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19trax95's 1986 CUCV M1028A1

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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.
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I would have suggested doing something like spraying fluid film on the underside until you can do it right. In my experience with POR15, it works good, if you can get it everywhere. Anywhere the water can get to the edge of the POR15, it will attack the steel there and get under the POR15.
I use a air spray and buy the 1 gal can of FF, it's cheaper and easier to spray in tight spots vs using cans (the sprayer I bought has a 2' hose extension to the nozzle, so I don't need to wave the whole sprayer around).
Nah, you can get muffler tape, couple wraps and it's good to go...
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