Hello everyone. Registered a long time ago to learn and watch as I waited to find a FSJ that I wanted. That time has come.
I found a 1984 J20 sitting behind a shed and a J10 surrounded by weeds in the field. Talked to the owner, handed him $800 cash and he delivered them to my house.
I call the J20 mismatch because it has a peculiar set of features. Title, door sticker and cab vin all come back to 1984, but the truck has a brow and it is either a really good roof replacement or a cab was changed at some point.
77K miles, NP208 / 360 Truck. Rusty body. Real rust, not that surface imperfection you guys call rust out west
Goals for this project:
1)Completely restored drivetrain and frame.
2) Fuel Injection
4) 33" tires
I'll put the rusty cab back on at that point and drive it for awhile. I hope to find a replacement cab to work on during that time and have ready to swap onto this newly restored everything else in a couple years.
This project isn't going to win any awards. It'll be my hunting, fishing, taking the dog out to BFE kind of truck. But I also want it to be my last truck. New ones are expensive.
Found it behind the shed
J10 Came home too