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Technical 60-66 Chevy c10 wiring harness

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Spanky65, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. Spanky65
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 98


    I plan on getting a complete harness for my 65 c10, I don't want a universal kit. Painless is too expensive, I was looking at an American Autowire kit on summit for $500, has anyone used this kit before? It has a ton of good reviews. There's also a kit on that's $520, it doesn't show the brand or part number, I was wondering if it's the same harness as the one on summit. What's a good harness for a reasonable price?
  2. brokenspoke
    Joined: Jul 26, 2005
    Posts: 2,914


    I would use AAW
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  3. RiffTannen
    Joined: Jun 17, 2013
    Posts: 77

    from Chicago

    I used American Autowire on my 62 Biscayne, I highly recommend them. I used the stock OEM style harness which had all of the connectors already on it, where as the painless kit didn't. It was super easy to install.
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  4. Binger
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,722

    from wyoming

    Look at Rebel Wire. They are alliance members.
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  5. Spanky65
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 98


    Cool, thanks!
  6. I have heard good things about American Autowire, but @Binger is correct rebel is an Alliance vendor and I have heard of them making vehicle specific harnesses for people who ask.
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  7. Deadbird
    Joined: Jul 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,119


    I put a Rebel 9+3 harness in my C10. It's great and the price is right. Helped a buddy put one in his 68 C10 too. Rebel makes a high quality product at a very reasonable price and they always pick up the phone to help when you have a question. Pony up for the Alliance membership and buy Rebel.
  8. American Autowire is the best, I have used them in several projects and happy with quality
  9. Pinball Wizard
    Joined: Jul 25, 2008
    Posts: 92

    Pinball Wizard

    I put a painless harness in my 64 C10. Quality is great, but it didn't have enough extra circuits for me, had to add an extra fuse block. Also had to change a few things around because of previous mods, like my fan relays that were powered off the horn relay, painless doesn't use that as a junction point. I didn't go with american autowire because their C10 kit uses factory style bulkhead connectors, which are troublesome and really unnecessary.

  10. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 48,748


    The factory bulkhead connectors work fine on a stock truck. but when you add more electrical accessories, they can become overloaded. Good point...
  11. ^^^^ Note above^^^^ Are we "replacing" or are we re-doing?
  12. mikeymike
    Joined: Jan 28, 2007
    Posts: 54


  13. Chavezk21
    Joined: Jan 3, 2013
    Posts: 654


    I used the AAW kit in my mom's 58 Impala. It was great, factory wire colors, and connectors so easy to follow in manual. Was a little more pricey than others, but I am more than happy with it. If you can get a Rebel kit set up the same way using factory wire colors and connectors may be worth checking into. I have used one of their universal kits, the quality was very good and was not overly expensive.

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