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    Today, 08:08
    Make sure the connection is tight. If the switch was that hot the heat was on the connection prongs and they are now weak and loose again. Just as...
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    Yesterday, 08:07
    cucvrus replied to a thread M1010 Ambulance Bed in Parts wanted
    Before we get started. The M1010 body is about 1 foot longer than the stock M1008 bed. That means you will need to add frame extentions. And hauling...
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    10-11-2019, 19:57
    cucvrus replied to a thread M1010 Ambulance Bed in Parts wanted
    Before I do that. How complete are you wanting? I have 4 of them. 2 have the shkirts and 2 have the skirts cut off. only 1 has the bunks in it and...
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  • cucvrus's Avatar
    10-11-2019, 19:50
    I had some help and moved the M1009 roof outside. I started the M1009 and drove it outside so I could get the roof mounted back on the truck. The...
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    10-11-2019, 19:36
    cucvrus replied to a thread M1010 Ambulance Bed in Parts wanted
    I have a couple in Pennsylvania. I 81 Exit 90 in Pennsylvania. Let me know.
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    10-09-2019, 19:36
    Luck was with me today. I had enough time to focus on my M1009's and I was actually able to start both and let them run for about a 1/2 hour. Both...
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    10-08-2019, 19:49
    After a week away from my project I was able to get the needed help to install the new weather strips onto the M1009 rear roof. After I had help and...
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    10-07-2019, 14:24
    I sourced the pigtail where ever I could. The new GM one was expensive and the wires were all white. I op[ted to pull them out of salvage vehicles...
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    10-07-2019, 11:45
    It is probably the connection at the blower switch up behind the control panel. You will need to remove the instrument cluster cover to access the...
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    10-07-2019, 06:44
    CAUTION Proceed very carefully in wooded areas with mirrors like that. Reminds me of the Dodges I see on the road with huge stacks coming from the...
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    10-06-2019, 07:25
    I have a 35 year old one with a chain. $75. delivered. I never seen any of them out there lately.
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    10-04-2019, 14:33
    I have a set of troop seats from an M1008. Post a picture of exactly what you want. I parted out many of them seats over the years. Maybe a chance I...
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    10-04-2019, 06:25
    cucvrus replied to a thread M1009 Tailgate Handle Broke in CUCV
    Good idea. 5/8"or3/4" hole saw should do the job. It is going to be hit or miss. But better than destroying the regulator. Good idea.
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    10-02-2019, 19:09
    Tonight was a clean the shop and put all the tools away night. It started out with me putting the front bumper braces on the frame and I could not...
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    10-02-2019, 19:03
    I towed other CUCV's thousands of miles over the past 25 years. Some very far. I never had any issues. I towed a lot of firewood on a trailer with...
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    10-02-2019, 16:00
    cucvrus replied to a thread Cucv roof rusted through in CUCV
    Take a look . The K5 inner roof panel and the pick up inner roof panel are completely different inside. K5 smooth and pick with visor indentations...
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    10-02-2019, 14:02
    cucvrus replied to a thread M1009 Tailgate Handle Broke in CUCV
    Very nice that should work. If you have exhausted all other methods of removal it is time to use forceful means and things get broke. As long as you...
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    10-02-2019, 12:00
    cucvrus replied to a thread M1009 Tailgate Handle Broke in CUCV
    I would advise against that. That OEM regulator if it's still working is better than the replacement ones. I don't care if it is an A C Delco. That...
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    10-01-2019, 19:40
    More steps in the right direction were acheived tonight. I sanded the entire hood on the outside. It had a lot of crud on it and it is in near...
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    10-01-2019, 19:26
    cucvrus replied to a thread M1009 Tailgate Handle Broke in CUCV
    Does it look like this or is the lock cylinder still in place? If you can get the lock cylinder out you can jam a screw driver in the hole and jam...
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    10-01-2019, 09:13
    Is it true, that the diesel always sweats/drips oil/diesel? Often heard that but i cant believe, that all these engines drip oil or other fluids all...
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    10-01-2019, 07:08
    cucvrus replied to a thread Paint on CUCV frame in CUCV
    What ever you choose prep work goes a long way towards a lasting finish. That is the truth. Prep work is 99.9% of the finished product. You can...
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    09-30-2019, 20:11
    cucvrus replied to a thread CUCV Seat Belts in Parts wanted
    I was able to locate a complete set of M1028/M1008 seatbelts. I will say they are NOT the best but they are useable. and complete. Check out the...
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  • cucvrus's Avatar
    09-30-2019, 20:08
    Started like this on Friday. Ended like this on Friday before I called it a night. Left it dry/harden over the weekend.Finished the sanding and...
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    09-30-2019, 06:21
    cucvrus replied to a thread Cucv roof rusted through in CUCV
    If you live in Texas I have a complete A pillar, parts doors and a fiberglass roof from a 1974 K5 Blazer. That is the one where the whole roof comes...
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    09-30-2019, 06:15
    cucvrus replied to a thread Paint on CUCV frame in CUCV
    CUCV's did NOT have CARC from the factory. The frames were painted when new with a fairly good grade chassis black paint. I have had a few of the...
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  • cucvrus's Avatar
    09-27-2019, 19:41
    Today after work I did manage to get a few hours to work on my M1009 project. The roof has a slight chip out of the right front lower corner. I am...
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    09-26-2019, 12:01
    cucvrus replied to a thread New To Me Engine, Won't Start in CUCV
    An engine that was started on a pallet and run is worth what it weighs in scrap value. it only takes a minute to burn gaskets with no coolant. It is...
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  • cucvrus's Avatar
    09-24-2019, 19:51
    Today I had to muster the troops. I had to get an M1009 roof off the roof of an M1010 body and on the stands. I made the call for manpower and the...
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Worked on the first CUC/V's delivered to Fort Indiantown gap in October/November 1983. I basically know every bolt and nut on the CUC/V vehicles. I have several running CUC/V's and several parted out CUC/V's. I have a barn full of CUC/V parts.
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Jonestown Pennsylvania
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Truck Body Builder Certified Inspection Mechanic

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