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post #1 of 8 Old 03-18-2013, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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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.


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post #2 of 8 Old 03-19-2013, 08:56 AM
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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
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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.

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post #4 of 8 Old 03-21-2013, 03:42 PM
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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?

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post #5 of 8 Old 03-22-2013, 07:09 AM
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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

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What do plan on towing/hauling?

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post #7 of 8 Old 03-22-2013, 11:17 AM
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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.

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I passed on the J10. I liked it but I don't think I could of handled the work it needed.

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