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Old 01-02-2020, 05:56 PM
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I guess what I meant to say is, I think your price is very reasonable. Lol. I wouldn't sell mine that cheap and it's not even painted yet.
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Old 01-04-2020, 08:08 PM
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Fixed the speedometer today. Turned out the drive gear in the transfer case apparently wasn't engaged...not sure how that's even possible. Pulled it out and the teeth looked OK, so carefully reinstalled and checked the shaft for engagement...it seemed hooked up, so Rufus and I took it for a drive. Bingo, speedo.

Also hooked up the heater hoses to the core. On demand heat and defrost for the first time in a decade. Turned it up full blast so I could leave Rufus' window down and still stay comfortable. What'll they think of next...heat in the cab when it's cold outside.

Found a spare A/C power switch in the boxes of left overs, so that got fixed. Also found the aluminum door sill trim pieces, and ordered a new pair of anti-roll bar rubbers yesterday. Little projects for next week. Plan to remove as much of the air injection (emissions) systems as possible. No longer checked in Texas given the age of the vehicle. I'd like to pull the tubes on the manifolds and plug the ports, but I've read bad stuff about getting the fittings to break loose. Maybe just pull the pump and hoses. I'll save the parts for the next owner.

By the way, I used Velcro to reattached the passenger side door card/upholstery. Used staples on the back side of the cardboard. Glue on the door piece. Worked OK, but the stack up of Velcro leaves a visible gap at the rear door edge. I plugged the gap with some thin black foam...looks decent, but I'd go back to the clips if doing it again.

I need to put one of those little chrome JEEP emblems on the tailgate to keep other drivers from "tail gating" as they try to identify the make of the truck. Today two guys in a C10 first rode my rear roll pan, then pulled up close on the passenger side and mouthed "what is it?"...until Rufus jumped half out the window and growled at him. "Stay away from my truck, ya damned fools" Good dog! Then the driver pulls forward and almost side swipes us as he rubber necks the front grill. Rufus is understandably berserko. Guess they missed the "JEEP" that's clearly embossed on the spinning hub locks...
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Old 01-23-2020, 09:29 AM
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As I mention in my ad in the For Sale section, I took the truck over to Streetside in Fort Worth yesterday. They want to list it and say they can get me what I'm asking here....but they'll add their $2500 to the sell price.
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J10 - Body channel (3 inch drop @ front); dechromed; shaved side parking lights, antenna, and hood trim bar. Ford mirrors, roll pans, side exhaust, 16 inch wheels, custom dash, new interior, Edelbrocked 360, HEI, T18/208 (J20), rear disk brakes, goose neck and bumper hitches.

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Old 01-24-2020, 10:13 AM
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I'm going to drag the roll bar out of storage and clean it up. Looking for opinions as to whether a street restomod truck would look better in advertising photos with or without the roll bar installed. It goes with the sale, but I'm trying get the best look for an advertising spread.
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:06 AM
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that truck will look good with or without roll bar installed !

but the roll bar is a definite plus to add to the sale.

this is a great j10 for someone out there.

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Old 01-24-2020, 11:58 AM
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My useless recommendation would be to offer it for sale in the classifieds here. I think you will make a couple hundred on it but it won't raise the value of your truck at all.

Or use it as a bargaining chip. Buyer says "I'll give X for the truck." you say "Hm. That's a little less than I was hoping. How about X+Y and I keep the roll bar?" He says "Ok, sounds good" (then you sell it here) or buyer says "Ah man, I really wanted that roll bar." You say, "OK, X+Y, and I throw in the roll bar for free" and he feels like he is getting a deal but you are actually getting rid of the roll bar and more money for your truck.

I know it would suck to ship but when I have seen folks looking for those original roll bars, they are usually willing to pay decently for them, along with shipping...
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Old 01-25-2020, 05:38 PM
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I took the truck over to a local car club gathering last night...lighted mall parking lot. Most lookers thought it was a Chevy C10 from the rear. Then they thought it was a Comanche. So I think I went too far with "cleaning it up".

I decided to reinstall the Honcho roll bar and will put the J10 badges back on. The roll bar cleaned up nicely. Finished the installation today. I used the engine lift to get it onto a creeper in the bed and then rolled it forward. Tight squeeze and I didn't want to scratch or ding the bedliner. Took a looong time by myself, but it's done. The one thing I like about the look of the roll bar is that it tends to hide the angular, lopped off appearance of the rear of the roof.

A few photos...

DSCN2151 by Rufus, on Flickr
DSCN2152 by Rufus, on Flickr
DSCN2154 by Rufus, on Flickr
DSCN2158 by Rufus, on Flickr
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Old 01-25-2020, 05:53 PM
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HOLY CRAP
IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER.
I AM A BIG FAN OF THE BAR.
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Old 01-25-2020, 06:27 PM
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Wow. Nice. It looks great!
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