New life for an old GI

  1. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    New life for an old GI

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    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    Nice.

    All these years later clean CUCV’s still turn the knife about Big Ugly.
     
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    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    I'm sure I can help you find another one...
     
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    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    I know and appreciate that.

    Time, money, reality of an old truck vs a reliable newer one I can almost use and forget, etc.
    I mainly just live vicariously through you guys.
     
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    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    Ran down to Oregon to pick it up yesterday. It was a slow drive back but the 77 GMC handled the weight without issue. Ended up picking up another 1 ton diesel on the way home.

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    Bent77 Blue long beds are sexy Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    Nice of Gisi to sell you his junk
     
  8. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    Spent a little time this morning pressure washing inside and out.

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    Funny seeing stuff on FB and then trying to merge it with stuff on here to see who is who. Nice truck!
     
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    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    I'm considering a flatbed with this one, like this but painted OD green.

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    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    I spent half the day getting new tires installed and half the day getting it registered.

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    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    Spent some time working on this one yesterday. Removed the rack and knee knocker hitch, installed the aftermarket seat, and installed a tailgate. I also managed to free up the pintle hitch.

    Everything was fighting me, the seat brackets didn't quite line up, the tailgate opening was too narrow and the blind nuts were broken loose in the hardware. Had to break out the BFH for both.

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    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    Finally got the driver's side wing window replaced and came up with an idea for the door panels. Now to find more military related plates.

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    Damn, who's Vette?

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    That is the wife's daily driver.
     
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    Nice.
     
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    CUCV2 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    There is something about a CUCV is just seems so right. It has the bare necessities with no frills. Looking forward to the progress on this one.
     
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    Spent some time this weekend getting the heater functional. Replaced the blower motor with new and the fan switch with a used one. I also ordered a motor resistor that arrives today (but it works on high for now.

    I then turned my attention to the gauge cluster, I could not see the speedometer during the daylight dueto the dirt and haze. So it was completely disassembled, cleaned and the clear lens polished. It was too cold to spray paint the housing chrome, but it was still a huge improvement.

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    This morning I cleaned all the fresh snow off and took it out to feed horses. The backroad to my barn is a steep hill that never gets plowed. The truck ran right up without issue. Lockers, low gears, and good tires make all the difference.

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    Looks great!
    What size are those tires?
     

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