Wires crossed. Who’d have guessed THAT?

Posted: January 25, 2011 in Antique trucks, backyard builder, Classic Cars, Hot Rod, Tin Can Tourists, Vintage trucks

STOP!

 
Well, it had to happen sooner or later, I hope this is the only error I make (not likely) with the wiring.  The brake lights didn’t work when I hooked up the turn signal switch, nor, it turned out, did the blinkers.  They blinked ALL the time when I put the lights on and wired ’em up.
Turns out, I’d mis-labeled the leads out of the turn signal switch for the brake light feed and the flasher.  I went out in the cold yesterday and thought about the problem, pulled the turn signal switch off the column and took it a part.  Only took a minute to figure out the error, and it all works fine now.  Except of course the part where I ordered the wrong tail light for the other side, and have to order the correct (mid 40’s Ford pickup) one.  Oh well.  The polished stands and wire gaurds look slick though! 
 

lit up

I really like the interior lighting.  I used little licence plate lights for the dome lights on the overhead console, and a Painless courtesy light kit for the ones under the dash.   There’s also a dome light mounted over the tiny rear window inside, which I’m going to wire separately from the courtesy lighting.  I want a cargo light outside to illuminate the box, so these can come on together. 

 
Just one more shot of the interior lights on.  It’s starting to look like it may all work out!

Warm glow

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Comments
  1. kirkus says:

    Wiring….
    I get headaches just hearing the word!

    Glad you got it figured out!

    K

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