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Did Any K-5 Come With OEM 8-Lug Axles?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Smitty, Nov 20, 2003.

  1. Smitty

    Smitty 1/2 ton status

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    Just picked up a '56 sitting on a '79 K-5 drivetrain. It's got 8-lug axles and I'm just checking to see if they're actually a '79 item. I've got the same thing on my '82 K-5 but about the only thing OEM on it is the frame and body. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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  2. heavy4x4

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    Nope, no OEM 8-lug K5's to my knowledge.
     
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    only the us goverment
     
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    only the us goverment

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    BS
     
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    I'll second that BS...

    Rene
     
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    And I will third that BS also...... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Fourth the BS, It would have been cool if there would have been a 3/4ton Blazer like the burb. With an optional 454 or 400, that would have been cool. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Fourth the BS, It would have been cool if there would have been a 3/4ton Blazer like the burb. With an optional 454 or 400, that would have been cool. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

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    Yeah, but then some idiot would have found himself with too big of a trailer behind it.

    400s were offered in Blazers.
     
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    400s were offered in Blazers.

    [/ QUOTE ] Yeah but not in 81' and later, which is where my interest lies. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    400s weren't offered in anything 81 and later, blazers, trucks, or otherwise.
     
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    400s weren't offered in anything 81 and later, blazers, trucks, or otherwise.

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    That's what he said.
     
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    400s weren't offered in anything 81 and later, blazers, trucks, or otherwise.

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    That's what he said.

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    I wasn't sure if he realized that the engine was discontinued completely by then.-
     
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    Oh, gotcha. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    So what are you trying to say that the m008 or what ever they call them did not have 8 lugs (some have a d 60) or is it the year I got wrong?? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    Maybe instead of “BS” me you could educate me /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    well this one turned interesting

    i thought all military trucks were 8 lug

    but upon looking here: http://www.americanfalcon.com/465th/cucv-m108.htm
    i see that the 1009 blazer/jimmyfront axle was 3600lbs and 3.08 ratio and rear axle was 3750lbs and 3.08 ratio and was semi floating and wheels were 15x8

    GVW of the entire vehicle was 6400lbs

    sounds like tiny bit hair heavier than normal civvy 1/2 ton to me
     
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    M1008 = K30, M1009 = K5. That is the basics of it. Details are; M1008 6.2/TH400/NP208, D60 & FF14B w/ 4.56:1 and a Detroit in the rear, 8 on 6.5. M1009 6.2/TH400/NP208, 10B & 10B w/3.08:1 & Gov-Lock in the rear, 6 on 5.5.
    There are also a couple other P/U models and "A" suffixes, but those are the basics. No matter what the millitary wanted to call them the Blazers were 1/2 tons and the P/Us were one ton. Hell, the millitary has called lots of trucks 5/4 ton, but that doesn't make them have the parts we want them to.
    Hey moderator: SEARCH!
     
  17. 6.2Blazer

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    Just to clarify, the GVW of the vehicle is the total maximum weight the vehicle can weigh after you put a payload in it. It does not mean the vehicle by itself weighs 6,400 lbs..............
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    400s weren't offered in anything 81 and later, blazers, trucks, or otherwise.

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    That's what he said.

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    I wasn't sure if he realized that the engine was discontinued completely by then.-

    [/ QUOTE ] I know it was discontinued which is why I said it wasn't used after 80'. Which is stupid, why the hell did they discontinue the 400? That is one of the best SB chevys ever made in my opinion.
     
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    Hey moderator: SEARCH!

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    You succeeded in giving a helpful and courteous response...up until that point. Leave sh!t like that out, man...no one wants to read it. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
  20. thatK30guy

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    There are 4 versions of the M-series trucks.

    M1008 is the 1 ton, which the government rated it 1 1/4 ton or 5/4.

    M1009 is the 1/2 ton Blazer, which the government rated it a 3/4 ton, NOT BECAUSE IT DOESNT HAVE A 14FF REAR, but simply because of its GVWR. These have the standard 10 bolt front and rear axles.

    M1028 is another 1 ton, 1 1/4 ton, or 5/4. Can be a dually truck.

    M1031 is also a 1 ton, etc. but with the big cube box on it for the ambulatory uses.

    I can't remember exactly what all the 1 ton version M's were specified for, but there is a site out there (Andy's CUCV site) which clearly gives all the details about each truck and its classification.

    No, I don't have the link to Andy's site either. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    So, when you find an M1009, its a regular Blazer but with 6 lug 1/2 axles and will be classed as a 3/4 ton by the government.

    Sounds pretty confusing with all the tonnage ratings by the government, but hey, thats what the government is known to do....screw with your heads. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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