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    07-14-2019, 19:52
    cucvrus replied to a thread New project in CUCV
    How are you going to be running at all with out a transfer case? Is it a 2WD transmission? If it is it may not be compatable for a 4WD vehicle. Good...
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    07-14-2019, 13:40
    cucvrus replied to a thread Meet Mr Rusty in CUCV
    The brakes were tight and the wheel was hard to turn. I se why now. Easy fix. The tightening wedge is broken. I have extras. I pried the brake...
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    07-14-2019, 05:17
    Like most vehicles the CUCV is equipped with a pressurized cooling system. It requires the proper mix of coolant and water in pressurized cooling...
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    07-13-2019, 22:01
    cucvrus replied to a thread Meet Mr Rusty in CUCV
    My barn is plugged into the outside outlets on the house. They do have the safeties built in. They pop every time it rains and the kids pool is...
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    07-13-2019, 21:14
    cucvrus replied to a thread Meet Mr Rusty in CUCV
    I was able to get the oil pan back on today. The owner stopped by and added a few things to the list. he told me the block heater don't sem to work....
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    07-12-2019, 23:07
    cucvrus replied to a thread WA registration issues in CUCV
    They want to know what you paid for it to collect sales tax. Do you have a "Bill of Sale" ? That would help. In Pennsylvania we pay tax on every...
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    07-12-2019, 21:32
    cucvrus replied to a thread Meet Mr Rusty in CUCV
    Yes that oil pan should have been scrapped the last time it was off. I cleaned a good used one primed and painted it. Nice stud. I decided to tackle...
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    07-12-2019, 07:26
    cucvrus replied to a thread Meet Mr Rusty in CUCV
    Well I am not 76 I will be 60 soon. I have a garage with a cement floor. I would rather work outdoors in natural light and have the project move...
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    07-11-2019, 19:57
    cucvrus replied to a thread Meet Mr Rusty in CUCV
    I see it but I don't believe it. This oil pan on Mr. rusty has been off before and someone fixed the rust holes. Who fixes rusted out oil pans. If...
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    07-11-2019, 16:46
    cucvrus replied to a thread Meet Mr Rusty in CUCV
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    07-11-2019, 14:09
    cucvrus replied to a thread Meet Mr Rusty in CUCV
    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/a...1501/overview/ Had I known they were available I may have gone this route. I had ask a few times on here for...
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    07-11-2019, 09:09
    cucvrus replied to a thread Meet Mr Rusty in CUCV
    OK. Class dismissed? I knew this and attended the refresher course. I am still OK with my choice of lines. I will report back if I have any failures....
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    07-11-2019, 07:04
    cucvrus replied to a thread Meet Mr Rusty in CUCV
    Imagine that the oil pan is rusted thru on Mr Rusty. I have over half the bolts out and am going to get eyeball deep in getting the oil dip stick...
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    07-11-2019, 06:52
    cucvrus replied to a thread Meet Mr Rusty in CUCV
    Really. I don't need you casting aspersions on my work. I am not a first timer on repairs. This is a very low pressure application. I have used it in...
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    07-10-2019, 20:11
    cucvrus replied to a thread Meet Mr Rusty in CUCV
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    07-10-2019, 20:08
    cucvrus replied to a thread Meet Mr Rusty in CUCV
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    07-10-2019, 12:41
    WOW. Glad I found this. I was pondering if it mattered. But I did crawl under the Red Riding Hood M1009 with a flashlight and look. I am in the...
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    07-10-2019, 10:38
    I went to the hydraulic shop today and ordered a set of 3/8" hydraulic lines with the double flares at each end. The transmission end has a 90* hard...
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    07-10-2019, 07:11
    I painted the front side of the 5 M1009 wheels. They look great. I am going to sand the under side of the hood tonight. I want to get that done. Have...
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    07-10-2019, 07:10
    27 gallon is the stock OEM fuel capacity of the CUCV M1009 fuel tank. I don't know anything about ohms and any other readings from the sending unit....
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    07-09-2019, 14:13
    That is a 4 year old reply. What seems to be the issue you are having with your fuel tank installation? I will help if I can.
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    07-09-2019, 11:32
    When it rains and is damp out will be the true test. Brake shoes are less than $20. Why risk it? Really? One good wheel lock up and tragedy. Signal...
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    07-08-2019, 09:35
    cucvrus replied to a thread Meet Mr Rusty in CUCV
    After reattaching the transmission to the engine I began reattaching linkage and plugs. I noticed the 4WD shifter was very difficult to move and...
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    07-08-2019, 06:25
    If the pinion seal is not leaking I would let that go. That nut sets your pinion preload. From the pictures it appears that the rear axle assembly is...
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    07-07-2019, 15:02
    Water base Flat Black paint. Heaven sent. No harsh chemicals and I used it before it sprays nice and cleans up with soap and water. Don't let it dry...
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    07-07-2019, 14:54
    cucvrus replied to a thread Meet Mr Rusty in CUCV
    My nemesis The cure. Done. Nice bolt Made in USA and the right length. But the wrong size. It is 3/8" x 16. Oh well. I took advantage of the down...
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    07-07-2019, 08:11
    What do you want to pay for these wheels?
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    07-07-2019, 08:07
    cucvrus replied to a thread Meet Mr Rusty in CUCV
    I put a starter up in there and tightened it in place. I think all is well. I think the initial milling started with a starter bolt that fell out. I...
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    07-06-2019, 18:56
    cucvrus replied to a thread Meet Mr Rusty in CUCV
    The bolt hole was messed with before. It had a piece of another bolt up further in the hole. I drilled all the pieces out and installed a Heli coil....
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    07-06-2019, 14:56
    Must this rim be perfect? I have 1 that will make a good spare tire wheel. I had some runout. Nothing so bad as they marked it junk but some run out.
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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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Painting and restoration of CUC/V's Auto / truck mechanics
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Truck Body Builder Certified Inspection Mechanic

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