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Old 12-09-2012, 04:54 PM
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it I do lift or modify this, I'll do my best to do so in a completely reversible fashion.
Sorry reversible mods is a deal breaker for me, but enjoy your truck it's a nice one.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:12 PM
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Thats a pretty nice find. It does have to be said, the only downside is its a browless J-20, but I wouldnt have let it get away either.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:00 AM
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Thanks. My only real lament is that it's browless. Beggars, choosers, etc.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:14 AM
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Man, you are off to a good start. I didn't find any that nice down here at that price.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:59 AM
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Welcome to the J20 club!

Nice original truck you've got there, have fun with it
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:45 AM
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Nice rig!
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:23 AM
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Wow! Nice Truck!
As much as I dislike the looks of a running board, I do feel that they do a good job of protecting the body.
So, it seems the running boards on your truck has protected and saved that body from "Tin Worm"
"Tin Worm" word lives strong here in the Midwest

Just something for you to consider: Your truck now is a 3/4 ton truck.
If you install an over the counter lift kit, does not matter the brand, you will reduce your truck back to a 1/2 ton pickup.
Lift springs are not rated for 3/4 ton duty.
With some exceptions, the Lift Kit manufacturers target 1/2 ton rated rigs, like Wagoneer, Cherokee and J10 trucks for their products.
Zack from ZM Jeeps has some connections and has had some lift springs made with the 3/4 ton ratings.
If I recall, custom springs are not cheap.

Also something that caught my eye.
Your Speedometer goes to 100MPH
I was under the impression by this time, that Jeep only installed speedos were marked to 85MPH.
I wonder if someone switched an instrument panel from an earlier model rig?

Yes, I'd like to be inline in case you would like to sell it.
A nice, clean, red J20 with no cab brow would be my ideal truck!
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:16 PM
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Your Speedometer goes to 100MPH. I was under the impression by this time, that Jeep only installed speedos were marked to 85MPH. I wonder if someone switched an instrument panel from an earlier model rig?
I'm not sure. Maybe someone else here knows more than we do. I did notice that the instrument panel illustrated in the owner's manual also featured a 100MPH speedo, but that probably doesn't add much credibility.

Thanks for the thoughts on lift springs. That's something be addresses later on, if at all, so there's plenty of time to make an informed decision, then change my mind seven or eight times, then do things the hard way.

Unfortunately, the guy who had the tires I wanted is now not sure they are available since he may be selling the truck he has them mounted on. Oh well. I have a little time.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:14 PM
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I could be wrong but pretty sure AMC bumped the FSJ speedos to 100 mph in 1984.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:02 PM
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The three '85 model GW's I've been in all had that same instrument cluster that you have in your truck.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:49 AM
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Nice find! That truck is clean!
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:05 AM
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At first I thought, 2 Grand?! But after looking at the pics, the interior is really clean and most importantly, with that little rust you got a winner!
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:34 AM
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Unfortunately, the guy who had the tires I wanted is now not sure they are available since he may be selling the truck he has them mounted on. Oh well. I have a little time.


Nice truck! Any factory eight lug rim will fit the truck as long as it's not the Ford metric size from the late '80's and up.



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Old 12-12-2012, 01:53 PM
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Thanks, guys. I found a few service records in the (very stubborn) glovebox. The mileage and dates recorded on them support the mileage on the odometer being correct at just under 65K.

The glovebox latch works a lot better with a little shot of aerosol white grease. So at least there's a tiny bit of progress. I can't really do much until I sell one of the MR2s and free up a parking spot at the house.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:59 PM
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worth every penny. you cant find a body that good around here for any price. congrats on a great truck. now put a razor on that effer and get rollin!

This is better than my 87 started out, and I paid $2900 for it back in 2005.

As for the wheels non superduty ford wheels fit from E and F series, I'm running 265/75/16's 285's should fit also, 315's might rub a little. For rims right now I have 16's from my Dad's 78 J20 which are 6.5" wide, look for 90's E series ford rims the are 7" wide and better suited for 285's.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:05 PM
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I could be wrong but pretty sure AMC bumped the FSJ speedos to 100 mph in 1984.
I have a red 85 J20 here with the 100 MPH.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:07 PM
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This is better than my 87 started out, and I paid $2900 for it back in 2005.

As for the wheels non superduty ford wheels fit from E and F series, I'm running 265/75/16's 285's should fit also, 315's might rub a little. For rims right now I have 16's from my Dad's 78 J20 which are 6.5" wide, look for 90's E series ford rims the are 7" wide and better suited for 285's.
Thanks. Those are the wheels I was thinking of, although I may look for a set of white spoke wagon wheels instead. I guess it depends on what I end up doing for tires.

Your '87 looks fantastic. Seeing what mine could look like (theoretically, anyway) inspires me to get out there and get something done.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:27 PM
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:21 PM
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Thanks. Those are the wheels I was thinking of, although I may look for a set of white spoke wagon wheels instead. I guess it depends on what I end up doing for tires.

Your '87 looks fantastic. Seeing what mine could look like (theoretically, anyway) inspires me to get out there and get something done.

Thanks! I thought about white spokes, chrome spokes, or even ford non super duty alum rims would fit, but I kept the stock steel wheels as at some car shows just a wheel change will put you in a modified class. The red on yours could look real sharp, mine was the dark gray from the factory, but the replacement bed had the chrome that's when I decided to go two tone. I would have done a complete color change, but didn't want the hassle of doing the insides of the doors and door jambs. I think a silver, gray or black, maybe white two tone would look good with your red also.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:18 PM
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I might, if I get very ambitious, ditch that silver stripe in the body reveal and replace it with a single white one, similar to the black stripe on HerrKooled's handsome green monstrosity:




It's not that I want a stripe so much as that I don't want the silver one that's on it now, and it probably won't be possible to remove it without destroying the paint underneath.
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