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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84_okie, May 28, 2005.

  1. 84_okie

    84_okie Registered Member

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    I have a 84 Jimmy and the tranny has blown out on me. My problem is that im currently stationed in Germany and to get it rebuilt over hear is going to cost me an arm and a leg. I need a cheap solution if there is one so that I can get running again and back to the states when I PCS so that I dont have to junk it over here. If anyone can give me info on what to do, or even what it cost to ship overseas it would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Hmm, I guess that trannies arn't nearly as common over there... Maybe try looking in the local trader there, there is a chance that maybe someone has a truck they are wrecking that you could install the tranny from...
     
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    or junk yards. over sea shipping freight isnt that expensive by ship. air is expensive. how long will you be there?
     
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    There seem to be a fair quantity of CUCV's in Europe, in varying stages of disrepair. You don't say, but your truck likely has a TH700R4 with an NP208.

    The CUCV's have a TH400 with an NP208; other folks will chime in with how easy it is to swap... if it were me, I'd find a CUCV being junked/parted, and get the tranny, xfer case, and crossmember/adapter ... then pay somebody local to do the swap.

    But that's just my .02. HTH.

    -- A
     
  5. 84_okie

    84_okie Registered Member

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    what is a cucv?
     
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    Military issue Chevy.
     
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    what tranny do you need? and what tcase is behind it?
     
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    anyone know what it stands for? im guessing a C is for chevy, V is vehicle, and U maybe is utility?
     
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    If I'm not mistaken it stands for Command and Control Vehicle? Yeah I don't get it either.
     
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    As long as you have an APO or FPO address you don't pay for shipping any farther than California. The military takes it to you from there. I have friends that have ordered tires and such and it never cost anymore than shipping to Cali. Find what you need on the net and have it shipped, and if you find one in Cali it will be real cheap!!! Then again I'm stationed in Japan so it may not be Cali for you, it would most likely be somewhere on the East Coast. I'm sure your local Post Office can tell you where the hub is for you.

    Matt
     
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    Autocraft shop folks !!

    Talk to the guys at the auto craft shop, some of them fellows have been there forever and know of all of the junk yards and contacts in country. When I was in Germany I remember seeing a few salvage yards that seem to have a lot of American cars and trucks. The biggest one I remember was just outside of Baumholder. Give that a shot, if not then you can look at swapping in a CUCV Blazer setup or order you a tranny from the states. Don't give up......2wd might be an option til you get her home !!
     
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    It has a 700r4 in it right now, but I will put whatever I can in it to get running.
     

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