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Old 09-25-2009, 10:08 PM
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In trouble - j10 sportside 401 - stuck in pueblo colorado - need help

Hi everyone! We are currently on a road trip from coast to coast with an 80 j10 sportside with 401. Just as we were driving, the jeep stalled and lost power. Engine had run hot but never over 210 so we stopped. Basically the manual transmission (nv4500) is on its end. We need to get to los angeles before next week so we got a long drive to go!

I don't know what to do. Car is parked safely but i can't drive it to los angeles in this condition! 3 options:
- find a tranny and do a quick swap. I have no idea where to start?
- dolly or trail it behind my buddies scrambler but uhaul won't allow me to do this because the scrambler doesn't have a hard top nor is it heavy enough to transport the j10!
- sell the j10 very fast. Expect for the tranny, its a great vehicle. 401 just rebuilt, dana 44 front rear, mallory distrib, new windshield, 2 inch lift, sportside, no rust, brand new winch, tom woods shafts... And the list goes on... Needs a paintjob and a new tranny and it can be Wooow...

If anyone is around, interested or can help... I'd really really appreciate it... But it needs to go quick as we need to move on... With, or without the jtruck... Snif snif.

Thanks for your help

dan
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:21 PM
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:24 PM
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Sorry to hear! My dad didn't make it to the OUray invasion this year because his Wag died around Dodge City.

I would try to find a replacement and hit the road.

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/pts/1369872582.html

It's a bit of a drive, but maybe that would work for you. Maybe there are some Colorodans that can help you better.

Don't give up or sell it! If it was me, I'd try to find another tranny for sale and swap it out. One possibility is finding one for sale a bit further along your route and have the Scrambler tow it a bit or rent a U-Haul (or similar) truck and trailer to get it to where you can replace the transmission.

Good luck!
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:44 PM
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sorry, no leads on the tranny.

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Old 09-25-2009, 10:57 PM
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Go over to Canyon Truck Parts in Canon , CO. Just off to your west 20 or 30 miles. Guys there are great to deal with and I'm sure can set you up with a tranny right away. They have lots and lots of trucks there.
Getting it installed...welll..I'm not sure about that one. Maybe they can do that as well. They did have a big garage there.
They were a great find when I totalled my J20 a few years ago south of there.

Check them out as soon as you can. I think I was there on a Saturday when I was stranded.

I found the number there 719-275-5236. An old fellow named Bud helped me out. See if that still works..
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:05 AM
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why not rent a uhaul truck and a dolly, and tow it to LA?
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:34 AM
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Wish I were closer to help Dan. Hopefully Sean can give you a hand. Keep us posted/safe travels
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Old 09-26-2009, 08:42 AM
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Old 09-26-2009, 08:58 AM
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Dang Dan, I'm not all that far west of you, but can't think of how to help. My Wagoneer's down, so I can't tow, don't have or know of a spare trans, and lack cash to buy you out. I understand that there's a pretty good pick-n-pull yard in Pueblo. Jason (COLOFIREMAN) knows about it -- maybe PM him?

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Old 09-26-2009, 09:55 AM
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There is a U-Pull here in Colorado Springs that has a few FSJ in it, maybe get a 727 out of one just to get you home.
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:23 AM
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Dan,
I could take my trailer, go get it, and haul it back to Denton. We can store it for a while, out where you got the bumper, until you decide what to do with it.
Will do the haul for my ACTUAL cost of fuel, motel, and meals. however, this might be more than you want to spend on it. Could head that way this Mon. or Tues.
Let me know if I can help.
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Old 09-26-2009, 11:47 AM
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Dang Dan, I'm not all that far west of you, but can't think of how to help. My Wagoneer's down, so I can't tow, don't have or know of a spare trans, and lack cash to buy you out. I understand that there's a pretty good pick-n-pull yard in Pueblo. Jason (COLOFIREMAN) knows about it -- maybe PM him?

S.J.


I do and have just spoke to Butch. He said he has one from a Chevy and a Dodge , rebuilt and ready to go on Monday. He closes on Saturday's at 1200 but he gave me his Cell phone number if you want to get this done. I can come and get you today with my Car hauler if you want and I have a shop here that will get it installed on Monday once we get the transmission. Let me know...I'll PM you my number to call.
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Old 09-26-2009, 11:51 AM
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I can't send you a PM because you have no room. Let me know if I can help, I'm less than 90 miles from you and can leave today with me truck and trailer. Please Let me know so I can get going!!

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Old 09-26-2009, 12:51 PM
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Where are you and the truck right now?
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Old 09-27-2009, 08:23 AM
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:20 AM
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Well I'll update since I just received a email from him. The seller of the truck is taking the transmission out and checking it. He has a timeline that he needs to stick to. He's in Montrose now but is enroute to Moab.
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:43 AM
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Thanks for the update, Hope it all works out!
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:56 AM
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Last I talked to Dan he was thinkig about using a towbar to get it moved.

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PM sent but inbox was full
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Old 09-27-2009, 06:52 PM
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Old 09-27-2009, 08:04 PM
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Dan when you see this I hope you have it all worked out. I wish I were close enough to be of help. Hopefully the members closer to where you are can help you get what you need! Good luck and best wishes. If I can help in any way let me know what to do.
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