Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: M37 Greek Harness questions

  1. #1
    Senior Chief/Moderator hndrsonj's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Cheyenne, WY
    MVPA
    31099
    Posts
    7,416
    Thanks
    998
    Thanked 2,115 Times in 1,093 Posts

    Default M37 Greek Harness questions

    I have read/searched about the greek harnesses. As I understand it they are a suitable replacement but are slightly different. So who has one and what do they think of them? I believe they use colored wires instead of black, have no wire markers, and use packard connectors instead of douglas-is that correct?? Do they have the turn signals wired in? Who has them still for sale? Last, is there a Canadian harness too, or do some people have their info mixed up?
    1951 Reo M48 Deuce Tractor
    1962 Dodge M37B1 w/w
    1951 Willys M38

  2. #2
    4 Star General mkcoen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Spring Branch, TX
    Posts
    5,541
    Thanks
    967
    Thanked 3,666 Times in 1,759 Posts

    Default

    We just installed the Greek harness in my 37. They are color coded (if you don't have the schematic I can send it to you). They have the 2 piece metal shell connectors (not sure on Douglas/Packard - which is which). There is a "mis-wire" between the front and rear harness but my diagram shows how to make the correction.

    We did run in to several places where the soldering was sub-par and had to re-do it. Luckily it was still during the installation process and they came loose while we were trying to make the connections. It would have been a nightmare trying to trace them once the entire thing was in (one of them was in the main light switch connector).

    For the price I think it was worth it - $75 compared to $700+ for an OEM style and since I'm not going for a Concourse restoration the colored wire didn't bother me.

    The gentleman I bought mine from passed away earlier this year but I believe Brent Mullins Jeep bought out his stock of M37 stuff so you might try there.
    KG5RKO
    1954 M37
    1955 Austin Champ
    1980 M116A2 MEP003
    1995 M105A3

    US ARMY - Overlanding since 1775




  3. The Following User Says Thank You to mkcoen For This Useful Post:

    hndrsonj (10-29-2012)

  4. #3
    2 Star General M-37Bruce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Midlothian, VA
    Posts
    641
    Thanks
    667
    Thanked 60 Times in 48 Posts

    Default Complete One

    hndrsonj, I have one I do not think I am going to use, pm me if your interested, I bought this one from Sid Beck before he past away.
    RIP Sid!
    Bruce
    1953 Dodge M-37, aka Da' OD Goddess
    Issued to the Dept. Of The Navy
    January 1953
    VMVA
    Stanford Hill Farm
    Midlothian,VA

  5. #4
    4 Star General mkcoen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Spring Branch, TX
    Posts
    5,541
    Thanks
    967
    Thanked 3,666 Times in 1,759 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by M-37Bruce View Post
    I bought this one from Sid Beck before he past away.
    RIP Sid!
    Sid is where I got mine also. He was a great guy to deal with and had tons of stuff and knowledge. It was interesting to walk through the 4 rail cars he had at his place and just look at all of his inventory. I'm glad I got the chance to meet him in person.
    KG5RKO
    1954 M37
    1955 Austin Champ
    1980 M116A2 MEP003
    1995 M105A3

    US ARMY - Overlanding since 1775




  6. The Following User Says Thank You to mkcoen For This Useful Post:

    M-37Bruce (10-29-2012)

  7. #5
    2 Star General M-37Bruce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Midlothian, VA
    Posts
    641
    Thanks
    667
    Thanked 60 Times in 48 Posts

    Default

    He was quite a guy, lot O' knowledge too!
    Bruce
    1953 Dodge M-37, aka Da' OD Goddess
    Issued to the Dept. Of The Navy
    January 1953
    VMVA
    Stanford Hill Farm
    Midlothian,VA

  8. #6
    4 Star General Tanner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    1,013
    Thanks
    339
    Thanked 187 Times in 123 Posts

    Default

    Brent Mullins didn't have any decent Greek harnesses left when I last checked 3 months ago.

    'Tanner'
    Working hard daily to eradicate stupid in the world. It's taking more time than I thought it would -

  9. #7
    Senior Chief/Moderator hndrsonj's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Cheyenne, WY
    MVPA
    31099
    Posts
    7,416
    Thanks
    998
    Thanked 2,115 Times in 1,093 Posts

    Default

    So the Greek harnesses have a front and rear. Do the origional ones have this also or they one piece? I crawled all over mine and it looked like one piece (mostly). The headlights are their own separate, but did I just miss the Ft/Rr connector or is it one piece?? I am really thinking of just making a harness and using Packard connectors. Anyone done this?
    1951 Reo M48 Deuce Tractor
    1962 Dodge M37B1 w/w
    1951 Willys M38

  10. #8
    4 Star General saddamsnightmare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Abilene, Texas
    Posts
    3,541
    Thanks
    1,128
    Thanked 1,767 Times in 988 Posts

    Default

    November 1st, 2012.

    Just Curious, why would you use a Greek made harness when you can get a correct one from Vintage Wiring up in Maine?
    Cheers,

    Kyle F. McGrogan

    1963 Swiss Cargo Unimog S404.114 "Helga" (after Haagar's wife!). Found a new home in Michigan 5-5-2019

    1971 Kaiser Jeep M35A2 WoW "Saddam's Nightmare" Desert Storm and Vietnam Veteran Deuce and a Half.
    (Sold in Texas 4-3-2012)


    1968 Johnson Corp M105A2 Cargo Trailer.
    (Sold in Texas 4-3-2012)

    1967 Hercules MEP023A gas Gen Set "Rev up your C130 Here!".(It went to Perrin Field AFB Historical Society Museum at Dennison,TX.)

    Looking for a USAF Step Van in Abilene, TX area!

  11. #9
    4 Star General mkcoen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Spring Branch, TX
    Posts
    5,541
    Thanks
    967
    Thanked 3,666 Times in 1,759 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by saddamsnightmare View Post
    November 1st, 2012.

    Just Curious, why would you use a Greek made harness when you can get a correct one from Vintage Wiring up in Maine?
    Because I can afford $75 for a Greek one and not $750 for the OE style.
    KG5RKO
    1954 M37
    1955 Austin Champ
    1980 M116A2 MEP003
    1995 M105A3

    US ARMY - Overlanding since 1775




  12. #10
    4 Star General Tanner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    1,013
    Thanks
    339
    Thanked 187 Times in 123 Posts

    Default

    The Greek harness is 'correct' for the M37's used in Grecian armed forces...

    'Tanner'
    Working hard daily to eradicate stupid in the world. It's taking more time than I thought it would -

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Another M37 saved from the bone yard
    By Eric's hifim37 in forum M37
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 03-22-2018, 19:27
  2. My New M37
    By STSCSS in forum M37
    Replies: 82
    Last Post: 02-18-2012, 12:25
  3. Replies: 24
    Last Post: 09-15-2010, 08:17
  4. Questions... M275 or...?
    By Prozon in forum The Deuce
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 04-26-2010, 23:33
  5. Anyone done this swap recently...few questions
    By 4bogginchevys in forum CUCV
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 02-25-2010, 10:28

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •