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    Yesterday, 16:19
    cucvrus replied to a thread Hot Relay ??? in CUCV
    I never shut off the service light switches in any of my CUCV's in over 20 years. Fact I un-nutted the switch on snow plow trucks and wire tied the...
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    06-18-2019, 20:10
    Today after work I set a simple goal. I wanted to install the block heater on the Red Devil M1009. It was a piece of cake. I really like the part...
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    06-18-2019, 16:20
    cucvrus replied to a thread Crank, no start, white smoke. in CUCV
    I guess you are in a hurry for one. I have a few in scrap engines. PM me an address. Wheel bearing grease will hold it up in there till you install...
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    06-17-2019, 17:23
    cucvrus replied to a thread Wont start when warm? in CUCV
    The injection pump has checked out and needs replaced. And the 6.2 diesel is not a converted gasoline engine. The Goodwrench 5.7 diesel was a...
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    06-17-2019, 11:49
    Sounds to me that it would be easier to just buy a truck that has air conditioning. Financially and functionality it just makes more sense. Paint the...
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    06-17-2019, 06:15
    cucvrus replied to a thread M1028 Dana 70hd pinion yoke in CUCV
    Get the old one out. And contact Yukon axle and gear. https://www.yukongear.com/productdetails.aspx?ProdID=3933 They have all the parts you need and...
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    06-15-2019, 20:50
    cucvrus replied to a thread Crank, no start, white smoke. in CUCV
    Loosen the flare nut on the fuel lift pump and see if it has any fuel pumping when you crank it over. is the fuel pump dry externally?
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    06-15-2019, 20:47
    Thanks for looking. I couldn't wait so I just made one. it was very easy. Does the same as the stock one. Have a Great Day. Now I am due to stumble...
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    06-15-2019, 19:45
    Today after working a full day I came home and worked on the Red Devil. I had no luck or replies finding the oil cooler line bracket so I made one....
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    06-15-2019, 19:33
    WOW. Talk about being haunted by a CUCV. I have a friend that is in the salvage business. I called him to see if he had any 8 ft bed that I could use...
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    06-15-2019, 08:29
    cucvrus replied to a thread Bummer of a load out in CUCV
    It is 99% bolted together. It has a weld on each side that holds the gate opening in check. An angle grinder will make quick work of cutting the...
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    06-14-2019, 15:34
    cucvrus replied to a thread M151A1 Grill in Parts wanted
    If he passes I want to buy it for barn art. That is cool. Let me know.
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    06-14-2019, 11:32
    That starter is stuck out there in the fly wheel teeth. Disconnect the batteries and get the starter off and checked. That is where I would start....
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    06-14-2019, 07:07
    Why does that rear differential look so much different than the CUCV M1008/M1028's I seen? That looks like a Dana 60. I may be wrong. But just for...
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    06-13-2019, 16:39
    https://www.toolsource.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&inc_subcat=0&keyword=7/16in%20salvage%20socket This...
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    06-13-2019, 11:29
    I currently have a CUCV M1009 in my drive that is missing this oil cooler line bracket. It seems to be an epidemic at this point. Every CUCV I seen...
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    06-12-2019, 20:22
    Tonights goal was to get the left inner fender installed and everything done on the left side. Goal met. Looks like another person that lost their...
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    06-12-2019, 12:39
    Get a good 6 point socket or a wrench. I mean Snap-On , Mac, or a salvage socket. Jack the back end up put it in neutral and get the bolts off one at...
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    06-12-2019, 09:11
    Abbylind I am still waiting patiently for a report on the LMC transmission cooler lines. I have Mr. Rusty sitting here and he needs to have the...
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    06-12-2019, 07:50
    Yesterday after a long day at work I did come home and change the hood install the replacement left fender on the Red Devil. The left front impact...
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    06-11-2019, 14:35
    cucvrus replied to a thread Bummer of a load out in CUCV
    I sold both perfect no rust M1028 floors for $500. each. They were perfect. I sold them to the same guy in Connecticut. I could have sold a dozen...
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    06-11-2019, 08:42
    cucvrus replied to a thread New m1028, crank no start in CUCV
    FYI. You can change the flexplate without dropping the transmission out of the truck. I just wanted to put that out there for you. You will need 4...
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    06-10-2019, 19:33
    Yes Sir. Oil and grease are the only true lubricants on hinges and moving parts. These old trucks have many oil and grease moving parts. I get the...
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    06-10-2019, 14:30
    \ Very good. I applaud your experience. If you master the rear gate system you are a true CUCV mechanic. I seldom see any gates that are 100%...
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    06-10-2019, 13:18
    I have done it on 12volt DC Liftgates, electric hoists, winches and never had any ill side effects. When DC electric motors are stuck and smoking hot...
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    06-10-2019, 13:06
    Rear axle is a Detroit and it will let you know when it unloads.
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    06-09-2019, 20:53
    Making great progress on the Kubota project. The owner decided he wanted it painted while I had it apart. That part is the easy part. Getting the...
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    06-09-2019, 20:40
    cucvrus replied to a thread M1009 CUCV question in CUCV
    No front cab only. And it was a rust haven. It had the jute noise blanket in it under it and it was wet from day one. Best deal if you use it daily...
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    06-09-2019, 20:38
    With the stock set up if it ever happens I just reach up and upplug the relay. But cutting the ground would do the trick. Not like you would get...
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    06-09-2019, 09:26
    cucvrus replied to a thread New m1028, crank no start in CUCV
    I suspect that is a relay for the glow plugs. The starter relay is up under the dash where the stock radio would be. I could be wrong. But pictures...
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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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