New trucks, old trucks, farm trucks, and custom classic trucks are the current craze--for both utility and the fun of owning an affordable vintage vehicle. Whether yours was found resting in a barn or handed down from a family member, trucks have become sentimental favorites of the hobby crowd. And most, if not all, of these classic haulers needed (or will need) to be re-wired at some point.

Vintage-vehicle lover Dave Foerster discovered he had the desire for a classic truck. He went on the hunt for a solid-running, but affordable, truck that still needed a few finishing touches. He located a '72 Chevrolet shortwide-bed pickup that was waiting for the installation of an air conditioner. The A/C unit and all the parts came with the truck, but the wiring needed to be replaced. Since Dave lives nearby in Bedford, Texas (a Dallas/Fort Worth mid-city), he contacted the capable crew at Painless Performance, and they volunteered to help with the electrical harness installation for training purposes.

For those of you who might have been reluctant to tackle the installation of a wiring panel, follow along with our story to see how (if you follow the instructions) you too can install a wiring panel and re-wire your own classic truck.