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How do i chage a 6 volt system to a 12 volt system on a 1948 dodge oickup

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There isn't an easy or cheap way, if you want to use the original parts you will need to fit voltage dropper resistors or regulators for every electrical line from the fuse box, but that won't work with the dynamo or starter motor, you will need to replace them with 12v versions. You could avoid some of the droppers by changing the bulbs or other items like horn, cooling fan (if electric?) heater motor etc etc to 12v. Do you have a wiring diagram? You can't use one big dropper the current would be too high

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