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What does /k/think of the CUCV M1009? Considering buying one.
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bump for interest in the new ones
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Buy a ford with the idi. Fuck dem cucv.
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>>28515652
As a guy who used to own a Custom Deluxe, I would argue that the CUCV is the pinnacle of classic automotive engineering.
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>>28515802
My main interest is the ex military shit it has because it was special order for the military
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>>28515652
I've got one, I like it.

If you don't want a slow truck that's loud as fuck inside and has no interior, just buy a civil K5 and paint it green.

The civi truck will be better off road with a 350 and 3.73 or 4.10 axles if you put eBay spools in the diff.
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>CUCV
>HMMWV
>cuck-vee gets replaced by hum-vee

Naw, but they're cool as fuck. I went to college with a guy who owned one just like the OP. Got it for a song as gov surplus.
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>>28515868
I've heard they don't do that bad speed wise and I am looking for one as a first truck for me, only in high school, so I could care less about how loud it is, so long it gets me to the trade school, the job site, work and back home and can do some offroading its fine.
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>>28515870
Most of the ones I find locally are less than $5k and have less than 50,000 miles
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>>28515652
>CUCV
>CUC
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>>28516142
They struggle at 70mph. The axles are garbage if you're going to do serious off roading.
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Op here, something I meant to add in original post, I want one of these as a first truck. So it doesn't need to be fancy and if I decide to get one I plan on doing almost if not all the upgrading myself, such as sterio, lift, snorkel, a side exist stack, and maybe upgrading the engine and tranny for better gas mileage or speed, depending on what I see more beneficial long term. Remember this is a truck for a kid in high school, so I see it as a perfect first and it doesn't need to be extremely safe.
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>>28515652
>What does /k/think of the CUCV M1009?

My exact thought is "Unf". Too bad they're getting to be so fucking old.
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>>28515652
>What does /k/think of the CUCV M1009? Considering buying one.
>CUCV M1009
>CUCV
>Cuck Vee

So it's like a humvee for cucks?
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>>28515652
6.2 or 6.5? I got a 00 k3500 with the 6.5 turbo and its running strong at 191k. Make sure the valve cover gaskets are good along with the transfer case. Also see if the PMD was relocated from the top of the throttle body.
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It's loud, it's slow (As in, not capable of highway speeds), it's diesel and gets shit mileage anyway.

The part they did get right is that it's indestructible and it pulls like a fucking ox. Also easy to work on because it's an old diesel, parts may be hard to find though
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Looks good. Are you gonna make it zombie proof?
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>>28516168
I'd heard about that, don't plan on going over 65 because legal limit in town is 60 and gas mileage goes to shit after, and for offroading i don't plan on doing anything serious, just mudding with friends or for lack of better description simple hill climbing. If you have any idea what Reno Nevada is like you'll know for the most part what I plan on offroading with it
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>>28515868
This is the truth

Pic is my next automotive project.
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>>28516196
To an extent, has a 6.2 Detroit diesel so it'll run forever, and diesel is really common where I live so no fuel hunting when shtf
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>>28516190
All the parts are military surplus and I've found a sight that will ship everything from mirrors to new motors cross country. So parts won't be a problem
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>>28516218
Really wish GM had made Suburban CUCVs
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>>28516177
I've managed to find some locally with really low milage for less than 5 gs so being 30 years old won't matter for a high school student like me
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>>28516190
>parts may be hard to find though
He is right.

>>28516233
Try to find a gasket for the fuel filter. Without going to a hummer dealer. Cause a chevy dealer or autozone/adv don't have it.
And good luck on finding a wire harness if it needs one i got lucky to find a guy parting one out.
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>>28516245

It's up to us senpai
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>>28516245

No auto expert, but I don't know why you couldn't swap the guts, wheels and brush guard.

A Suburban is the CUCV's bigger brother anyway. Apart from being longer, they're almost identical.
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>>28516218
>>28516287
I always wanted this since i watched dante's peak.
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>>28516279
Found both on site mentioned in my previous post, so if anything needs replacing I'll buy the part and do it myself, don't much like taking things to shops unless I don't have time to do it myself.
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>>28516289
It's really just the time required, if I really wanted to I could
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>>28515652
Is this an SHTF vehicle thread now?
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>>28516314

9th gen Suburban is best Suburban
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>>28516325
You fuel injector pump its about 1k so just a heads up if it goes out.

Also link to said site?
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>>28516345
>9th gen Suburban is best Suburban

It's Roadkill approved.
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>>28516351
http://militarytrucks.com/cucvparts.html did kinda just glance over it earlier, the rigging is confirmed but I'm not entirely sure about individual gaskets, they might only come with new engines
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>>28516345
>9th gen
I'll take my truck over the Suburban of them years.
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>>28516340
More of a "is this a good idea for a first truck for a kid in high school" thread with some shtf vehicle mixed in
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>>28516345
>>28516355
9th Gen
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>>28516394
>9th Gen

Well shit... I hate being wrong. :/ Thanks for the correction, dude.
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>>28516369
Thanks. Least i can use engine parts. Body parts and transmissions are another thing.
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>>28516314
>Once upon a time, when anon was 13...
>Stepmom has tail end 8th gen Suburban
>Off to scout durr
>there's been heavy rain lately, and the small lake that has formed over the dirt farm track looks awful deep
>Comment as much
>"What, that puddle scares you?"
>Stepmom proceeds through puddle
>mfw water came in to the floorboards
>mfw cranked my head around as we emerged to see we had a fucking wake behind us

I don't remember what happened to that car, but I miss it
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>>28516173
>Gas Mileage
It's a GM motor that once ran on gasoline but they redesigned the intake and such for it to be a diesel. Gas mileage was never a concern for the military.
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>>28516420
No problem least this aint /o/
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>>28516422
They get all their parts from old no longer running ones, like they had a military police bumper a while ago but that's gone, but nothing off these old tricks goes to waste, almost every single no longer road worthy/FUBARed one ive seen has been parted out
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>>28516394

Shit, you're right.
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>>28516442
For how old it is, the milage is average, read some steel soldiers forums saying that not going over 60-65 will keep gas to about 25 mpg highway
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>>28516142
>>28516168
>>28516190
>>28516199
The M1009 will go well over 100mph, but takes 15 seconds to get to 60. It'll also get in the 20s for fuel economy unless your injectors are bad. The 6.2 was literally called the "fuel miser"in the medium duty trucks.

The other ones top out at 65, but get there quicker, and have shit mileage.

The axle on the M1009 is a little light for serious offloading, but it doesn't matter because it's a 3.08 ratio, which sucks balls for crawling, so you were already going to upgrade. The pickup and chassis cab jobs have heavy axles with 4.56 ratios, which are great for offroading, but garbage on the highway.

They have 3 speed autos.

If you are looking for a hunting/woods truck, the M1009 is pretty good, but if you want to build it, a civi K5 is a better starting point, because you're going to want a gassed and an overdrive to let you street drive with fat final drive ratios.
>>28516279
Parts are everywhere and cheap, dude. It takes regular Chevy stuff, but not like the parts monkey's lookup will tell him. The radiator overflow bottle is out of a van, not the trucks, for instance. The guys on Steel Soldiers know all the part numbers for buying the shit at NAPA.

Except for the glow plug controller, but there's a guy selling new ones he makes on SS.
>>28516218
Sexy. Gonna put the 6.5 manifolds and a turbo on it, or what's the guts?
>>28516289
Because the wiring harness is an oddball, and finding a good 6.2 is modestly hard.

Also 165 hp in best state of tune is kind of low for a burb.
>>28516245
A guy west of the twin cities did a CCLB, it's pretty hot, even if it's a TBI. 350 instead of a diesel.

Sherwin Williams OEM stores can order real CARC paint for you.
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>>28516435
Shit thats nothing
>be driving around beaches in a 54 willys cj3a
>come across a puddle
>cant tell how deep it is
>tire tracks going in
>tire tracks coming out
>"fuck it man"
>back up and get going to like 35mph which is pretty fucking fast for a 1954 jeep with no doors in sand
>hit the water
>water comes over windshield
>"ive made a mistake"
>puddle is apparently deeper than the entire jeep
>jeep barely makes it out of the water
>dies
>try to start it
>its game fucking over
>have to take out sparkplugs with a leatherman
>use underwear to dry off the sparkplugs
>get jeep started
>start heading home
>some guy has his lifted modern jeep stuck in sand
>get to pull him out
Water + cars = Good fun
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>>28516461
I got the 00 k3500. So i can only use the engine parts. None of the body parts would fit on my truck.

I also use to work at a scrap yard and i seen 3 come in still with the engines. Was pissed i couldn't buy them. Sad to watch them in the car crusher.

>>28516463
lol
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>All this talk of CUCV's/K10 Blazers and old-school Suburbans
>MFW driving one of their offspring erryday

Gives zero fucks about snow, boys. Zero. Fucks.
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>>28516442
You are thinking of the Olds 350 diesel, the 6.2 is a dedicated motor, albeit one designed to share mounts with a BBC.

It gets better mileage than contemporary diesels of similar power in similar vehicles.
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>>28516513
worst gen blazer
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>>28516488
Thanks, this is the most helpful reply here, will keep everything you said in mind for when I decide on what to get in the next 6 months
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>>28516504
That sucks that you couldn't have saved those, the sacrifices we make in life
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>>28516516
god damn that olds diesel.

yall niggas wanna talk about slow. You dont know slow.
You merely adopted the slowness. I was born in it. Molded by it. I didnt see 60mph until I was allready a man.
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>>28516488
>Parts are everywhere and cheap, dude.
Closest Used transfer case to me is 200 miles away. I can't even find a 6.2 at the junk yard. I have to make suburban parts work.
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>>28516500
...How did you not suck up that entire puddle, hydrolock and blow it up?
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>>28516533
>worst gen blazer
Nah. That would be the faggot "TrailBlazers"
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>>28516570
Fuck if I know, I honestly thought I was going to die when it nosed down into the water but it was solid the entire time.
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>m1009
>not superior m1008

Have fun with those shit axles.
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>>28516513
Hopefully its parents don't either, because it snows a decent amount here
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>>28516581
but thats wrong
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>>28516588
I hate single cab trucks, it has to at least be extra cab
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>>28516602
Leg room best.
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>>28516616
Definitely need that leg room, every time I ride with one of my friends who have a single cab I feel so cramped
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>>28516602
long bed for life

I would like to be able to lean my seat back sure, but I use my truck for truck shit, not just driving through mud. Long bed is where its at
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>>28516534
If I were you, I'd get a dry bodied civi truck from down south, put a LM4 5.3 from a 99-07 in it over either the 4L80E or NV4500, a set of 14 bolt 4.10s (get a steer axle out of a K30 and the disk brake rear axle out of a 200X 2500) with EBAY lockers, a 2 inch set of lift springs, 33s, a soft top, and paint it how you like, then enjoy luxuries like a radio, air con, carpet, sound insulation, and having double the power.

A $2500 California truck that won't pass smog and $3500 worth of junkyard parts will make your K5 eat a M1009 in every metric.

I've only built mine because I was hit head on by a kid in an Explorer, and needed to do a ton of work anyways.
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>>28516654
Not buying a 4 door long bed.

>>28516630
Feel the same in a single cab truck
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>>28516654
I can still use one of these for truck shit and I have the intent to for construction related purposes
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>>28516594
>but thats wrong

>4.2 V6
>Not even he 4.3V6 descended from the classic 350

Naw.. not wrong.
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>>28516569
Sucks to suck, where the fuck do you live?
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>>28516692
Virginia
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>>28516690
The Atlas was a wonder and should have replaced the poortec pleb6.

Calling an I6 a V6, that's hurtful.
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>>28516677
fags by crew cab long beds.

unless youre highway literally 95% of the time its useless.

Cheaper at that point to get a beat long bed and a decent SUV
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>>28516685
dude, long beds shit all over a fucking blazer if you intend to haul shit.
like.. I dont understand how thats not obvious as fuck.
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>>28516728

Those are in-line? Huh. Never knew. Still fucking gay.
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>>28516673
First time truck, a/C not required here because I prefer to have the windows down anyways and there's a heater so when its cold as fuck in the winter I don't have to worry, carpet gets stained, and a radio isn't that hard to put in
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>>28516710
I'm about to change your life.

http://www.car-part.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi?userSearch=int&userPID=1000&userLocation=All+States&userIMS=&userInterchange=%3EEC&userSide=&userDate=1986&userDate2=1986&dbModel=15.28.58.58&userModel=Chevy%20Truck-30%20Series%20(1988%20Down)&dbPart=412.1&userPart=Transfer%20Case&sessionID=200000000000000000880843788&ref=mobileweb&userPreference=zip&userZip=20101&userLat=38.9896&userLong=-77.4505&userIntSelect=358754&userUID=0&userBroker=&userPage=1&iKey=
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>>28516690
>youre retarded
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>>28516731
>fags by crew cab long beds
You don't like what i like so it sucks.

Yes I'm on the highway 95% of the time.
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>>28516749
Well no shit that a long bed does the job better, that's not what I need though, besides at least I can park with a blazer and not feel like I'm driving a retarded school bus
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>>28516773

Leyl
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>>28516759
You're gonna want the sound insulation, and the horsepower at minimum.
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>>28516777
>drives to work and back everyday
>thinks thats all highway

nigga I mean towing motorcycles and shit cross country with a team or something. I mean semi miles, hours and hours of straight.

I dont like what you like because I laugh at dudes who park that shit inside a mall parking garage.
"Oh, the misses has one in the oven but I need a struck still. Better buy one with the inteior space of a minivan so shes happy, with a nice long bed to haul a pallet or some shit every 6 months."
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>>28516769
MD 148 miles.

http://www.car-part.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi
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>>28516824
That's basically an hour closer than 200 miles.

I bet there's a regional alternative courier who could ship it same day for reasonable.
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>>28516807
You mad? Cause damn.
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>>28516779
naw breh.
15" longer wheel base and 29" OAL does not make a school bus.

trust me, its nice to have whatever is the bed seperate from the cab
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yes its 2wd but she runs and mostly everything works, minus A/C and the driver side window,
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>>28516845
Maybe not a single cab lonbed but much longer and I feel like I'm a driver of a bus
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>>28516868
The middle child, when blazers started to become smaller and shittier
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>>28516870
Trust me dood. The only thing the cucv has going for it is the top and the wheelbase. If youre not trying to rock climb with the bitch it has 0 benefits.
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It's op again, I'll be going for the night, keep posting stuff if you want, I'll read it all in the morning. Thanks for all the info, opinions, and the few stories. Have a paint pattern for a M1009.
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>>28516883
still better than the baby blazer,
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>>28516516
>albeit one designed to share mounts with a BBC.
Now if i know my Muscle Car 101, SBC Engine mounts should fit aswell. That means he can throw a 350 SB in it and have a Reliable, reasonably cheap and easy engine that you can work on alone. Not saying big blocks aren't stronk as fug a 350 can be tuned to be just as good as a 396. As long as you stay off the loud petal, youll be fine on gas.
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>>28515868
>3.73 or .410 axles
Axles don't have gear ratios, dude.


Captcha has a k5 in it. They know
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>>28516173
Op are you me and my brother? We both had civi k5s for our first cars. IMO they make excellent first vehicles because they are tanks and help you develop spacial awareness of a large vehicle while still being a bit more wieldy than a full size pickup. Safety wise even rotted to shit they are pretty good. On my first one frame was good but body was slowly rusting away. I got into an accident where I had a direct hit on my passenger side into a f150 we were both going 45-50. With my seat position one click up from all the way back I or my seat didn't move enough for me to hit anything. I didn't even get a bruise from the seatbelt. If I was in anything smaller I'd have been seriously injured or dead.
I bought another k5 after that. Personally I say go civi if you just wanna drive on the highway and just have a big truck for job sites and stuff my suggestion is make sure the door locks, windows, and especially the rear window works well. If that rear window goes its a pain in the ass to get down and replace all the parts. Something electronic has loads more space under the hood. If its fuel injected expect to have to replace the sending unit and or fuel pump and try not to run the tank below 1/4 it helps keep the fuel pump and sending unit cooler and lubricated. If it is rotted in the back make sure the rear window doesn't catch and if you plan to take the top off and you have lots of rot the body will flex and make the rear window drag going up and down once the top is back on. With a weak motor it may not be able to overcome some spots or it may actually get stuck. There are at least 2 companies that still make soft tops. And in the cold that rear window is gonna be sloooooowwww going up and down. If you want fuel economy without the hassle of deasel I got 18mpg with my second one a few times, had a 305 and quadrajet and was a pretty nice driver. Anything model 1986+ should have the upgraded 700r4 that is slightly better. Buy a 4 speed if you can find one.
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>>28516289
Having done an ass load of body work on a 1990 k5 and only being able to find suburban parts I can assure you not everything is the same. Why a radiator support would be different fuck if I know but it is they don't bolt up in the same spots or have the same mounting spots.
>>28516513
Stick a v8 in there. I've seen it, the whole things rumbled and purred.
>>28516673
I've got a k5 from Florida currently in CT. Only rot is drivers rocker. Sun roof. Top doesn't leak. 305. 700r4 that kinda shifts, needs replacing and have replacement that goes with it. Factory off road and tow package with dual shocks and over travel stoo. Black softtop. Eldelbrock carb and intake. All the original parts I've taken off in a box. Also have most of a tpi setup I never got to finish building. Unknown milage but somewhere around 200k. I'm sure I have lots more shit I can give you with it too. Got a 350 and ok tranny I can send off with it too. $3700. Email if interested.

But I do agree with this guy. Buy a good body and you can do anything you want from an ls swap to crate motor for another $3000 or less.
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>>28518873
I've been practicing in an 01 suburban with a lift so handling a big vehicle isn't new. Thanks for telling me how safe and how capable these are. I want a CUCV because of the axles on it already and the military proven factor. Having a 6.2 diesel is just an added plus for me.
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>>28516602
>Not buying the m1008 and doing a crew cab swap for ultimate truggy combination

The fuck you need a bed for? If your trying to dual purpose a trail rig in town, you are gonna have a bad time.
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>>28516581
Complaining about a straight 6? The hell is wrong with you
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>>28516753
Inline motors make the best torque compared to same sized v-style motors
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>>28515652
K5 Blazer/10

They're probably my favorite vehicle.
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I just want to buy a humvee...
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