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Unread 01-21-2015, 08:29 PM   #1
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My new to me 1965 j3000

I've always been a Jeep LJ guy, but this truck stole my heart. It's an old farm truck. I'm excited! I don't know a lot about these FSJ's but I'll learn quickly. It's a little rough, but the price was right! It has the 327 Vigilante motor with the three on the tree and four wheel drive. The body is pretty straight with just rust on the bedsides and the cab floor. It missing the radiator...anyone know where I can get one or if there is another one that will fit?

My plan is to get it running and roadworthy, fix up the interior and just drive it. It should be a fun project....if I can find the parts I need.

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Unread 01-22-2015, 06:59 PM   #2
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Congrats! Great looking truck. Keep us updated.
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Unread 01-22-2015, 07:03 PM   #3
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Cool truck! Your bed is rusted in the same places as my 78.
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Unread 01-22-2015, 07:24 PM   #4
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Parting a '73 Wagoneer, and I think I may have some emblems, turn signal light lenses, etc, that you can use...
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Unread 01-22-2015, 10:05 PM   #5
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The 327 is a Rambler engine. Hit the AMC forums on line for information and parts.
When the Motorola alternator gives, up, might think about upgrading to the GM internally regulated unit.
Most pre AMC body and interior parts (and many post AMC as well ) will interchange. This means cables, dash panels, horn buttons, doors, and even the bed should be able to be swapped out if the rust carnage is too much.
As with all resurrections, I suggest starting with the brakes.
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Unread 01-22-2015, 10:12 PM   #6
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Yes, the brakes will be new from front to back with a new master cylinder, brake lines and maybe front disc conversion.
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Unread 01-25-2015, 07:25 PM   #7
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Get the front disc conversion. Drum brakes will work but discs are just so much better and so cheap that it makes no sense not to
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Unread 01-27-2015, 10:20 PM   #8
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"It missing the radiator...anyone know where I can get one or if there is another one that will fit?"

There isn't a replacement radiator for the 327. I had mine recored, but since you don't have a radiator to start that won't help. I read that someone installed a v8 radiator from a mid to late 70s CJ into their 327 Gladiator and it bolted right up. Maybe look into that.

Looks like a great truck to start with. I've really enjoyed working on mine and the 327 is a great motor. Not too many aftermarket parts for it, but a 4 barrel intake from a Rambler and dual exhaust really wakes it up. It looks like you might have the Dana 53 rear axle. If so, it's obsolete and parts are limited.
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Unread 01-27-2015, 10:35 PM   #9
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43BZ thanks for the info. I think I found something that might work. Once I get the radiator sorted out I'll start working toward getting it running.

I double checked and luckily I have the Dana 44 front and rear.
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