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Offline Phoenix-GER

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New here from Germany
« on: April 25, 2022, 04:27:44 AM »
i am new in here.
looking forward for exchange about the old squarebodies.
Owned since 1996 an M1008/K30 which now underrgoing a complete rebuild
We are located in West-Germany
The spare parts supply here is poor. Meanwhile I get everything from the U.S. which is in the end even of tax and fees about 30% cheaper than buying here in Germany from an importer.

Ilka

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Re: New here from Germany
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2022, 09:05:08 AM »
Welcome from Tucson AZ! 
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Offline zieg85

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Re: New here from Germany
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2022, 10:14:15 AM »
Welcome from the Midwest, USA
Carl 
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Offline Phoenix-GER

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Re: New here from Germany
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2022, 10:47:40 AM »
Thanks shifty and  zieg85

Offline Mike81K10

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Re: New here from Germany
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2022, 03:09:03 PM »
Welcome from Alabama! I have been to Germany Bremerhaven and Kiel years ago. Beautiful country!

Offline Phoenix-GER

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Re: New here from Germany
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2022, 11:15:45 PM »
Welcome from Alabama! I have been to Germany Bremerhaven and Kiel years ago. Beautiful country!

Thanks Mike81K10
Yes the countryside is nice specially the Westcoastarea with the Northsea.
I am from Cologne and moved 25 years ago to a small city near Münster as i like the countryside.

We got our M1008 1996 about an trader for army vehicles so that we could purchase directly as first cicilian owner.
This allowed us to prevent any change from the original state. We painted only 1999 in red as a show truck for our company. now it is completely in restoration and will be again army green. The only change is a more powerful engine and transmission and a second tank. Of course also every wearing part will be new from bearings to rubber bushings, brake system and suspension... nothing be untouched. Started by sandblasting frame and all metalparts.
Finally we can buy a new truck for the costs - but it is not the same!

We have a lot of restriction in germany if you do anything on your truck about the roadapproval.
It is a long and expensive way to go this trip.
Any change on the engine result in a complete new confirmation of roadapproval with a lot of test.
I can only avoid a complete new road certification if I reinstall an identical 6.2 engine.

We had talk with the engineer how will do later the confirmation and so we got all the information we need for the purchase of a new engine and transmission.
If everything goes smoothly we should have the truck back on the road by the end of the year, but as we know not everything always goes smoothly I don't expect it before the middle of next year.
Usually it is due to little things. We ordered a complete set of front and rear leaf springs, but one spring was lost during shipping. All in all, it took four months to have all four in the workshop.

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Re: New here from Germany
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2022, 07:11:41 AM »
Hi from Germany, near Frankfurt a.M.  :D
Grüße
Chris
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Re: New here from Germany
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2022, 09:45:29 AM »
Hi Chris
Nice to see that here are also german User with Chevy Trucks

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Re: New here from Germany
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2022, 07:38:52 PM »
Welcome,

From Buckeye Arizona.
I have this K10 that’s getting built after I finish my 79 and my son’s 84 k5. It’s a few years out.


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Re: New here from Germany
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2022, 10:38:55 PM »
Thanks Mercado1211
a complete rebuild is a big job
Finally you know every screw and bold of your truck and curze at the engineer who designed it


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Re: New here from Germany
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2022, 11:45:25 PM »
Truth.


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