'72 J4000 Going Up For Sale Locally. - JeepForum.com
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post #1 of 2 Old 06-01-2021, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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'72 J4000 Going Up For Sale Locally.

Hey folks, I usually hang out in the ZJ section! It was brought to my attention that a local auction house is supposed to be putting up an estate or personal prop. auction sometime soon and in it will be a '72 J4000. I have always admired these older trucks and would consider bidding on it as a project vehicle. My only issue is that I have almost no other information except for it having a very rusty body. Also I don't even have pictures yet.

If I go to inspect this old beast what should I look out for specifically and how difficult is it to repair/restore these things? I'm willing to be VERY patient as most of these older vehicles require.


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post #2 of 2 Old 06-11-2021, 07:11 AM
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Rust is an issue in the cab, bed and tailgate. the cab corners are available, and floors, but little else. Tailgates are often gone and are hard to find, i paid a lot for my 1982 J20 to get a tailgate.

Chassis and engines and running gear are robust. but does it work?

There are not many surprises in these trucks, they are fairly basic 70s engineering.

A good dash is a plus.

This is mine after a bare metal respray, a bit of rust control, a second hand tailgate, dash recovered etc. Took years but looks OK. A Po had extended te cab, i just improved it.
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BagusJeep lives in Bali with far too many 4x4s:
1981 CJ7 258ci - Bagusjeep
1984 CJ7 258ci - Puthijeep
1981 J20 258ci - Gladys
1951 Willys CJ3A/MB/M38 - Little Willy
1995 Cherokee 4.0 - CHEROKEE
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