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Old 10-12-2014, 05:28 AM
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Jeep Gladiator J200 - Project

My first ever project.

I purchased this 1961 or 62 J200 Gladiator. This was one of approx. 500 units built in Australia, Willys Motor factory. So it's RHD which is a bonus (for me). Runs okay, 3 speed manual has the original Tornado engine, 3.8 straight six.

This one was used by the Australian Air force.

Only just fits in my garage.

She needs a fair bit of work, but love conquers all ;-)







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Old 10-12-2014, 07:10 AM
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Nice truck!
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Old 10-12-2014, 09:13 AM
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cool truck

in the world of aerodynamics that truck is a leader / not a follower
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Old 10-12-2014, 10:33 AM
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Awesome truck

Do you have a plate like this one from Willys Australia ?

If yes can you share it ?

Maybe you have also a Toledo plate

We can help to decode the plates

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Old 10-12-2014, 10:50 AM
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I notice also that the truck has the rare PTO option and that maybe the transfer case is not original since according to the black sticker yours has a 2WD Low ?
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Old 10-12-2014, 12:31 PM
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Cool truck! Love the visor. If it has a Dana 20 transfer case, I'd love to see the shift linkage, as I've never seen 2WD Low selectable with a single lever.
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Old 10-12-2014, 03:34 PM
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Here's that plate you asked for.

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Old 10-12-2014, 11:47 PM
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Thanks !
I read "J2406 1166 X", not sure for the "X" ?
My understanding is that it's the 166th J200/J2000 assembled in Australia
Only a few hundred J-series were assembled by Willys motors australia
2406 is the usual model code for a J200/J2000, J means "Jeep" of course
"X" could mean 6000 GVW, but normally this denomination was for a later J2000 not for a J200 ?

Since there was a delay between the production start in Toledo and the first assemblies in Australia, and since according to the SN,
it is not one of the very first Australian gladiators, i guess it's actually a '64 or an early '65 (could be confirmed by a US plate on the door jamb)
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:16 AM
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That looks like a great start. Very complete. And the extra visor looks extra Strine. Nice.
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Old 10-22-2014, 07:13 PM
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Really cool! I love those metal transfer case tags fastened to the glove box door. And I thought my original, old Warn locking hub instruction stickers were cool.
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Old 11-03-2014, 10:25 PM
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Whoa, that looks cool; super sweet looking rig!
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do you still have this truck or did it end up selling
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