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This is a discussion on needing ideas within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; I'm looking to find something other then that plastic tubing to hide the wires under my hood (not plug wires). ...

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    needing ideas

    I'm looking to find something other then that plastic tubing to hide the wires under my hood (not plug wires). Any ideas?

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    step by step on doing the wire hide mod.......

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    I'm aware of the wire hide mod. In fact, I'm in the process of doing that.I'm talking about all the others wires that are currently inside that crappy plastic tubing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutball View Post
    I'm aware of the wire hide mod. In fact, I'm in the process of doing that.I'm talking about all the others wires that are currently inside that crappy plastic tubing.
    what other wires are you referring to? Most of the wires in our cars are on the passenger side and the wire tuck mod gets rid of them...we have some on top of the engine that are a little more difficult to hide and the fuse panel on the driver side but thats about it.

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    I've done the wire hide mod on both sides and only "wires left showing are the one's going to the coil packs, IAT, TBS, IAC, MAF and Drv's O2's.

    Even them, you could hide with Fuel Rail covers. I may be selling my FRC's because I don't think it will fit/work with the FAST intake.

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    Coil Relocation Brackets would be worth looking into...they make the engine bay look 10000000000x better.

    This gives you an idea of what it would look like with one of the relocation kits...most people either polish the valve covers or powder coat them once the relocation is done.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    I may be selling my FRC's because I don't think it will fit/work with the FAST intake.
    Would be interested in the FRC's. If you could, send off or post a picture of them. Basically, the wires off my MAF. They look rather shitty with that plastic tubing. There are a few others I would like to do, but those off the MAF....really need something better then plastic tubing

    Quote Originally Posted by theorangeguy View Post
    Coil Relocation Brackets would be worth looking into
    Not into doing the relocation of my coil packs. If I go with FRC's...no need to relocate the coil packs.

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    If I relocate the coil packs it will not be under the cowl. To damn tight to begin with and with a 102 intake even more so.

    Here's a pic of when they were on the car. Still same color and the lettering is a decal that can be pealed off so you can re-color them to your choosing. They are also cut for a F-body and the "Corvette" lettering is filled in.

    It's a shame to not be able to use them, I like them. I even had to sell my TS Brace.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post

    I even had to sell my TS Brace.
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    Talking about something like this http://www.summitracing.com/parts/aww-510156 Looks a lot better then plastic This is older pic with old fuel line but you can see more of braiding

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    If I relocate the coil packs it will not be under the cowl. To damn tight to begin with and with a 102 intake even more so.

    Here's a pic of when they were on the car. Still same color and the lettering is a decal that can be pealed off so you can re-color them to your choosing.
    Very Nice Scott!! Let me get some prices on what it will take to have them repainted.

    Rick..I LOVE IT!! Just what I'm looking for. But Summit only has the one size....unless I'm missing something

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    needing ideas

    2 cans of Duplacolor of your color choice, some sandpaper & 2 cans of Duplacolor Clear is all you need. Lightly sand the FRC'S to remove the clear and any ridges, wipe down with alcohol, Spray light coats untill you are satisfied, let dry over night then clear coat it. 2 light passes, 2 medium passes. Add decals if you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 01badbird View Post
    Perfect!!
    Thanks Rick!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    2 cans of Duplacolor of your color choice, some sandpaper & 2 cans of Duplacolor Clear is all you need. Lightly sand the FRC'S to remove the clear and any ridges, wipe down with alcohol, Spray light coats untill you are satisfied, let dry over night then clear coat it. 2 light passes, 2 medium passes. Add decals if you want.
    Because I am very particular about the appearance. I'm more a mechanical guy rather then a body guy. Paint and finishing just isn't my thing.
    Thanks for the detailed, step-by-step Scott ..I just don't trust myself to do all that.

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    Sweet and GOOD LUCK!! I also took a hobby paintbrush with some black paint to paint any wires or connectors that wasn't covered with braid (the ends) to help hide or at least not as noticeable!

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    Good advice here....

    Carry on
    Last edited by xssv; 01-26-2015 at 05:47 PM.
    They said it wouldnt fit in an fbody....


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    Come on... post up a pic. Your engine bay is nothing short of incredible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Come on... post up a pic. Your engine bay is nothing short of incredible.
    Rotfl....he doesn't need those kinds of ideas!!

    Appreciate the words as always Jeff.... (not to thread jack, but kicking around the idea of Carlisle again)

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    Was thinking of trying to make it this year so I can stop in and say Hi to grandma in Hanover while we are near! Will look for you guys also!!
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