Washington M1009 (re)build thread

caldreamz

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Hi Everyone,
As I mentioned in another thread, I've been a lurker but finally purchased an M1009. It was suggested (and a really good idea too) that I should start a thread and post pictures along the way to document the transformation. Thank you to all who have gone before to clear the path and educate those who follow! Various starting images below...



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caldreamz

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Well, it runs. Drove it for two hours to get it back to a home base. Steering is really loose, it's loud and there is some coolant leakage. Floor pans are rusted (apparently typical). Taking it to a trusted mechanic next week to get an assessment and then decide where to go next (and how much to spend - smile)
 

caldreamz

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Ok, had a trusted mechanic look it over (formerly kept the CUCVs at Camp Pendleton running). The most immediate list is:
- Two leaking injectors
- Leaking output shaft
- Steering gear box (the loose steering)
- Lower radiator hose (the coolant leak)
- Water pump (more coolant leak)
- Fan clutch

I am going to spend the $ on a fluid damper. I know, I know, it may be extreme but I've convinced myself to go the extra mile. I'll tackle some electrical issues on my own (e.g., 24v slave is miswired, speedo is dead) along with the rusted floor pans, some minor rattles and squeaks and various rubber bits like door seals and body mounts.
 

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Ok, had a trusted mechanic look it over (formerly kept the CUCVs at Camp Pendleton running). The most immediate list is:
- Two leaking injectors
- Leaking output shaft
- Steering gear box (the loose steering)
- Lower radiator hose (the coolant leak)
- Water pump (more coolant leak)
- Fan clutch

I am going to spend the $ on a fluid damper. I know, I know, it may be extreme but I've convinced myself to go the extra mile. I'll tackle some electrical issues on my own (e.g., 24v slave is miswired, speedo is dead) along with the rusted floor pans, some minor rattles and squeaks and various rubber bits like door seals and body mounts.
Stick with a standard harmonic balancer, GM engineered them for a G.M. balancer. The truck will function better with the designed part. These trucks are basic work trucks designed for low rpm, torque, and speeds at 55 mph max. Use it for it's intended purpose, drive it within it's limits and it will serve you well.
 
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