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J-Fawkit. My terrible J10

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Went back and forth on posting this...  Anyways, some years back I just wanted to get a J truck that I could drive around for the summer.  This one came up for sale, it was a couple hours away, the guy said he drove it regularly, the price was right, looked a little rough but that's fine.  It was just supposed to be something to drive for a couple months, then pass on.  So I went and picked it up.

 

Well, the story wasn't quite the same when I got there.  And it certainly wasn't once I had a good look at it.  Finally after trying to sell it and receiving offers via text message that read like "wud u trade for 89 yz50 doesnt run need hed work" or "$300" with no prior questions, along with the odd person that came to look at it who I believed would actually make it worse than it already was, I got annoyed and figured I'd just start working on the thing every now and then instead.

 

Warning.  The video isn't super short.  None of mine are.

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, kryptronic said:

I'm following this.  Excellent work on the video.  Can't wait to see more.  

 

Thanks.  I put a ton of effort into trying to make the videos as good as I can.

 

I've got a couple other little projects to clear off the table, then this thing should be back in for another round of work.   I just have to decide what part of it I'll tackle next time, there's so many things wrong it's just hard to decide. :roflmao:

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Nice job. It's amazing more bolts/fittings didn't break than the few that did. The sheet metal on the truck actually looks quite good.

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10 hours ago, Minuit said:

Good stuff. Subscribed.

 

Thanks!

 

2 hours ago, HOrnbrod said:

Nice job. It's amazing more bolts/fittings didn't break than the few that did. The sheet metal on the truck actually looks quite good.

 

I think the truck has probably mostly been apart and wasn't driven much since then, as there isn't really evidence that anything is factory or at least hasn't been disturbed.   The sheetmetal is way worse than it first appears.  It's actually largely what suckered me in to start with, as it looks great in pictures taken from 20' away in poor light, and I figured if the guy was stretching the truth about the mechanical condition that good metal is still gold.  It had a previous 'restoration' which I think involved wire wheeling the crust off and coating it with bondo and then gallons of implement paint.  Where the paint has held together it looked good, there's holes clean through elsewhere.   There's holes clean through the inside of the box, the bottom of the tailgate, every fender flare, the seams of the box sides, the rockers, the cab corners, the bottoms of the doors, the front fenders (not just the flares), the header panel, and the floor in the cab is another story too...  The hood is really nice though. :roflmao:

 

It really makes me wonder what the story on the truck actually is, I'd love to talk to whoever did the original work. :nuts:

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  Bummer.  Nothing beats a hand's on inspection with a magnet if it can be done.

 

I enjoyed your vid. It was probably the longest video I ever watched, mainly because I get bored in the first couple of minutes and kill them. Your video held my interest all the way through. Nice job.   :beerchug:

 

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If it was anything else I would have just turned around and gone home when I actually saw it in person.  But the small bits on these trucks add up in value so fast I wasn't upset about it not being what I'd hoped, just bummed that I wasn't going to be able to take it cruising around town without major work.  I was more than a little blown away by how hack things were when I finally got into it though. :roflmao:

 

Thanks for watching and for the kind words. :waving:

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