Hey Guys! Ive enter a new realm of the forum and am embarking on an entire new project away from anything ive ever attempted before. Ive had a blast with my Comanches and Cherokees over the past few years, and still continue to but after setting out on this adventure last Spring I have now finally aquire the 1st peice of the big puzzle and am ready to announce to you all my next project....
If you havent guessed it already, here is the start to hopefully an awesome adventure!
Yep, thats right....A 1979 Jeep J20 series pickup! This truck was retired from a local Fire Dept. back in April and was owned by the Pennsylvania Dept of Forestry prior to that before being given as a gift to the FD. Since it was a state owned truck it was auctioned off on a government website which I managed to win, by being the highest bidder 1st! (was matched in the final seconds and about gave me a heart attack!) I plan to pick it up Friday.
The very basic plans are 1st and foremost, purchase a 1999 or down model year Dodge 12 valve Cummins Pickup, followed by swapping the Body and mating it with a very nice flatbed. In turn creating a reliable diesel fullsize truck that can be used for towing or just showing off as well as still be a JEEP! This project is long term and is sure to develop many twist and turns along the way. Ill do my best to keep it updated in here just as i have with all my previous projects. I'm extremely thrilled to get this underway and can't wait to see how it all plays out!
Here is another photo of the truck as it sits today.
and a shot of it in its former Glory/
Hoping to end up with something like this in the end. (Subject to change)
Check back now and then, this is sure to be fun!