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Old 03-09-2008, 10:25 AM   #1
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----Project Wire Tuck----

Hey all... today i started a small amount of work on my first long term project on my car... wire tucking.

Wiretucking is where you remove panels from your car and any wiring you see, gets hidden within the body structures, to achieve alot of this you need to extend the harnesses.

I plan on running only a dash, door panels, and center console, and maybe a-pillar trims, the rest will be removed, and hopefully summer of 09, i will have a nice sheet of Liquid grey paint layed in the interior, so the inside paint will look just as good as the outside paint.

this will be a long project, so just hang with me. and with any good project, i will be sure to include ALOT of pictures.

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here are pictures from today.

gutted hatch:


junk in the trunk, the rest of the rear panels, i havent removed the rear arm rest panels as of yet... but soon...


I didnt show how to remove the rear panels or anything, because enough people have done suspension enouhg to know how to take the rear panels out, and rear seat deletes.

but i have a little info below:

yesturday while driving i heard rattles, and i assume some of it is from these little buggers:



there are 6 around the rear area, 3 on each side holding the rear trim around the rear seat belts.

so what you do is get a pair of pliers, Leatherman FTW!
put your finger on the outside of the hole, and then attach the pliers to the other end and pull


now its pulled out, and hold your finger there so it doesnt drop into the body


and use a magnet or whatever to just slip it out, i used a magnet so i knew it wouldnt drop down


then after the clips were pulled out, i just used alittle touch up paint to cover any bare areas...
motorcraft OEM FTW!


i then noticed the tops of the struts and the strut plate are not protected the best, they had a few spots of surface rust, so i taped them off


and painted them black


oh, and thanks ford for the booger of sealant on my left rear wheel well.



thats it for now... thanks for looking, and feal free to subscribe, i will show and take many many pictures, because i know to have a good thread, you need lots of lots of pictures.


NA FTW!



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Old 03-09-2008, 03:28 PM   #2
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So let me see if I have this correctly. Your going to tuck the wires, and paint, so you can eliminate having the panels that come in the car? At least some of them?
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its not really so i can eliminate them, its just with the panels removed it looks crappy with the unfinished paint and wires going everywhere.

i will be wire tucking the engine bay, but that'll be last sinse ill probably have to remove the entire harness from the engine bay so i can remove un-needed wires, for a/c, cruise etc etc. and i will be relocating the engine bay fuse box inside. mounting the battery above the air filter of my CAI, in the fender, it'll be an odyssey.

trust me, it looks good, and its a long undertaking project.

heres a honda with a wire tucked bay:



so it'll be mostly for show, but its a project i would love to under-take and it would deffinately make my car very unique, but ultimately, my car will be used on tracks for track days and autoX, my car is my toy, but also my DD right now, i cant wait for it to be my full toy in the future!
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Wire-tucked engine bays ftw! Love the look. Can't wait to see its completion.
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me too, and when you do the bay send me a how to,lol. i want to also do this.
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I love wire-tucked engine bays, but never heard of doing the whole car. Good luck with it!
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Sounds like a cool project, the engine bay is especially awesome, kind of like a classic car where it's very simple looking and easy to work on
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nice project. i'm debating doing the same. i do have question for you tho. alot of the hondas when they do this remove the power strearing, and ac. you stated youll being removing the ac what about the power stearing? becuase i'm very interested in finding a way to remove it and the ac, so i would only be left with the altenator.
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if you go to www.honda-tech.com search for power steering loop.

thats what ill be doing.. basicall to loop the lines where they go around the steering shaft then you put a breather tube at the center fitting.

so yes... i will also be deleting my power steering.
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well today i had to work, but i went out to my car and took a couple of pictures.

heres a cool shot towards the front, you can kinda see my gauge cluster swap, its so hot! lol


the right side, the top of the shock painted



and heres the left side, you can see i removed the black plastic bracket that holds the plugs, it was rattling so i removed it, i may hold the plugs in place for now with the zipties with holes at the end and put a small nut on the studs where the black piece snapped into place

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