International Full Size Jeep Association
Home Forums Reader's Rigs Tech Library Trail Stories FSJ-List
International Full Size Jeep Association  

Go Back   International Full Size Jeep Association > Tire Kickin' > General FSJ Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-24-2011, 11:40 PM
Randyre's Avatar
Randyre Randyre is offline
232 I6
 
Join Date: Dec 20, 2011
Location: Bothell, Washington
Posts: 168
New FSJ owner. CL find: 69 Gladiator with Service Box - More Pics added

Well, hello everyone, I've been looking for a FSJ for years and its only been the last few weeks that I've seriously started looking thanks to my best friend giving me the bug again, (Maxrad) and then, shazam, this just dropped in my lap and could not pass it up.

1969 Gladiator that came as a Cab and Chassis, J-4000, Buick 350/TH400. Previous owner ran an independant Mercedes shop (hence the Mercedes emblems ) and had the service box put on it when new.

Jeep was a California vehicle until the last 10 years when was brought to Washington State by PO's son.. Its been stored for the last 5 years and now its mine.

Story is at some point the rear locked up and broke an axle, so it was replaced and converted to 6-lug and the front had disk brakes installed also 6-lug. Have no idea yet what any of its from, but I'm guessing later J-Truckm but owner says chevy.

Truck is clean, rust free, and runs like a charm. Interior is great, floors are original and solid and it has about 78K on the clock. Has a homemade bumper with winch as well.

So now I'll share the pics, and let you look and see what you think. Not Dial-up friendly pics

Oh, and BTW..... I paid ........ wait for it..... $400 for her I think that was.... Ahem .... reasonable.

Also would like to hear from any other owners with service boxes.

,heres a link to my photo album http://photobucket.com/69JeepGlad












__________________
"Brutus"
69 Gladiator w/ Utility Box
SP Code Buick 350-4V, HEI Ignition
Front - GM 10 bolt w/Front Disc Brakes and Warn hubs
Rear - GM 10 Bolt 8.5"
Custom front bumper with B-17 Bombay winch conversion

The Story: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=150072

EMS Helicopter Pilot in Midwest US.
http://www.lifeteam.net

Last edited by Randyre : 01-04-2012 at 09:00 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-24-2011, 11:50 PM
Tin Medic's Avatar
Tin Medic Tin Medic is offline
Loose (lug)Nut(s)
 
Join Date: Mar 21, 2011
Location: Ft Carson, CO
Posts: 700
Thats an outstanding buy. Keep the pics coming as you work on her.
__________________
Sons Waggy - 89 GW 360/727/208, 30x9.5x15 Destination M/Ts, Warn Lock Out Hubs, Razor Grill
Tramp - 85 CJ-7 Renegade FI 258/T5/D300, D30 w/ARB Air Locker, AMC 20 w/Posi Unit, 33x12.5x15 Goodyear MT-R's, Hella E-Code lights, VIAIR OBA System, Warn 8000lb Winch
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-24-2011, 11:58 PM
KansasWoody's Avatar
KansasWoody KansasWoody is offline
Grease Monkey
 
Join Date: Feb 02, 2010
Location: Eagle,Colorado
Posts: 283
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randyre


Beautiful truck, exactly what I've always wanted in a J truck, now where can I find one?? I see the patrol car in the first pic are you in LE?
__________________
1990 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
AMC 360 V-8
"I got a sick reputation with the four wheel drive, and the orange shag carpet keeps the party alive"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqIE9KsenQY
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-25-2011, 12:07 AM
Randyre's Avatar
Randyre Randyre is offline
232 I6
 
Join Date: Dec 20, 2011
Location: Bothell, Washington
Posts: 168
No that pic is at the previous owners house. I'm an EMS Helicopter Pilot. I live in Washington, but work in Oklahoma. And I'm on hitch right now, can't wait to get home to the Jeep. I literaly bought her on sight the day before I headed to work, and have yet to bring her home. I get to do that next week.
__________________
"Brutus"
69 Gladiator w/ Utility Box
SP Code Buick 350-4V, HEI Ignition
Front - GM 10 bolt w/Front Disc Brakes and Warn hubs
Rear - GM 10 Bolt 8.5"
Custom front bumper with B-17 Bombay winch conversion

The Story: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=150072

EMS Helicopter Pilot in Midwest US.
http://www.lifeteam.net
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-25-2011, 05:36 AM
men in black's Avatar
men in black men in black is offline
AMC 4 OH! 1
 
Join Date: Jul 08, 2006
Location: Grand Blanc, Mi
Posts: 3,504
Welcome aboard from Michigan

Nice boxed J truck
__________________
1990 Grand Wagoneer.. black with sand interior..
Razor grille, Hella H4 headlights, Piaa driving, LED spider taillights, tinted windows.
Full Corinthian leather front and rear seats, custom full length center console with cup holders. 100 sf of Rattle Trap on floor.
Edelbrock intake and 2132 cam, Howell TBI, Ford Distributor Cap, TFI Ignition Coil, Desmogged















Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-25-2011, 06:01 AM
Mavawreck Mavawreck is offline
FSJ Maniac
 
Join Date: Jan 02, 2003
Location: Delawhere
Posts: 3,428
When I saw the emblems, I thought this thing is begging for an OM617. Beautiful truck, congrats!
__________________
1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=153928

1996 T100 SR5
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-25-2011, 06:15 AM
Tonka J200's Avatar
Tonka J200 Tonka J200 is offline
FSJ Maniac
 
Join Date: Jul 21, 2002
Location: Charlotte, MI
Posts: 3,108
Welcome aboard!
NICE truck!
...and for 400 clams !?! Obviously Santa thinks you've been a very good boy this year!
__________________
-Frank
'63 J200 2WD
'63 J200 4WD: J20 Axles, extended wheelbase, factory stakebed
'63 J100 Panel Delivery
'91 Grand Wagoneer Final Edition
"If you're going to laugh about it someday, you might as well start now".
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-25-2011, 07:44 AM
jaber's Avatar
jaber jaber is offline
Dragin Az
 
Join Date: Oct 17, 2003
Location: Chino Valley, Arizona
Posts: 8,054
Welcome to the land of empty pockets and unfinished projects...

WOW, thats been very well kept. nice find.
You asked for more pics, well, heres my '75 J-20 that I put a service bed onto. Not factory, but very usefull. The second pic is my '75 wrecker bought and served in Mesa Az. I bought it for $200 with no running gear.



__________________
Jeff


46 cj2a

51 Willys p/u
'51 Willys Parkway Conversion
'74 CJ5
'75 J-20 Wrecker
'75 J-20 Cummins service bed
'77 J-10 p/u
'79 Cherokee
'88 Grand Wagoneer
http://s252.photobucket.com/albums/hh14/jeffaber/
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-25-2011, 08:09 AM
mud89's Avatar
mud89 mud89 is offline
304 AMC
 
Join Date: Nov 18, 2009
Location: France (burgundy)
Posts: 1,999
Congrats ! It's an awesome gladiator
I'd like to find a truck like this one for only $400..
Maybe one of the first J4000 (VIN 3408x3xx xxx) ?
__________________
J10 sportside '81, J10 Golden Eagle '77, Wagoneer '65, Gladiator '64 + parts rigs

Last edited by mud89 : 12-25-2011 at 03:44 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-25-2011, 08:39 AM
KaiserMan's Avatar
KaiserMan KaiserMan is offline
I got the Willys....
 
Join Date: Jun 21, 2005
Location: Huntington, Ma.
Posts: 8,702
Great buy! That's a gorgeous Gladiator.
__________________
Thomas Russell
1975 Chevy K20 8400lb GVW Camper Special
1971 Gladiator
J2000 Platform-Stake Dump 350/T18

1970 Gladiator J3000 3407Z Camper Truck 350/T18
1963 Gladiator J300 Townside 350/TH400

Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-25-2011, 08:54 AM
Eric S. Eric S. is offline
Grease Monkey
 
Join Date: Jun 02, 2002
Location: Weaverville, NC
Posts: 449
$400??? That cop car would've made me suspicious, that i was walking into a stolen property sting operation!
__________________
1989 Grand Wagoneer -- FOR SALE
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-25-2011, 09:24 AM
serehill's Avatar
serehill serehill is offline
Gone,Never Forgotten.
 
Join Date: Nov 22, 2009
Location: Mesquite Texas
Posts: 8,622
great deal Santa Clause score

Winch is worth that
__________________

80 Cherokee
360 ci 727 with
Comp cams 270 h
NP208
Edlebrock performer intake
Holley 4180
Msd total multi spark.
4" rusty's springs
Member, FSJ Prissy Restoration Association

If you can't make it better why waste your time. No use repeating the orignal mistakes. I'm to old to push it that's why.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-25-2011, 09:28 AM
Randyre's Avatar
Randyre Randyre is offline
232 I6
 
Join Date: Dec 20, 2011
Location: Bothell, Washington
Posts: 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by mud89
...Maybe one of the first J4000 (VIN 3408x3xx xxx) ?

number 1199 according to the VIN
__________________
"Brutus"
69 Gladiator w/ Utility Box
SP Code Buick 350-4V, HEI Ignition
Front - GM 10 bolt w/Front Disc Brakes and Warn hubs
Rear - GM 10 Bolt 8.5"
Custom front bumper with B-17 Bombay winch conversion

The Story: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=150072

EMS Helicopter Pilot in Midwest US.
http://www.lifeteam.net

Last edited by Randyre : 12-25-2011 at 09:31 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-25-2011, 09:50 AM
Headhoncho's Avatar
Headhoncho Headhoncho is offline
FSJ Maniac
 
Join Date: Oct 11, 2006
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Posts: 3,632
That's an awesome Gladiator. Congrat's!!

Over the years, I wonder how many people thought the thing was made my Mercedes.




JR
__________________
[quote] "How does someone from Iran have a BJ's Offroad sticker but I can't seem to get one sent to New Jersey???!!!"


1980 Honcho Sportside w/37's, 351c, 14" lift, D44high pinion w/Aussie, crossover steering, 14b w/detroit, np435, 205, 5.13's, 4whl discs, hb brakes, OBAir, rusted out cab,
1966 mustang fastback
'07 Dodge Charger 3.5
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-25-2011, 12:23 PM
tgreese's Avatar
tgreese tgreese is offline
 
Join Date: May 29, 2003
Location: Medford MA USA
Posts: 11,111
Quote:
Originally Posted by serehill
Winch is worth that

Yup.

Great buy. Everybody likes the Buick 350 trucks. More modern Jeep axles and brakes are a great upgrade for those years. Does it have power steering?
__________________
Tim Reese
Maine beekeeper's truck: '77 J10 LWB, 258/T15/D20/3.54 bone stock, low options (delete radio), PS, hubcaps.
Browless and proud: '82 J20 360/T18/NP208/3.73, Destination ATs, 7600 GVWR
Copper Polly: '75 CJ-6, 304/T15, PS, BFG KM2s, soft top
GTI without the badges: '95 VW Golf Sport 2000cc 2D
ECO Green: '15 FCA Jeep Cherokee KL Trailhawk
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-25-2011, 03:10 PM
JeepBountyHunter's Avatar
JeepBountyHunter JeepBountyHunter is offline
GrimJeeperReaper
 
Join Date: Jul 08, 2002
Location: Cardington, Ohio 43315
Posts: 10,248
Excellent buddy, that's one nice Jeep
__________________
2005 Mustang Convertible...meh....

1946 Willys CJ2A, getting ready to fix up.


Too many hobbies! $$$
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12-25-2011, 03:27 PM
Ugly Truck Nut Ugly Truck Nut is offline
Gear Head
 
Join Date: Sep 19, 2007
Location: El Paso, Texas
Posts: 667
Nice score. Good looking rig.
__________________
George

'74 Cherokee, 401
'76 J-20, 401
M725, future project
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12-25-2011, 03:58 PM
grand_wag_85's Avatar
grand_wag_85 grand_wag_85 is offline
Murphy's Law Poster Child
 
Join Date: Dec 03, 2003
Posts: 10,707
Congrats on a nice score!
__________________
You know it's bad when your car's on the EPA's 10 most wanted list!

'82 J10
'65 J2000

Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12-25-2011, 04:00 PM
Driftwood's Avatar
Driftwood Driftwood is offline
350 Buick
 
Join Date: Jun 12, 2000
Location: 'gon
Posts: 905
I wish I could locate a set of side view mirrors just like those.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 12-25-2011, 08:27 PM
Randyre's Avatar
Randyre Randyre is offline
232 I6
 
Join Date: Dec 20, 2011
Location: Bothell, Washington
Posts: 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by tgreese
Does it have power steering?


Yes, PS, PB, Air and the pulley for a dual alternator setup. The left rear of the service box apparently had a welder in it at one time.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Driftwood
I wish I could locate a set of side view mirrors just like those.

Nice try, not parting All kidding aside, they are nice, I wish I could find more info on how the Cab and Chasis versions were configured from the factory. There's no Jeep badges on it and no holes either, so I wonder if they could be ordered with a badge delete of some sort.
__________________
"Brutus"
69 Gladiator w/ Utility Box
SP Code Buick 350-4V, HEI Ignition
Front - GM 10 bolt w/Front Disc Brakes and Warn hubs
Rear - GM 10 Bolt 8.5"
Custom front bumper with B-17 Bombay winch conversion

The Story: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=150072

EMS Helicopter Pilot in Midwest US.
http://www.lifeteam.net
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
More newbie questions.350 Buick&Quadratrac service Comancheap General FSJ Tech 2 09-24-2011 02:45 PM
Service Manual Book vs. CD brideofwind General FSJ Tech 7 01-03-2011 09:33 AM
Some1 Help Me Find Exhaust Parts bwa General FSJ Tech 2 05-30-2006 10:58 PM
AMC 20 service articles and illustrations. J10Mike General FSJ Tech 4 09-19-2003 06:43 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
corner corner