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Old 05-06-2018, 10:30 PM
FleetFox FleetFox is offline
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New Build Thread 82 J10 Honcho Sport Side

Hello All. New member and I wanted to go ahead and begin a thread on the rebuild of this Honcho I recently bought. I started my teens as a rabid Jeep fan building and driving multiple CJs through high school and college. Budget was always the major constraint in those days and I never really got a chance to build the jeep I really wanted. fast forward 25 years and I know have the patirnce and a little bankroll to build something the way I actually want to. Aftera few years of looking at clapped out, rusted out, cut up and hacked Jeeps; I stumbled on this Honcho in a local listing. I t was in sad shape having sat for years neglected in the seller's back yard. The truck was solid with no rot and some nice features so long and short it ended up coming home with me.
I am going to be building this truck as a resto-mod, not a restoration. It will not be a cut up rock crawler, and it will not be concours. I plan on rebuilding each component, up grading where necessary, but I am not shooting for a factory new stock truck in the end. I twill not be red. It will be lifted on larger tires, it will not have numbers matching drive train and interior options. It will be pretty, it will be capable, it will turn heads. And I will enjoy (almost) every minute of getting it there. Follow along if you're interested. I will update regularly with pics.

This isn't my first rodeo, but I know there will be questions and I will need some feedback. I value the tech in the forum, i hope I can only add as much as I take.

So, enough of that here's some pics if it arriving on the farm, and the first weekend of real work.

This is about 7 pm Friday
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Old 05-07-2018, 06:34 AM
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Beautiful truck. Looking forward to the progress. A renovation.
Found, the perfect Wagoneer to Dieselize, 1989 GW 360, 727, NP208
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Old 05-07-2018, 09:30 AM
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A new thread using PB. Please do everyone a favor and use another site to host your pichers.

Pretty please.

This is coming from a guy who doesn't see the ads on PB but I'm in the minority.
Sic friatur crustulum

'84 GW with Nissan SD33T, early Chev NV4500, 300, narrowed Ford reverse 44, narrowed Ford 60, SOA/reversed shackle in fornt, lowered mount/flipped shackle in rear.
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Old 05-07-2018, 05:51 PM
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My 83 Honcho is a slow-go... very slow. But I'll watch yours and get re-inspired! Good luck
Oh, No photobucket plz
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'83 Honcho j10
'12 Liberty Ltd.. wifes
'19 Chaparral H2o Dlx sport 21
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:18 PM
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SJTD, i agree, it's awful. Can you, or someone else recommend a better alternative please? I am going to put everything in a google drive as well. I can wrench, i can weld, I can do just about anything with my hands, but technology is a little slow for me.

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Old 05-08-2018, 09:22 PM
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I am in the process of transferring all the photos in my build thread to Flickr. It seems to be working well!
1983 Wagoneer Limeted, 169k 360 AMC, NP 229, 727,
MODS: 2003 Durango bucket seats:
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