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Old 06-26-2005, 06:04 PM   #1
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'84 CUCV 6.2L <- Aftermarket Air Conditioning?

I cant post in the DIESEL section without a subcription. (Id be very inclined to make a donation to a full service forum, not buy a subscription just yet.. I dont have a CK right now)

Anyway, I just got off the phone... A guy 2.5 hours from me has an '84 CUCV Blazer wtih 6.2L. (He wants $3,500... Dont sound too bad to me, hes gonna send pix. Its got 14bolt FF rear, 10bolt front, 4:10, TH-400, NP208)

As you know (And I know since Im retired from the Army and got swamp ass in many a CUCV ) theres no A/C.

Well, Ill be damned if Ill go without.

So, whats the possibility of adding A/C to one of this year/model, etc? Cost is not as much an issue as ability to add A/C. Id even look at an after market kit if there was one that would fit the 6.2D application.

If I get it, I *plan* on adding sound deadning, rubber floors, headliner and Paint her FIRE ENGINE RED. Also, full convert from 24 to 12. Did I mention I gotta have A/C?

(Note to subscribers: If I get this, or similar vehicle, Ill subscribe to CK5)


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Old 06-26-2005, 06:30 PM   #2
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Eh. Why buy a military truck and make it civvy? I would just buy a diesel Blazer and be done with it.

The 24V on these trucks is done with two alternators, so there's nowhere to put the AC compressor. (Well, except the M1010 ambulance, but they have AC )

Anyway, if you're gonna buy a CUCV and repaint it and convert it and put AC on it ... you're gonna end up with a regular diesel Blazer. With no gauges, no overdrive, etc etc.

Go look at regular Blazers, with the 700R4 tranny, and AC, from the getgo. You'll be much happier. And you won't wreck a perfectly good military vehicle

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Eh. Why buy a military truck and make it civvy? I would just buy a diesel Blazer and be done with it.
It wont be turned into a civy truck, just have the options added that it is lacking.

There are no diesel civilian Blazers within 200+ miles of me either.

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The 24V on these trucks is done with two alternators, so there's nowhere to put the AC compressor.
Convert to true 12V, loose 1 alt, mount compressor in place?

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Anyway, if you're gonna buy a CUCV and repaint it and convert it and put AC on it ... you're gonna end up with a regular diesel Blazer. With no gauges, no overdrive, etc etc.

Go look at regular Blazers, with the 700R4 tranny, and AC, from the getgo. You'll be much happier. And you won't wreck a perfectly good military vehicle
Not really... IIRC, a civy Blazer is 1/2 ton, the CUCV is 3/4 ton, FF axles, already 4.10, 6.2L is in there. Swapping a 700R4 after the 400 dies shouldnt be a problem if I really want OD.

Basically, the CUCV is a tough as tank Army muel, compared to a civilian pony.

I dont want to keep it OD, already had an S-10 that I painted like that... Was cool for the 2 years I kept it.

So, with the updated points addressed, can I add A/C?

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actually, the 1009's still had the 10bolts front & rear I do believe, its just rated as a 3/4 because the mil's rating system is different. A civvy 1 ton would be rated at 1 1/4.
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Not really... IIRC, a civy Blazer is 1/2 ton, the CUCV is 3/4 ton, FF axles, already 4.10, 6.2L is in there. Swapping a 700R4 after the 400 dies shouldnt be a problem if I really want OD.

Basically, the CUCV is a tough as tank Army muel, compared to a civilian pony.
The CUCV *Blazers* have the same 10-bolt axles, 3.08:1 ratio. I know, I have one

The CUCV *trucks* are what you're thinking of with the big axles and 4.10 and 4.56:1 ratios.

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The CUCV *Blazers* have the same 10-bolt axles, 3.08:1 ratio. I know, I have one
I would agree with the above, but this guy has modded it in the axle/lift department already

* 4.10 gears front and rear
* 14 bolt 10.5" FF rear Lincoln locker (spider gear welded)
* 10 bolt font (stock CUCV) but has a Lock Right
* 4" suspension lift
* 36.5X14X15 tires (Sounds like HMMWV size tires to me?)


So, I could buy a civilian Blazer and spend $1,500 extra for the upgrades, or spend $1,500 less and already have them. (aside from the A/C of course, Im guessing $1,000)

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well since nobody is gonna ask the poor man's question about A/C i guess i will.............................................. .......i dont know i will help you out though everyone keeps telling you to buy a regular k5 with all the fancy gizmos already in it but that dont always work because mine has no A/C and its just a regular k5 like everyone else. (but i have the stock 4 speed on the floor which is rare for a 86 and everyone in my town is dying to see when im gonna sell it) so back to the subject since i dont know how your gonna have to ask someone else because i am wanting to do the same thing
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well since nobody is gonna ask the poor man's question about A/C i guess i will.................so back to the subject since i dont know how your gonna have to ask someone else because i am wanting to do the same thing
God bless you Buff, and your at least on target with the reply. Adding A/C, I think it was.
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God bless you Buff, and your at least on target with the reply. Adding A/C, I think it was.
Sorry, I thought I answered it. Pretty sure the AC compressor goes where the driver's side alternator is now ... maybe it's the other way around.

You could get aftermarket; I've not seen any kits for same, but then I've not looked.

To do factory, you'd need the factory compressor, condenser, all the hoses, the controls, the ductwork in the dash, and you'd need to replace the vents on the sides by your feet... oh, and the heater core box thing up in front of the glovebox and its plumbing.

If you could find an AC-equipped parts truck, even a gas one, you'd be much closer.

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I would have to say yes. And didn't "Trucks" advertise an aftermarket one for the 'Copperhead' truck?
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