Post by aquaticharpy on Aug 20, 2019 18:01:28 GMT -5
I recently got a Bradley GT2 to restore, but the wiring is pretty much non existant and the headlights were pulled and fiberglass over. I was wondering where to go with this restoration if I should pull the body or put it on a lift and try to wire from under and in. If I do pull the body how would that go about? Just trying to restore my GT2 to a decent condition.
Take the body off. Put it up on sawhorses or something sturdy and sit in a nice chair and wire it very comfortably from underneath.
The body is bolted to the pan on its perimeter. Every build is different so there are no universal instructions as to what to do step by step. Its just one of many things you need to figure out by looking and thinking. This is a car after all. Its not a model.
And when you have the body off you can also easily address all the other issues the car is likely to have including suspension, brakes, and rust
Post by aquaticharpy on Aug 20, 2019 23:55:58 GMT -5
Do you have any recommendations for a wiring harness to buy? Also, where might I find the fuse box? I might have enough wiring there to buy a few spools and just replace the wiring but a new harness might work. What do you think?
In my opinion a new harness is the ONLY way to go. Most kits are wired absolutely terribly. And when you try to "fix" them you just create more problems that will pop up at the absolute worst time.
Rebel Harnesses make good products and have kits that are custom tailored to fiberglass vehicles. They also offer excellent customer support.
Remember....with fiberglass everything has to be grounded. That means a lot of extra ground wires that you will need to engineer. There are lots of ways to do this but every light, every gauge, every system will need independently run ground wires. You will need lots of ground wires.
And the GT2 doesn't need a ton of circuits. I would say maybe 12 or so for a standard GT2. Maybe more if you are planning a high end stereo or custom lighting.
jchr7485: BTW- Anybody have a spare rear window?
Nov 5, 2018 8:43:13 GMT -5
coach: i have a 78 Bradley GT ( rolling Project ) for sale in NC $1500 call 336-684-6894 for pics Mike
Nov 15, 2018 12:28:59 GMT -5
vw2themaxman: I have a bradley GT2 for sale need some work chicago area reply for pictures $2500
Jan 6, 2019 23:38:40 GMT -5
cocacoladodge: Does anyone know if Skip20s family has plans to keep his projects or undecided at this point? Who to contact? Heck he was one of the first to talk to me on here, I feel like a good friend is gone before his time.
Feb 23, 2019 18:54:39 GMT -5
modnar: sorry things happen, moved, been off line, crazy times. hope you found a rear window.
Mar 30, 2019 17:55:20 GMT -5
modnar: again sorry for not answering.
Mar 30, 2019 17:55:34 GMT -5
jdawg01: Anyone have spare rear window and a driver's side window as well or no where or a distributor?
Apr 1, 2019 13:08:27 GMT -5
bhackler: I have Bradley GT2 in Nashville has been sitting in garage for 30 years at least. Have all parts to complete assembly except windshield of course. Sitting on nice 1969 beetle floor pan with rebuilt engine. Doors and glass never installed $1500.00
Apr 9, 2019 9:18:08 GMT -5
bradleycrazy1: Hey, you still have the garage of parts?
May 9, 2019 20:00:51 GMT -5
wantabradley: Any body have a rear window for sale?
May 15, 2019 8:24:10 GMT -5
aquaticharpy: What's happen to skip20?
Aug 4, 2019 13:53:26 GMT -5
bobevans41: I have about 90 rear hatch glasses for gt2s
Sept 25, 2019 20:21:30 GMT -5
bobevans41: I have lots of Brad gt 2 parts....Just let me know what you need
Sept 25, 2019 20:23:52 GMT -5
awolprod: looking for a bradley gt windshield...
Oct 1, 2019 20:47:56 GMT -5
jbrancazzu: hi i have a bradley gt with the full lexan doors im trying to locate the piston things that open the door ,hold them up please help also has anyone installed linear actuators on them if so how thank you all
Nov 6, 2019 18:32:52 GMT -5