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Lol...no not a typo.
Picked up an M1009(Blazer). paint and bodywork is a little rough but the body is rust free. Even behind the seats, the tailgate crossmember etc. I have never seen one so clean around here. Of course the PPO(Previous Previous Owner) painted it with rustoleum and a brush and did some of the worst bondo I have ever seen. I think he mixed the bondo in the dent and just painted over it.
The PPO was a total hack and was supposed to be a mechanic.
It has 64k miles. I did not even make it home. Stopped half way to grab a bite. Went to start it...
Yup...The jerkoff did not properly attach the rear support.
Damn. I was so pissed. Triple aaa worth every penny.
Got it home and outside in the dark in the cold, a bit of good fortune. It came right out..
 

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Got 18.5 mpg on the way home with the TH400. The future NV4500 swap should bring me to 23+.
Also the PO said it had no heat since he bought it from the ultimate hack mechanic(PPO)...
Gee I wonder why it didn't get any temp up ?
 

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BTW, That is exactly how it came off. He actually craked the housing down on it with it off center like that and made a gasket out of cardboard and tons of snot. This guy should have his Harbor Freight tool box taken away.
 

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This story should go in the facts section along with starter brace
Yeah, for sure.
Normally when I buy a 6.xxx first thing I do is check for that and replace the starter bolts with factory new GM ones as good practice. Damn I got lucky. I'd say 1 in 10 actually come out nicely.
 

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The new Daily driver.
 

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It was also losing power bigtime on the highway when I tried to pass. I changed the fuel filter tonight and seems better. I will perform an autopsy on the old FF tomorrow.
 

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Of course it needs a lift, 8 lug swap,etc etc. Nice new OD paint job come spring..
 

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Why cheep on a stupid paper gasket they're like 90 cents:confuzeld

Any more handyman fixes:popcorn:
 

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The box filter? You would be amazed at how small the filter actually is.
yeah, I wanna ditch it eventually. I friggin airlocked the truck changing it...:(
 

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Why cheep on a stupid paper gasket they're like 90 cents:confuzeld

Any more handyman fixes:popcorn:
Time will tell...I am certain I will find more...
 

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Hell, I bought about 10 of them for 15 cents because they were 15 cents. Hell, I have nothing to use them on anymore! LOL! Nice looking truck though! Id keep the 6 lug stuff, it aint that bad :p
 

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I have had bad person experiences with 6 lug. Between tiny wheel studs that break and having your wheel and axle pass you I pretty much am done with c clip diffs.
 

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Not a bad lookin M1009. Its a shame that the PPO got his hands on the thing. I have faith in your ability to get her going strong again!
 

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Wow, nice on the starter bolts, that could have been ugly.

Why cheep on a stupid paper gasket they're like 90 cents:confuzeld

Any more handyman fixes:popcorn:
Why, because whatever you have around the house sealer is free!!! :whistle: :hehe:
 
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Of course it needs a lift, 8 lug swap,etc etc. Nice new OD paint job come spring..
What brand OD paint are you going to use? I assume that it will be the same shade as the M1008 behind it in the picture? This coming spring/summer mine will be getting OD as well.
 

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what did you pay for it kenny?
 

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This story should go in the facts section along with starter brace
I've always wanted to say that, seriously that bracket is damn near like life support for the 6.2/6.5. You take a hell of a gamble leaving that precious bracket off. People need to know that info when they buy one of these rigs.
 

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What brand OD paint are you going to use? I assume that it will be the same shade as the M1008 behind it in the picture? This coming spring/summer mine will be getting OD as well.
I used Aervoe. So far so good. Stay the hell away from Milspray.
Alan Haage paint supply sells the Aervoe in Gallons.
 
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