Last summer we began 'restoring' my 1995 NAS Defender 90 I've had since we bought it in '95 ... and I think it's safe to say that the process feels like its costing just as much as we paid for the truck brand new (too scared to add up the numbers, lol).
We were in the homestretch of putting it back together, when the auto body shop that's working on it mentioned yesterday that there are major issues with the Wiring.
After some research online and in the forums, it seems that there's no quick/easy solution to replacing the Main/Rear Wiring Harnesses. I did contact Autosparks and, as mentioned in another forum post, they don't have one for a truck so 'young'.
I'm not sure what the right next move is, so I thought I turn to the folks that know a heck of a lot more than I do on these things...You guys!!!
1) Is the best option to send it away to them to have it re-done or duplicated? It's 6-8 weeks . . . but was wondering if anyone familiar with Autosparks has heard of a faster turnaround (wishful thinking that maybe they underpromise on time, then perhaps overdeliver)
2) Is there anyone locally here in the US that can do a similar 'duplication'? Rovers North referred me to Painless Wiring, but the best they can do is a universal harness
3) When the harnesses do have to be swapped out, is that a job that an experience general mechanic can do . . .or, as the auto body shop recommended, does the D90's configuration make a 'electrical automotive' specialist necessary. How labor intensive is this?
I appreciate any suggestions or help on this. I just want to get this right.