My 1-Ton restomod m1009 thread

HeisenBob

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This week I addressed the interior.
The dash pad was black, and cracked in several places. I read a couple threads where people used foam and bed liner, or re-vinyl it. I ended up sanding it with 100 grit. I then glassed the cracks and applied resin over the entire piece. I let the resin drain into the speaker and vent holes, it soaked into the fragile foam and totally reinforced them, while leaving the wholes.
I then sanded the whole thing smooth and painted it with SEM 15063.

I also cleaned and repainted the door panels, seat belt plastics all with SEM 39863 adhesion promoter and SEM 15063 for a factory look.
Do you have any pictures of repairing your dash? Mine has probably 4 huge cracks and several places where the speaker holes are missing a lot of the material. I don’t want to spend $700 on a new dash so if I can fix it on the cheap, that’s what I’d like to do. I’m not doing a resto, just trying to make it look decent and drivable. I’ll do more of a full on resto when I win the lotto!
 

camarossguy2

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Do you have any pictures of repairing your dash? Mine has probably 4 huge cracks and several places where the speaker holes are missing a lot of the material. I don’t want to spend $700 on a new dash so if I can fix it on the cheap, that’s what I’d like to do. I’m not doing a resto, just trying to make it look decent and drivable. I’ll do more of a full on resto when I win the lotto!
I have a lot of build photos, I look through them, didn't find any of the dash. Sorry

It wasn't that hard though, I used a 3M fiberglass kit.
Off the top of my head, I remember I scuffed up the pad, used a razor to cut out some of the worst parts around the crack.
I think I use some kind of fiber reinforced bondo to fill the cracks.
Then I just laid a few layers of fiberglass, sanded it, painted it with the SEM adhesion promoter and bronze paint. I probably could have spent a little more time on it, but I was just trying to get it done. Still came out great
 

camarossguy2

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Couple updates.

I installed a Curt 13401 Trailer hitch the other day. I did not have to cut anything to make it fit, however, i did have to remove that 2' long bar that runs along the bottom of the bumper.
I was worried it would look a bit odd having a hitch below to pintle, but its not that noticeable.
It seems tow my little boat to the ramp just fine (which has brakes) but a little sketchy slowing my my utility trailer loaded up ( no brakes). Havin said that, I dont think I'll be going down the highway with a heavy trailer.

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My CUCV was also lacking the front grill. I priced one out with shipping from hillbilly wizard and it was going to be like $1700+ to get all the missing parts.
I finally found a guy parting out a m1008 locally, tuck was on it frame(no axles) in the mud and all the carriage bolts were rusted/siezed. Such a pain to get it but I brought it home, straightened it, primed and shot it will so olive drab. So nice to be reunited with the correct bumper!



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HeisenBob

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Couple updates.

I installed a Curt 13401 Trailer hitch the other day. I did not have to cut anything to make it fit, however, i did have to remove that 2' long bar that runs along the bottom of the bumper.
I was worried it would look a bit odd having a hitch below to pintle, but its not that noticeable.
It seems tow my little boat to the ramp just fine (which has brakes) but a little sketchy slowing my my utility trailer loaded up ( no brakes). Havin said that, I dont think I'll be going down the highway with a heavy trailer.

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My CUCV was also lacking the front grill. I priced one out with shipping from hillbilly wizard and it was going to be like $1700+ to get all the missing parts.
I finally found a guy parting out a m1008 locally, tuck was on it frame(no axles) in the mud and all the carriage bolts were rusted/siezed. Such a pain to get it but I brought it home, straightened it, primed and shot it will so olive drab. So nice to be reunited with the correct bumper!



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Your truck looks bad ass!

What was the 2” bar used for? Do you mind posting a few pics of the underside of the hitch showing where it bolts up? Where did you tie in your trailer lights? Thanks!
 

camarossguy2

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Your truck looks bad ass!

What was the 2” bar used for? Do you mind posting a few pics of the underside of the hitch showing where it bolts up? Where did you tie in your trailer lights? Thanks!
Here ya go.
You can see where the 'bar' bolted in place by the missing holes. I also have a shackle flip witch slightly complicated the install, but still works. there is a harness on mine that wasn't plugged into anything. There i found the brakes and signals. I had to get the reverse from the harness at the taillight.


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HeisenBob

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camarossguy2

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Update for december 2020.

I few months ago i did all the wheel bearings and discovered the right rear spindle was completely destroyed.
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Further digging into it the carrier cross pin was worn and the spider gears were lose as well as the drum brakes shot.

So I opted to just replace the axle. The dana 70 HD I have is 74" wide, and even then, its a bit narrower than the front. I wanted to use a corp 14bFF but I just couldnt find one anywhere near the width I need. most were 67". I found a local guy selling dana 70 from a 2004 chevy with low miles, right at 75" wide.

I welded up the new perches and shock mounts and bolted it up. Brand new brakes and a now a working parking brake!

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They guy who sold it just mentioned it was from a 2004 3500hd, turns out its actually from a 2004 express drw which makes it a dana 70 super 70-3hd. The thing that sucks about this axle is the lack of options for lockers. There are none. The G80 option offered a eaton limited slip, which i cant find. However, Im pretty sure a lunchbox style would work and Im going to try that, see if its daily characteristics are ok.

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