Being that good Ol’ Jonny Wong had Chase Bays mildly “tuck” his bay, we knew exactly who to contact for pointers on our full tuck. After laying out the build to Chase, he couldn’t resist the opportunity to battle one of his own previous masterpieces. The term “Wire Tuck” is loosely thrown around these days; it seems everyone who does them has a different style, plan of attack and parts preparation. Since wiring is wiring (generally speaking), the process we’re about to show you in this article can apply to practically any car. The basic idea is to hide and re-route wiring around the bay to give it a hot rod clean look. Before getting started, be sure to map out what you want to hide, such as the fuse box, engine harness connectors and other accessories. Also plan to do this over multiple days and lose the fear of wires, if you’re patient and pay attention to the color coding in the wires you‘ll come out with clean result. Also, not all cars need the wires to be extended so try doing a mock up with an un-loomed harness before chopping and extending.
TOOLS NEEDED: Wire Strippers, dikes (diagonal cutters), 18 gauge wire (approx. 20 ft), corrugated plastic loom, 3 rolls of electrical tape, soldering iron, solder, 1/8 & 1/4 heat shrink tubing, clean nylon loom, zip ties (assorted sizes)