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Old 07-27-2014, 07:34 AM
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1981 J10 Honcho Stepside -new to site

I am new to the site here... I currently own a 1981 Jeep J10 Stepside that I am rebuilding, a 1988 Jeep XJ that i am selling, and i have previously owned a 2001 TJ. Apparently i keep going older and bigger! lol I am looking for parts/advise on the rebuild of the J10 Stepside.

Also, can someone tell me how to make a picture of my truck my profile picture instead of picking from the list the site provides?

Here is a list of some parts I'm looking for as well:
-J10 Stepside Fuel tank
-Mirriors ( all 3)
-J10 stepside rear bumper
-Interior door panels (tan)
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:16 AM
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Welcome to the site. I also live in Houston and have a 1981 step side. I hadn't seen any others around here and would love to see yours.
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:46 AM
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Welcome to the site. I also live in Houston and have a 1981 step side. I hadn't seen any others around here and would love to see yours.


I just bought it a few weeks ago and just getting started on the rebuild, but its a good honest starting point for sure. I dont know how to post pictures on here, but here are some links to it on my FB page.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

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Old 07-27-2014, 10:38 AM
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Cool. Don't break those rear fenders. If you can even find them, according to the sellers they're "precious"
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Old 07-27-2014, 12:22 PM
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Welcome! I appreciate what you said about going older and bigger - I went down that same road myself! Ha! Actually I'm still going down it... Sometimes I think it would be nice to own a new car, but them I come back to reality
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:55 PM
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Cool. Don't break those rear fenders. If you can even find them, according to the sellers they're "precious"


One of them has a couple small damaged areas on it. Im planning repairing it as they arent that major, but i can imagine they are next to impossible to find. Finding anything for this machine is tough.

I guess that comes with the territory when you purchase a vehicle that had such a small number made. I searched for about 2 yrs to find one in decent shape. They all seemed to be either roached almost beyond repair or completely restored and demanding huge money! This one needed just the right amount of work and the money was right...
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:39 AM
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The rear bumper is almost the hardest part to find for that truck. The hardest would be the plastic end caps.




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Old 07-28-2014, 02:47 PM
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One of them has a couple small damaged areas on it. Im planning repairing it as they arent that major, but i can imagine they are next to impossible to find. Finding anything for this machine is tough.

I guess that comes with the territory when you purchase a vehicle that had such a small number made. I searched for about 2 yrs to find one in decent shape. They all seemed to be either roached almost beyond repair or completely restored and demanding huge money! This one needed just the right amount of work and the money was right...

Headhoncho and I also have the Sportside version of the J, Check out the link in my signature, you will see mine in pictures from start to finish.

Good luck, let us know if we can help.
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:53 PM
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Welcome ! Got also a '81 sportside but dismantled right now..
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:20 PM
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The rear fenders were so messed up on mine that I'm going with steel ones (older style)
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:04 PM
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The rear fenders were so messed up on mine that I'm going with steel ones (older style)


Mine are in pretty good shape. One crack that is about 3 inches long and a decent size section missing that the very back bottom behind the tire. I would assume a previous owner threw something up from the road or a rock and broke it off. Both of those are on the same side too. I think i can repair it. gonna try my best...
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:12 PM
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Headhoncho and I also have the Sportside version of the J, Check out the link in my signature, you will see mine in pictures from start to finish.

Good luck, let us know if we can help.


I checked out the pictures and WOW. Good job. I dont think i will be breaking it down to that point, but mine is a pretty honest and almost completely rust free truck as it is. Just putting it back together and changing out some oddball parts with as many originals as i can find. Eventually a new coat of paint on the whole rig to top it off.
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:08 PM
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1981 J10 Honcho Sportside. 360, Dana 44 & Dana 60. I just got it and its a work in progress.











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Old 07-31-2014, 03:23 AM
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Welcome aboard from Michigan

Nice J truck
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:51 AM
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That truck is a great start, we'll done!

Those seats look comfy; welcome aboard,
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:57 AM
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That truck is a great start, we'll done!

Those seats look comfy; welcome aboard,


Thanks! I searched high and low for a good honest j10 sportside for about 2 yrs before i found this one. Most of them were either totally roached/rusted beyond my capability of repairing or they were completely restored and demanding big money. This was the perfect compromise between them. Just enough work for me to tinker with in the garage and the price was right... I love it!
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:08 PM
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Cool. Don't break those rear fenders. If you can even find them, according to the sellers they're "precious"

You can say that again! I've been thinking about making a mold/plug and selling them. You think there is a market for them?
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:08 PM
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That's a nice looking truck
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:34 AM
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Definitely a market for them! Beautiful truck. Just remember once you get one jeep you will always want another....and another...
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:10 AM
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Definitely a market for them! Beautiful truck. Just remember once you get one jeep you will always want another....and another...

I currently own this one, a 1988 XJ, and I had a 2001 TJ when I was in College. So I know what you mean. Its already in my blood!
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