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Unread 05-07-2007, 02:30 PM   #1
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Bought a 1964 J-Series truck to give some TLC to this summer. What model is it?

Hello FSJ forum.

I have a couple of 94 ZJs I've messed around with, but have been looking forward to getting either a late 70s or early 80s J-truck or Cherokee Chief or some other FSJ. Lo and behold, look at the lawn ornament I find just down the street in a town I moved into a month ago. Finally got moved in and had a few hours free to go talk with the owner, see if he was interested in selling it. Turns out he was:



It isn't a late 70s or early 80s. It's even better. The current owner thinks it is a 1964 J-Truck. I figure the Jeep gurus here will be able to help me identify it?



Just needs a little TLC, and she'll be good as new. Dash looks to be in fairly good condition... just a little dirty...



What engine am I looking at here? Intake plenum says "Tornado 235" I think. This inline-6 a good powerplant?

I'm looking forward to researching this thing, and digging into it when I get it over to my place. Engine was rebuilt 15K miles ago. Rear-end rebuilt in last year or two. Front end needs some love. Some 3-speed tranny. Some transfercase, I haven't crawled under it yet. Looked like D44 front and rear?

Owner says it runs strong. He is putting a new clutch in it... or has been in the process of putting a new clutch in it for the past year... but now that I am buying it, he's getting that clutch slapped in there for me to drive off with it this Sunday.

I will be going by this evening to hear the engine run (he didn't have gas for it or a battery hooked up yesterday, and I was in a hurry) and also to take a few thousand or so pictures. I'll be wrenching on this all summer. Looking forward to getting to know some of you FSJ guys (and gals), and tap into your knowledge of the full-size Jeeps.

How much would you have paid for this truck?

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Hrm, looks like it might be a 1964 Gladiator Thriftside?

http://www.angelfire.com/nb2/jeeppic...20pickups.html
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Found the engine.

http://www.ifsja.org/tech/motors/tornado.html
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Cool page. Table at the bottom of the page is pretty handy.

http://www.offroaders.com/tech/jeep/...es-pickups.htm
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wow congrats that is one sweet truck
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Wow! Incredibly sweet looking ride, but I definately wouldn't have given him much for it. Something like that I probably would have gone up to about $500 or so. Keep in mind that everything that is in great shape is going to break as soon as you get it home. Afer all, it's a Jeep! You will have an absolute blast with it though!
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J300 is the model number. (J100 was the early Wagoneer) Does it have IFS or soldid front axle?
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