1409 Bodywork & Paint

lanciahf

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More like lack of workers, Covid and an outrageous living cost in NJ where people can not afford to work at these shops and live here.
 

mikeroten

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and people wonder why it's so expensive to paint a car. i did this to my 280TE the number of hours is staggering when the job is done. nice work!
 

NigelProdrive

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The wiring harness will be a fun project if you haven't already started on it especially if you aren't keeping AC and/or emissions. One idea is to remove those metal wiring harness holders (carefully now that you painted them) and run the engine wiring down on the crossmember for a tucked look and becuz most the electrical accessories (starter, alternator, oil sending sensors, ...) are all down there once the electrical emissions devices are removed from firewall.
 

lanciahf

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The wiring harness will be a fun project if you haven't already started on it especially if you aren't keeping AC and/or emissions. One idea is to remove those metal wiring harness holders (carefully now that you painted them) and run the engine wiring down on the crossmember for a tucked look and becuz most the electrical accessories (starter, alternator, oil sending sensors, ...) are all down there once the electrical emissions devices are removed from firewall.
That is a thought, true everything is down low, good idea!!! How did you secure the harness to the crossmember?
I did remove 5 pounds of ac wiring, well felt like 5 pounds
 

NigelProdrive

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That is a thought, true everything is down low, good idea!!! How did you secure the harness to the crossmember?
I did remove 5 pounds of ac wiring, well felt like 5 pounds

The crossmember has some treaded holes for 10mm bolt, perhaps for the removed charcoal canister or stock air cleaner mount. So I used those to mount these.

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carl

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Those P-clips are great, I have them all over my X for securing wires, hoses, etc. When I replaced the long cooling pipes I used them to secure the pipes to the chassis. McMaster-Carr has them in all different sizes.
 
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