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Thread: What have you done to your CUCV today/lately - Part 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rutjes View Post
    Too few hours in a day and too few days in a week... I hardly get around to working on my truck! I've been getting jobs almost every weekend! I did tell everyone no more jobs on weekends! Sundays and Mondays (my weekends are 1 day off) are now reserved for my truck (mostly).

    Last Monday I got around to test-fitting the ORD shackles. Had to cut them a bit to fit around the D-shackle mounts. I ignored the ORD instructions and drilled out the holes to 12mm instead of 7/16" (11.1125mm).

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    It isn't much, but at least it's some progress...

    I tested my media-blaster... Works great! But also makes a great mess!

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    I'm going to buy a blasting cabinet for parts and will probably send the frame to be blasted and coated when it's ready. Before it's ready I need to fit the K5 fuel tank in it first. For this, I will try to re-use the donor K5's rear crossmember(s), which I plan on removing next weekend.

    Oh and I received the radiator isolator bushings, along with some Timberland boots! Thanks for reminding me cucvrus!

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    As long as you use grade 10.9 12mm metric bolts, you'll be fine. You want the bolt to fit snug in the hole will no perceptible "slop" I like to ream the holes, gives the tightest fit over a drill bit..

    If you have the blazer crossmembers, by all means use them, but you can reuse all the crossmembers currently there, including the spare tire bracket. Attached is a picture of my rear tank install/mock-up. I installed 64" rear springs, so I lost the ability to use a 20 gallon tank, and 16 seemed too small. So I opted for the 31 gallon blazer tank. I did add a piece of flat stock and spacers to provide a better surface to push the tank against in the rear, as the stock rear member is smaller then the blazer equivalent. A 40 gallon will interfere with the upper rear shock mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rutjes View Post
    I tested my media-blaster... Works great! But also makes a great mess
    Can you use dry ice as a media for the blaster?

    It's supposed to be less messy than conventional media, but not sure how you feed it to the blaster....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiser67M715 View Post
    As long as you use grade 10.9 12mm metric bolts, you'll be fine. You want the bolt to fit snug in the hole will no perceptible "slop" I like to ream the holes, gives the tightest fit over a drill bit..

    If you have the blazer crossmembers, by all means use them, but you can reuse all the crossmembers currently there, including the spare tire bracket. Attached is a picture of my rear tank install/mock-up. I installed 64" rear springs, so I lost the ability to use a 20 gallon tank, and 16 seemed too small. So I opted for the 31 gallon blazer tank. I did add a piece of flat stock and spacers to provide a better surface to push the tank against in the rear, as the stock rear member is smaller then the blazer equivalent. A 40 gallon will interfere with the upper rear shock mount.

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    For test fitting I used 8.8 bolts. Will look into 10.9 bolts. There hardly is any slop. Actually, the M12 bolts, while thicker then ORD bolts, still had lots of slop on the original holes in the shackles...

    I like how the blazer crossmembers are shaped, with the tank sitting snug against them. The one to rear shouldn't be a problem, but I'm not sure if can fit the one in front of the tank as well due to differences in the frame shape. I did keep the spare tire bracket just in case.

    I have the stock tank from the K5 (25 gallon?). Considering buying a plastic tank though.

    I'm surprised you managed to keep the upper rear shock mount in place, I figured that wouldn't work? I planned on adding new shock tabs on the axle and setting them up in a / \ shape towards the middle of the frame with a custom crossmember. Like this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Another Ahab View Post
    Can you use dry ice as a media for the blaster?
    It's supposed to be less messy than conventional media, but not sure how you feed it to the blaster....
    I believe that requires (expensive) specialized hardware so that's not an option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Another Ahab View Post
    Can you use dry ice as a media for the blaster?

    I believe that requires (expensive) specialized hardware so that's not an option.

    Man. Nothing is ever easy, is it?



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    Finally got new boots for the pig this week and just in time for the 4th. Probably needing to retire my flag, it's getting pretty tattered after all these years. She's an old one. Best I can tell it was made at least 70 years ago. Has 48 stars and an extensive internet search has revealed an empty search for the manufacturer. I'm guessing long gone out of business. Especially knowing how friendly NY's business environment history is. I hate to put it to rest though. Maybe I'll retire it to my wall.
    Time to retire the bed to scrap too, this is the good side. Other side is cancerous. Think it would be cheaper to find a M1031 body than repair the bed. Be really nice to have tool storage too.
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    And to make the 4th better, two of our resident nesting parents a few miles from me.
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    New black and brown paint.

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    Built a bumper to mount my winch.

    I'd put a link to my build here if I new how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antennaclimber View Post
    New black and brown paint.

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    Nicely Done!
    Looks Great!

    When is the next available appointment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinstar View Post
    Nicely Done!
    Looks Great!

    When is the next available appointment?
    Thanks!
    Stop by next weekend and bring a pizza or two....
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    Since I have deep into another project I am trying to finish up, I took the M1010 down to the local gear shop and had them drain the diffs and installed the new covers and fresh fluid. Doubt these old covers had ever been off. Only 15,000 miles and the fluid wasn't as bad as I have seen but 35 years old, needed to be fresh. One more system taken care of.
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