Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5freak44, Jun 3, 2005.
Yeah...he always ask a lot for his vehicles...he gets it usually too. I have had quite a few people call me looking for parts. I always ask where they got the vehicle. When they tell me from him. I just laugh to myself knowing they overpaid, but at the same time wondering why I can barely sell them for $2000 less.
only certified a$$holes like them can be alowed to get that much. good guys like all of use get the short end of the stick.
thats messed up, even that blazer he has for sale. no paint, no interior, tons of miles and i got my 91 for a grand less
He is here in Great Falls. If anyone is interested in his stuff, let me know and I'll track him down for you - and look at the vehicles or parts.....
anyone know where you can get those fame extension braket things that the shackles connect to on the m1008's. i want to put some of those on my 79
There's a place by Ogden, Ut. that has them. The last time I checked they were $80 a pair I think, without the clevis. It's been awhile since I talked to them though. I can't remember the name of the place off of the top of my head. If I think of it, I'll post it up later.
ummm....i happen to know where quite a few sets(for the front, no rears right now) are , but on your 79 i think you have to modify something on the front of the frame. They'll bolt right onto a 91 though...you may pm dremu on here....he bought a set and had the older frame...pm me if interested with a zip and I can shoot you a price shipped.
edit: definatley not going to be close to $80 a pair...i think he is referring to boyce equipment....
LOL. Yeah, I have some expertise with mounting the CUCV shackles to both the 73-80 and 81+ frames.
Honestly, the "frame extensions" are not ... they're just rectangular tubing. Even the Army says they're not to be used as lift points, i.e. you can't hang the thing under a Chinook by the shackles the way you can with a HMMWV. It's just a foot-long chunk of metal bolted to the frame is all. (They are to be used as tie-downs, onto a 'sled' or a lift platform.)
I have the dimensions somewhere, but I seem to recall 1.5 x 2" tubing, maybe .187" wall ... don't think it's even 1/4".
I seem to recall that the back ones fit pretty well, by using some of the factory bumper holes in the frame. Obviously you'll need to cut a hole in your bumper, or use a CUCV bumper, to fit the tube through. Also note that the CUCV bumpers are for the 1981+ frames, and won't fit the 73-80 directly. (I ended up just cutting a hole in my original bumper up front, it was easier than trying to fab bracketry to make the bumper fit.)
Oh, and I only know about the M1009's, the Blazers; the 1008's (pickups) are different, as they have a step bumper in back ... but prolly the same, different 73-80 than for 81+.
HTH; feel free to PM me or start another thread -- I think we've hijacked this one enough -- for more details.
Boyce Equipment is who I was talking about. I talked to them about 2 years ago and that's the price he gave me for the shackles.
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