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Old 04-21-2010, 11:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Questions for CUCV Blazer owners...

I have found a source to buy CUCV Blazers for a very reasonable price and I'm seriously considering getting one. I have always loved these trucks and wanted one, but never I have never driven one (or any 80's diesel Blazer for that matter). I have driven and been around numerous M1008's and M1028's and even a M1010, but never an M1009. I'm going to have to drive a couple of hundred miles just to drive one, so I wanted to ask a few questions about them. First off, how do they do on the highway? I know the trucks with 4.56's don't do well, but it seems the 3.08's that Blazers have would run comfortably at 70, especially with a 32 or 33 inch tire. Secondly, how noisey are they on the inside? It seems without any sound deadening in the floor, lack of hood insulation, and the fiberglass top has the potential to have the tin can effect. I would probably be installing hood insulation and dynamat or maybe even have the whole tub Rhino lined and put down rubber mats anyway, but I just wondered how bad they were in stock form. Lastly, how do they ride? Are they very stiff a CUCV truck, or they more like a K10 truck? Thanks in advance for the info and any other tips, comments, suggestions on the subject.
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Suspension is soft almost to much on dirt roads, its loud... plan accordingly. I have 33's on mine with no lift or fender cutting and I don't rub even in nearly full flex. It'll do 70 fine.
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Thanks Mike! I saw your turbo thread a while back, and that's something I will be doing directly if I get one. I have a Banks sidewinder set-up that I think I might use this time around, just because I got it pretty cheap. I love the 6.5 turbo set-up on my dually and wouldn't hesistate to do one of those again. I figured it would be pretty loud. I knew the CUCV trucks were and it seems the open space of the Blazer might be even worse. I'm glad to hear the suspension is fairly soft, as it will see mainly highway use. How does your's do on mileage with the turbo?
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Engine and Drivetrain:
6.2L Turbo, NP435 close 4 ratio speed , 14 bolt Posi Rear
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'93 GM-3 Turbo, DSG Stud Girdle, Bosch Duraterms glow plugs, 6.5TD Marine injectors, Non-EGR J code dual plane 6.2L intake with custom pressure chamber, custom 4" turbo discharge housing and exhaust, K&N Filter

1984 M1009 CUCV Blazer - Fresh out the military, 46,000 miles. Banks Sidewinder turbo

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Old 04-21-2010, 11:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have seen 22 but its been around 17 lately, I do a lot of offroad driving and I often use it for skidding logs so its not really mileage im concerned about. I would put a turbo on it for sure, it really helps out. The turbo actually quieted mine down alot. With a rear exit exhaust straight out the back it wouldn't be bad at all.
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-3 inch downpipe to 4 inch to and 5 inch tip
exiting in front of rear passenger tire
-Dual 4 foot white cb antennas
-Boost, Pyrometer, Oil Pressure, Fuel Level, Temperature

http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=339340
Its sold, im driving around in a junky jap truck now I'll post every so often to annoy the new people

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I've never drove a 1008 or similar but the 1009's tend not to like going up hills since they lug the motor. It will do 80 all day long and actually gets quieter around 60 but there is no insulation so the road noise is pretty bad if you have loud tires or a truck that isn't sealed very well and gets wind noise. With a turbo it feels power wise just like a modern gas truck.
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My M1008 is loud as hell. I bought the factory sound deadening from LMC.
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i think this is going to give your an idea
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Would you be so kind as to turn us on to your good source for cucv blazers after you pick yours out of course

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Thanks for the input guys!


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Would you be so kind as to turn us on to your good source for cucv blazers after you pick yours out of course

please

Well, since I bought one yesterday, sure I will. I went directly to source, and bought one off governmentliquidation.com. It is an '84 and was a base truck in GA. I went down and looked at it last week, and it runs great. It has 46,000 miles and the body has no through rust and is very straight. It is complete except the side mirrors and tow rings for some reason. The only thing that I know needs immediate attention is that the rear window regulator is broken and won't roll the window up. A local wrecking yard here that I frequent has several '80 Blazers, so parts won't be an issue. I couldn't drive it, but it was said to be driven onto the lot. The batteries seemed a little weak when I first cranked it, but after it ran a while and charged them, it recranked fine. The brakes were up on it, and the transmission dropped into gear (D and R) with no hesitation. I got it for just a touch over $1500 with taxes and fees. The tan one beside it sold for about $300 less, but the body was a little rough and it had higher mileage. It ran great also though.
I have been looking at them for a couple of months, and the ones that are on lots and and owned by individuals are selling from $3000 - $5000 around the Atlanta area. The ones like mine are usually in the $3500 - $4000, and the rustier more dented up ones going as low as $2800. They are getting crazy money for them on ebay. The only real negative thing I can say about GV is that you have to file a End Use Certificate to prove US citizenship and to prove you are who you say you are. This means you have to wait until it is accepted to pick them up. They had some nice M1008's on the lot too, but I specifically wanted a Blazer. If you can catch some on auction at a base within driving distance from you, this is the way to go. Here's a few pics of it.





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1967 C-30 Dually Pickup

Engine and Drivetrain:
6.2L Turbo, NP435 close 4 ratio speed , 14 bolt Posi Rear
Mods:
'93 GM-3 Turbo, DSG Stud Girdle, Bosch Duraterms glow plugs, 6.5TD Marine injectors, Non-EGR J code dual plane 6.2L intake with custom pressure chamber, custom 4" turbo discharge housing and exhaust, K&N Filter

1984 M1009 CUCV Blazer - Fresh out the military, 46,000 miles. Banks Sidewinder turbo

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http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=254096
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:35 AM   #10 (permalink)
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wow thats in good condition. I got my m1009 for $500 and my m1008 for $1200. The 1009 runs great but has major rust. the m1008 is rust free but was a complete basket case.
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