Hazel - 79 Jeep J10 Gladiator

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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


Here's what we started with:


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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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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.
 

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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.


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.

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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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 weeks, 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! :)

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
 

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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:
 

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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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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.

Totally, it really is very rust free :)

98 F150, wow that's not very old!
 

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Totally, it really is very rust free :)

98 F150, wow that's not very old!

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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is this you dal?

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

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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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