San-Owagon wrote:yeah, i did.
OK, then in response to your first question, "No, it's not a good idea." There's a reason that the van was manufactured with a fusible link there, just like there's a reason for all the fuses in the fuse box. Would you be willing to bypass all of them, as well? All I can say is, good luck, and I hope nothing fries while you're waiting for the correct part to come in. And when the part does come in, be sure to replace your straight wire with it. Driving any longer than necessary (at all, IMO) with your setup is really taking a chance on frying something major, possibly even a fire hazard.
Again, if you're going top make your own, then why not use "fusible link wire"? Any auto parts store carries it; I got a 10' roll, 16AWG, for about $3.