My New-to-me 1975 J-10

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My New-to-me 1975 J-10

Postby drfronkonstein » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:37 pm

4.2L I6, 4x4, 3-speed on the floor, basically all original except for wear out parts. Missing a few pieces here and there, just slightly rough around the edges. At some point in it's past it was sprayed in John Deere Green. Plan on doing a solid tune and touch up this winter.

Few pictures here: https://imgur.com/a/2D4Tb

Been having a blast with it. I've recently moved and it's hauled appliances for me as well. Definitely getting addicted!

Thanks!

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Re: My New-to-me 1975 J-10

Postby 243 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:38 pm

Nice pickup, have fun!
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Re: My New-to-me 1975 J-10

Postby fulsizjeep » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:00 pm

Welcome to the madness!
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Re: My New-to-me 1975 J-10

Postby HowardT64 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:25 am

Take good care of her and she will last a lifetime :)
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Re: My New-to-me 1975 J-10

Postby tgreese » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:36 am

Cool ... quite similar to my '77.

I wonder if it's the original bed. I thought that the first year for the plastic filler recess was 1978. What's the VIN? Does the number on the frame match the VIN?
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Re: My New-to-me 1975 J-10

Postby fulsizjeep » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:45 pm

Good catch Tim. 78 was the first year for the plastic around the fuel filler. Even with the poor lighting, the bed looks a different shade of green. Maybe it was swapped out?
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76 401 Wag, 77 401 Wag, 77 401 J20

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Re: My New-to-me 1975 J-10

Postby drfronkonstein » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:58 pm

I have no idea. I will take a look at the VIN and let you know! Is there a way to date the truck by the VIN?

Thank you

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Re: My New-to-me 1975 J-10

Postby RenaldPen » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:53 am

Awesome truck, congratz on the purchase. Are you planning on doing anything to it?

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Re: My New-to-me 1975 J-10

Postby drfronkonstein » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:34 am

I've just been running around with it! It's now in my garage, gotta drill out an exhaust bolt that snapped. Somebody replaced the stud with a bolt. Annoying. Anyway, I will also do a full fluids change and go through the whole thing. Something with the power steering is leaking. I also plan to go over all the rust spots and spray paint new John Deere green on it and clean it up. There is some wiring gremlins to take care of, also. This on top of my new house and 2 other classic cars... so yeah, fun!


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