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CUCV EXPERTS?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tree_entz, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. tree_entz

    tree_entz 1/2 ton status

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    going to go look at a CUCV that our local fire dept. is putting up for sale (85?). I'm aware of the CUCV specs, and being a chevy owner....well you know how it is, you kinda know what to look for after a while (even if it's cause you had learn the hard way /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif).
    any way, anything I should look for outside the chevy norm?
    they havn't set a price yet, i'm thinking it might be steep since they probably washed it all the time. I'll keep you guys posted, but some input would be good. /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    The price might be lower than you think--I posted awhile back on the 78 K30 Rescue Wagon my brother got for 700 bucks,with a dana 60,TH400,400SBC,heavy duty everything--but rusty.Another friend of his scored a 1966 GMC Panel Suburban 4x4 Rescue Wagon,mint shape,chrome bumpers,grille,fancy cab marker lights,16,700 miles on it,292 six with SM465 tranny for 1,575 dollars! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif.He outbid the fire cheif by 75 bucks!. I wish I could find another truck like that for that price--I love those old Suburbans with the arrow shaped taillights and barn doors!. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  3. tree_entz

    tree_entz 1/2 ton status

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    wow /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    I'm still betting it's gonna go in the 3-5k range. I know a lot of guys in the dept from here and there and I think I can find out if it's been spanked or not. (kinda like asking around about a girl your interested in... /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif)

    Like I said, I know what to look for on chevy's, just not sure about specifics for CUCVs. It's a pick-up, and probably black and red (durrr). M=10009 series not the blazer. This is kind of truck I've always wanted.
    well... we'll see....
     
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    85HeartBurb 1/2 ton status

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    It's m1009 and if you need the military manual let me know i can burn a disk for you!!!
     
  5. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    M1008 is the standard pickup, M1009 is the K5. There are also other K30 based trucks, but they are more unusual to run across...

    12/24V hibrid electrical can be trouble if it's trashed like mine was. I switched to 12V from a civi. Other than that, it's mostly a stripped K30 with a 6.2, 4.56 gears, and a rear locker. Of course it also has (unless removed) black out lights, service plugs, tie-downs, pintel hitch, etc...
     
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    ...and the NP208. Civvy K30's had the 203 or the 205, but never the 208. One of the harder to find CUCV's did have a 205, because it needed a pto provision. I am still wondering why the army spec'd the 208 in these /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Actually, civi K30s also had 208s in the mid/late 80s (unless I'm hallucinating).

    And my M1008 did come with a 205 (normally only in a 1030 and 1028?) but it was probably swapped in the garage from a parts donor just to keep it going…
     
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    I have never seen or heard of one with a 208 from the factory but hey, it could happen. Justthe 205 behind Th400's, SM465's, and 4l80e(91 only).
     

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