In our last month’s Issue, we brought you a feature about frame-off restorations as we stressed the importance of not taking a chance on your project build burning up due to old wiring. Today, we are going to wrap up the install as the crew out at EG Auto electric work to finish up the wiring process on our 68′ Super Sport Project.

American Autowire is no stranger to the automotive industry or to Impalas; they have been developing kits for years. This classic update kit gives you modern fuses and heavy-duty gauge wiring that will handle the modern technology that is being retrofitted into these classics.

When rewiring a car, you should try to have all of the parts that you plan on using ahead of time. For us, this includes everything from the Kinetik battery to our Dakota Digital gauges, and Ididit Steering Column. It is crucial to have these parts on hand in order to wire them up to the new electrical kit, and even then, you might find yourself having to take a few trips to the store, as we did with our project.

Now, let us show you how the pro electricians at EG Auto Electric install the American Auto Wire electrical kit for the wire up Project Fearless.

<strong>1</strong>. We took Project FearleSS to EG Auto Electric to install our new American Autowire kit.<strong>2</strong>. After getting started, we had to take a trip to Classic Industries to buy small pieces that we needed for the wiring.<strong>3</strong>. The re-chromed bumper was ready to be reattached.<strong>4</strong>. Using all new hardware, the bumper went on with out a problem.<strong>5</strong>. Cacho ran the new wiring to each of the rear lights.<strong>6</strong>. Our new OER replacement lenses made a huge difference on our vehicle as it made the car look as if it just came right off the assembly line.<strong>7</strong>. These new doorjamb light switches keep the courtesy lights on.<strong>8</strong>. Even though the headliner isn't in place, we ran all of the wiring and started to mount the lights into position.<strong>9</strong>. The new dome and courtesy lights will light the interior when getting in and out of the car.<strong>10</strong>. The front lights were ready to be installed.<strong>11</strong>. The stock bases accommodated the new headlights that drop right in.<strong>12</strong>. Cacho plugged in the hot and ground wires.<strong>13</strong>. The white LED angel eye halo halogen lights looked good when they were connected to our Kinetik battery.<strong>14</strong>. Eddie installed the new Classic Industries lenses and bezels.<strong>15</strong>. Since we are going to be running an LS we opted to use the new chrome lenses that have no numbers attached to the bezel.<strong>16</strong>. Our Ididit column looked good with the new GT Performance steering wheel.<strong>17</strong>. For now, we are just going to use this windshield wiper motor as we are going to update a more modern one within the next few months.<strong>18</strong>. The factory power window actuators were installed and wired up.<strong>19</strong>. Since we added power windows to our project, we had to drill out some of the panels to allow the wiring to run through it.<strong>20</strong>. After repeating the same process, the wiring was run through to the rear actuators.<strong>21</strong>. The wiring was checked before moving onto the next step.<strong>22</strong>. The rear windows received these new Classic Industry switches.<strong>23</strong>. The main power window switch was replaced with this OEM looking switch. With everything working with the windows, we were ready to move onto the section of the wiring.<strong>24</strong>. The factory console was dissected.<strong>25</strong>. The old harness was removed from the center console.<strong>26</strong>. The American Auto Wire kits will come with all of the new terminals that you'll need to make your wiring work.<strong>27</strong>. This process of the wiring was done throughout the car.<strong>28</strong>. All of the cables were bundled and tied together so there would be no spaghetti wiring in the car.<strong>29</strong>. When they get done, the car will have new courtesy lights throughout.<strong>30</strong>. The light bulb sockets were installed.<strong>31</strong>. As you can see, everything is new on this harness.<strong>32</strong>. The wiring did come with some of the plugs pre-connected.<strong>33</strong>. The whole system was wired and had all modern fuses.<strong>34</strong>. With the car fully wired, it was now ready for the Dakota Digital cluster that we will be installing in an upcoming issue.

Special Thanks to EG Auto Electric

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