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Old 01-30-2018, 10:49 PM
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Hi Scott- The last few shots are close, what I need is how the wiring bundles run down the R/H side , on the hatch underneath trim, thanks
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Old 01-31-2018, 12:54 AM
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The hatch release mechanism is mounted on the body, under the tool tray, next to the hatch receiver, not on the hatch, so I doubt there is any wiring for it on the hatch itself?
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Old 01-31-2018, 01:06 AM
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On the hatch lid itself, the only wires on the right side are for the dome light:






Here's a naked hatch with all the wiring exposed:

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Old 01-31-2018, 01:16 AM
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Here's the left side alarm harness connection, just for Ss & Gs:

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Old 01-31-2018, 10:21 AM
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Here you can clearly see the white dome light wire under the clip and the red wire for the defrost coming out behind it


Note red wire behind clip





it looks pretty tight higher up where there are multiple red wires tucked away



At the end only the dome light wire is left...
Lou the others beat me to a response AND with better pics!

I'll attach mine here just in case something is different. It looks to me like the wires for the dome light are tucked under the clips themselves, and defroster are tucked down behind the clips that hold the trim piece in place. Obviously the closer you are to the roof, the more wires are in there (for the defrost). As you come down about every 6 inches or so, a new line for the defrost grid comes out and makes an attachment to the grid distribution.

Hope all of these help more - I do have an alarm in my car, so my drivers' side looks like the pic posted above with the harness connector for the hatch alarm.

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Old 02-01-2018, 10:10 PM
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Great detailed pictures from all! - Thanks Scott for the close up of how they connected under the trim clips! The hatch trim has been apart for awhile and just forgot! I will go out to the garage in the morning and get it right!!
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Old 02-05-2018, 12:26 PM
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I am struggling with my fuel tank - trying to repair a leak. I have one crack that sealed nicely but the second is a bear (using HDPE sticks - in case anyone wants to know).
So I decided to start working on modifications to the door panel for speakers. See the descriptors below each pic for the story...going well so far. The overall plan for the audio:

Doors - 4" mid and separate tweeter. 4000 kHz filter for tweeter.
B-pillar - JBL 5 1/4" mid range two way speaker
Sub - Bose spare tire sub from Nissan

4ch amplifier for door/b pillar speakers
2ch amplifier for sub

Radio did not work when I got the car, but had been 'upgraded' from factory at some point in late 80s/early 90s.

Original Alpine 5 1/4" behind the door panel.


Obviously shot - same speakers mounted in the B pillars - same condition.


Mods to panel to fit - at least they did not cut through the vinyl!


Cardboard template for new bracket. Will mount to existing studs in door panel - room for 4" mid and tweeter - I hope!


Test fit in door panel. 4" driver magent should be centered at the deepest part of door recess. The 5 /14" was centered here.


First attempt at a plastic panel. Have not cut hole for 4" mid driver yet. Waiting to get the speakers to verify size of cutout.


Test fit. Tweeter will 'fire' right through the larger hole in the fiberboard of the door panel.


Right up against the top of the door panel.

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Old 02-05-2018, 06:50 PM
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Nice work Scott, where do you buy that ABS plastic sheet from? If I could get that in large enough sizes, I could replace my VW bus sliding door panel!
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Originally Posted by vetter59 View Post
Nice work Scott, where do you buy that ABS plastic sheet from? If I could get that in large enough sizes, I could replace my VW bus sliding door panel!
my neighbor gave a huge sheet to me when he moved. How much do you need? I have a pretty good sized sheet.

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I need a good amount, probably about 4.5 X 3.5 ,but need to measure and verify, will check tomorrow morning.
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My new door speakers came in yesterday. Very excited and wanted to test the fit. I obviously won't reinstall the panels until after the paintwork, but needed to check fit. I am pleased to report all seems to work well. Anxious to hear your thoughts...

My fuel tank - well that's another story. One crack sealed nicely. The other one is a true booger. I have slowed it down, but it still 'oozes'.



New speakers mounted temporarily on my newly fabricated plates. 4' mid and soft dome tweeter.


Plate test fit into door panel. Not sure where I will mount the HPF - it is not very big at all.


From the front - no bulges, etc. On the old 5 1/4" Alpines, you could "feel" the tweeter poking against the vinyl on the door. Now I can't feel them.


Test fit on door.


I think it is going to work just fine.
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Scott, that is outstanding!
looks quite stealthy, too.
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Originally Posted by vetter59 View Post
Nice work Scott, where do you buy that ABS plastic sheet from? If I could get that in large enough sizes, I could replace my VW bus sliding door panel!

McMaster-Carr. They have everything.

Scott, it's looking good.
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Would a '85 tank work? A friend of mine has a empty shell behind his shop, and I know the tank is still in it.
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Would a '85 tank work? A friend of mine has a empty shell behind his shop, and I know the tank is still in it.
i believe it will if you donĺt mind asking him what he wants for it.

Thanks Lou

Dont forget to measure the door on the bus.
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