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Anyone have a Air force crew cab??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84CUCV, May 16, 2005.

  1. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    i think i saw one or two on here. Anyway, going to look at one with a friend. it a 86 with a 6.2 th400/205. 4.10 D60 and 14b Both open i think. Has 86k on it. Body has no rust. Came from AZ. Anything i should look for?

    thanks guys mike
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    My 91 is an Air Force crew cab from Az (Scottsdale).

    My only "problems" were -

    DUST - EVERYTHING has dust in/on/under it. EVERYTHING! I dont mean a little either. :surepal: My a/c still smells like sand/dirt and even after 2.5 years I'm still finding it everywhere.

    WIPERS - initially didn't want to work but over the first month or so the speeds started working as well as the delay feature. I figure this was from a lack of use in the land of no rain.

    All in all, my truck was in great mech shape when I got it and seemed to be very well taken care of. :thumb:

    Oh yeah, mine came with 4.10's and open diffs as well.
     
  3. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    thanks for the input. We will see how it goes.

    mike
     
  4. OffRoad

    OffRoad 1/2 ton status

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    sounds sweet. but not much diff from a stock crew cab.
     
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    Diesel Dan 1/2 ton status

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    I bought a 1988 crewcab from the air force.
    Basically a plain jane truck, radio delete. Only real options I saw were the diesel and auto trans. Had 4.10 open diffs, np205, standard 12V electrical system. Had a bunch of military stickers and also used DOT5(?) synthetic brake fluid that met MIL SPEC standards.

    Installed cloth buckets and interior parts from a sub, GV overdrive, repaint in a deeper shade of blue then sold to my brother who still has it.
     
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    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I like just because its simple. Good him. Wish i could buy it.....but dont have the fund.

    mike
     
  7. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Diesel Dan, how did you know it had DOT5 fluid? Stickers or fluid color or..?

    Mine had no markings but I've had difficulty getting the pedal feel just right after adding extended brake hoses.
     
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    mini_mull 1/2 ton status

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    Where do you watch for an airforce crewcab? Gov auction or?
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I won mine on Ebay. At the time I purchased it a car lot in Pheonix owned it but I don't know how they aquired it from the Air Force.
     
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    I have a lot of friends into ex-mil trucks. I get a lot of stuff of them
     

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