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Wiring.... OMG!

You have to love the things POís do.

Two different color wires.... note 2 connectors.... I guess it was an inch short.....
Really dude!
You couldnít remake a 6Ē wire, lmao





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It make perfect sense. One side is ground and the other is hot!

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Wiring.... OMG!

I hope those connections are solid if thatís the case....lmao

This is the kind of stuff that drives me absolutely bonkers.



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LOL they look like they were crimped with needle nose pliers as well. At least he used a variety of size connectors as well.
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Hands down the most amazingly stupid thing I've seen on the internet all day.

I REALLY hope I didn't do anything quite that stupid as a teen but I suspect I did.
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not only did he use two connectors two different color wires, and three pieces of wire, it also looks like he used three different gauge wires as well. perhaps he was making a poor mans fusible link?

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Just think about how much more of that you're going to find....
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Just think about how much more of that you're going to find....


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Still not as bad as the speaker wire I found running the taillights in my C10.

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LOL they look like they were crimped with needle nose pliers as well. At least he used a variety of size connectors as well.

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It takes more time and material to make that then if you just made it right the first time.

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It takes more time and material to make that then if you just made it right the first time.


No kidding...... my point exactly...


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my grandfather was a child of the depression era, so he didn't throw out or "waste" anything. Some of his house was wired like that, random lengths wire-nutted together under the house or in the basement!
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Iím spending a ton of time soldering ends and heat shrinking custom wires.
But I like that stuff.
I wish I had a source for production quality wires with ends already done right.

Meaning being able to order a 8awg wire with female female connectors.
Or female to bullet, or oval to oval etc in different wire size, color, etc.

Or jumper wires with oval oval stud or screw.


Maybe this is a good business model!! Lol



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It make perfect sense. One side is ground and the other is hot!

And in the middle is smoke where it's warm!


I feel your pain, O.P.
I didn't want to, but I had to buy a new under dash harness because mine was in such poor shape.
The 70's with CB radios and 8-Tracks, really took its toll. I think they used a chainsaw to cut the wires.
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