Hazel - 79 Jeep J10 Gladiator

Discussion in 'Build Ups & Projects' started by Dalamar, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Dalamar

    Dalamar Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    What does every project garage need? - another project!

    I'm helping my buddy Josh build this pickup for his daily driver, custom built how he wants it.
    He's always liked this truck since he was a kid and finally has one of his own.


    In short we're fabricating a custom suspension with ALCAN all spring lift, reinforced with custom trusses and trailing arms.
    Powerplant - replacing the AMC 360 with an SBC stroked 383
    Trans - upgraded the TH400 with red eagle pro stock kevlar and B&M convertor.
    Borg Warner 1339 transfer with an all gear mile marker with 16% OD
    Disk brake conversion
    Interior will be upgraded
    ect.
    More info to come


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  2. bonestock3.8DTH

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    Dude I love these trucks, my step dad had one when I was little that he was trying to get running but never could. I was so sad to see it go when he sold it. I look forward to seeing the progress of this truck!
     
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    Buddy of mine had one years back, loved that thing

    1 out of every 10 people would ask him how long it took to do the custom work to make the pickup bed and refused to believe Jeep made a track
     
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    Awesome! There's a couple kicking around here, pretty cool!
     
  5. CC'S95GT

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    looks to be in decent shape. Didn't they also call these "Honcho's"?
    I hope his project doesn't take up more of your time away your Mustang project.
     
  6. Dalamar

    Dalamar Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    it is a pretty cool truck, and in amazing shape.

    People apparently either like em, or go what, jeep made a truck? :)

    He's been accumulating parts for about the last 6 months, this is going to be fun and pretty cool when we're done.
    More on that soon.


    It might, but we made a deal that he has to help me on the mustang when this is done. we have a finish goal for 5 weeks.... no body work, but everything else.
    Yes, they did have a special model of the truck called a Honcho - you're good CC! :)
     
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    I'M NOT GOOD JUST OLD. I thought it was a cool name for a truck.
     
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    Love old Fullsize Jeeps, been looking for a cheap one for awhile. Excited to see this one
     
  9. Tony

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    those are awesome!!!! but i refuse to comment on your thread till you comment on my jeep thread :grin:

    edit: i just commented though....dammit!! after this no more comments :lipsrsealed:
     
  10. Dalamar

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    hahah, thanks Tony.
    your build looks good so far man.



    Thanks Duh!





    Front axle: DANA 44 open knuckel passenger side drop.
    Rebuilding it with custom trusses, bearings & seals. Gears are good.




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    Wow, not bad on the rust overall. My buddy did the floor pans in his 98 f-150 last winter, looked a lot worse than these did.
     
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    cool project
     
  14. Dalamar

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    Totally, it really is very rust free :)

    98 F150, wow that's not very old!
     
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    Never underestimate the power of 5 months of salt caked roads every year lol. This gem of a jeep looks like it's been treated well throughout its life. I'm looking forward to the progress
     
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    Cool truck, nice project!
     
  17. Tony

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    is this you dal?

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    looks like you got your hands full on this thing lol.
     
  18. Dalamar

    Dalamar Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Thanks guys,


    It has been a nice life - it came from NV, dry place, no humidity and no not much rain/no snow.


    Love your avitar mcglsr2!
     
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    Tony, That's my buddy Josh.
     
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    last nights cave fun

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