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    DSCF6596.jpgDSCF6597.jpgI am not in a rush. Today I went out in the barn and installed the grille trim. I always liked the detail when the trim is painted separate from the body. I scrubbed up the side marker lights and installed them. I removed them from a 1991 K5 Blazer I parted out. I peeled the chrome trim from them and sort of like the black on the border. I have other new GM side markers but want to use things that I have or they are not worth saving. I sanded and painted a set of head lamp buckets and trim rings for the head lamps. Slowly done will get it done. Just not as quickly. It's not going anywhere anymore this year. I don't need the garage for anything else. Thank you for looking. Have a Great Day and Be Safe.
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    DSCF6598.jpgI already mentioned I sanded and painted a pair of headlamp buckets and a pair of trim rings for the head lamps. I pick up every single rectangular head lamp bucket I see at the YOUPULLIT. These were from a 1992 Astro van. DSCF6600.jpgThe new Trucklite LED's are the hot setup. Direct installation. DSCF6599.jpgI scrubbed up a pair of park lamps and installed them. DSCF6602.jpgThe engine compartment is a bit dusty and I am OK with that. It is all original. I scrubbed an overflow bottle and have it hanging out drying. I need to install that next. No rush. I figure if I can get 1 or 2 things completed every week. It will all work out. New tires are next. That is a big chunk on change. I am going to put Goodyear Wrangler MTR 31x10.5x15 tires on it. I think 5 new tires would be the way to go. DSCF6601.jpg Next I need to wire the B/O drive lamp. That is a Truck Lite green LED one. Have a Great Day. Be Safe. Thank you for looking and all the positive support.
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    WOW. I am saddened to see no activity on the CUCV forum in over 24 hours. I hope to make up for that this evening and tomorrow. I have been wondering off task for a while again. I hope to get to it tomorrow. I have lots of very simple things I can do to move my project along in great leaps and bounds. I have been logging and cleaning a lot for a new home hat a friend is building. Been using my new truck as a wood hauler. Does well. It is a long trip and traveling in a 1987 M1028 vs the 2019 Silverado is in no way the same. I was pleased with the 16.2 MPG round trip in the new truck. Gas is .60 cheaper a gallon. I will get hard on my project until something else comes along with more priority. A Grand Son's birthday party. Have a Great Day. Be Safe.
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    DSCF4109.jpgDSCF4110.jpgThis is where I started 2 years ago November 17, 2017 . After sitting around wrecked for 10 years the time had come to fix it or junk it. DSCF5683 (1).jpgThis was is where I was at last November 2018. Today I went out at 0730 and just came back in to scrub some rubber parts and get a snack. It is coming along well. Today I learned don't mess with plastic overflow bottles in cold weather. DSCF6607.jpgThe left bottle is a NAPA knock off. The right is the Genuine GM bottle that I scrubbed and bleached. Well that was a waste of my time. I was attempting to push the 3/8" hose on the fitting and SNAP.DSCF6609.jpg I can fix it but opted for a new GM one I had stashed away. DSCF6610.jpgDSCF6611.jpgWired up and loomed the harness for the LED Trucklite B/O light. Nice modern touch. DSCF6612.jpgI installed the right head lamp and moved onto getting the grille and headlamp bezels installed. DSCF6614.jpgAll that and it is before lunch. I wanted to post a picture of new headlamp adjustment screws for the CUCV. I did have OEM ones so I just used them. Why just store stuff. Use it when the time comes along. Be Safe. I will report back later. I am going back out. My Fuji camera flashed the battery was low. So as it charges up I have work to complete. The Dorman headlamp adjusting screws. DSCF6613.jpgHave a Great Day. Thank you for looking. I hope you find it inspiring and helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cucvrus View Post
    Have a Great Day. Thank you for looking. I hope you find it inspiring and helpful.
    Rick, with this particular thread, and all the work I do on my wife’s M1009, that’s the understatement of the year! Much appreciated!

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    DSCF6615.jpgDSCF6616.jpgThe rear bumper brackets and D ring bracket area can be a very complicated puzzle putting it back together without any to look at. I was fortunate and found a set still partially assembled. I think I would have been lost without for a while. DSCF6617.jpgI had the side braces already mounted when I discovered that I was missing all the other brackets. DSCF6618.jpgThat is a very busy area with all the bolts and nuts. I used the Energy Suspension body mounts and they discard the bumper side brace nuts, I used some nuts that had the wrenches welded to them. Very handy and nice in that tight spot. I also had a large assortment of 1/2" grade 8 flange bolts, flange lock nuts and SAE grade 8 flat washers. A few were a bit longer than needed but it all worked out. I also wanted to do some design of a striker for the tailgate torsion rods to rest on. I came up with a grade 5 1/2" bolt a steel sleeve and a shock bushing. I spent a lot of time on this right side rear bumper bracket. I am happy with the results. DSCF6619.jpgDSCF6620.jpgDSCF6621.jpgThe frame and brackets are a bit dusty but all in all it is coming along well. I do like new fasteners. I was also able to install the oil cooler line inner fender tie down, washer bottle, wiper motor, battery hold downs, fender to hood rubbers, hood adjustment rubbers, and the battery cover hold downs. I am happy with the progress. I did manage to rack , blow and bag 24 bags of leaves, sharpen the chain saw, cut fire wood, and repair the broken vise. Not bad for a day on the farm by myself. Have a Great Weekend and Be Safe. Thank you for looking. More coming you can count on it. DSCF6622.jpgDSCF6623.jpg
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    DSCF6624.jpgDSCF6625.jpgTonight the weather was fair outside. Not warm but not freezing. I had the Wife and a friend help me get the front bumper and brush guard back on the M1009. I used grade 8 1/2" carriage bolt. I scuffed them, cleaned them and painted them flat black. About 45 minutes and complete. Next I want to move to the rear and get the taillamps, rear bumper, and hitch installed. I am procrastinating on the instrument cluster and interior. I also need to get a hood latch and hood release cable installed. A little at a time. No RUSH. DSCF6627.jpgDSCF6626.jpg The brush guard fit easily and with new 1/2" carriage bolts and serrated flange nuts I was able to basically tighten it up by hand then use a 3/8" long handle ratchet to tighten then up. The spacing is near perfect on the front. This is the brush guard that was outside on a frame for 20 years. I hand sanded it sealed it and painted it. Very happy with the results. Have a Great Day. Be Safe and Thank You for looking and offering the support.
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    "I also wanted to do some design of a striker for the tailgate torsion rods to rest on. I came up with a grade 5 1/2" bolt a steel sleeve and a shock bushing".
    What an exelent idea! I hope you don't mind if I 'borrow' it.

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    Last night was a night for gathering parts and evaluating/comparing which ones I should use on my current build. I was working on the tail lights. I had a set of taillight housings that were on the truck. They were knock offs and looked like scrap. I scrapped them and looked for another OEM set. I found a few that were broken and quite a few that were salvageable. I scrubbed up a useable pair in the wash sink and painted the inside of the housings bright aluminum. I also located a hood latch and hood safety catch. I scrubbed them up as well and painted them. It may be a few days till I get to install them but letting paint dry before handling the parts always ends up a better idea with more favorable results. Still procrastinating on the cluster. I have accepted that this project will not be completed till Spring 2020. I never painted a set of outside mirrors and really I don't want to launch a new truck when the ground is covered in snow and ice. Spring is the time for new things to emerge. I do want to get the 5 tires so I can move the truck back in the corner. Not really helping keep 2 years of barn dust off the project. But Spring will bring out the pressure washer and everything will be clean again. Have a Great Day. Be Safe. And nyoffroad feel free to use any of my techniques. I hope you have favorable results.
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    DSCF6637.jpgToday I went out with all good itentions of working on my CUCV project. About as far as I got was the barn. I looked at the driveway and thought it is going to snow soon and the leaves are knee deep at the doors and in the cormers. I did all the leaf clean up and went to a sale at 1100 AM. My kind of sale. I was told Chevy truck parts. Never told big Chevy truck parts. I bought the face panel from a big Chevy Top Kick. I liked it and it was not bringing much. Nice barn hanger. Get the lights working and hang it up. Also some strange cable lift piece. New in a tattered box. DSCF6636.jpgThe cable was not with it and I was unaware of that. Not sure if it is worthy. Anyone ever use one of these? Have a Great Day. Be Safe.
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