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CUCV M1008

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Ross, Jan 22, 2002.

  1. Ross

    Ross Registered Member

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    I am thinking of geting a CUCV M1008 witch is a military K30. Have any of you ever owned one and is there any thing i should know about them before i start looking for one.
    ----- Thanks for any input

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  2. kickinasphalt383

    kickinasphalt383 1/2 ton status

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    I have one... its awesome. You get all the strong parts and if you get a low mile one, you USUALLY get to beat it more before things break! They are also short on power and don't have the high RPMs that gassers have. But I have never had a problem turning 36s in the thickest of mud.

    If you have anymore questions, let me know.
    -Nick
     
  3. scotty1

    scotty1 1/2 ton status

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    There are a couple of good web sites for cucv's, the pickup truck is actually 1&amp;1/4 ton rated. Certain variations can be even heavier. Try Andys cucv site, lot of good info there.

    Git there fastest with the mostest!
    Nathan Bedford Forest<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by scotty1 on 01/23/02 09:25 AM.</FONT></P>
     
  4. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Highway/3969/cucvpage.htm>http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Highway/3969/cucvpage.htm</a>

    I've got one but you could hardly call it a CUCV any more. Love that beefy drive train and frame. I've also converted to a TBI 350.

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked, 4" lift, 42" tires
    Some day: massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
  5. DieselDan

    DieselDan 1/2 ton status

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    First, learn about diesels (GM's 6.2 in particular). Second, remember that this was a "Tactical Vehicle"; can you say 4.56 gears (learn to drive slow!). Third, learn about the CUCV 12V/24V electrical and Glow Plug System which was unique to CUCVs (civvy diesels used different controllers &amp; plugs).

    PS. M1008 was basically a K30, the 1.25 ton rating comes from the military method of weight/load ratings.

    Real trucks don't have spark plugs!
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Actually, 4.56 works out nicely (IMO) with 35" tires. No need to drive slow. The electrical system in those things is fubar'd though. Hehe, I always laugh when people put forth that "and it's a 1.25 ton!" as if it is more than a K30.

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked, 4" lift, 42" tires
    Some day: massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
  7. Ross

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    thanks for all the input

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  8. JakeGun

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    you can try www.mvpa.org

    You can find alot information on Military Vehicles there.



    Will aka JakeGun
    1979 Chevy Blazer, 350, Custom Lift, Locker, 33's.
     

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