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behold the perfect cucv!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85-m1028, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. 85-m1028

    85-m1028 1/2 ton status

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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Seen it. Reserve is probably set for $15K. Too rich for my blood.
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Well IMO this is the perfect cucv

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    Bone stock, complete and everything works...plus it's in mint shape.

    Rene
     
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    85-m1028 1/2 ton status

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    I don't think youv'e read all the specs on this truck!! most of the stock cucv shortcomings have been resolved, 4l80 -4sp auto, 6.5 centermount turbo diesel with updated cooling system, 12v conversion "check out the gauges in the dash" np205 t-case!!

    I guess it needs a/c and some disk brakes a doubler, rock rails ohh and 40" tsl wouldn't hurt!! dangit it never stops!!!!!!!:haha:
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I did read the spec's. It also had some issues, but mostly it isn't a true CUCV anymore...it's a camo'd, modified K30 IMO. Definitely a nice goody list though.

    One thing I didn't understand is after going through the trouble of installing a NP205 he then chose to keep the slip yoke? :crazy: :doah: Also he claims the rear has a Gov-lock (if it's orginal it is a Detroit). These kinds of things make me wonder...unless it's a dealer selling for the owner or something.

    As far as the perfect "CUCV" I stand by what I posted. The truck AJM picked up is as close to perfect as it gets.

    Rene
     
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    i would have to agree with tRustyK5... not much of a true cucv if you swap everything out that makes it a cucv... i agree it is a nice truck though.
     
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    It's not like he stuck a big block in there, the center mount turbo 6.5 and 4l80 are used in the up armor hmmwv are you gonna tell me thats not a hmmwv any more??
     
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    Hit the nail on the head. :wink1:
     
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    The point is that none of that stuff was ever offered in any version of the CUCV's. I'm not slagging the truck, it is very nice...it's just not very CUCVish anymore. Really you could do the same mods to a K30, chuck some Camo paint on it and you'd have the same truck.

    It's about as silly as calling my truck a stock K5 because all the parts can be found on some version of GM pick-up...:rolleyes:

    Rene
     
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    You have to admit the "stock" cucv had some shortcomings or why did the army discontinue them? the one you picture has tires off a hmmwv, so what your saying is any truck with a 6.2 jcode, turbo 400 and 24v is a cucv? because the engine and tranny are about the only thing not from 84. ganted the crappy seats have gotta go!!!


    I guess I should have said Badass cucv!!!!:p: no more only going 55-60 because the damn 6.2 screaming my ears off, but I didn't have to sacrifice trany strength by going with a 700r4.

    I'm hopping a set of 40"s and a turbo will help me make mine more livable as a DD to bad I can't call it a cucv after that!:(
     
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    I think it's pretty badass!
     
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    X2!!!
     
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    What's the deal with the centermount turbo?
     
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    Cause GM quit building them..............
     
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    No, more like the Army wanted a single wheeled vehicle for both tactical and regular use, i.e. the HMMWV.

    -- A
     
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    I didn't think the center mount turbo would clear the firewall??
     
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    I remember reading somewhere that the cucv was considered a failure for a tactical vehicle. I think it was on the olivedrab web site. probably due to the pizza cutter tires!!!!
     
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    Note the interior pic with the heat shielding on the floor.
     
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    Noted.

    But, what is the advantage of going through the trouble of relocating the turbo?
     
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    Speculation: Shortens up the long side transfer tube so less heat is lost to the engine bay; meaning more is available to produce boost. Should also improve throttle response. If the kit or install is very well worked out it will equally space each cyl's exhaust pulse to the turbo so that there is a constant & even pulsating exhaust flow in the normal operating range. Sort of like tuning header tube lengths to work best in a given RPM range.
     

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