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84 cucv m1009 “ The Camper Crawler”

Full frame off, 12valve Cummins swapped cucv.

America.Mike

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America Mikes 12v cucv build

View attachment 319276 I figured I should start a build thread here. It’s a 1984 m1009. The truck was a pile of junk when purchased. It needed new bedsides, floors, rockers and lower b pillars. The windshield area was toast and so was alot of other things.

I completely disassembled the truck down to the last bolt. Fixed all the panels and blasted frame and all drivetrain parts. I will be posting photos of the build and update info of parts used.

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Glad to see you start a build thread here. I've enjoyed seeing the posts on the cummins swap groups.
Thanks man. I’ll try to edit and put the build in order when I have some more time.
 

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Thanks everyone! I’ll get everything updated soon with more build pics in order of build.
 

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Once the body was mated to frame I needed to start working on the engine and transmission before installing. The Dodge nv4500 Transmission was shot so I did a full rebuild ( all new parts including gears) and swapped a Chevy main-shaft and tail housing in it.
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Onto the engine. I purchased 1998 Dodge Ram with a 12v as the donor truck. Got it dirt cheap with low miles. Body was shot like everything else in the rust belt lol. I pulled the motor and started working on it as soon as it was on the engine stand. I replaced all the gaskets with factory Cummins parts. I also went through the p pump , installed some goodies including injectors, modded the gov spring and fuel plate. Also installed billet freeze plugs , and killer dowel pin fix.
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Once the wheels were finished I needed to upgrade and rebuild axles. The front Dana 60 axle was from a 1980 drw c&c. The rear 14b was from a 1980 van. I installed Yukon 4.56 gears, 35 spline Yukon front chromoly axles , yukon 35 spline hardcore hubs ,Yukon grizzly lockers front and rear , and 14 bolt disk brake conversion.
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