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    DSCF4157.jpgDSCF4158.jpgDSCF4159.jpgDSCF4160.jpgDSCF4163.jpgDSCF4164.jpgDSCF4165.jpgDSCF4166.jpgMy Wife wanted to be the one to move it out of the hole. She learned quickly that it has no right steering. Left turns only and slight right. Took a while to get lined up. I commenced to spraying it down with Simple Green and scrubbing the entire body. It was black and gooey. It don't look too bad after being cleaned. Fact is it looks great. I compare this truck to the M1008 I just completed. I redone the entire M1009 in 2006-07 and it was as good looking as the Easter Find M1008 when I was done. My Son was gifted the truck and he started with the lift kit. I frowned but it was his. He then put loud 5" tailpipes on it and loud flow master mufflers. It sounds good but not my cup of tea. He wrecked it in November 2007 it sat here and he sold the tires and wheels and then put other tires and wheels on it and ended up selling them and setting it on blocks. I kept telling him on the 10th anniversary I am reclaiming the salvage. He said I will fix it and never lifted a hand. My Wife was not 100% supportive of my reclaim but she finally said yes we need to do something with it. Scrapping and parting it out was an option. If it did not start and drive it was going to fly. I had given the original spare wheel and tire to a man that bought an M1009 from me. SSDV. I had thought of selling the seats and dash pad. Then I was on vacation last week and completed all my vehicle projects so I was up for a challenge. This is the one I chose. It would get it and the frame out of the tree line and save it from further degradation. I spent 100's of hours redoing this truck 10 years ago. I pulled the trigger and ran at it hard yesterday and today. I did my family duties and maintained peace with the family by helping out with the turkey smoking and whatever I could do to help. While I had it up at the shop washing it I did notice a strong smell of fuel and seen it leaking at the bell housing area. With a flashlight I discovered the fuel feed line was leaking at the clamp where it connects to the fuel filter. I left it idle and removed the air filter and tightened the clamp. I told my Wife major fuel leak it is scrap. She believed me. Only for a moment. DSCF4162.jpgDSCF4161.jpg
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    I really think I could spot paint this M1009. I painted this with water base CARC. The underside looks really great. Things will need to be cleaned and painted but that is to be expected. I know this was wrecked when we had snow on the ground and it was traveling the interstate. When I brought it home on the trailer it was white with salt. I think that added to the corrosion and sitting on the ground for 10 years wrecked never helped it any. I had washed it a few times and ran it around the field and yard. Today it is going into major surgery.
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    I took my awl to the rocker panels. The right one was toast. I was hit in a lot back in the 90's and a shop fixed that side rocker and a right fender. I remember the guy put 1/2 a rocker on the truck. I argued but lost the insurance company paid to replace the fender and piece the rocker section. It was damaged at a building supply place and they hit it with the forks and a skid moving displays. I got a new inner fender out of the deal also. And back then new GM stuff was still available. I was not happy with the pieced rocker. But here we are 17 years later and I must replace the entire right rocker. The new piece is the part that rusted. On the back side I still see the parts sticker under the paint.
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    I checked out the entire vehicle. The doors and gate are great. The interior just needs a major cleaning. I see how they were getting in and out of the truck playing hide and seek. They were hiding in the cargo area. I can see the muddy foot prints. I will need to scrub and hose that area out. The frame at the steering box is wasted. Time to pull it in the shop and get wrenching and working on it. Enough lolly gagging.
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    DSCF4197.jpgNice gate. The Line X is worth the money. DSCF4198.jpgGetting ready to enter the operating room DSCF4199.jpgIn for major surgery. I love the empty spot. I have a few more leaves to rake up and then maybe some grass can grow again. I think I am using the front end off the 1991 Jimmy. I like that look on a CUCV. The radiator support and right fender are in excellent condition. More wrenching time. I still have a complete gray cloth interior in that 1991 Jimmy. DSCF4201.jpgLooks good in the shop. I made todays goals high. Remove the rear bumper and pintle. Remove all 8 body to frame nuts and bolts.. I am up for the challenge. And since I am typing this it is complete. Goal was met and exceeded today. And I still had quality family time. DSCF4202.jpgI used never seize on the bolts back when I assembled this 10 years ago. I disassembled it with 3/8" ratchets and hand sockets. I did cheat and used the impacts to get the body bolts and nuts loose. Back and forth and spray and patience and they came out. I spent about a 1/2 hour on each one. I was patient. I know how many hours it takes to fix a broken mount or a nut that breaks loose in the body assembly. With the entire interior sprayed in Line X broken bolts and nuts are not a option. Thanks for looking. I will continue to make and post progress daily. Tomorrow I am getting the fuel tank skid plate and filler/vent hose off. I removed the rear axle vent hose and the wiring to the tail lights. The worse body mounts were the rear 2. But they are off now and I will clean them really well and anti seize them and use new bolts and nuts thru out. DSCF4203.jpg This is how I left it in the shop tonight. I will have to remove the roof rack to get the body off the frame. Oh well I will need to remove it to repaint the truck anyway. Thank you for looking. I hope you are not bored looking at this. If so Don't look. Hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving.
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    DSCF4197.jpgI just noticed while looking at this picture that the gate does not have the seal on it. WOW. That explains why I can see daylight when I look back from the front seat. I bought that seal from GM 11 years ago and I just seen 3 new ones in my basement yesterday and wondered what I bought them for. The 3 new gates I bought back in the day. I still have 2 and this is the third one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cucvrus View Post
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    I took my awl to the rocker panels. The right one was toast. I was hit in a lot back in the 90's and a shop fixed that side rocker and a right fender. I remember the guy put 1/2 a rocker on the truck. I argued but lost the insurance company paid to replace the fender and piece the rocker section. It was damaged at a building supply place and they hit it with the forks and a skid moving displays. I got a new inner fender out of the deal also. And back then new GM stuff was still available. I was not happy with the pieced rocker. But here we are 17 years later and I must replace the entire right rocker. The new piece is the part that rusted. On the back side I still see the parts sticker under the paint.
    Held up nicely considering how long its been layed up. Who candy caned the driveshaft?
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    Who candy caned the driveshaft?

    I can tell you it was NOT me. I would hardly spend the time to do such foolishness. Your a real funny guy.
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    Yeah i figured that. Cant believe how well that paint held up on the body. Looking forward to watching the progress.
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    Send your Dad up. I need a good helper. Do you have 4 come a longs I could borrow? The hardest part and the part I worried about most has been concord. I feared the body bolts and nuts. I was able to get all 8 out with no breakage of stripped nuts. Took hours but it was well spent. Remember no heat in the barn. Hint.
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