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Saw This Sitting In A Driveway Today

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by KL&M Snow Div., Feb 4, 2009.

  1. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Not sure what kind of a truck it is. But I saw it and, beings its looks pretty old I figured I'd snap a pic. Its got a plow mount and lights on the front. Can't really see them to well from the pic but here it is.
    Plow Truck.jpeg

    Plow Truck.jpeg
     
  2. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    looks liek an old jeep.
     
  3. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    Yup Jeep (Commanchee) Spelling may be incorrect but it sounds like!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I knew someone who had this sitting behind there house in the woods and the thing had a tree growing out of the engine compartment. he ended up scraping the entire thing during the summer when scrap prices were high.
     
  5. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    thats very cool
     
  6. littlenick

    littlenick Member
    from OH
    Messages: 43

    Not a bad looking truck!!
     
  7. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    I actually came across it when I was scoping out some target areas on advertising for the summer lol That thing has a huge rotator on top too
     
  8. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    tymusicThey were built by American Motors Corp. bought out by Chrysler. If I recall correctly there were some models of them that had parts like trannys and differentials from the "big three " in them. We gotta get a "Jeep Head" in here to comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
     
  9. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Yeah, maybe someone will chime in. I would have gotten some more pictures but I figured it would be a little wierd to go into these peoples drive and start taking pictures of their truck lol
     
  10. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    It is a Jeep! J-10 pickup with a different body put on it.. My father use to drive one back in the 70's..
     
  11. brunosplace

    brunosplace Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    It is a Jeep J-truck, produced from 1963 until 1987. With out seeing the front I can't be for sure but it looks like it probably is a 1/2 ton J-10 produced after 1974. The FSJ's (Full Size Jeep), were made as 1/2 (J-10), 3/4 (J-20) , and 1 tons (J-30).
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2009
  12. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394


    5 lug rear axle... J10
     
  13. brunosplace

    brunosplace Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    I agree on the half ton, just not sure of the year
     
  14. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Leave them an estimate for the lawn maintenance...
     
  15. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    I may lol. Never know he may have bought the truck to fix up or something. I plan to hit that housing area with fliers so we'll see.
     
  16. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    All I know is that a lot of hoa, and commercial lawn services are taking bids all over the place over here...gonna try and get me some.lol

    anyways. thats a nice lookin jeep
     
  17. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    I am trying to get ahold of two appartment complexes here in town. The owner of the funeral home I used to work at is the president of the board that maintains the places. I sent a letter to her and plan to call soon ;)
     
  18. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Do it up..and good luck.

    I really don't think the economy is gonna effect the maintenance side of lawn services that much.

    Anyways we better keep these conversations on LS before we get repremanded....
    :cry:
    Like I said...ain't that a nice lookin jeep...lol
     
  19. dan67

    dan67 Member
    Messages: 97

    jeep

    I posted a picture of our back up plow in vehicle with character , it's a late '60 s jeep j-3000 has gm turbo 350 tranny with a amc 327 from the factory. Great 4x4. It has the same cab as the yellow one in the photo.
     
  20. JeepsNmaine

    JeepsNmaine Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Sorry, I don't mean to bump this post, but I saw this and had to add my 2 cents.

    The truck pictured is a early 70's J3000. It's hard to tell, even if we could see the front ('72 and later they had a wide grill), but probably a '71 or 72. AFAIK in '73 they went to 6 lugs on half-tons and up to '72 they might have used 5 lugs even on some 3/4 tons. And, BTW, these were trademarked as "Gladiator" and the Rambler 327 V8 was the "Vigilante". In '71 and '72 they had an optional Buick 350 V8. I don't know what year the gov required side markers lamps, but that would give a clue too.

    The first vehicle I ever owned was a '66 J3000 with a GVWR of 6000 Lbs, 327 Vigilante engine, 3-on-the-tree and a two speed Spicer 20 transfer case. (I was a poor kid and I made my own real working snow plow and mounted it on my truck. I was a pretty good welder and I made the plow out of 14 gauge sheet steel. It had power lift and manual angle.)
    I've owned several of these trucks over the years. And I still own two of them, an '86 (with a Fisher) and a '74. Both run very well.

    my 2¢