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My brother and I went to an auction today and he bought this for $275. It is super rusty, even the frame. He is 13 years old and plans in buying a nicer truck with less rust and this will be his parts rig. 

He brought it home, threw a booster pack on it, poured some starting fluid in the carb and it started! 

 

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79 J10, 360, 4 speed, LWB

 

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If you look closely, you can see my Comanche in the background. 

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7 hours ago, Pete M said:

honestly doesn't look all that bad.   :L: 

Oh it’s bad. The frame is rusty, it has no floors, rockers, cab corners, the bedsides are junk, the bed floor is junk, and the front fenders are super rusty. 

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8 hours ago, eaglescout526 said:

Let me know if you want me to try to find anything NOS. Too bad it’s not an I6 because I have a dealer AC add on kit for those 79-83 Jeeps. 

Awesome! Thank you for the offer!

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3 hours ago, Pete M said:

"parts truck" my butt. :D   that there's a dirt toy :comanche:

That’s how we’ve been using it lately. I want him to jump it to see if we can break the frame. :laugh:

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7 hours ago, fiatslug87 said:

What's the vise-grip holding?

I’m not sure. I’ll ask me bro tomorrow to see if he remembers. 

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He bought home the truck he fill be fixing now. We believe it’s an 83. It’s a short bed, 360, Auto, with a factory sliding rear window and roll bar and 64,000 original miles. 

We rescued it from the local junkyard. 

It also appears to have a small lift. Maybe 3 inches. 

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Aw hell yess a muscle grill J-truck! If ever in the OEM bumper market(But that front bumper looks to be in great shape), apparently old square body chevy trucks flipped upside down fits really well with those SJ's(at least the front does). That off-road/weekend warrior Wagoneer on Jay Lenos garage taught me that one. 

 

But nice fricken score!! Need more pics and a good cleaning.

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40 minutes ago, JMO413 said:

Nice!! Can't wait to see it renewed.

It will be cool!

 

28 minutes ago, eaglescout526 said:

Aw hell yess a muscle grill J-truck! If ever in the OEM bumper market(But that front bumper looks to be in great shape), apparently old square body chevy trucks flipped upside down fits really well with those SJ's(at least the front does). That off-road/weekend warrior Wagoneer on Jay Lenos garage taught me that one. 

 

But nice fricken score!! Need more pics and a good cleaning.

You may be sad to hear that the grill is probably getting replaced with the old pig nose style. It is a nice truck!

 

2 minutes ago, Pete M said:

score!  :banana: 

 

should have bought the hearse too!  :D 

It’s quite the score. We’re saving the hearse for you if you find your way over by me. The yard actually has quite a few 84-96 XJs

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1 minute ago, eaglescout526 said:

 

Wall hanger then?

Yes. I’ll probably hang it in my bedroom along with my 96 XJ hearder panel, 85 AMC Eagle grill and headlight bezels, and 64 Mercury Comet grill. 

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