So I have been looking for a decent square body for some time now. Didn't really have my eyes on anything in particular, but the frame and body needed to be in as good of shape as I could find.
Last week I came across this beast on marketplace up in Massachusetts. It's a 1986 Chevy M1031. Which is the military CUCV service truck.
It is I'm great shape. Frame is rock solid, and the cab has very, very little rust. It is also mechanically sound. A couple little leaks, but that's to be expected.
It has the 6.2 diesel, th400 trans, np205 t case, king pin Dana 60 front axle with a limited slip, 14 BFF rear with locker, and 4.56 gears. The service body is all aluminum. It used to have a PTO driven generator and air compressor, but those have since been removed. The PTO is still on the t case though.
My plans are to keep it fairly original, but add a few creature comforts to suit me better.
1. If you were to remove the service bed and do something else would it be fairly easy to put on different mirrors? I assume body work would be needed to fill in holes? and create new ones.
2. I am not to familiar with manual locking hubs, I have done it on a ford once but they didn't stick out as far as the ones on this one. Anyone know why they stick out so far?
I have always detested soldering, post up some pictures of your process/method when you do it. I have tried a few different ways and the easiest for wiring (still sucks for me) is tinting one wire then twisting the other around that add melting all together.
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