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Old 01-27-2010, 07:53 PM
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My 'new' 79 J10

This is the truck that prompted me to start the 'Visual cues to identify J truck?' thread at http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=115831. I had found the truck for sale with no info available. So now the truck is home and I am thrilled with my new toy.

A new Razor grill will be in my future.



Nice custom rear bumper and very solid bed. No rust. Just dirt.



The interior needs so help.


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Old 01-27-2010, 07:55 PM
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Huh, your grill and steering wheel is different from my 79.......Congrats, looks like you're going to be busy!
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:56 PM
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Cool old ribbed Edelbrock valve covers and a very crusty 4 barrel.

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Old 01-27-2010, 07:58 PM
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Huh, your grill and steering wheel is different from my 79.......Congrats, looks like you're going to be busy!

Yeah, I was talking about that in another thread. I thought the muscle grill came on a 79 because it was on this truck. Apparently someone 'updated' it. I'll be 'downdating' it to a razor if I can find one.

No idea what the steering wheel is supposed to be. I'll end up changing from this one though.
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:01 PM
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if you are looking to buy a razor send me a pm...i got a pretty nice one sitting in the garage
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:03 PM
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I'm pretty that the steering wheel in the picture is what it came from the factory as is.

Congratulations on the new truck. I would only wish I would take pictures as well as you can.

Enjoy!!
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:03 PM
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There ya go right there!

My 'wheel' maybe different due to it being a Honcho....
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:05 PM
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I have "factory" wiper arms if you need them.......
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:25 PM
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Ha! I hadn't even noticed that! Looks like I do! What do you want for them?
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:41 PM
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The 'muscle' grill grill came out in '81 on the j truck&cherokee....the'79 would have the 'pig nose' grille.The muscle grill is a direct fit,so a P.O. may have replaced a damaged pig nose,or updated his truck.or most likely,wanted rid of that ugly,peeling,cracking piece of...plastic!The steering wheel is correct for a base model'79,as is the chrome plated,aluminum,one piece front bumper.I also see a q-track knob hanging below the dash,so it's pre-'80. Congrats on your new CLEAN J truck!It looks like it has All edelbrock equipment on the motor,hopefully cam too!
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:45 PM
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Nice pickup songman
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:53 PM
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Looks like good starter material, (Rough around the edges, but the important stuff like rust and bad damage are absent ) on the wheel, pretty sure it was swaped, a S package rig should have had a sport wheel, (unless Jeep ran out that week and used a base wheel, which would not be out of the question given that it is a Jeep )

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Old 01-27-2010, 09:58 PM
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The truck looks in great shape. Digging them valve covers. Nice Find.
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:10 PM
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Thanks guys. I'm going to try to start cleaning up under the hood tomorrow and see what I find. I need to find a radiator so I can see if it will start. The PO said that the motor would turn over by hand so maybe with an oil change and some prep work it'll fire. The carb looks bad on the outside. Might have to see if it is rebuildable.

I still don't know a lot about J-trucks so I appreciate all the facts about what is what. I've had two Wags and a Wrangler and honestly don't know all that much about them either!

mdill... what would make this an S package?
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:18 PM
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the S package was the step up from the base stripper model, the door panels look to be better than base, what is on the floor? does it have a vinal mat or is it carpet? I assume that one who would check the bucket seat, V8 and auto tranny option would have sprung for the S rather than base package, it might be a base one with a few option boxes checked (??)
It does have the fancy (non-base arm rests) It might be a hodge podge truck, but it is not like we care about #'s matching in this crowd

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Old 01-27-2010, 10:25 PM
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From the looks of things it has been though more than a few dust storms without an air cleaner on it, it might not be a bad idea to pull tha carb and vacumn out some crap from the manifold before you attempt to fire it.

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Old 01-27-2010, 10:44 PM
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Thanks. I will try to give the engine a thorough cleaning, inside and out, before trying to fire it up.

The truck has carpet and cloth seats. And as you mentioned, the door panels seem a little fancy for base.


Are Wagoneer and J-truck doors interchangeable? I think I can get some late Wagoneer doors fairly cheap. Would give me some power windows and locks without a lot of hassle if they fit.

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Old 01-27-2010, 10:54 PM
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well I was gonna come in here and say "hey, at least it looks new".


But now I think I'm just gonna leave.




JK lol, lots of potential, I bet a good cleaning would do wonders. good luck!
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:33 PM
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Pretty sure the door panels are the Levi option (has buttons) and the seats have been recovered (at least the centers have been).
My best guess is the steering wheel is not the one it came with.
I would guess it is a S package truck with the following addtional options
Bucket seat option
Levi interior option
360 V8
Auto
(may or may not have had more than the S package AM/FM radio added)
Some serious cleaning and some foot work to find a bunch of small parts it should make a real nice driver, thankfully all the big stuff looks pretty good.

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Old 01-28-2010, 12:51 AM
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Songman! Score! I'm picking up my 67 Glad on saturday. I've been scaring up parts now that I can drive her to the main shed and do the next round of rehab....

I'll be following your progress to inspire my own!

nice find!
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