J10 Questions - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Full Size Jeep Forum > J10 Questions

FS: Wrangler RGB Multicolor Fog Light LEDs: Awesome EffectFS: 2007-2013 Jeep Wrangler "HALO" Angel Eye KitRockridge 4WD IS Taking Zone Offroad Suspension Lift Kits

Reply
Unread 03-18-2013, 04:12 PM   #1
D0dgeRam1500
Registered User
2006 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Boonton Township, New Jersey
Posts: 928
J10 Questions

I'm looking at a 1979 J10 Honcho 4x4 and I have a few questions. Can I swap interior pieces like a dashboard or door panels from a Grand Wagoneer into a J10? Also could I swap a rear bumper off of a Grand Wagoneer onto a J10? What is the tow capacity of a J10? This one has a 360 and a 3 speed auto.

__________________
2014 Dodge Charger R/T AWD Sport - Daily Driver
2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 4x4 - Sister's Jeep
D0dgeRam1500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-19-2013, 08:56 AM   #2
timgr
Registered User
1975 CJ6 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Medford, MA
Posts: 463
1) Some. Dash changed sometime in the 80s. You need to remove the windshield to change the dash pad.
2) No, won't fit.
3) Don't know, but similar to other 1/2 ton pickups of the era. Look at the sales literature or buy an owner's manual reprint (BJ's). I have a '77 owner's manual but the truck is buried in snow right now.

Realize that this is a Quadratrac truck. Know what you are getting into - do your homework. Plenty of resources online. http://jubileejeeps.org/quadratrac/index.htm
__________________
1) '77 J10 LWB, 258/T15/D20/3.54 bone stock, low options (delete radio), PS, hubcaps. 2) '82 J20 360/T18/NP208/3.73, KOs, 7600 GVWR 3) '75 CJ-6, 304/T15, PS, BFG KM2s, soft top 4) '95 VW Golf Sport 2000cc 2D
timgr is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-21-2013, 12:47 PM   #3
Dngrs1
Registered User
1979 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mohave Valley,AZ
Posts: 796
I have a '77 J-10 (401, QT). I've had it for 18 years now. I have burned up three transmissions towing stuff. A conservative guess of towing capacity would be under 5000 lbs. It really depends on what it is and how far.
__________________
I would rather have a tool I don't need, than need a tool I don't have.
Dngrs1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-21-2013, 03:42 PM   #4
pleontks
Registered User
1976 J-Series Truck 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Whetstone, Az
Posts: 1,130
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dngrs1 View Post
I have a '77 J-10 (401, QT). I've had it for 18 years now. I have burned up three transmissions towing stuff. A conservative guess of towing capacity would be under 5000 lbs. It really depends on what it is and how far.
which transmissions?
__________________
Beauty is in the eye of the jeepowner.
pleontks is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-22-2013, 07:09 AM   #5
lucdog
Web Wheeler
 
lucdog's Avatar
1980 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: , Il.
Posts: 8,027
Towing capacity is dependent on a couple of things.

1.) the hitch on the truck.
2.) tire size and gear ratio.
3.) what the OEM says is the GCWR. ( gross combined weight rating.) this is the total weight of the truck, trailer, and contents of both. This includes fuel and people .

The TH400 transmission is a tough SOB. It's the exact same tranny used since the mid '60's in GM trucks. (sans bell housing pattern for Jeeps).

This transmission was used in a number of vehicles, including class A motor homes. The biggest factor in automatic transmission Longevity is heat and break down of the fluid. A good cooler is a must.

Another important factor is trailer brakes. I my state any trailer over #3000 requires brakes on the trailer. Many states are the same or close to it. Missouri being one of the exceptions.

Sorry I don't know the spec's for a J10.

Bill
__________________
1957 WILLYS pickup, needs work.
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac trail Jeep.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
Lots of parts not for sale, i'm a hoarder.
lucdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-22-2013, 08:40 AM   #6
jeepdj5
Registered User
1982 FSJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 865
What do plan on towing/hauling?

Sent from my fsj Cherokee chief using JeepForum
jeepdj5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-22-2013, 11:17 AM   #7
Dngrs1
Registered User
1979 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mohave Valley,AZ
Posts: 796
Heat was the killer of 3 transmissions in my J-10. In one the torque converter literally disintegrated; there were pieces of it everywhere inside.
__________________
I would rather have a tool I don't need, than need a tool I don't have.
Dngrs1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-28-2013, 04:09 PM   #8
D0dgeRam1500
Registered User
2006 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Boonton Township, New Jersey
Posts: 928
I passed on the J10. I liked it but I don't think I could of handled the work it needed.
__________________
2014 Dodge Charger R/T AWD Sport - Daily Driver
2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 4x4 - Sister's Jeep
D0dgeRam1500 is offline   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.