Painted a lot of small parts and rebuilt the guides. these are much better then the Chinese replacements they currently market. Cleaning the old ones and fixing them takes about an hour. I have a set in my M1009 for 8 years now. Still smooth and no felt bunching in the bottom. The key is to keep the sash clean and lubed. I will take pictures as I assemble this gate. The handle looks pretty good. Chrome handles naturally do not like to be painted. I used a 1/2 drive extension to get the guide track straight and a box wrench to push the trim lok in the guide and seat it all the way. i used an automotive adhesion body caulk. Works great. At a fraction of the cost and better results. Thanks for looking.
Rain is slowing me down. I have a shop full of M1008 and M1009 and no room to work inside. But the weekend looks promising. Got to get rolling have a new owner that is excited for his truck. I understand but can't rush and cut corners. Only done right is right. Not fast at all. And not slow either. But never half fast. Have a great day. 1 more week and we will be wheeling at Rausch Creek. terminus still needs an LOF. October 21, Rausch Creek. Thank you for looking. More to come later.
The intention and effort was there and plenty of ambition. But the rain falling and the dampness where to much to handle. the Lazy Boy just looked like the place to be. Tomorrow is another day. I can not do excellent work out in the rain. Partly sunny is tomorrows forecast.
Great...now I see this.
Mine were shot so I blasted and painted the tracks but couldn't find the replacement felt. Only a big roll for $80.
Scoured our considerable salvage yards to no avail. (I did find a set of torsion springs, though.)
I could only find one side NOS for $86, So I sprung for A set from LMC($$$)
This is where I started this AM. With a shell of a gate mounted and adjusted. Inside of gate after installing the tracks I made with the TrimLoc. Gate is all installed and window assembly is operational. Used gate cables and cable guide springs.
All finished and ready for delivery. This was a reverse transformation. From the short bed Mule M1009 pick-up to the stock M1009. Thanks for looking. I hope it helped some of you. I am ready to let go of this CUCV. I think some one else deserves to have it and enjoy it as much as I did. Have a great day.
I am closing out this thread on my part. The Mule M1009 is gone. But never forgotten. Here are some pictures of it in the past. I hope it never regresses backwards again. I will keep it out of the hands of the PANG. I know the new owner will appreciate the time and effort I spent on keeping it as stock as possible. Other then a few added lights everything is as was from new.
Yep, I'm the proud new owner of the Mule. It's nice to have an M1009 again! I can't thank cucvrus enough for all of the quality work he did to this truck. I wouldn't hesitate to take it anywhere. I definitely appreciate all of the time and know-how that went into the preservation of this truck and I'll do my best to take care of it. Thank you!
I have recovered this thread because a few people are asking questions in PM's about what happened to my short bed M1009. As I like to call it the Mule. It was returned to M1009 OEM specs and sold. My Mule M1009 cash was rolled over into a much needed tractor. Happy Holidays. Be Safe.