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    M1009 wheels

    Looking for 1 stock wheel for M1009, thank for any leads! Craig
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    M1010 fire rig to camper conversion

    The results surely speak for themselves. That truly turned out perfect. We used to joke in the Army "Measure with a mic, mark it with chalk, cut with an ax then paint to cover up your mistakes" Then later "If it don't run chrome it" You are definitely not supporting that joke! Beautiful job!! I...
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    Custom wheels - Problem, questions, help.

    What I like is the fact that a 22.5 tire can be popped off the rim and a new one put on using a few manual tools at the road side with out dealing with a split rim. I watched this done when I blew a tire on a Top-Kick I had with the 22.5 rims. This was a tire that still had tread but was too...
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    M1010 fire rig to camper conversion

    I understand the cool running engine, my M1009 really takes time to heat up to put out any heat from the heater when it is around freezing, in the 20's I am glad there are hill or I would be at work before the heater did much and that is a 20 mile drive. I will be following closely to see what...
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    M1010 fire rig to camper conversion

    No doubt there is uncertainty right now and depending on the work you do, to a greater or lesser degree. But things will return to normal eventually. I also have multiple projects going and when your daily driver is on the "needs attention" list, priorities shift pretty quick. I figured I...
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    M1010 fire rig to camper conversion

    Just a suggestion to throw in the mix for your camo project. There is vinyl perforated film with many camo patterns that could be applied on the windows of the box and the sheet metal paint could be blended to really break up the windows. One of many sites offering this product...
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    Custom wheels - Problem, questions, help.

    It is 11.00-22.5 so it is a little wider and a little taller overall but fairly close so overall it is not a big difference but if you single out your truck, you still have more tire capacity than the fully loaded M35A2 is rated for and the ride isn't as stiff as the extra 4 tires sidewalls add.
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    Custom wheels - Problem, questions, help.

    While not custom or super single, the wheels I was able to find are 22.5" six lug steel rims for a bit under $100 each. They are used wheels that the fire service had installed on vehicles with the Rockwell axles. While the look of the 395's are impressive, I have had so many old tires throw the...
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    Fake CUCV M1009

    Looks like this has no activity for the last 7 months. I have both a civilian K-5 and a M-1009. Civilian model is a 1980 and the M1009 is an 86. The M1009 is my daily driver, had it since 2011, the 1980 I have had since 1986 so I know both of them very well. It all depends on what you really...
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    What have you done to your CUCV today/lately - Part 2

    Thank you, I have been looking at that conversion but thought I saw where some lift was required but then couldn't find the info again.
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    What have you done to your CUCV today/lately - Part 2

    Russm, is the vehicle you installed the crossover steering on "lifted"? I have been looking at that and can't determine if it needs to be lifted or not to install it.
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    What have you done to your CUCV today/lately - Part 2

    I'm in Vancouver WA if I can be of any assistance , just let me know.
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    What have you done to your CUCV today/lately - Part 2

    Chevymike, looking forward to doing the same Paradox by Design upgrade, have a Humvee crossover and already had the radiator re-cored a while back. Really waiting on dryer weather to do the work, do appreciate your photos as it lets me visually walk thru the install.
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    What have you done to your CUCV today/lately - Part 2

    That just hurts on so many levels, the photos alone inflicted a pain response for me. Hope you have a quick and complete recovery.
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    What have you done to your CUCV today/lately - Part 2

    Hit send too soon, actual reply below
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