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Old 08-22-2013, 10:09 PM
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Really nice, exported to Europe.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Sas8TypNKuM&feature=plcp
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:23 AM
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I posted that one in a thread a few months ago. For me it's a dream truck, never saw such an unmolested and original Gladiator. Unlike most FSJs this one is collectible and was indeed sold to Europe, actually at a Mecum auction to a German buyer for $20k, when most Gladiators are sold under $3k..
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:59 AM
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That's beautiful!
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:22 AM
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Mud89, I must've missed that- it's my dream truck, too. It's the nicest one I've ever seen in a truck! It's amazing they still pop up like that. There are a few more videos of it before they touched it up, though.

Brizio, yes it is!
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:23 AM
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Neat truck, distracting video.
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:34 PM
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I hope it doesn't come to the United States, or else someone will drop a Chevrolet 350 in it and I'll have to rip them a new one.
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:46 PM
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or else someone will drop a Chevrolet 350 in it and I'll have to rip them a new one.


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Old 08-23-2013, 05:01 PM
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Gawd...that's beautiful!
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:53 PM
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distracting video.

I almost had a seizure
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:40 AM
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I hope it doesn't come to the United States, or else someone will drop a Chevrolet 350 in it and I'll have to rip them a new one.
I can assure you we will never drop a Chevrolet 350 in it.
It was not touched up as well. It is still in it's original condition, original paint, original engine etc.. I will keep it this way.
However, I had to exchange all brake cylinders, Clutch Master and Slave cylinder, tires of course and a few other minor things to get it back on the road.
Most factory original parts were used. Not all of them though,
I had to use some aftermarket parts as well.
The rear bumper had to go, the german authorities rejected the tow hook and the sharp edges of the diamond plate bumper. I used the period correct NOS Townside chrome bumper ends instead. The diamond plate bumper now sits in my garage.
The truck is now registered in Germany and is recognized by the government as a 'vehicle of historic importance'. Saves me paying raod tax.
I could use good contacts to supply me with parts to keep her original.
While trying to get NOS or other original parts I came across quite e few sellers that would not ship overseas. Well, this does not make it easier to keep the truck in it's condition.
Some parts I was unable to buy because Paypals server rejected the payment. Why? Paypal said these parts were sanctioned and could not be sold outside the US because I could sell them on to Cuba!
Good business idea though, they certainly need parts over there...
anyway, this truck is well worth every dollar we paid for it to rescue and preserve it for the future. I know 20K was a lot of money, but I guess none of you guys would have like to see this beauty pimped, right? For those of you that are interested there is a picture in BJ's 2014 Calender. Those of you that have experience with the Tornado engine and '62-'71 drivetrains I am grateful for every hint and tip I can get to keep the survivor going.
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Old 03-01-2014, 11:52 AM
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Congrats !
If i remember correctly you even have all the original papers
You'll find there folks who have a good experience with the Tornado and the corresponding drivetrains
I have the original technical manuals and parts catalogs if needed
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:14 PM
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Regarding the 230 OHC motor. Keep it serviced it'll serve you well. I'd get the factory shop manual for the 1st generation J-Series(62-65). Originals show up on Ebay and good repops are sold by Turner's 4x4 "thejeep.com". The one you want is SM-1019. the next generation manual SM 1019-R1 will also work. The number is in small print center-bottom of the front cover. I don't remember what the required valve lash setting interval is but think it's about every 15,000 miles? Both intake and exh settings are 008". Process is simple but it is a specific drill to do it right and it's "required, not an option.
IMHO the main reason these motors back in their day got a bad rap from neglect. These are very prone to oil leaks particularly from the front timing cover. If you run them low on oil as with all motors the upper end gets starved for oil but in this case that's the cam. A new cam and cam bed is expensive and hard to find. Check your oil level "religiously". The front rigid motor mount was a poor idea/design and most likely is the cause for the timing cover to leak.(my guess anyway). Other annoying weak spot on these is the crazy long timing chain that stretches out way too early by normal standards. One of those items that when you need to buy one, buy two, they won't be making them forever. Stay up on servicing/tuning and it'll be great motor for a long time. Not a big powerhouse six but plenty adequate for use as a daily driver and hauling normal loads. Cool simple design and easy to work on motors.
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:37 PM
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If you find a part online that you don’t have any way to get shipped to you, PM me. I would be willing to work out an agreement where I buy it, and reship it to you.
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:41 PM
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:12 PM
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The truck is now registered in Germany and is recognized by the government as a 'vehicle of historic importance'. Saves me paying raod tax.

Hello and welcome to the International FSJ forum! I notice a lot of FSJs are being exported from the United States. Can you give us any insight as to why, or what the general appeal is? It seems to be a trend.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:14 PM
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If you find a part online that you don’t have any way to get shipped to you, PM me. I would be willing to work out an agreement where I buy it, and reship it to you.
Though Pmoreau is closer to the Atlantic and cost wise is logistically better located. If it doesn't weigh more than 70lb( US post office limit) and it'll fit in a sidecar car outfit I can also offer up a middleman/trans shipper option. for no charge other than postage.
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:19 PM
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just the way it is.

That is awsome
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:09 PM
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Wow, I am glad you made it here. You've got a sweet ride, well done!
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Old 03-05-2014, 02:52 PM
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Wow, thank you ALL for your comments guys!

joe: thank you for your excellent comments about the Tornado engine.
This truck has currently only 13585 miles on it and I will go and get the manual you recommended to make sure I'll comply with the valve lash setting interval. And yes it is leaking oil from the timing cover area.

Pmoreau and joe: thank you for your offers to ship out parts, I really do appreciate your help. That is awesome!

Mud89: yes, the truck came with the original sales contract, inspection interval, receipts and even personal notes regarding extras etc.. The window blinds were still covered by the paper sleve with the running-in instructions.

PlasticBoob: I noticed that most FSJ's that make it to Europe are sold by dutch and italian import dealers. Obviously there is a growing market for Wagoneers and CJ's here. You can buy a Waggy for $5K in the US and sell it for €10K+ over here. Maybe the increasing deflation is a contributing factor. Money in european bank? For god's sake, I'd rather spend it!
I guess people are looking for alternative ways to invest and secure their cash that otherwise would be confiscated by the various european governments.

I will post a few pictures of the truck within the next few days for those that are interested .

Keep 'em on the road!

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Old 03-05-2014, 03:00 PM
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I hope it doesn't come to the United States, or else someone will drop a Chevrolet 350 in it and I'll have to rip them a new one.



Actually planning on a 6.0L in my Thriftside...but yeah.


And that is a beautiful truck!
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