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To build or not to build....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84CUCV, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Well, i would like something i dont need to worry about hitting. So i might start with this:

    M1028
    6.2L Diesel 4k on it
    th400/208 combo rest of truck haas 22k on it
    D60 with a LS so i am told
    14b with locker
    4.56 gears.
    All stock. not spec of rest anywhere, but not even close to straight. this is the worst truck i own. The body is the in the worst shape.

    So what would you guys do? I have not been able to find a stock m1008 lately and i just lost one i thought i was going to get. Get tierd of waiting.

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  2. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    or you could part it out ;) you know what im looking for haha. 4k miles does sound sweet to me
     
  3. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    If or when i put my BBC in there. I think i will be saving that motor, unless someone offers me some good cash for it.
     
  4. 87BrnRsd

    87BrnRsd 1/2 ton status

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    I say go for it. You got 4.56's, a motor with only 4k on it, a detroit in the rear, and the factory limited slip D60 front. Sounds like a wheeler to me.
    -Harrison
     
  5. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    give it to me, we'll be down again haha.. hmmmm from when i saw it, looked pretty sweet to me.
     
  6. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    sell me that 6.2, and swap in ur bbc :) or better yet, take my 350TBI off my hands:haha:
     
  7. JEBSR

    JEBSR 1/2 ton status

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    I would put the bbc in it and run the hell out of it. Little bit of lift and some nice tires and you'll be set. As far as the body damage, sounds like your ahead of the game to me. No rust to worry about and won't be afraid to dent it.
     
  8. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    We will see how it goes....
     
  9. muddermilitia

    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

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    I say cut the wheelwells, throw on some 35"s or 36"s and wheel it!!!
     
  10. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    The more i think about it i am going to go for it.
     
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    I'd leave the diesel in it and build it. It really doesn't take much when you're starting with a CUCV. Forget the BBC stuff, find a turbo and make that 6.2 scream.
     
  12. 84CUCV

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    just got a turbo. i might go that way, not sure yet
     

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