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Spaceball 05-19-2013 08:49 PM

My new old '78 J10 Honcho
 
Bought this 1978 J10 last fall from a family friend who was the original owner. He saw it on the transport truck and bought it before it even hit the dealership's parking lot! :2thumbsup: It's all original. Has 80k miles, 360, 4bl carb, 4sp m/t, 3.54 gears, no quadratrac, reg t/c.

http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/...oncho011-1.jpg

Spaceball 05-19-2013 10:02 PM

Here's where it's parking spot has been it's whole life..... until now.:D
http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/...p/119_2478.jpg

revelc 05-20-2013 12:26 AM

Cool J Truck!

pleontks 05-20-2013 12:48 AM

Super cool! You seem pretty stoked, you're gonna be a very happy and sometimes upset jeep owner. :)

Spaceball 05-20-2013 08:36 AM

Thanks! Yep the "sometimes upset Jeep owner" has already happened, more on that later though :laugh:

240impala 05-20-2013 08:45 AM

That's cool man, love the honchos

Spaceball 05-20-2013 08:54 AM

The oil pressure gauge in the dash read 5 or less all the time, so I thought it might need a new oil pump, so I ordered a rebuild kit. Turns out I didn't need it (not yet anyway, I'll keep it for down the road :)) we hooked up a mechanical pressure gauge and the oil pressure is just fine, 50 when started and a little lower when warmed up :thumbsup:. Installed a new oil pressure sending unit, and tada, gauge in dash reads just fine!

http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/...ember008-1.jpg

Oil pump leaks, will keep the rebuild kit for future use.
http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/...oncho034-1.jpg

Spaceball 05-20-2013 09:06 AM

Coolant reservoir had a big crack in the bottom, so I replaced it with this. Oooo purdy! :thumbsup:
http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/...ovember003.jpg

Spaceball 05-20-2013 09:23 AM

It has some rust issues, like on the front valance, bedsides, inner bed wheelwells, and front flares, but I'm not too worried about that for now. Want to get it running reliably if that's possible :laugh: before I start on the cosmetics.

Rust

http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/.../honcho017.jpg

http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/.../honcho035.jpg

http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/.../honcho036.jpg

http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/...p/119_2492.jpg

http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/...p/119_2501.jpg

http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/...p/119_2487.jpg

Spaceball 05-20-2013 09:34 AM

I know the front valance is hard to come by, but I got a tip that there was a J truck at the local pic a part, so for $50 I pulled this, a rust free valance! The right side is a little buggered up, but I think I can straighten it out a little bit.
http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/...Jeep/001-1.jpg

Spaceball 05-20-2013 09:41 AM

Then it sat all winter there, til I took a vacation a few weeks ago to do some fishing, camping and wrenching on the truck.

http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7e958fef.jpg

http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/...llJeep/018.jpg

Spaceball 05-20-2013 10:03 AM

Over the winter I collected a mass of parts I knew I need, fuel tank, filter, lines, sending unit, filler & vent hoses, radiator hoses & heater hoses, t/stat & housing, coolant sending unit, all filters and fluids. I also ordered some more parts while there on vacation, but they didn't arrive in time, smog pump & belt, air injection tubes & check valves. Will have to do all that later.

When we unloaded the truck off the tow rig, there was a pretty good fuel leak from around the tank area, so I just figured I'd replace everything. The tank had been replaced before due to someone drilling a hole in it and stealing the gas. :eek:

Fun laying in the dirt by yourself in the wind and rain under a half full tank of gas (couldn't siphon it all, ran out of containers). I used some wood blocks to hold the tank while I disconnected the hoses/wires.

http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/...Jeep/013-1.jpg

http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/...Jeep/021-1.jpg

Why were those pieces of wood up there? I will find out later. :hahaha:

http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/...Jeep/029-3.jpg

JC Whitney circa 1996 wow!
http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/...Jeep/027-1.jpg

revelc 05-20-2013 10:05 AM

This is a great build thread. Keep it coming.

Spaceball 05-20-2013 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by revelc (Post 15455916)
This is a great build thread. Keep it coming.

Thanks, will do! :cheers2:

Spaceball 05-20-2013 10:18 AM

I worked on the truck for a few hours during the day, but early mornings and evenings were for this :cheers:
http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/...Jeep/073-1.jpg


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