The pesky small stuff...
Am I the only one that during my restoration I got to a point where I was like lets just get it running, I can do all the little stuff after that. Just get it where I can drive it some?
Got it running last year and been piddling around fixing small stuff on and off ever since. Two weeks ago, I thought I would figure out why the dome light was staying on. Turned out the ground tab on the headlight switch was bent to where it stayed ground. That turned into, working on the fuel gauge, then blower motor switch, then LED's in the gauges, then dash speakers. The I used my label maker and labeled wires under the dash so I do not have to trace them down again.
The blower motor switch is a hard part to find in stock. I never found anyone that had it. So I got irritated took the switch apart, cleaned the contacts inside, and lightly greased all the moving parts on the HVAC control panel. Then decided to tear it apart and paint the inside silver so the light would be brighter.
The dash speaker. I seen a post on PY where a dude gutted the speaker and mounted 2 - 3.5 speakers in its frame. So I thought, hell thats a great idea. So I did that also!
Stock fuel gauge I never could get to work. I have an aftermarket one and since my clock didnt work I gutted it and install that gauge into its housing and mounted it up in the dash where the clock normally would be. Plan to get all speedhut gauges anyhow.
So tonight I installed the speakers in the dash, wired them up, Installed the HVAC controls and got it all in nice and neat. Should be nice driving now knowing I will have heat if I need it (AC will be fixed after some $$ is saved), I can see my gauges, and I got dash speakers now. The pesky small stuff is the sometimes the most aggravating, yet the most rewarding in some aspect.