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Old 12-31-2018, 09:48 AM
BDkeyD BDkeyD is offline
230 Tornado
Join Date: Dec 17, 2018
Location: Missouri
Posts: 4
Christmas present to me

Last week I added to my accumulation of Jeeps this 1970 J3000 with a pre-1970 grill (actually 2 grills - an extra rhino grill was in the cab of the truck and an extra 350 Buick engine in the truck bed). This is my first fsj. I'm fairly experienced with the XJ/MJs now looking forward to getting an fsj education here in this forum and in the garage. At first glance just about all the mechanicals are roughly twice the size of XJ/MJ mechanicals.
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Old 12-31-2018, 06:26 PM
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rang-a-stang rang-a-stang is offline
360 AMC
Join Date: Oct 31, 2016
Location: Camarillo, CA
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I love it! Welcome to the group!!! What are your plans for it? You going to make a weekend cruiser, overlander, rock crawler, tow rig, restoration?
79 Cherokee Chief, barely runs
(Cherokee Build Thread)
11 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition 4x4
09 Mazdaspeed3 Grand Touring
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Old 12-31-2018, 06:39 PM
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Join Date: Apr 28, 2000
Location: PNWet, USA
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Merry Christmas. Ya done good. Looks like a nice unmolested truck. Parts will be a hunt but if in well maintained and condition stock trim it'll be a good usable rig. IMHO (flame suit on) the 350 Buick was the best V8 Kaiser ever put in a FSJ.
"Don't mind me. I'm just here for the alibi"
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Old 12-31-2018, 10:03 PM
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258 I6
Join Date: Sep 27, 2017
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Looks like a nice truck. I like the Buick engine too, one of the advantages is they are cheap and plentiful. It's a nice bonus that it came with an extra grill.
'72 J4500
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Old 12-31-2018, 10:38 PM
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Join Date: Dec 17, 2018
Location: Missouri
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Plans for the J3000? Make it work like it should then make it look nice and after that put it to work driving to and from the farm and hauling and pulling stuff when needed. Nothing extreme planned at this point in time. Started out with the idea of having a full size truck that could get around in the mud and snow and do what full size trucks do. I couldn't get excited about any of the typical offerings so I ended up with this - a truck with character and a heritage and definitely distinctive.
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:53 PM
BDkeyD BDkeyD is offline
230 Tornado
Join Date: Dec 17, 2018
Location: Missouri
Posts: 4
Got this in the mail today.

It looks and smells like it came from the service area.

The book says I have a 3406X19 which is a J-3600 126" wheelbase with a 6000 lb. GVW, left hand drive and a V-8 with Exhaust Emission Control (originally a California truck I would say).

Much to learn and do. Oh boy . . .
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Old 01-03-2019, 05:33 AM
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304 AMC
Join Date: Nov 18, 2009
Location: France (burgundy)
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Looks good !
It's a '70 built in 1969 (grille and reflectors)
Except some trucks for export, all the '70 got exhaust emission control, in all states
Do you have a yellow sticker in cab with vin and production date ?
J10 sportside '81, J10 Golden Eagle '77, Wagoneer '65, Gladiator '64 + parts rigs

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Old 01-04-2019, 01:01 PM
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Join Date: Apr 24, 2010
Location: North Cincinnati
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Great find!
Ironically, you'll discover that the major improvements to your fsj will be reverse engineered parts from other brands/vehicles; hei, steering link, hydro-boost, F.I., etc. It's a thing, but no worries it's fun and addictive. The guys here are a wealth of info, bring beer and pictures they like that.

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Grumpy on a good day.
1981 J-10 Laredo.. mmmm bucket seats...
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Old 01-04-2019, 05:57 PM
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Kaiserjeeps Kaiserjeeps is offline
304 AMC
Join Date: Oct 02, 2002
Location: Mooseville Northern Idaho
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Great looking truck! Post up your progress. And welcome!
Am I done yet?

Most users ever online was 656, 06-30-2007 at 09:50 PM.
I was there! Still waiting for my Tee shirt...

1969 1414X Wag,
1970 and 71 project J trucks
1970 Wagoneer Not Sadie
1953 Willy's wagon
1983 FJ60 wagon
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:15 PM
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Wagoneer Taylor Wagoneer Taylor is offline
232 I6
Join Date: Dec 17, 2018
Location: OR
Posts: 187
Sweet truck, like others said it looks all there awesome project!
Some call me Taylor

1977 Jeep Wagoneer (Wedding Wagon)
Soon to be a 401!
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