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I took Tuckerred out on about a 40 mile jaunt to stir the fluids, charge the battery and also filled the fuel tank to prevent condensation issues while it sits during the bad weather.
The last time I had fired the truck up was to go to Athens on I think the 13th of November for a Georgia Fanatic lunch, so it had set up for a full 8 weeks and I was getting concerned that the battery might go flat after all of the issues fellow Fanatics seem to have with batteries, and it is not on a tender. Spun over like a champ, you would have thought I had driven it yesterday. I have assembled all of the front-end pieces I think I'll need to put on Mike's front shocks soon, then my springtime project is to take the whole truck down to Mike @Dragon2U to put in stepper motors and change my IC faceplate to a red one. Possibly fix my right door latch too. Does anyone know if it is worthwhile or even possible to replace the stepper in the volt-meter? Generally, it will be either pegged at 0 or indicate 16 volts (not pegged), though randomly I'll get what looks right at about 13 to 14V.
Bad weather coming in the next few days if the weatherperson is correct.
 

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I took Tuckerred out on about a 40 mile jaunt to stir the fluids, charge the battery and also filled the fuel tank to prevent condensation issues while it sits during the bad weather.
The last time I had fired the truck up was to go to Athens on I think the 13th of November for a Georgia Fanatic lunch, so it had set up for a full 8 weeks and I was getting concerned that the battery might go flat after all of the issues fellow Fanatics seem to have with batteries, and it is not on a tender. Spun over like a champ, you would have thought I had driven it yesterday. I have assembled all of the front-end pieces I think I'll need to put on Mike's front shocks soon, then my springtime project is to take the whole truck down to Mike @Dragon2U to put in stepper motors and change my IC faceplate to a red one. Possibly fix my right door latch too. Does anyone know if it is worthwhile or even possible to replace the stepper in the volt-meter? Generally, it will be either pegged at 0 or indicate 16 volts (not pegged), though randomly I'll get what looks right at about 13 to 14V.
Bad weather coming in the next few days if the weatherperson is correct.
Just a thought on the red faceplate. I know two that did red and didn't care for it because it was difficult to read. Just one man's opinion....
 

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Just a thought on the red faceplate. I know two that did red and didn't care for it because it was difficult to read. Just one man's opinion....
Great, I agonized over this at length before I bought the plate, looking at pics I found on our site. Originally, I was going to go with white with red needles courtesy Dragon2U but thought the red would pick up the red trim & the waterfall. If I end up disliking it, it can always be changed out again. Such is life. 😟
 

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take the whole truck down to Mike @Dragon2U to put in stepper motors and change my IC faceplate to a red one.
Just a thought on the red faceplate. I know two that did red and didn't care for it because it was difficult to read. Just one man's opinion....
I agree--IF, I changed the face's I would go with White. To me they look the best. BUT everybody to their thing.

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@SWT RYD I recently purchased a white face plate from a fellow Fanatic and would like to do the blue lights as well. Appreciate the pictures so I know what it will look like. I think Thunder will like it! 💙
Do you have the link for the blue LED's? Thanks!
 

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@SWT RYD I recently purchased a white face plate from a fellow Fanatic and would like to do the blue lights as well. Appreciate the pictures so I know what it will look like. I think Thunder will like it! 💙
Do you have the link for the blue LED's? Thanks!
Mike (@Dragon2U) supplied and install them. Give him a shout. Can't beat his price.
 

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@SWT RYD I recently purchased a white face plate from a fellow Fanatic and would like to do the blue lights as well. Appreciate the pictures so I know what it will look like. I think Thunder will like it! 💙
Do you have the link for the blue LED's? Thanks!
I replaced my OEM faceplate by Dragon2u with a silver one with LED’s. He informed me the newer ones are tinted blue. You might want to try holding an LED light behind the replacement to see if it’s tinted already. Painted my OEM needles orange and are really easy to see. A must upgrade for a PAC BLUE SSR.
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Our white faceplate has blue tint and we had white LEDs installed. Adding blue LEDs looks like it would make it a deeper blue like @SWT RYD's.

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