So I've had my J10 for about 2 months now and I've made a good amount of progress so I'm gonna post up some pics. It started out as basically a $700 truck. Its got the 258 6cyl, T-150 3speed, and dana 20 with D44s. I originally wanted to paint it like the truck from Twister and build a "dorthy for the bed but I realized that would be too much work I decided to go with the summit racing flame red...
Here's what I started with:
and then the progression...
And here is is for the most part finished, I have just a couple loose ends to finish up like painting the tailgate, line the bed, and reinstall the light bar and fix several mechanical issues with the 4x4.
what kind of wheels do you have? and is that tube bumper the killer 32 from bjs?
Not exactly sure on the wheels I'll see what I can check tomorrow, I wanna say American Racing, they do have 11.5" tires on them though. The bumpers came with the truck and I'd estimate them at about 15 years old and they don't have a manufacturer stamp on them. By looking at the bumper on BJs, its not the killer 32 though, doesn't have a winch mount.
Nice! Wish I had time (and energy when I had the time!) to work on mine. I have a '76 shortbed I started to fix up, then I found an '82 Honcho with the full package, so I'm building it instead.
I have the 360/T18A/NP208 coming out to go with the '76 (I have an '88 Chev stepside box to go with it) and it already has J20 axles with low gears and 33/12.50/16.5 tires on alloys.
How did you find a jeep truck in that good of shape here in northern Ohio?
No idea haha, the only main rust on it is the floors were pretty gone, they're all patched up with fiberglass and other pieces of sheet metal now. The bed has some holes in the wheel wells too but an easy easy fix. The truck was undercoated too, and believe it or not, it had the "Rust Buster" installed, must have worked for a while until it all came unplugged everywhere.