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Old 03-06-2010, 05:06 PM
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1980 Jeep J10 Honcho preserve and restore

Hello all, first time poster, long time reader.

I am in the process of restoring my Dad's last truck, a 1980 Jeep J10 Honcho. I have had it for about ten years, and found out about six months ago, that the frame had rusted completely in two, on the drivers side, in front of the rear spring, front shackle.

I have found a parts truck with a great frame, had it delivered on Feb 2nd, and so far, between the two trucks, have the complete front clip and brackets, stripped to bare metal, sealed with a urethane primer sealer, inside finished painted, and outside primered.

I just built a box on the parts truck bed, to store the finished parts in, and have the doors on the bench. I am working in my wood shop, not enough room to get the truck into, but a couple of parts at a time for cleaning to bare metal, and then sealing is working fine so far. I now have working room again!

I want to put this truck back as close as I can to the way it was when it rolled out of the showroom, in 1980.

I am looking for sources for OEM or reproduction:
Weather stripping
Door handles, inside and out
all suspension and cab mount rubber
side window brackets
replacement marker lights, and turn signal lenses
Front black and chrome plastic grill
Anything else that you feel I will need.

The front clip has taken me 105 Hrs and $875 to put in shape, ready to finish sand and paint. I am keeping a detailed log of the project. Been taking a bunch of pictures also. I will post a link if anyone is interested.

This is not to be a show truck, my goal is to have it ready for Spring Gobbler season, Mid April, 2011. It will four wheel...

Thanks for your Help!

WH

Last edited by WHSII : 09-20-2011 at 06:36 PM. Reason: Add presereve and Restore to title
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:15 PM
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Looks like you need to stop by www.bjsoffroad.com
they should have the markers and weather striping and the stock suspension
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:52 PM
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sounds like a thorough project...

bjs offroad has been good to me and has lots of cool stuff.

would love to see some photos!
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Old 03-06-2010, 06:41 PM
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Welcome to the land of empty pockets and unfinished projects...

We are a very visual bunch, so pictures are a must. Photobucket will help in that aspect...
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:27 AM
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Welcome from up the road from ya. Well for another week or so then I'll be up near Cincy.

I haven't got a 1980's grill. I believe that grill was a one year only run. If you want a Muscle grill or Razor grill come a running now before they are gone.

What do you need door wise. I have some here that are about to find new homes, I don't want to move them. There was a change that happened in 79 but I think it was mainly the latches. I believe the wing windows are interchangeable as are the internal guts.

BJsOffroad.com will have alot of parts you need. Others on here will have the rest.

I'm in the midst of a 1977 Honcho rebuild right now myself. Good stuff..
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:23 AM
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Welcome from the Sierra Nevadas!

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Old 03-07-2010, 04:35 PM
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Live down the road from you a ways. Just off the Gene Synder and drive by you on I-64 to work.
A week ago Friday, I did the Gene Synder, I-64, I-75, I-71, back to the Gene Synder. Sorta like the Bermuda Triangle and well over 200 miles. Didn't get to HOOT's place until after 3 AM due to someone having the Interstate down for nearly 2.5 hours threating to kill himself. Thanks again HOOT for letting me come by so late. I've got those slots cleaned up and having them mounted tomorrow.
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Old 03-07-2010, 05:19 PM
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Another welcome from just to the right of you!
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:55 PM
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Welcome! Yeah we're junkies for pictures around here so give us a fix

Most of that stuff can be found at BJs or Team Grand Wagoneer.

The exceptions would be the exterior door handles and the grill. Someone around here had an NOS pignose grill Red Mistress maybe...It might not be the exact variation though. Post up a pic of the grill you need...if you have one.

Keep an eye on ebay. Let me know if you find a source for new exterior door handles...I could use a few. I've thought of getting a set re-chromed....seems like the only option for a really nice set.

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Old 03-07-2010, 07:08 PM
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Welcome from GA. Did your Dad purchase the truck new?
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:25 PM
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welcome from snow camp n.c.

good luck and have fun. it,s a jeep thing mike 12 out
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:45 PM
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:18 PM
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Welcome from New Jersey.

Personally, I don't think you could have picked a cooler truck to restore but I may be a little biased.


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Old 03-13-2010, 06:32 AM
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Thanks Gents for the welcome, great to hear so many close FSJ'ers so close.

Sorry I did not get back earlier, I have been working most of my spare time, on the Jeep.

Someone ask if My Dad Bought it new, He did, he was almost 70. He ordered it with a standard, it came with an automatic. He cussed the dealership when he saw the roll bar and wheels, He wanted a simple step side Jeep, but the only way they could get it was in the Honcho package. When he went to pick it up, he was early, the had just started putting the Honcho tape stripes on, He threw a fit, they took them off. He always felt that the step side was smaller than the smooth side. I know it is not, but hey I did not disagree with Dad.

Link to some pictures below, hope I did the hot link right.

WH



http://picasaweb.google.com/BBQ.WartHog/JeepJ10Honcho#
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:01 AM
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Welcome from the South

Glad you are here and joining the group...

Hi my name is (insert name here)
I have...
Obsessive–Jeep Disorder (OJD) is a mental disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce anxiety, by repetitive behaviors (buying parts and more Jeeps) aimed at reducing anxiety, or by combinations of such thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors such as but not limited to working on said Jeeps extended hours and (compulsions) for the Full Size Jeep.

That is a fine looking truck you got there. I wish you all the luck in gettig it how you want her.

Big Jeep Wave to you...
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:21 AM
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Thanks Sir, and yes I do have OJD! My Father caused it...

The first truck I can remember was a green 1962 Willies, Dad's work truck, the second was a green 1966 Kaiser, I think, which I learned to drive on. He put 270 K on it, sold it and it ran around town daily for another twelve years! The only things that I can remember that he did to that truck besides maintenance, was the distributor lugs broke, he wired the distributor in place with wire, and he broke the front drive shaft in four feet of snow, he said it was flying over the hood as he drove. He was at a coal mines in WV, 12 miles off of the hard road...

Then he bought a green 1970 Gladiator, which I got in 1980 when he bought this one. ( my project truck).

I have had a 1979 Grand Wagoner, a 1994 Grand Cherokee, 180 K, Son is driving it to school, still runs great. and I now am driving a 2004 Grand Cherokee as a daily driver.
Yes I have OJD, it IS a Jeep Thing, and I am proud of it!

LOLOLOL

WH
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:18 PM
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Hello Sld,

If you drive US 60 from Frankfort, back towards Louisville, right before you get to Gilberts gun shop, you will see my truck. On the right side of the road. Coming to Frankfort, do you work for the State? I do.

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Old 03-13-2010, 12:31 PM
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Hello Creep 1,

Yes Dad bought this truck new. It was not what he wanted, he did not want the Honcho, with roll bar, and slotted wheels, and big tires, and tape stripes...

He was almost 70 when he bought this, however, he was kind of thrilled, with all the young drivers looking passionately at his ride.... LOL

He wanted a Jeep, step side bed, with 6 cyl, and three speed standard.

The one change to Dad's original truck, that I would like to do, is put the original Honcho stripe package on it. With it being a street side, (I call it step side) I cannot find pictures or an outlet for this as of yet.

He could not get them to remove the roll bar, or wheels, but they did not put the stripes on it, and took the fat tires off and put J 78's on it, the speedometer has never been correct!

Thanks for asking...

WH
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:49 AM
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I don't know of any stripe packages available for the Stepside Honcho BUT "Stepside Dan" just may. Send him a PM..
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1980 J20 Utility bed truck. Factory cab and chassis truck. Many new mods for it but it will look all stock.
1985 J10 nothing special just a nice clean stock truck.
1977 Honcho "Blue" 401/400/quad. Under going major upgrades.."This is Not Your Fathers Honcho", it may not even be a Honcho anymore when done.
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