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Whats a CUCV?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tdcombs, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. tdcombs

    tdcombs Registered Member

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    Seen that on here some and then saw one advertised in the paper today. Just curious as to what it is? Are there any special parts that would make a rolling chassis w/ body worth anything?
     
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    MudFrog 1/2 ton status

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    It's a millitary 1.25 ton truck, very nice find for the right price. Dana 60, 14 bolt, usually 4.56 gears.
     
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    From www.steelsoldiers.com

    CUCV is Uncle Sam's way of saying Commercial Utility Cargo Vehicle. The above pic is of my CUCV back in '96. It's pretty close to stock in that picture except for the wheels, lifting shackles, and black trim. It's painted in the original desert-tan CARC. CARC stands for Chemical Agent Resistant Coating and it's some tough stuff. The trees don't scratch it, it scratches the trees. Warning: CARC is some really nasty paint. You should wear a quality respirator (see the HAZMAT label) when sanding old CARC of if you get a hold of some, applying new CARC.

    The CUCV was a military vehicle used by the US military starting in the mid-80's. The majority of them have been phased out and replace with Humvee's Only a few remain in service today on reserve bases. They are basically full-size Chevrolet Blazers(M-1009) and pick-ups(M-1010, M-1008, etc...) that have some special equipment added for Uncle Sam. Some of the added goodies are:

    gun racks behind the driver's seat(M-1009 only)
    four lifting shackles bolted to reinforced frame-rails
    heavy-duty front brush-guard
    blackout lights in the bumpers
    pintle hitch in back
    Gov-loc locker in the rear differential of M1009's and the Detroit No-Spin locker in the 14-bolt of the pick-ups.
    24V 100 amp (200amp M1010) charging and starting system
    6.2L GM Diesel with heavy-duty emissions package (slightly more power)
    NATO slave cable jump-start plug in the grill
    misc. other oddities (plugs, gauges, etc...)

    The interior is extremely Spartan with burgundy vinyl and rubber mats. My CUCV came with several pounds of Saudi Arabian Desert sand in the dash and rust under the mat where the military just hosed them out when they got dirty. Besides the paint and the other stuff I mentioned, the rest of the CUCV is basically stock GM.

    Configurations:
    M1008: Tactical Cargo, 1¼ ton
    M1008A1: Tactical Cargo, 1¼ ton
    M1009: Tactical Utility, ¾ ton
    M1010: Tactical Ambulance, 1¼ ton
    M1028: Tactical Shelter Carrier, 1¼ ton
    M1028A1: Tactical Shelter Carrier w/ PTO, 1¼ ton
    M1031: Tactical Chassis, 1¼ ton

    Length:
    M1008/A1, M1028/A1: 220.7 inches
    M1009: 191.8 inches
    M1010: 227.7 inches
    M1031: 212.9 inches
    Width:
    M1009: 79.6 inches
    All Other Models: 81.2 inches
    Weight (curb):
    M1009/M1031: 5200 lbs
    M1008/A1, M1028/A1: 5900 lbs
    M1010: 7400 lbs
    Height:
    M1009, M1008/A1, M1031: 76 inches ave.
    M1010: 101.6 inches
    M1028/A1: 107.1 inches
    Engine: V8, 6.2L (379ci) displacement, fuel injected diesel, liquid cooled, compression ignition, nope, no turbo
    Horsepower: 135 at 3,600 RPM
    Transmission:TH400, 3 speed, automatic
    Transfer case: NP208, 2 speed, locking, chain driven, all models except M1028A1 and M1031 which have the NP205 gear-driven t-case
    Axles: All models have Corp. 14-bolt rear and Dana 60 front except M1009 which has Corp. 10-bolts front and rear
    Differentials: All models have the 14-bolt Detroit No-Spin except the M1009 which has the 10-bolt Gov-Loc. The fronts on all models are open except for a rare lot that came out with the Dana 60 TracLoc. All models came with 4.56 gear rations except the M1009 that had 3.08 gears.
    Electrical system: 12/24 volt, negative ground, 100 amps (200 amps M1010 ambulance)
    Heating/Cooling: hot-water heat all models, AC only in M1010 ambulance
    Brakes: Hydraulic, front discs, rear drums
    Fuel type: Diesel
    Fuel capacity:
    M1009: 27 gal
    All The Rest: 20 gal
     
  4. tdcombs

    tdcombs Registered Member

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    So would it be worth $450 for a rolling chassis?
     
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    If it has the axles still complete and intact - I'd grab it in a heartbeat.
    You could either keep the axles and swap them into something else...or sell them.
     
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    icer97 1/2 ton status

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    Yes. Here in northern Mo. the going rate for a dana 60 SRW alone is $1000. I have axles out from one of these trucks in my shortbed.

    On the subject, my friend and I bought a truck from the county shed that looks to be a old Military ambulance. It has a flat bed on it now, but its a long stretched out DRW 1 ton, has a 454 big block, 400 turbo followed with a 205 gear drive. What gets me is the 60 and the 14 bolt both have 3:73 gears. I found that odd, I figured 4:56 or 4:10 at the highest. Anyone have info on these?
     
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    google 1/2 ton status

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    What pic?


     
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    The pickup ones are as above, yes. M1008/1028/1010 are the military designations. 131.5" wheelbase.

    There are also CUCV Blazers, which have 3.08:1 10-bolts in them ... so if it's a Blazer aka M1009, it's not worth much for the axles. 106.5" wheelbase.

    -- A
     
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    Its an 86 Blazer :mad: Said it has a rust free body though. Try to give the guy a call tonight. A rust free bodys got to be worth something. But i do already have to many projects going on and not enough time or funds.

    At least i know what a CUCV is now though.
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    More than likely a 1009 is going to have a lot of holes in the body.

    Military loves their antenna mounts and what not, so although it might be free of rust holes, it's going to have tons of other holes (usually with worthless "junk" bolted in place) that makes it not a "good" body, at least if you want it to look nice as a finished product.

    If you just want a body that your feet don't hang through the floorboards, not a bad choice though. 3.08 10 bolts are about worthless.
     
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    Why would this have a 454? According to your info the ambulances had 6.2 diesel. It has a camo cab with TP35 painted above the fenderwells like all other military trucks ive seen. I thought maybe it was an old M1010, but must not be. Thats all right, with 70,000 miles we are going to part her out anyhow.
     

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