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PETERBOROUGH, ONT

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We are trying to decide where to mount the fuse panel and electrics in my chopped Model A Tudor.  We find there isn't a great deal of room up under the dash or anywhere else for that matter.  My seats are on the floor so nothing can go under there.  Putting it under the dash isn't so hard but accessing it for repairs or to replace a fuse might be awkward.  Any advice would be appreciated?



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Near the door post left or right side ,you pick.
Mount in floor face up build a box from aluminum or your choice ....fasten such with rivets or zeus ,screws ur choice.
You would just roll the carpet back if there was an issue of blown fuse...could mount an ashtray light in such a box so ya always had light if an issue out on the road at night.
Just an opinion.

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I had the same problem a few weeks ago.
I found that the kick panel on the left side worked out well for the harness I have.
There are some pictures in my thread.

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Cuddles wrote:

 Putting it under the dash isn't so hard but accessing it for repairs or to replace a fuse might be awkward.  Any advice would be appreciated?


 

when you make the harness up... add 2ft of wire... so you can zig zag the extra up under the dash... and when you find you need to work on it.. cut the zip ties holding the bundle under the dash.. and pull it out on your lap while sitting in the passenger seat..  

or does your A pillar area have an space you can create a faux "crotch cooler" panel.. you know, the vents that opened to let the bees in.. and cooled you down there....  make that faux door panel open so you can access the fuse panel..  you can find the doors on large commercial trucks too.

this is a beetle front 1/4 panel vent door opening

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=1334393

 



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depending on what you use for a fuse box , it might help to take a look at the fusebox you have

is there a bracket on it for mounting
does that bracket bolt to the box or does it slip into a slot or hook of some sort?

it might just be designed to slip off the bracket for access once installed if not bolted to the bracket

many front wheel drive 80's dodges used this idea
- and to improve access or even to allow access to the back of the fusebox you can slip it off the bracket and pull it down

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PETERBOROUGH, ONT

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Thank you all. Thanks to your guidance, we got it mounted. Thank you.

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