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Old 12-01-2021, 11:53 PM   #1
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Securing Wiring to E350 Frame

Working on replacing all the battery cables with the kit from Custom Battery Cables. While removing the stock cables, I didn't put too much effort into not breaking the stock retainer clips that the cables were taped to when pulling them out, as I assumed they would be easy to find. Turns out I was wrong. Anyone have recommendations on solutions that worked for them for securing large wiring to the existing holes in the frame? Hoping to avoid ordering a bunch of clips and then having them not work out as it seems measurements are all over the place. Thanks!
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Old 12-02-2021, 06:26 AM   #2
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Often times I've used this site for OEM exact or similar clips & fasteners: https://www.clipsandfasteners.com/Default.asp

Another site is Del City found here: https://www.delcity.net/

You could also do a general search for the brand name AuVeCo and check their offerings.

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Old 12-02-2021, 08:42 AM   #3
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https://www.mcmaster.com/wire-clips/...g-loop-clamps/

these are what we use to secure all standalone wiring on the van.

a bit more expensive, but this allows us to route wires wherever we need without putting holes in the van. the existing holes aren't always in the best location.

another advantage - if more wire needs to be run in the future, the wire clamp is there to hold it.
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Old 12-02-2021, 09:55 AM   #4
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You guys are fancy! I admit, I have many times way over-done wiring add-ons but most of the time flexible wire loom to protect the wire and zip ties to secure it does a pretty bulletproof job. What I like about them is I don't need a certain size and the way I attach they can quickly and easily be replaced if I add a wire here or there.
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I posted about some "anchors" that I found a while back.

https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...ing-22029.html


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Old 12-03-2021, 10:21 AM   #6
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Thanks all for the recommendations! Those magnetic ones are pretty slick. Will update once I sort out which ones to use.
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Thanks all for the recommendations! Those magnetic ones are pretty slick. Will update once I sort out which ones to use.
It would be great seeing which you chose and how you put them to use if that's not too much to ask.
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I posted about some "anchors" that I found a while back.

https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...ing-22029.html


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But what if the poles reverse?

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OK, I'm coming late to the party, but here goes:

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty sells genuine Adel-brand Mil-Spec MS 21919-WDG clamps for much less than McMaster-Carr (about half), and will ship them to you via First Class mail for $2-$3 in postage and handling. Here's a link:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...1919clamps.php

(Hopefully I pasted the link correctly - it's my first time posting a link, I think.)

Remember: Chafed battery cables are "muy no bueno"!

Good Luck!
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OK, I'm coming late to the party, but here goes:

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty sells genuine Adel-brand Mil-Spec MS 21919-WDG clamps for much less than McMaster-Carr (about half), and will ship them to you via First Class mail for $2-$3 in postage and handling. Here's a link:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...1919clamps.php

(Hopefully I pasted the link correctly - it's my first time posting a link, I think.)

Remember: Chafed battery cables are "muy no bueno"!

Good Luck!
This type of clamp is what I'm leaning towards right now, thanks for the source. Doing my best to make sure I do this right the first time by keeping future maintenance/issue diagnostics in mind too. Pretty sure it isn't OEM, but the stock cables have a heat shielding wrap on them as they pass by the starter, so going to replicate it on the new cables too. I haven't gotten back under the van yet to make sure I have the correct measurements for bolts and the diameter of the wires, but am hoping to this weekend. Will keep everyone updated once things start moving forward!
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