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post #1 of 10 Old 08-18-2017, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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First thoughts on this craigslist find '71 J200

My 1991 MJ build is coming along and I just saw this J200 come up for sale on my local c.l. Im not familiar with the fullsize jeeps but I was planning on restoring a gladiator or wagoneer one day.

What do you guys think?

https://humboldt.craigslist.org/cto/...264102916.html

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-19-2017, 01:47 PM
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First thought? That bed doesn't seem to fit right. Big gap between the cab and bed. Not original.

I would rather have a tool I don't need, than need a tool I don't have.
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post #3 of 10 Old 08-19-2017, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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That was the first thing I noticed as well. Do you think it it a jeep bed for a shorter wheelbase?
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post #4 of 10 Old 08-19-2017, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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This is all Im seeing from Painless for Mopar and it does not have any wiring for any interior accessories,

http://www.painlessperformance.com/webcat/10127
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post #5 of 10 Old 08-20-2017, 02:05 PM
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Yep. I am now convinced that is a short bed on a long bed chassis. They also relocated the fuel filler to the cab. All the images I've seen of Gladiator/ J series trucks have the filler on the bed. Even my '77 J-10 has it on the bed.
Now, if you want an off road Jeep truck, for the price, I would look at it.
As to the harness, were you looking for the J200 or the MJ? The J200 is not MOPAR. It is AMC.

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post #6 of 10 Old 08-20-2017, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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The guy selling wont respond anyhow.

That harness post was meant for a different thread.
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post #7 of 10 Old 08-22-2017, 11:41 AM
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Not a bad price for a running FSJ that is not beat to hell...not sure about the bed being a Waggie/Chero owner.

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post #8 of 10 Old 09-02-2017, 03:31 AM
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Hey so I guess it's a pretty small world but I stumbled across this post and realized that this is the truck I literally just bought
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post #9 of 10 Old 09-02-2017, 03:32 AM
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Apparently the truck was a 71 and at some point for unknown reasons a 65 bed was swapped on
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post #10 of 10 Old 09-02-2017, 03:48 AM
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It is an absolute brute but it definitely needs work. But it was managable as a daily before the one of the tie rod ends on the right broke. I went to Rockys off-road and they said a 74 Chevy 3/4 ton 4x4 tie rod end would suffice. I ordered the part and will install it as soon as I know 100%for certain it's the right part. It needs the brakes fixed but I haven't fully diagnosed the exact cause of the issues. I'm thinking it's from an inability to maintain pressure but I'm not totally sure. Overall the engine runs surprisingly well especially after it's warmed up. However, I suspect there are issues with the timing and maybe a cylinder that's not running at full capacity.
I've wanted one of these trucks since I was six and saw Tremors for the first time. It's been my dream ride ever since.
It's definitely gonna take work to get really nice but as long as I can keep it running well enough to get me to school and work I'll be happy. I know I'm likely getting way in over my head but I'm tackling it head on.
If anyone here knows good jeep and 4x4 communities for me to get involved in so I can learn more about working on my truck and find resources and parts I'd greatly as appreciate it. Any questions about the truck are welcomed too. Thanks guys!
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