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Old 01-22-2012, 06:14 PM
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HELLO...new guy and soon to be J10 owner w pics!

well hello!

glad to finally be able to post here. i am in the process of acquiring a j10 from a friend. basically i've always wanted a j truck and he has always wanted a grand wagoneer. a month ago i went to pick an xj up from a guy and he actually had this sitting on his lot:



bingo...so now i am buying this grand wagoneer for my buddy, who is in turn going to trade me for his 1983 j10. i'm not sure if its an even trade or not, but i feel like the deal makes sense. the j10 runs, the waggy doesn't...waggy is loaded, but the j10 is very basic. j10 has VERY little rust...waggy is going to need some patching.

here is the j10 as it sits now:









the j10 is a 258 but i'm a little unsure of the tranny tcase set up...i have been told its a tf999 and an np208? does that sound right? i know its a 2hi 4hi n 4lo case...but i don't have it in my possession yet, so i really have no idea.

plans are to strip it down to the frame and sand, paint and seal the frame. should be easy, there is very little rust on the frame...in fact it still has a lot of paint on it.

after the frame is done, i'm going to clean, sand and paint the exterior, bedline the bottom of the truck and the inside of the box and re upholster, clean, fix the interior.

for now i'm going to tune up the 258, then in a year or two i'm going to start working on a 4bt to drop in it....that might be slightly wishful thinking at this point, but i've been known to pull off a few projects when i set my mind to it! at that point ill have to lift it slightly, but i don't want it to get to big. this truck would be for pulling a boat and a small trailer for camping, hunting and fishing excursions.

as for me, i live in iowa and this is my first fsj, so i apologize for any repeat questions. i own a lifted xj already and i've done all the work on it...i'm not afraid of a wrench and a little elbow grease. good to be here and i'll keep posting pics/build progress as it comes!
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:19 PM
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Cool, doesnt look too bad. Im liking the 4bt plans!
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:33 PM
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I don't know about the trade, seems overly complicated but whatever works for you.

And I second the 4bt swap. If it hadn't taken me 6 months to finish my 4" lift, I would probably be looking this way. 20-25mpg sounds very good right now.
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:45 PM
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ha...no its not complicated. he just saved the j10 from the scrap yard and didn't want to keep it, so i'm buying him the waggy since he is low on funds right now.

the restore should be pretty painless...the driver front fender is jacked, so is the front grill and part of the hood, but i've located replacements at jy's here for pretty cheap. there is one tiny spot that will need to be patched by the gutter rails on the roof. floor pans are rock solid, frame is about as good as it gets on a midwest vehicle. box has no rust on the bottom, however some dummy must have covered some rust on the side walls of the box by screwing/riveting a few sheet metal patches in. i'm going to have some of my body shop buddies cut the panels out and fix them...they do good work in exchange for steel and beer.

as for the 4bt, its a ways off still. i do know a few diesel nerds though so it won't be impossible. i'm hoping i can convince my buddies little brother to help me...he's a busy guy and doesn't work for free, but he just built this 12v 6bt for his mutant chevy pickup he is building



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Old 01-22-2012, 06:37 PM
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Welcome to the land of empty pockets and unfinished projects...

It looks like you found a keeper, congrats.
If the 4BT dont pan out, you could use the crank and rods from that 258 into a 4.0 and have a stroker that would push that truck around nicely.
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:47 PM
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If the 4BT dont pan out, you could use the crank and rods from that 258 into a 4.0 and have a stroker that would push that truck around nicely.

ha...actually the 258 is probably going to be used to build a stroker for the xj
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:14 PM
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Sounds like me. I have a '51 Willys wagon thats going onto an '85 GW frame and axles and will get a 4.5 stroker with manual behind it.
That 6BT is just pure porn there...
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:50 PM
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j10 has been delivered! cant wait to get started on this gal...4.2 will start but wont stay running unless you give it gas. im guessing i need a carb rebuild, tune up and some fresh gas. i'm slightly worried about doing the carb rebuild/tune myself. i've done outboards before, but never a truck...should be an adventure.
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