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Fuse Block Placement??

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Buildflycrash, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. Mar 2, 2018
    Buildflycrash

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    i have tha EZ Wiring 12 circut harness to go into my 66cj5. Definitely will add aftermarket heater in the coming months. Obviously don’t want to have to redo stuff so where exactly is the best placement for the fuse block? Other wire routing advice?
     
  2. Mar 2, 2018
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    I'd vote for the engine compartment firewall inside a weatherproof box. I used to have one on Tonk as well as a junction box over the hole the cables go through.

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    mike starck

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    I mounted my EZ fuse block on inside on a stand-off welded to firewall. It has worked out good so far. This space was available because of the location of aftermarket heater.I welded 1" rings to top of firewall to route the wiring thru. they came in handy to secure wires. Looks messy in the pic but it all came together. mike chris and jo 009.jpg
     

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    wheelie

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    Mine is a very basic unit compared to Mike's, pictured above but, is located about the black box is on Mike's picture. Not saying it's the best place. I removed all of my heater equipment. I had someone else do the job many years ago.

    Consider ease of access and, if you're going to actually wheel the JEEP, protection from the elements. I like things to look clean and it's sometimes difficult to strike a balance.
     
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    Focker

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    Rick Whitson

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    I hate to admit it, but I used the harness that came in the 66 donor Jeep, all inline fuses. If I were doing it all over I would go to the marine store and get a fuse block and run everything to the fuse block. I know where all the inline fuses are so it is no big thing, but anyone else would have to chase down the inline fuses. I like to think of my jeep like a boat, it gets wet sometimes, so I like to use marine wire, and stuff. Tonk looks clean and neat, Howard, it must have been heater delete when new, my heater is where you fuse box is. Your set up is a lot easier to check than the way I did mine. Good Luck.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2018
    dozerjim

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    Ease of access is more critical as we get older,I put one on that goes through the fire wall,fuses under hood between heater and outside edge and wires hooked up in cab,has a weather proof cover also.This one has spade hook ups,if I did(do) another one it would have screwdown lugs with two buss bars,one ignition and one hot,also I have a circuit breaker on feeder near battery.
     
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    Mcruff

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    Since I kept the stock heater I mounted mine toward the passenger side, right about where his bundle of 5 wires is to the right of his heater. Nothing in the way on the factory heater set up or anything else. I also did all mine modularly, I can unplug 3 plugs and the harness will stay with the body when I take it off the frame.
     
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    Focker

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    Not my best work, but this is just a simple bus bar (with cover) that holds blade fuses. I replaced my inline fuses and added a couple more. It's under the dash, but inside the engine bay would have been more convenient.

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    3b a runnin

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    Looks good.
    I like Mcruff's idea also.
     
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  11. Mar 12, 2018
    Buildflycrash

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    I leaning towards the engine compartment but having no luck finding a suitable box. Any ideas?
     
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    Focker

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    Look at tackle boxes.

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    jflots

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    Pelican box
     
  14. Mar 12, 2018
    Oldriginal86

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    I wouldn’t worry about the fuse box being waterproof, just mount it high enough that your backside gets wet before the water reaches it.
     
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    OldAdobe

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    Like the tackle box, good idea!
     
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    Rick Whitson

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    I always use Marine parts when I replace anything. Marine wire is silver coated, switches, are water resistant. I put Marine wipers on my Jeep.
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