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CUCV Axle Questions...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DirtyDan, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. DirtyDan

    DirtyDan Newbie

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    While looking on a gov. auction site that had several CUCV blazers for sale, I noticed 2 of them were listed as 5/4 ton. From everything I have read, the blazers were 3/4 ton (they had those listed too). Did they make a 5/4 ton CUCV blazer w/ the D60/corp14?

    Any Input... ?
     
  2. CDA 455

    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    If I'm correct; it mean 1.25 tons; AND YES THEY DID MAKE THEM. I have a CUCV D60 FRONT AXLES FOR MY RIG.
     
  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    As I recall, that's just an incorrect listing. The trucks were 5/4 tons, the blazers were listed as 3/4 ton.
     
  4. Citizen Rider

    Citizen Rider 1/2 ton status

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    I cant recall seeing a M1009(blazer) have 1 ton axles. Ive always seen 10bolts under them.

    Someone wanna prove me wrong?
     
  5. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    nope ur right.
     
  6. DirtyDan

    DirtyDan Newbie

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    Well shucks... I just bought it. The listing states that it is 5/4 ton, but it is definately a blazer, and there are no pics of the wheels to count the lug nuts. It was cheap enough and close to home, but I was wanting the axles for my Jeep Scrambler :eek1:.

    It will probally be forsale as soon as she gets home then :(
     
  7. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    is it complete and running? if so i might be interested depending on the condition
     
  8. merace19

    merace19 1/2 ton status

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    I will double that. 10s for the blazer. 60/14 for the trucks.
     
  9. DirtyDan

    DirtyDan Newbie

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    It appears to be complete, but not running. Located in MO. I will get it home and check it out, and let you know. My Email is danbenck@hotmail.com, if you want to send me an email in a few days.
     
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    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    ight cool, whats your zip code?
     
  11. 87BrnRsd

    87BrnRsd 1/2 ton status

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    Not to mention...the M1009's had 10 bolts with 3.08 gears.:doah:

    I currently have a 5/4 ton 14FF in my k5. The military surplus store I bought it at said it islisted as 5/4 ton because of the added strength of the Detroit locker. Maybe also the 4.56's too:dunno:
    -Harrison
     
  12. DirtyDan

    DirtyDan Newbie

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    Truck will be moved to zip code 63129. It is currently in Lebanon MO. If anybody wants this thing, and want to pick it up in Lebanon MO, they can have it for what I paid for it. $701. If I get it and bring it home to St. Louis I'll need a few $ more to pay for fuel. The truck is paid for, if anyone wants to pick it up, email me danbenck@hotmail.com
     
  13. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    It's not anything to do with a locker, it's how much weight they were rated for. Springs and all that are either more stout than civilian one tons, and/or the military actually got closer to what the vehicles are capable of, not limited to a weight specified for liability/warranty issues. :)
     
  14. BKinzey

    BKinzey 1/2 ton status

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    Yep, the M1009 is 6 lug 10 bolt, 3.08, 6.2L diesel and the Military rated them as 3/4 ton. The M1008 has 3/4 or 1 ton axles.
     
  15. 87BrnRsd

    87BrnRsd 1/2 ton status

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    Ahhh thanks. Learn something new everyday.
    -Harrison
     
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    6.2Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    You have the right idea. The military was simply basing the ratings on what the trucks could actually haul........however that does not mean it was any different than a civilian truck. The terms "1/2 ton", "3/4 ton", and "1 ton" are really old terms that haven't got used a lot officially by the manufacturers for years. At one time they referred to the actual load the truck could handle, but in general the load capacities of those trucks have exceeded those numbers but the "1/2 ton", etc... has stuck simply as a way to differeniate between the different levels of truck. It's kinda' like how a lot of people will generically refer to any cola as a "Coke". Heck, an '06 Chevy 1500 (which people would call a half-ton) has a payload capacity of at least 1,500 pounds........so should we really call it a 3/4 ton?
     

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