously go look at his build thread for that car.
Yeah, I found it after posting that. I had subscribed to his thread a while back but forgot about that.
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:32 AM   #3155
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Just thought I'd share a few pics of the harness Brian at IWire made for me to clean up the engine bay. All sheathed in DR-25 and heat shrink boots and all connectors are labeled. I'm going rotated turbo and rotated intake so Brian mocked it up for me to show how to route it. I'll post detailed pics of the harness later tonight.







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Old 04-01-2019, 03:27 PM   #3156
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Just thought I'd share a few pics of the harness Brian at IWire made for me to clean up the engine bay. All sheathed in DR-25 and heat shrink boots and all connectors are labeled. I'm going rotated turbo and rotated intake so Brian mocked it up for me to show how to route it. I'll post detailed pics of the harness later tonight.









Looks nice. Gonna have to talk to them about that!
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:05 PM   #3157
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Bump for more custom engine bays!!! Let's keep this one alive
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Old 10-07-2020, 04:05 PM   #3158
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Alright, posting here to keep the thread alive. I have a relatively aggressive engine bay tuck and shave job, but about to full send the bastard. Will provide updates.
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Old 10-20-2020, 11:16 AM   #3159
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My god that looks clean.

Short of rerouting all the wiring and a full breakdown, is there a way to clean up all the engine bay wires?

I've done all custom cables for my PC, wondering if there's sleeving or something similar we can do for all the wires to at least freshen it up a bit? It's frayed, falling apart, and in parts inside wires are showing through.
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Old 10-20-2020, 01:09 PM   #3160
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My god that looks clean.

Short of rerouting all the wiring and a full breakdown, is there a way to clean up all the engine bay wires?

I've done all custom cables for my PC, wondering if there's sleeving or something similar we can do for all the wires to at least freshen it up a bit? It's frayed, falling apart, and in parts inside wires are showing through.
Any place you have exposed wire element showing through the insulation, or frayed wire ends you should absolutely replace those wires or connectors. You risk a short and a fire if something were to contact a live wire.

As for tucking or cleaning it up, that should come secondary to making it safe. Get on ebay or find a partout and get a replacement for the section of harness you need (or just buy new OEM.)

For sheathing, check out DEI products, they have plenty of wiring products that should be safe for underhood use.
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Old 10-20-2020, 01:23 PM   #3161
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Any place you have exposed wire element showing through the insulation, or frayed wire ends you should absolutely replace those wires or connectors. You risk a short and a fire if something were to contact a live wire.

As for tucking or cleaning it up, that should come secondary to making it safe. Get on ebay or find a partout and get a replacement for the section of harness you need (or just buy new OEM.)

For sheathing, check out DEI products, they have plenty of wiring products that should be safe for underhood use.
Oops I meant the wrapping material on the harness has worn through showing the wires, but not the wires themselves.

Anything I could use or should stick with actual products for safety?
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Old 10-20-2020, 10:37 PM   #3162
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I used some split loom for it. Heat shrunk ends. Hopefully the photo comes through as well.
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Old 01-17-2021, 06:59 PM   #3163
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Okay, elbow deep in the delete project with a box of Chase Bays stuff.

I deleted AC completely - how are people plugging the AC holes on the firewall? Welding a piece of metal over it is always an option, but I assume there are other methods for plugging.
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Old 01-17-2021, 10:09 PM   #3164
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Okay, elbow deep in the delete project with a box of Chase Bays stuff.

I deleted AC completely - how are people plugging the AC holes on the firewall? Welding a piece of metal over it is always an option, but I assume there are other methods for plugging.
I just put fire tape over those, I have done mostly practical deleting so never waned to jump down the "fill/weld" rabbit hole. I will some day but for now its safe but ugly.

If I was going all in I would be filling every hole that is unused and filling all the gaps, not sure what your goal is for a end result.
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Old 01-24-2021, 09:56 AM   #3165
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Updates and question

Updates

AC gone
ABS, brake boost, hardlines gone
Power ran behind firewall, up quarterpanel to fuse box in the quarterpanel

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Metal plate over AC plug in firewall
New wiring ducting in driver side quarterpanel

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* For ABS module plug by intake, plan is to cut back the wiring harness and simply pull back the ABS module stuff into the passenger quarter, instead of cutting it out. Who else has done this?
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Old 02-23-2021, 05:59 PM   #3166
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Updates and question

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AC gone
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Power ran behind firewall, up quarterpanel to fuse box in the quarterpanel

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Metal plate over AC plug in firewall
New wiring ducting in driver side quarterpanel

Question

* For ABS module plug by intake, plan is to cut back the wiring harness and simply pull back the ABS module stuff into the passenger quarter, instead of cutting it out. Who else has done this?
I de-pinned and removed all of the wiring from my front harness when I did my ABS delete. Saves a ton of wiring from dangling around.
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Old 03-01-2021, 09:50 AM   #3167
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So after weeks of rerouting wiring and a ridiculous amount of sanding, I put the first base coat down this weekend. I have a ways to go in the paint department, but it feels so good to finally reach that step.

I've had a partially shaved bay before, but finally decided to get more serious with it. ABS, proportional valve, and AC are all gone now.

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