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Old cj10, good or no good?

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by Danscapes, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Danscapes

    Danscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    Would this make a good plow truck? I know nothing about jeeps but this is for sale for $1300. Any words of wisdom or pitfalls for these trucks?

  2. Danscapes

    Danscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    What, no one has seen a truck like this or has heard about them?:whistling::gunsfiring:
  3. GPS

    GPS Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 268

    First, it's not a cj10. It's a J-series pickup. Looks like a J-10. Decent trucks in their day, but they haven't been built for quite a few years now. I'd imagine parts may be getting hard to find, as they're not as common as a Ford or GM pickup. There are several websites devoted to full size Jeeps, or the FSJ as they are often referred to. Here's just one from a Google search: http://www.ifsja.org/

    Good plow truck? That's for you to decide. Just to plow your place, or plow others for money? If you plan to plow anyone but yourself, you need to have reliable equipment. That can be a challenge for any vehicle, new or old, but older vehicles have higher chances of problems due to brittle wiring, rust and corrosion, dried out seals, and parts availability. A very thorough check-over would be highly advised.
  4. Tommy10plows

    Tommy10plows Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    It is an excellent plow truck. See what transfer case it has, whether it is a quadratrac or traditional.

    Either way, Jeep early jeep pickups are excellent. Solid axles, leaf springs, good heaters and defrosters, put some weight in the back like a cord of wood maybe and it is unstoppable. I run jeeps for years.

    As long as the frame is okay,you can run it for years.
  5. Danscapes

    Danscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    Its a quadratrac.I think TH400 tranny with a dana 20 transfer case.