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    As some of you remember I was in the process of buying a new Chevy truck. It took six months to get it as everything I wanted on it did not exist on any truck in America. So now I've had the truck for over four weeks and I do love it, but today I was out driving the old 1984 CUCV 1ton dually and man I do love driving that old truck !
    I have to keep this quite though. One reason I got the new truck was because the old 1984 was getting too hard on my back and when we traveled we needed something that was pretty dependable. That was my major reason I gave the wife !
    So now here I am driving the old 1984 ! It just feels like a truck !!!
    It even looks meaner then my new Chevy !!! Like an old war veteran that has been through to much but is still capable of giving some punk some serious grief if he bothers him !

    005.jpg Here's the new Chevy. It is "pretty" but not a "Warhorse" like the 1984 CUCV.
    So driving the 1984 will be my guilty pleasure from now on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustystud View Post
    As some of you remember I was in the process of buying a new Chevy truck. It took six months to get it as everything I wanted on it did not exist on any truck in America. So now I've had the truck for over four weeks and I do love it, but today I was out driving the old 1984 CUCV 1ton dually and man I do love driving that old truck !
    I have to keep this quite though. One reason I got the new truck was because the old 1984 was getting too hard on my back and when we traveled we needed something that was pretty dependable. That was my major reason I gave the wife !
    So now here I am driving the old 1984 ! It just feels like a truck !!!
    It even looks meaner then my new Chevy !!! Like an old war veteran that has been through to much but is still capable of giving some punk some serious grief if he bothers him !

    005.jpg Here's the new Chevy. It is "pretty" but not a "Warhorse" like the 1984 CUCV.
    So driving the 1984 will be my guilty pleasure from now on.
    Was the new one built at Flint Truck Plant ?
    It seems a lot of crew cabs are built in mexico.

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    2019 Silverado.jpgI am guilty of the same pleasures. Love the new Chevys. Look forward to a new truck every 5 years. I have been waiting for 6 months on my new truck. Due mid January 2019. I still like the old CUCV's but I agree it is the reliability and comfort that I desire most from the new truck. Nice truck you have they Rusty. I have no use for anything other than a 1/2 ton. Really nowadays a 1/2 ton has a 7.2K GVWR. That is what a 3/4 ton used to be. The towing package also offers 10K towing option. I am happy and can live with that. Consider an M1008 at 8800 GVWR. How often do I drive with any weight over 1K. Almost never. Nice buy. I like your purchase. Happy Holidays.
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    No aftermarket seats available for the cucv? I put charter bus seats in my deuce and wont ride in a deuce with stock seats very long. Good seats make a huge difference in enjoying a vehicle.

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    Where are the pics of the old 1984 square body?

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    Yes and the CUCV didn't cost $75,000 either.

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    Uncle Sugar paid over $32k for my CUCV back in the 1980s. That is about $74,000 today ;}
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith_J View Post
    Uncle Sugar paid over $32k for my CUCV back in the 1980s. That is about $74,000 today ;}
    That's correct and a stripped bare bones m1009 was almost $18K. I drove them when they arrived at the dealership. They needed recall work as soon as they arrived. The M1010's were at our dealership for almost a year with charging issues. They were over $50K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by porkysplace View Post
    Was the new one built at Flint Truck Plant ?
    It seems a lot of crew cabs are built in mexico.
    I don't know. It should be on the door plate. I'll take a look tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDT View Post
    Yes and the CUCV didn't cost $75,000 either.
    Boy you sure hit that price on the head ! If this was a "Price is right" showcase you would have won both showcases!

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