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Old 08-09-2011, 07:14 PM
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New to the full size Jeeps

I came across this site while trying to find some parts for a Jeep J20, and it appears there are some fans of the full sizes here. I am going to be getting within the next couple weeks. I am new to the full size Jeeps, but have been around the CJ's a bit, but the TJ Wrangler more. I have been trying to find replacement parts, but I am having some troubles. Is there anywhere that I can find OEM replacement parts, or comething comparable? I will need things like the tail light lenses, and the drivers door latch. Do the parts from the Cherokees swap over? Any direction would be helpful.

I am also curios about something--it has the 360 in it, and in troubleshooting an issue with the truck not staying running, they added an electric fuel pump(don't know why). This has to be turned on manually, and I am not fond of that. Would it be smarter to just get rid of that and go back to the mechanical pump?

here are the particulars about the truck, as it sits.

1977 JEEP J20 3/4 ton pick-up
44740 miles
8400# GVW option Camper Special package
4 speed standard transmission
360 CID engine
2 barrel carburator
axel ratio 3.73/1
free wheeling hubs (lock-out)
rear trac-lok differential
power steering
power disc brakes
fuel tank skid plate
heavy duty springs, front
cigar lighter
camper package
950 x 16.5 extra grip tires 856
front wheel hubs
plow lights
Trail.Blazer 20 gallon extra gas tank
WARN winch (electric) (2 way motor)
8000 lbs.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:46 PM
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Check out Z &M Jeeps and BJ offroad. Tons of FSJ parts there
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:50 PM
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Sounds like a nice J-truck you got there. I can't help you with your fuel pump question but it's nice to have you aboard. Welcome form Winder Georgia.

Oh, and this would come sooner or later...

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It makes sense if you don't think about it.

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Old 08-09-2011, 07:53 PM
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Welcome from East TN we really like pics hint hint...
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:53 PM
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Welcome aboard from Michigan

You have a big FSJ parts place right next to you
ZM Jeeps in Maumee,Ohio

We have Meet/Greets there
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:56 PM
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Welcome aboard from Michigan


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Old 08-09-2011, 08:22 PM
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Welcome from Ohio!

Pick-n-pulls are going to be your biggest friend for things like tail lights and stuff. Be sure to check the sale section here, or even post up a wanted thread.

BJs is great for some things like door seals, rear slider window, and a bunch of other stuff. Z&M has a ton of stuff too but I've not dealt with them yet.

And yup. We're going to need pics.

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Old 08-09-2011, 10:30 PM
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Cool Welcome from Arkansas

Glad you are aboard with us here. Big Jeep wave from Aransas.

Sounds like you got a nice rig there so no pics yet .

Don't be shy.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:02 PM
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Welcome from North Carolina. I seem to remember seeing that one for sale on yesterday. Right about here I think it was Congratulations.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:03 PM
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Welcome from California! Its been said before, but I'll say it again. Pics please!
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:12 AM
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Welcome and good luck with your project.
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:36 AM
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Welcome from NY! What are the characteristics of the non-running problem? Sometimes issues with the fuel delivery system result in an electric pump being installed as a fix. It may very well work, though I'm not terribly fond of it, but there's nothing wrong with leaving it if it doesn't leak or anything, might come in handy as a backup one day. I would make sure your mechanical fuel pump is in good shape and that the fuel lines are not rotted or kinked, and that the steel line running from the fuel pump is not lying directly on top of the intake manifold, where it and the fuel filter get rather hot and may cause the fuel to start boiling (vapor lock).
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:33 AM
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:26 AM
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Welcome from SoCal.
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:36 AM
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FINALLY another J-truck! Getting nervous with all these Wags around here.

I would run the electric fuel pump off the ignition so it turns on/off when the key is turned.

Welcome from New Jersey!

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Old 08-10-2011, 10:41 AM
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:42 AM
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:45 PM
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'Nother welcome from North Carolina.
Jake's junk yard in our Blue Ridge Mtns has tons of old FSJ's ready to be harvested of parts. And, yes, the mountains are cooler this time of year.

There's a link to his site on "Look here," then, "Salvage & parts yard," then "Sticky: a salvage yard section in the forums," then "halftrac." (#9) She has a Photobucket link to their collection plus contact info.

Happy hunting; glad you're here.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:00 PM
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Welcome from Connecticut!
Ohio eh? IIRC Toledo was one of FSJ's main production sites
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:10 PM
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Welcome from North Carolina. I seem to remember seeing that one for sale on yesterday. Right about here I think it was Congratulations.

This would be the truck. I do not have onwership at the moment, I am taking the pine tree down in partial trade for it, and won't actually have it for another week or two.

Thanks for all of the feedback and input, the vaporlock sounds like the most likely candidate at the moment. I know that the fuel line leak when the pump is turned on, but I believe that is due to the truck not being running at the time. Once I get it home, I will take a closer look at it.

I live right near the people who are selling the truck, and have been working on them for about 3 years trying to buy it. The body is super solid, one rust hole under the driver's feet, the rocker's(always bad in Ohio), and just the back of the rear wheel openings.

Once I get it home, I will post up some pics.

Thanks again.
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