Suzie, the little gray pickup

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Re: Suzie, the little gray pickup

Postby hessmess » Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:33 pm

I actually converted mine years ago, haven’t tried it this year but worked great last year. I also converted the Trooper a long time ago. I ran thru Wyoming last August and the AC worked great. I am headed to Green River Utah in a few weeks. Better check out that AC in the Trooper again.
86 Trooper (sold to brother) wrecked and recycled
88 Trooper (recycled)
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91 LS Trooper, 5 speed, 3.4, bored intake, LSD, rebuilt using parts donated from the first 91
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Re: Suzie, the little gray pickup

Postby dankly1 » Sun May 02, 2021 7:24 pm

My truck has a horrible aftermarket radio that I have a tough time operating or even seeing where it is mounted forward of the shifter. Due to this, and the fact that my factory voltmeter is all over the place, I decided to install a clock/voltmeter on the dash. This is the one that I purchased:

Digital Clock

I installed it in the blanking panel to the left of the steering column. These are some of the steps I went through:

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Re: Suzie, the little gray pickup

Postby dankly1 » Sun May 02, 2021 7:52 pm

...continued from previous post.

Now that I had the clock installed in the blanking plate, it was time to get some power to it. I wanted a factory style install so I accessed the back of the interior fuse panel and looked for a source of always-on power. The hot side of fuses 1, 2 and 3 are hot all the time and are fed from 1 big wire to a 3-position terminal. Fuse position 5 is not used on the pickup so I decided to use it for my clock fuse. Next was a trip to another 93 at the junkyard.

I pulled 4 wire terminal pigtails from the fuse box and a few little trim pieces. I used a pigtail to jumper from the hot side of fuse #1 to the hot side of #5. Then I spliced another pigtail from the fused side of #5 to the power wire from the clock. Once that was done, I put a ring connector on the end of the negative wire and grounded it to one of the steering column bolts. I apologize that I don't have any pictures of this but if anyone is interested, I can take some and post them.

All I had left to do was pop in the clock and put in a fuse. It is powered from the 10 amp in the lower left of the panel. I will be replacing that with a 2.5 amp, but 10 is all I had at the time.

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So, now I have a clock I can read, an accurate voltmeter, and 2 different thermometers. A few notes about this unit:

  • It displays the time on a 24 hour clock (after 20 years in the military, this is not an issue for me)
  • I have been unable to get the temp display to change from celsius to fahrenheit
  • It has 2 temp sensor wires, a short one and a long one. I will try to run the long one to somewhere outside the cab
  • It does not come with any instructions whatsoever
  • The display can be set to 3 different brightness levels
  • You can set it to automatically scroll through the 4 display modes (time, volts, inside temp,outside temp) or to stay on just 1 all the time

Anyway, this is probably more info than anyone probably wanted, but I'm bored at work right now.

Cheers!
Alex

PS. I don't know why the pictures are showing upside down, but if you click on them they flip over.
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