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Old 05-01-2010, 08:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Another 5/4 ton CUCV

Nothing new here but I got a chance to put the wrench to the CUCV today. Installed the ORD crossover steering & swapped in the 2wd box & new drop pitman. Way cool to be able to turn left again.
I bashed in my tail lights last fall down in a tight dry wash so I closed them up with some left over bed side from the bob job and put in some oval push in sealed beams.
Like I said it's all been done before but I'll put up some pics if any bodys interested!
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Tail lights! This is the nice thing about CUCVs a can of camo green paint and you can make it like new again. The bad thing about CUCVs that paint is usually about 5 or 6 coats deep, it will burn when hot & stinks like hell when it does!
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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nice job when are you gonna bend some tube with that new bender
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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As soon as its a nice enough day to have the door open & work in/out doors!
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Cool rig man i cant wait to start the build on my cucv
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Think you could give us a profile shot of the whole rig?
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Are those the stock front springs? Reason I ask is because they look a little too un-reverse arch to be stock, but more like a really worn lift spring with not so much lift.
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very cool, cant wait til i do xover
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Are those the stock front springs? Reason I ask is because they look a little too un-reverse arch to be stock, but more like a really worn lift spring with not so much lift.
Nope, stock springs are 3 leaf negative arch. Those are what you think they are.

Wagman can you swap the top of the right side KP bearing retainer to the drivers side to get rid of the steering arm on the top of the left KP?

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What are the odds you have any more details on those tail lights? Specifically, photos with them removed and how you handled the insides. I have designs on a very similar strategy with my M1009 and would love to learn from your mistakes before I have to make them myself.
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He probably bought a set that came with a pigtail, spliced that to the existing wiring. Welded in his sheetmetal and connected the oval light back to its wiring and shoved it in place. Hopefully he extended the ground before hand to someplace below the bed so he can pull out the wiring easily from the bottom if the need arises.

Let the piling on comence...

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Are those the stock front springs? Reason I ask is because they look a little too un-reverse arch to be stock, but more like a really worn lift spring with not so much lift.
That is what my 24yr old 4" Rancho springs look like on my K30 - totally straight. They yield 2 1/2" of lift now. Good to see I can put crossover on with only 2 1/2" of lift.
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
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That is what my 24yr old 4" Rancho springs look like on my K30 - totally straight. They yield 2 1/2" of lift now. Good to see I can put crossover on with only 2 1/2" of lift.
That is what the springs are except maybe 34 year old.

Tail lights are nothing fancy push in through rubber grommets with the 3 wire pig tails.

Get the cross over steer on before you wheel it push/pull sucks and its pretty easy to bend the left spring.
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