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    M1008 cracked head gaskets, runs fine, fix? Or engine swap?

    Temp gauge? My trucks came with a speedo and fuel gauge and you are lucky if one of them reads close to right. Sent from my SM-T380 using Tapatalk
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    M1008 cracked head gaskets, runs fine, fix? Or engine swap?

    $10k is a lot for a CUCV. My expectation is turn key, rust free, 8 out of 10 minimum in all areas. Fixer uppers are like $3-5 on average. I think you are on the wrong side on the money. Just be aware that anything you spend most likely you wont be recouped selling. You also wont get any...
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    M1008 cracked head gaskets, runs fine, fix? Or engine swap?

    Big picture... Do you like and want to keep it? How much did you buy it for? Getting the 6.2 repaired as long as its on the top end probably is worth salvaging even at $150 an hour shop rate. Replacing the engine with a good reman unit could be the cost of the truck but will give you...
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    Carolina1010's official ramblings thread.....

    Jam a pair of Leece Neville 555JHO's in there ;) My ambulance had like 3k miles on it. My M1031 had 6k and the gennie had 3 hours on the Hobbs. Thank you Uncle Sam for selling this to me for pennies in the dollar! Sent from my SM-T380 using Tapatalk
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    37x 12.50R 17 tire upgrade on CUCV

    I use 4" loft springs that ORD sells which I think are Tuff Country? I had the Goodyear MTs on a wide rim which I think came off of a Ford. They are the widest and most offset that probably ever came from the factory for a 16.5" rim.. You will need to trim unless you have stiff springs and dont...
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    Winch install

    Welding it is certainly easier. I also did mine while the nose was off during the engine swap. Now that makes it easy! Sent from my SM-T380 using Tapatalk
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    Winch install

    Yup, literally the same thing. I think mine sits slightly further back but same exact concept. Sent from my SM-T380 using Tapatalk
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    Winch install

    Sounds like a bad 80's corner worker name... Sent from my SM-T380 using Tapatalk
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    Winch install

    Thanks I dont have a build thread. Basically took a universal winch tray, flipped it upsode down, then welded it on top of the frame rails. It lines up perfect behind the license plate. You will have to mock it up left to right to get it right in the center of the plate. Sent from my SM-T380...
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    Winch install

    Covers too much of the grille. Mine is tucked behind the license plate which comes off. Plus it is less leverage on the frame. Gonna have to zoom pretty hard to spot it... Sent from my SM-T380 using Tapatalk
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    Electrical system overview

    Sorry for being short with you Sent from my SM-T380 using Tapatalk
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    Electrical system overview

    Do you have an understanding of basic electricity? If not, I would pick up a basic automotive instruction book or start combing through through the YouTubes to understand how the principles work. When you have the basics of volts, amps, ohms, then figure out how to read a basic wiring diagram...
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    37x 12.50R 17 tire upgrade on CUCV

    Gotcha Mine arent the custom ones. I'm pretty sure the axle location is stock. I had a solid axle Toyota and I think the suspension was like 3 or 4" forwards. Its the only way to keep big tires out of the sheetmetal. Sent from my SM-T380 using Tapatalk
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    37x 12.50R 17 tire upgrade on CUCV

    What are they selling these days? I bought my front springs a few years ago. Think they were Tuff Country. Factory replacements but no idea where the center pin sits in relation to OEM. I think he also sells Alcans? I would assume those are pushed forwards. My Burb has his 4" front springs...
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    Glow Plug 12 Volt Conversion

    Yes, the resistor is made to work with a properly functioning setup. Plugs failing can make the situation worse. Eliminating the resistor and going straight to 12v on the GP solenoid really has no downside other then loading only one battery while they are glowing but there are worse things...
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