Hello from NC! The wife wanted a "knockaround" truck to use while i was at work. I have been lurking here since we lost our minds and fell in love with a rust bucket. We found this beautiful monstrosity on CL. 81' J-10 with the 4.2L. It ran and had a new sending unit, carb, tires and fuel gauge. After a test drive we agreed to tak it of his hands for $750. Supposedly the 4wheel works but haven't tested it yet. Nothing like running this thing 50miles home down the interstate on a hope and a prayer! It made it, obviously. We know its been to PA and FL before coming to NC. I'm a rookie at auto repair but figure and 81 is better to cut my teeth on than something newer - I may regret saying that
. No disillusions of creating a show piece, but I'd like to improve and prolong it's life.
Came with 3 dead batteries - put in a new one and a disconnect asap
Changed trans fluid...twice (lessons learned) - no metal in the pan
Replaced light switch and dimmer - lights work now.
Next: getting the horn and dash lights working.
We drive it on weekends. Is there a good replacement / substitute bench seat y'all would suggest?
I'll attempt to post photos here - we'll see how that goes. Look forward to joining you in the FSJ custodial world!