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Diesel Military Truck

Discussion in 'Used Plowing and Truck Equipment Forum' started by John O., Dec 20, 2006.

  1. John O.

    John O. Member
    Messages: 41

    • GMC CUCV M1009 Tactical Utility Truck
    • Retired Army National Guard truck, I’m the 1st civilian to own this truck
    • Age: 1986
    • Actual Mileage: 60600
    • Ticket Price (new from GMC): $33.600.00
    • 6.2 DIESEL engine,
    • 208 transfer case,
    • TH400, 3sp. auto transmission,
    • 308 gear ratio,
    • Dana 44 front,
    • 10 bolt limited slip rear-end,
    • military black out lights,
    • Gun rack behind drivers seat
    • everything on the truck is original
    • Great mechanical condition, runs and drives great, starts well, has good brakes, floors, and tires still have lots of life
    • Truck has a Rubber liner inside on floor similar to a “rhino liner”
    • Starts when cold, transmissions shifts good, e-brake works.
    • Has 2 brand new batteries, new belts, new fuel filter, throttle cable, recent oil change and lube, all new back window crack and inside assembly.
    ALL THIS FOR $4150

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  2. John O.

    John O. Member
    Messages: 41

    forgot to mention the best part she will get about 20 MPG
     
  3. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 745

    Nice find.

    How do you take the flags off at night?
     
  4. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Over 4G for an 86?
     
  5. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 745

    Oh wait he is selling it???? I take that back then.
     
  6. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    that thing is cool!!!! free bump for ya
     
  7. Do It All Do It Right

    Do It All Do It Right Senior Member
    Messages: 231

    diesel ?

    what is the make of the diesel
     
  8. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    These are the standard 6.2 Chevy diesel, I think its a Detroit if I'm not mistaken. Forerunner to a 6.5 TD.

    Hard to believe the Gov't paid $33600 for each of these things.
    I remember my dad ordering a fully loaded '85 K10 gasser, the price out the door was right around $15k Canadian... after our ridiculous Ontario taxes...
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2006
  9. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 745

    So true; given the Govt was paying something like $23k for a Humvee in 1986. The Humvee being a custom made vehicle for the military, and not a standard production off the shelf vehicle painted green.
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2006
  10. John O.

    John O. Member
    Messages: 41

    the engine is linseed by GM but a Detroit Diesel engine
     
  11. rgrimes945

    rgrimes945 Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    Wanna Buy a Hammer

    Well, you remember they bought hammers for 750.00 Ea.

    Ray Grimes
     
  12. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    OK, my turn, free bump!
     
  13. hickslawns

    hickslawns Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    I have worked on many of these. They were generally sluggish, the motor was the weakest link. It wasn't necessarily junk, but was not known to be speedy by any means. They seemed to either last forever, or puke before they ever hit 50k miles. Overall, they were totally abused, and held up well. They are built to be the ultimate plow vehicle in my opinion. The paint is most likely the carc paint, and I think it is the reason they do not seem to rust horribly. The engine can be swapped fairly easily if need be. I am not sure the going rate, but hopefully you get what you want out of it. This is an honest, unbiased, opinion and hopefully a good bump for you. Did I mention these things were beaten to a pulp and just kept tickin'?
     
  14. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    If you look on ebay his price really isnt out of line at all.
     
  15. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    I will give it a bump as well. You can always take the risk of buying one online at an auction where the price will be maybe 1/2 of this one but condition unknown and most times they are not running and have parts raped off them for other trucks in the motor pool.
    If it drives as good as it looks its a fair deal.
     
  16. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 745

    I would bet that most of the people paying good money for these things never had to drive around in them for a living. :)
     
  17. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Probably the most common reason to buy them is a simple, HD work truck... can't get anything as rugged (or usually as solid rustwise either) for anywhere near that price in a newer truck...
     
  18. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 745


    Ummmmmmm it is a striped down 1986 Chevy blazer. Nothing really rugged about them. Or are you saying that just the condition alone justifies? That I can see.

    Would make a good driveway plow truck for sure, but I am not driving in anything green again. :)
     
  19. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Hahaha actually I was thinking more along the lines of the CUCV 1.25 ton pickups more than the Blazers...

    Are these not equipped with all the HD parts too?
     
  20. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 745

    From what I know they are standard Blazers.
    The CUCVes I think only had stiffer springs in them, although I might be wrong on that.