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When did the military start to use chevy trucks??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84CUCV, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    There were no military GM trucks from 73-76. They started in the early-mid '80's I believe. '84?


    this was on one of my posts in the diesel forums. I know it was at or before 79. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif

    Mike
     
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    I'm not sure when it started but, '84 was the first year for the Hummer. They were phased out slowly after that. I know a few units out here (Hawaii) are still using cucv's.
     
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    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I have a mil chevy from 79, so I know it was at least 79 and up they where in the military. mike
     
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    they had them in WWII
    duece n half was a gm wasnt it?
     
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    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    That is true, I forgot about that. I was wondering about the 70's. When they went into the military. mike
     
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    76 for sure... as I said in the other thread, a friend of mine has one. Since he collects military vehicles, I can't doubt its athenticity. I've been out of touch with him for a while. I'll try to get ahold of him for info /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    many National Guard units still use CUCVs

    40IN in CA does
     
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    the cucv's were used as early as 1975.

    they also had a soldier transport that used a
    chevy 327 in it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    COOL thanks for the info guys. mike
     
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    the cucv's were used as early as 1975 /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    Ah, No. CUCV contract was awarded in 1984 as an interim replacement of the M151 (Ford Jeep, M715 (Kaiser Gladiator-style pickup) and M880 (Dodge 3/4ton pickup) as the M998 was still in it initial procurement phase.

    Yes, chevy made other vehicles way earlier. IIRC in the '50s they produced a Duece style truck with a small block and (troublesome) slush box tranny. And yes they was also an APC powered by a 327. 'Can't remember the nomenclature of either. I've got friends in the MVPA (military vehicle preservation assoc) that could be far more enlightening that I on the old stuff. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    AT NAS North Island in San Diego they still have a couplem of military blazers driving around. Also In Guam they have alot of them.
     

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