Truck #2


The last couple of days I worked hard on getting a schematic for USE air conditioning finished. I am hoping to get the AC in the #2 truck running. It’s fully charged with freon but won’t turn on. So far I found one broken wire at the Sanden temp control unit. I jumpered it but it still won’t run. The time spent today did help get the schematic more complete. I even plugged in a spare system to the truck’s AC wiring but it still won’t run. I hope to figure this system out by the end of the weekend.

Use truck #1 repair/upgrades

Check water pump brushes for wear.
Add 12v fuses to junction box.
Pull driveshaft and inspect for connector space.
Install Lithium BMS cable.
Upgrade heater to Kim Hotstart.
Top off redtop cells with water.
Order Kim Hotstart heater.
Add second set of gas struts.
Remove class 3 trailer hitch.
Repair Ready LED.

USE truck #2 repairs/upgrades

Polish paint
Remove Anderson connector and cables to pack.
Add 12v fuses to junction box.
Bad connections on Sanden box.
Add 6-32 standoff to main contactor for fan power.
Paint roll pan.
LRR tires.
Synthetic fluids for trans and rear end.
Zero toe alignment.
1998 S10 front air dam.
Battery box holes need helicoils.
Repair dash button cover.
Vacuum leak when in heat or vent positions (Bad vacuum switch).
Bad connection in Emeter circuit.
Incorrect heater wiring.
Blower never turns off.
Buy Factory shop manuals.
Charge Complete and fault lights burned out.
AC Not pumping freon.
Fan switch bad.
Cup holder damaged.
Grille Emblem missing.
Bed: Add tilt bed hardware.
Add gas struts to bed.
Add 2nd pair of gas struts to bed.
Heater: Pump ok, no heat. Replaced with Hotstart.
Remove rear Bumper.
Remove tool box.
Install Dolphin fuse holder.
Get 1 amp fuse for fuse holder.
Knife switch for aux battery.
Missing Antenna.
Install Fuel Door outlet.
Fuel door box.
Find rear valence (roll pan).

This truck just had a female connector hanging down low to plug into. But being that it was a female connector, try to imagine what the extension cord would look like. Hmmm. A male connector on each end....

This truck just had a female connector hanging down low to plug into. But being that it was a female connector, try to imagine what the extension cord would look like. Hmmm. A male connector on each end....

I hunted all over town for a piece of flat black plastic to make the ring adapter for attaching the outlet to the fuel door box. This oil drain pan was a good choice. I cut 4 ring adapters out of it just to have spares. I was able to easily CNC these parts out due to a an add on piece of software that I bought with my CNC software, Mach3. This add on made it so I could specify the triangle bolt pattern and the other features machined into the ring adapter with great ease.

I hunted all over town for a piece of flat black plastic to make the ring adapter for attaching the outlet to the fuel door box. This oil drain pan was a good choice. I cut 4 ring adapters out of it just to have spares. I was able to easily CNC these parts out due to a an add on piece of software that I bought with my CNC software, Mach3. This add on made it so I could specify the triangle bolt pattern and the other features machined into the ring adapter with great ease.

That large black plastic part is the fuel door box that was missing from the #2 truck. So I ordered it and many other parts from a local GM dealer. Also shown is the outlet and the CNC'd ring adapter.

That large black plastic part is the fuel door box that was missing from the #2 truck. So I ordered it and many other parts from a local GM dealer. Also shown is the outlet and the CNC'd ring adapter.

Here is the finished outlet install. All nice black parts. Even the screw heads are black. I was in a black out mood last night. The ring adapter is a bit too flexible, so it will get a second ring adapter to stiffen it up a bit.

Here is the finished outlet install. All nice black parts. Even the screw heads are black. I was in a black out mood last night. The ring adapter is a bit too flexible, so it will get a second ring adapter to stiffen it up a bit.

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