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    Default Picked up a $500 m1009 Sh*tbox. No key? Hotwire?

    So this is my first legitimate post! And itíll be on my second cucv I just picked up. Itís a 1986 M1009. I got a deal I guess? Only $500 but busted brakeline, no key, no batteries, rusted to ****, no back glass, etc. but itís only $500 and comes with a title!

    1. Truck was last running in 2018 before being parked by the previous owner. I want to try and fire it. Is there any pre checks I should perform? Iím going to change the oil and filter, top off radiator fluid, check over wiring. Since i donít plan on driving it yet, Iím not worried about brakes, tranny or axles yet. Is there anything yíall can think of?

    2. My M1010 cucv key opens the doors but does not actuate the ignition. I know the pink wire on the IP is the hot wire. The previous owner put new glow plugs on a toggle switch in the cab so I can manual actuate those. But is there a way I can rip two wires out of the column and touch them together to get this truck to start?

    Thanks for the input. Iím trying to get some pictures loaded so yíall can see this crusty beast!

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    I'm not very familiar with the cucv, but most gm starters can be jumped by touching the big post on the solenoid with the battery cable to the small post on the solenoid with a screwdriver. This will generally suffice for an emergency scenario or just to test the drivetrain.

    And congrats on the new truck.

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    Keep trying that key in the ignition. If the keys aren't cut perfectly or they are worn out, the ignition switch doesn't like them. I'll bet it will work eventually with some fiddling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric67camino View Post
    I'm not very familiar with the cucv, but most gm starters can be jumped by touching the big post on the solenoid with the battery cable to the small post on the solenoid with a screwdriver. This will generally suffice for an emergency scenario or just to test the drivetrain.

    And congrats on the new truck.
    Thanks! Iíll check that out. Just gotta figure out if the IP is 12v or 24v to give that some power as well. Iím almost 99% sure itís 12v according to the TM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeyboyarmy View Post
    Keep trying that key in the ignition. If the keys aren't cut perfectly or they are worn out, the ignition switch doesn't like them. I'll bet it will work eventually with some fiddling.
    Yea the key isn’t doing it. I’m trying but it just won’t budge.

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    Some more!

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    I dig it.

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    I've seen worse for more money. I'd say if you can get it started you can easily triple your money.
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    Looks unmolested, Id say you got a smoken deal. Congrats.

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