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Doubt it. The whole point of the military buying the Blazers and pickups (rather than a purpose-built truck) was affordability: off-the-shelf stuff through and through.
 

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Same frames. Only chevys with stronger frames were the one tons.
 

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M1008 are the Chevy one tons, M1009 are the blazers, both come with a 6.2 chevy diesel. blazers supposed to be 3/4 ton, don't know for sure. I'm not even sure what axles are in it, or the gears, I think they are 10 bolt, but not sure.
Have had a hard time finding a specifaction sheet on this one I have.
 

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From all of the research I have done and what I have seen in person or read:

Chevrolet CUCV
M1008- 1 ton 4x4 pickup, 6.2, th400, NP208, 4.56 gears, detroit in the rear

M1009- 1/2 ton 4x4 K5, 6.2, th400, NP208, 3.42 gears, 10 bolt axles

M1010- 1 ton pickup chasis, 6.2, th400, NP208, 4.56 gears, detroit in the rear

M1028- 1 ton pickup chasis, ambulance box, 6.2, th400, NP208, 4.56 gears
detroit in the rear, rumored that some have limited slip in front

M1031- 1 ton 4x4 pickup, dually, 6.2, th400, NP208, 4.56 gears, detroit in
the rear, True-trac limited slip in front (this is the rarest one to find)

The military versions came with black out lights and were all rated at 1/4 ton heavier than their civilian counterparts. It is unknown to me if the militay actually used heavier duty springs to up the capacity. All of the M1008's I have seen had the exact same spring packs as all of the K30's I have seen. However, the spring rate itself could have been higher(in the CUCV's).
 

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That's correct, the M1009's received 3.08's, gov-loc rear and open front. The 1 1/4 trucks were locked front/rear.

For lots of info check out, www.steelsoldiers.com
 

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Actually most of the trucks only had a rear detroit with an open front.
 
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