1986 CUCV M1009 Decade after being wrecked.

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DSCF6638.jpgAfter raking all the leaves and cleaning the yard I decided it was time to do a little work on the M1009. That is what I do on Black Friday. DSCF6639.jpgMy assembly error was I attached the rear outer bumper braces before the D ring lifting brackets. DSCF6640.jpgThis is the pieces I failed to install. If you don't have an example they can be a treat to install. Dug out some of my excess 1/2" grade 8 fasteners and got to it. DSCF6642.jpgThe finished results. Painless and with out a foul word spoken. DSCF6643.jpgDSCF6641.jpgThese welded nuts make a difficult job a breeze. I use them when ever I can. They even look nice when I am done. DSCF6644.jpgI guess I can go get some more done. I did manage to sweep the shop and get all my tools put away. I still have taillamps assemblies to install and a hood release cable and latch. Every assembled part counts when you started with a bare frame. Have a Great Day. Happy Holidays. Be Safe.
 

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DSCF6645.jpgDSCF6646.jpgThings were going so well today I decided to get a few more items off the M1009 to do list. DSCF6647.jpgDSCF6648.jpgDSCF6649.jpgThe tail lamp lenses were original GM Guide lenses. I installed them when I rebuilt and painted the truck back in 2007. I scrubbed them up with Dawn dish soap and an old tooth brush. Good as new. That went along really well so I moved onto getting the fuel filler door rubbers back in place. I grab every rubber bumper from every GM vehicle I see at the YOUPULLIT. I use a small amount of Vaseline and push and twist them back in the hole. It beats painting over the rubbers or taping them up. DSCF6650.jpgDSCF6651.jpgDSCF6652.jpgI never like stenciling any of my trucks. I like to let that up to the new owner. A few parting shots. All the lights work. That is always a plus. I cleaned all the grounds and installed new star grounding washers and lag screws on the grounds. I used the correct tail lamp screws to install the lenses. I also installed the hood latch and release cable. Adjusted the latch so the hood is aligned and greased the hood latch. Next I need to paint some 1/2" carriage bolts and get the rear bumper installed. I am still procrastinating on the instrument cluster. I also must get the man here to install a windshield. I am happy with my results today. I hope it helps someone and I can rest knowing I done a fair amount of work and made great progress. I have some customer vehicles to work on now also. Happy Holidays and Be Safe. Thank you for looking.
 

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cucvrus

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WOW. Almost 24 hours and nobody has done anything on their CUCV or posted and improvements. When I get to my shop I am going to paint 8 grade 8 carriage bolts Flat Black so I can install the rear bumper on Friday. It may not sound like much but it is a step in the right direction and every step forward counts. I may take the cluster up to the house and clean that. Another advance movement to complete the task and move forward. Happy Holidays. Be Safe and Have Fun doing your own project.
 

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I am going to market it when it is completed. I would like it to go to the Chevrolet dealer showroom for Memorial Day. I have 2 more M1009's after this project and I am retiring from CUCV's. I said that before but I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I want a new hobby. Rock Crushing, Firewood cutting, Something easy. HA HA.
 

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I am going to market it when it is completed. I would like it to go to the Chevrolet dealer showroom for Memorial Day. I have 2 more M1009's after this project and I am retiring from CUCV's. I said that before but I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I want a new hobby. Rock Crushing, Firewood cutting, Something easy. HA HA.
Rick, you had a going out of business sale and retired 2 years ago (something about spending time with the grandchildren). What happened? The grandchildren grow up so you prolonged your retirement?
 

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DSCF6686.jpgAnother coat of paint on my bumper bolts and my evenings work on this project is complete. I turned them all in the bracket so I could get every side evenly. It counts. Getting something done is getting something done. Beats getting nothing at all completed. Be Safe. I hope to have a helper tomorrow to hold the rear bumper in place while I install the bolts.
 

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DSCF6699.jpgThat was easy. It is 10AM and I have met my CUCV goal of the day. I have a woodsplitting job I must complete today off site. That puts the CUCV adventures on back burner for now. Just remember the pintle hitch assembly goes on before the rear bumper face bar. I had a moment this AM after having the face bar on. Reverse rethink and redo. I used all new Grade 8 Hardware and upfitted all the hitch fasteners to 1/2" from 7/16". Why because I have them in stock and it seemed like the thing to do. Barret Jackson buyers may catch it but I doubt it. All the bolts fell into place no foul language or prying needed. Thank you to my friend for holding everything off the finished surfaces while I tightened and aligned things. Now off to the wood lot with my Yanmar diesel splitter. Have a Great Day. Be Safe. It's a Simple Task. Happy Holidays.
 
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