CUCVRUS Repair Projects

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Torsion axles work best on single axle trailers like this, however being fully loaded all the time will reduce the life of the rubber cushions inside the tubes. Easy to fix by replacing the complete axle. Good luck with your project.
 

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Today was the day I went to pick up the trailer. It was balmy 11* when I left home and it jumped to 12* by10 AM. I picked out a 2009 model. Honestly from looking at the safety chain hooks I don't think it was ever attached to a vehicle. DSCF8226.JPGDSCF8226.JPGDSCF8226.JPG DSCF8227.JPG DSCF8228.JPG DSCF8229.JPG DSCF8230.JPG I was happy that it had all LED lamps on it. DSCF8231.JPG I will be stripping all the brackets and putting it on a weight reduction diet rea; quickly. DSCF8232.JPG DSCF8233.JPG DSCF8234.JPG DSCF8235.JPG I think I can easily reduce the weigh by several hundred pounds. The HMMWV tires and wheels are very heavy. I had them off and hauled the trailer in my utility trailer as I have no title or plate for this trailer yet. It was about 17* and I went to work on the project. No sweat. Thank you for looking. Be Safe.
 

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DSCF8239 - Copy.JPG I was surprised to see what the generator trailer cost the government. Like I mentioned in my first post. I don't think the safety hooks were ever used. This trailer has zero or low miles on it. DSCF8238 - Copy.JPG I stripped all the brackets and mounts off the frame. I don't need any of that as extra weight. this trailer is well built but the DRMO sure did a number on the corners, rear leg, master cylinder and cap. The rear support leg. DSCF8246 - Copy.JPG DSCF8245 - Copy.JPG I can heat that and straighten it. The wiring harness is severed up on the right side. Looks easy but all the wires are black in the harness. I will have to break out the wire probe. I only need a stop tail turn to work. I am doing away with the large plug and putting a 7 round in place. I easily eliminated 200 + lbs.
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Next on with some work on the brakes. Take Care. I used a punch and drill to remove the stainless steel 1/4 monobolt rivets and a grinder to take the huck tainer fasteners off. I have used these fasteners at work for years. I need to get everything working and take it for a vehicle inspection and get a Pennsylvania title for it. Thank you for looking.
 
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I need some help with the brake system. DSCF8236.JPG The plastic cap is broken, and the rain did get into the master cylinder. The DOT 5 fluid was still in the plugger area. I heated the reservoir and used my shop vacuum to suck the fluid out. The fluid at the output line was clean. I removed the master cylinder and need to know where the one tin clip goes. It was just laying inside the breakaway cover. DSCF8240.JPG This clip. DSCF8241.JPG
I was disappointed that a military trailer would have a plastic cheapo cap on the master cylinder. The front trailer tongue is in excellent condition. The cast steel brake reservoir has stained the hitch from the water contamination. DSCF8242.JPG DSCF8243.JPG Anybody know if a TM is online for this brake system? Thank you for looking. Take Care. Thank you for any assistance.
 

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I need some help with the brake system. View attachment 856064 The plastic cap is broken, and the rain did get into the master cylinder. The DOT 5 fluid was still in the plugger area. I heated the reservoir and used my shop vacuum to suck the fluid out. The fluid at the output line was clean. I removed the master cylinder and need to know where the one tin clip goes. It was just laying inside the breakaway cover. View attachment 856065 This clip. View attachment 856066
I was disappointed that a military trailer would have a plastic cheapo cap on the master cylinder. The front trailer tongue is in excellent condition. The cast steel brake reservoir has stained the hitch from the water contamination. View attachment 856067 View attachment 856068 Anybody know if a TM is online for this brake system? Thank you for looking. Take Care. Thank you for any assistance.
Awesome trailer, great find, that trailer had your name written all over it just waiting for you to pick it up. Glad it found it's way home.
 

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Hey, I found the TM that tells me everything about the trailer. 074424.pdf (ltw.net) I was out working on it and made great headway. I think I will NOT be needing a master cylinder and I found the damper in the pintle drawbar like new as expected. I would like to know if I could buy a plastic reservoir cap. I think the cap probably had a rubber liner. I do not have that part, but I have a split plastic cap. I just Ved the crack and used JB Weld plastic epoxy. I fixed several of my Milwaukee M18 batteries that were cracked. I had several batteries crack at the seam and the JB Weld holds better than the new ones. The Sawzall is tough when it vibrates with the big batteries on it. It happens. I had the master cylinder from the trailer chassis in my basement overnight. I disassembled it and cleaned it up. It looked like this when I started. DSCF8256.JPG under the boot at the push rod was water. DSCF8257.JPG After I disassembled it partially, I was able to clean the inside reservoir out and run some Dot 5 thru the system. I vacuumed it out again and cleaned it with wax and grease remover. DSCF8258.JPG I could get it better, but I think in comparison it looks great. I noticed the push bar was bent and I am assuming that happened when the trailer was dropped nose first on the lunette eye. DSCF8259.JPG I removed that cross bar and pressed it back straight. That slight bend would make a difference when the surge brake is compressed. DSCF8260.JPG I decided it was time to repair the reservoir cap until I find a new one or a good used replacement. DSCF8261.JPGLike I mentioned above the JB Weld worked on several things in the past. What do I have to lose? I cut the crack with a V and put the adhesive in the crack and applied the cap to the reservoir. I used a special metal tag wire tie and clamped it tight and screwed it on and off a few times. I thought I best not let it dry and set up while on the reservoir. My Luck would be I wouldn't get it off without breaking it again. DSCF8262.JPG Now it is time to set back and let it snow here in Pennsylvania. I went out to the trailer chassis and got some other things looked at and need to come up with a plan. More in the next post. Anybody know where I can buy some parts for these trailer chassis. I also hauled in several loads of wood in anticipation of the big snowstorm coming to Pennsylvania today. DSCF8223.JPG DSCF8224.JPG DSCF8225.JPG Go Team Honda.
 

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The more I looked at the damage the more I am reminded of how lifting equipment in the wrong hands can be considered as destruction equipment. They were able to the forks into places I never even thought was possible. And i moved many things with a forklift without damaging the items I was moving. I removed the front lunette eye and closely examined the damper, and it was just as new as I expected but I had to check it out. DSCF8248.JPG I am not sure what this is for, but I am sure I will discover what it is, or someone will tell me. DSCF8249.JPG The severed wires were impressive. DSCF8250.JPG Someone had forks stabbing into everything on the trailer. DSCF8251.JPG I need a few of the plastic light holders. Does anyone know where I can purchase the replacements? DSCF8252.JPG DSCF8253.JPG DSCF8254.JPG Also the chassis were stacked 3, 4, and 5 high on frozen ground and banded tight with ratchet straps. The wheel fork appears to be repairable, but I may entertain purchasing a replacement. DSCF8255.JPG Does anyone have any parts trailers? Fixing the damaged sheet metal, I can handle that, but I would like new light cups or whatever they are called. Any prospects? Take Care. And Be Safe. I am setting out the winter weather and healing a knee injury. Old man getting tired of plowing these last few years.
 
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The more I looked at the damage the more I am reminded of how lifting equipment in the wrong hands can be considered as destruction equipment. They were able to the forks into places I never even thought was possible. And i moved many things with a forklift without damaging the items I was moving. I removed the front lunette eye and closely examined the damper, and it was just as new as I expected but I had to check it out. View attachment 856157 I am not sure what this is for, but I am sure I will discover what it is, or someone will tell me. View attachment 856158 The severed wires were impressive. View attachment 856159 Someone had forks stabbing into everything on the trailer. View attachment 856160 I need a few of the plastic light holders. Does anyone know where I can purchase the replacements? View attachment 856161 View attachment 856162 View attachment 856163 Also the chassis were stacked 3, 4, and 5 high on frozen ground and banded tight with ratchet straps. The wheel fork appears to be repairable, but I may entertain purchasing a replacement. View attachment 856164 Does anyone have any parts trailers? Fixing the damaged sheet metal, I can handle that, but I would like new light cups or whatever they are called. Any prospects? Take Care. And Be Safe. I am setting out the winter weather and haling a knee injury. Old man getting tired of plowing these last few years.
 

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Forklift operators can tear up a lot of stuff moving your stuff around while you are waiting for EUC to clear and act like they never knew it happened. Some are not very careful with you watching them load. Some can do it like they are supposed to and be very professional!
 

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Solved the master cylinder cap issue. Titan Model 6 Replacement Master Cylinder Cap (kodiaktrailerbrakes.com) I have one on order. Now I am working on the marker lamp bezels/housings. DSCF8253.JPG
Part number for the light brackets is 12338709 and they are readily available at many places. Some are very inexpensive, and others get expensive. Depends on the vendor. I will be getting new ones. I already located a new brake master cylinder cap. I didn't get any bites here on this site. I used Google and found it all. Google is the go-to for whatever you need. Take Care and Be Safe. Holiday tomorrow I will be keeping busy playing in snow here at home and a few friends homes.
 

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Today it was mild and semi dry outside. I went out and had a goa; to discover what wheels would fit in place of the HMMWV 37" run flats. I don't need them big heavy wheels and tires. I used my hi lift jack. That made it easy. DSCF8263.JPG I tried a 1987 16"Ford F350 wheel I had. It fits but is not hub centric. DSCF8264.JPG I have been on a few wrecker calls with wheels that are not hub centric. I have some standard CUCV steel wheels. I had this one out for a classified ad and I sanded everything at the buyers request to make sure it was the correct wheel. After it was verified an OEM CUCV wheel $50. was too much for it. So back in storage. It fits perfect. DSCF8265.JPG I read on the trailer forum here that CUCV wheels will NOT fit the M1102 trailers. Perfect fit and hub centric. I picked up a spare GM 16" wheel at a yard sale a few years back and it fit also. DSCF8268.JPGNow I will get these sandblasted and primed and I have wheels for the trailer. I want to find a spare now. I ask this question before. What is this piece that is bolted to the main draw bar behind the A frame of the trailer chassis? DSCF8266.JPG DSCF8267.JPG I drilled the rivets out of the trailer generator nomenclature, so I had 1 weigh limit documented on the trailer. This one on the fender listed Max GVWR as 4285 LBS. DSCF8269.JPGThe plate on the trailer drawbar has 4200. 4200 is good for me. I also mutilated the main trailer plug. I pondered for an hour to get it apart as a reusable piece. Then the U knife came out and it was still tough getting into the inner workings. The cable cutter made quick work of the cable and I recycled all the parts anyway.
DSCF8270.JPG I also opened up the cable sheathing where the fork cut the main harness. DSCF8271.JPG I only need 4 wires for my application. The rest I will just seal in the harness. I was really happy to see the trailer had all LED lights on it. The rear LED tan taillamps were a bonus. DSCF8231.JPG I never seen the tan LED lamps before. Sweet. Take Care and Be Safe. I need to get these wires repaired next. Like I mentioned only 4 wires are needed. That should be easy. I hope Saturday. This kind of work in the cold is easy and I have been convalescing a knee injury and a sickness. This is the tuning up process.
 

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OK. What is a spacer, jack used for? It is mounted on the left side of the drawbar behind the main A frame. DSCF8249.JPGA rectangular steel piece with a round fish mouthed pipe bolted to the frame with a 3/8" bolt and a long thing spacer to span the fish mouth. I cannot figure that one out.
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Do I need it? It is just extra weight. Looks like scrap to me.
 

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OK. What is a spacer, jack used for? It is mounted on the left side of the drawbar behind the main A frame. View attachment 856472A rectangular steel piece with a round fish mouthed pipe bolted to the frame with a 3/8" bolt and a long thing spacer to span the fish mouth. I cannot figure that one out.
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Do I need it? It is just extra weight. Looks like scrap to me.
Maybe it clamped down a jack or some kind of accessory?
 

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I was out this AM as soon as the sun came up and attempted to use my jump pack to check the trailer lights. I think I am safe to say that the trailer chassis is not ground. Or maybe it is. I will figure that out later. At 4* I had brain freeze. I came back in to have breakfast and report in. Have a Great Day and Be Safe.
 

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I think I am going to be taking back my statement about the trailer frame not being grounded. I am alone and with the severed wires, cold and ice I am struggling to do the wire trace myself. My Son is coming over and then we will get it done. Being alone is a lot of up down slipping and sliding that my knee doesn't need at this time. I have lots of firewood to play with and get in the house. I always take advantage of cold dry weather to get the wood in the house. I will post pictures later. I just wanted to report that my thought of the trailer chassis frame not being a ground may be inaccurate.
 

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I was out most of the day. It was like working on the polar ice cap. Very cold and icy. I was not toasty warm, but I was fine. I never broke a sweat. This a great day to bring in the wood and fix the trailer wiring. DSCF8271.JPG I used the TM to narrow done the wiring codes and eliminate all but the 4 wires. I found several grounds and that was a bit confusing at first, but it all worked out. I am in need pf 1 park lamp base and one LED amber park lamp.DSCF8276.JPG Everything works hooked up to my Trail Boss so all is well. I really like the trailer lamp test that comes on the new trucks. Severed wires DSCF8271.JPG I used the correct color-coded wire to do the splice. I could not get enough slack from the wiring to not have a splice. DSCF8275.JPG I used my new Milwaukee cordless M18 heat gun to shrink the butt connections. New 7 round in place. I could have bought the $60. pigtail but I like cutting up and utilizing what I have besides it was $7.00. I bought an LED amber lamp, but it had round bullet plugs and would not screw into the broken socket. So, I am in search of a few parts again. The TruckLite model 30 Truck-Lite 07183 Military LED Light Yellow Marker Lamp w/Green Bracket (autoandtrucklighting.com) I also dug around and found another 8 lug Chevrolet truck wheel. Now I have 3 as planned. The tire is an OEM CUCV tire. Firestone Steeltex LT235/85R16 it has the fuel fighter logo molded into it. It was a good tire but looks like at one time the side wall blew out in storage. Ever handle a tire that rubs off the black like it was on fire. This one will do that. DSCF8278.JPG Have a Great Day and Be Safe. Time for R & R. Anybody have any tips on bleeding the trailer brakes? I will learn myself as usual if not. Life is a highway I want to ride it all day long. Always enjoyed learning things as I go.DSCF8277.JPG
 
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