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Tinkerr

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Ideas on Re-habing a fuse box
« on: June 06, 2019, 05:48:45 PM »
The tin-zinc coating is flaking off of the fuse connectors. I soaked it in evapo-rust which clean up the rusty areas ,but the flaking is still there. I thought about removing the contacts from the box and glass beading them, but when all's said and done I have bare metal and no corrosion protection. It's not practical to spray the fuse box every couple weeks with WD-40. Any ideas? A new harness is $415, I could spend that on other parts. Thanks

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Re: Ideas on Re-habing a fuse box
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 05:55:04 PM »
This thread may help.
My reply #12 shows a reproduction panel I used to replace the worn one and still used the original harness.
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=13762.0

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Re: Ideas on Re-habing a fuse box
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2019, 07:02:21 PM »
Mike, that is great info. I was using the google machine and found a article in Hemming's that listed 10 or so vendors that built harnesses. I called 4 companies on the list, none of them would sell a fuse-box or offer another option. Limited was on the list, but I didn't call them. Guess I gave up to early.

Looking at the pictures, I'm assuming you were able to remove the connectors to crimp and re-install them? What did you use for a crimping tool? Did you consider soldering them after crimping. One of my weaknesses is over-kill. Thanks Paul

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Re: Ideas on Re-habing a fuse box
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2019, 07:23:27 PM »

 I used a crimper my son-in-law uses. He is an electrician but he got it from Home Depot. I removed the flasher crimped terminals and installed on the new panel.
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Re: Ideas on Re-habing a fuse box
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2019, 07:28:12 PM »
Fuse box has been ordered, ships in about 10 days. On to something else on the never ending list. Thanks again Mike S

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Re: Ideas on Re-habing a fuse box
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2019, 08:52:40 PM »
Sources for Both Terminals and Tooling.

http://www.texasindustrialelectric.com/_packard_terminals.asp

http://www.texasindustrialelectric.com/tools.asp

I will add a tutorial thread soon on the basics of terminals & crimping.

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Re: Ideas on Re-habing a fuse box
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2019, 02:16:47 AM »
You can remove the fuse terminals from the box and replate them with ZINC.
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