1966 Thriftside J 3000

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Re: 1966 Thriftside J 3000

Postby 66stepside » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:25 am

jaber wrote:My wife- "I want the red one, can I have it???"
Another great find...


Haha, thanks!

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1966 J3000, 401, T-18, Dana 300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, DANA 300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck: Stock
1967 Quadcab Thriftside
1968 M715: Stock

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Re: 1966 Thriftside J 3000

Postby mud89 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:28 am

Good catch once again
Early 65 V8 rig, plain jane except for the powertrain : no "custom cab" option , no chromed bumper or grille
Five digits serial number beginning by "5"
Interior ?
J10 81, J10 77, CJ7 80, Gladiator 64, Wagoneer 65, ZJ 5.9
parts vehicles : wagoneer 63, cherokee Golden eagle

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Re: 1966 Thriftside J 3000

Postby twisted frame » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:44 pm

Cool rig! The front valance looks absolutely beautiful. I'm jealous.

In case you have time to post some more photos, I'd also like to see the interior, especially the floor treatment if it still has the factory mat/rubberized floor material.
73 J4000. 360, MC 2100, T18A, D20, stock closed knuckle Dana 44 front, 60-2 rear. Warn Lock-O-Matics, Warn/Belleview electric winch, true duals with glasspacks, old-school front diff skid plate, used 265 Toyos on 16" AR wheels.

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Re: 1966 Thriftside J 3000

Postby 66stepside » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:29 pm

mud89 wrote:Good catch once again
Early 65 V8 rig, plain jane except for the powertrain : no "custom cab" option , no chromed bumper or grille
Five digits serial number beginning by "5"
Interior ?


Haha, you’re good .

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Amber Poly Interior. Completely shot. Someone from Sandpoint skillfully took the firewall tags for paint and trim codes without the owner seeing it.
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, Dana 300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, DANA 300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck: Stock
1967 Quadcab Thriftside
1968 M715: Stock

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Re: 1966 Thriftside J 3000

Postby 66stepside » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:32 pm

twisted frame wrote:Cool rig! The front valance looks absolutely beautiful. I'm jealous.

In case you have time to post some more photos, I'd also like to see the interior, especially the floor treatment if it still has the factory mat/rubberized floor material.



Be prepared to spew the beverage you’re drinking onto your computer/phone screen. It’s rough.

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Aside from no title, the PO used it as a parts truck- mostly misc. things and engine components.

I needed it for the front clip, badging and misc interior pieces.
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, Dana 300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, DANA 300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck: Stock
1967 Quadcab Thriftside
1968 M715: Stock

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Re: 1966 Thriftside J 3000

Postby mud89 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:16 pm

Thanks for the plate, early one, 70th with the 7000lbs GVW, speedo has been replaced
By the way, i recently bought some old ones too : a wagoneer and a gladiator
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Re: 1966 Thriftside J 3000

Postby twisted frame » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:29 pm

You obtained another set of those transfer case indicator lights! That's choice.
73 J4000. 360, MC 2100, T18A, D20, stock closed knuckle Dana 44 front, 60-2 rear. Warn Lock-O-Matics, Warn/Belleview electric winch, true duals with glasspacks, old-school front diff skid plate, used 265 Toyos on 16" AR wheels.

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Re: 1966 Thriftside J 3000

Postby 66stepside » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:08 am

mud89 wrote:Thanks for the plate, early one, 70th with the 7000lbs GVW, speedo has been replaced
By the way, i recently bought some old ones too : a wagoneer and a gladiator


That 7k rating has it sitting 1/2 way in between my lifted 66 and my son’s stock ride height 62.

I hope you’ll be posting pics of your purchases soon!
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, Dana 300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, DANA 300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck: Stock
1967 Quadcab Thriftside
1968 M715: Stock

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Re: 1966 Thriftside J 3000

Postby 66stepside » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:13 am

twisted frame wrote:You obtained another set of those transfer case indicator lights! That's choice.


Haha, yeah, the early versions. The wiring harness for them is in tact, that is pretty uncommon in the early rigs.

This truck was a local farm use only, so it literally sat for extended periods of time in the barn and was only put outside for the last 10, or so years. I find it weird that the front clip, bed and tailgate survived in decent condition, but the cab is so rusted through. I guess the years of muddy farm boots in the cab took it’s toll.
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, Dana 300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, DANA 300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck: Stock
1967 Quadcab Thriftside
1968 M715: Stock

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Re: 1966 Thriftside J 3000

Postby 66stepside » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:00 pm

Dodging the rain, I was able to get the doors, and whole front clip off and stashed away. The bed is unbolted and waiting to be sold to a local guy for his build, the cab is also unbolted, too. Not sure if the cab is salvageable, or not. Once it is removed, I’ll pressure wash it and take a good look.

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1966 J3000, 401, T-18, Dana 300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, DANA 300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck: Stock
1967 Quadcab Thriftside
1968 M715: Stock

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1966 Thriftside J 3000

Postby 66stepside » Wed May 02, 2018 7:38 pm

Had to swap in new pads on the rear disc brakes:

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No wonder the back end was starting to squeal, haha. I’ll check the fronts after I wrap up installing the rear.

Saw this one today;

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It was his grandfathers truck. 78, base model, 360, t150 3 speed, Dana 20, nearly flawless interior, electric Winch. Some pretty good bones there.

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Other side wasn’t as bad, but still pretty thin. I took her out for a spin, and holy freakin’ cow- what a difference when you step up to a better braking pad! $ well spent.
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, Dana 300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, DANA 300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck: Stock
1967 Quadcab Thriftside
1968 M715: Stock

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Re: 1966 Thriftside J 3000

Postby twisted frame » Wed May 02, 2018 8:48 pm

66stepside wrote:Image

I wonder if that windshield was replaced? I'm amazed it's not delaminated around the edges - or - do you think the manufacturing processes could have changed over the years and maybe Jeep got a bunch of sub-par windshields in the 70s? Both 70s FSJs I've had have had hazy/delaminated windshields while the two different 82s I had, had beautiful ones - but I couldn't be sure those were never replaced.

Your truck is from the 60s. I once got a real nice windshield out of a 60s Wag, but I don't know if it was original. Can you tell if the one in your green truck has an aftermarket name etched into it?
73 J4000. 360, MC 2100, T18A, D20, stock closed knuckle Dana 44 front, 60-2 rear. Warn Lock-O-Matics, Warn/Belleview electric winch, true duals with glasspacks, old-school front diff skid plate, used 265 Toyos on 16" AR wheels.

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Re: 1966 Thriftside J 3000

Postby 66stepside » Thu May 03, 2018 7:07 am

twisted frame wrote:
66stepside wrote:Image

I wonder if that windshield was replaced? I'm amazed it's not delaminated around the edges - or - do you think the manufacturing processes could have changed over the years and maybe Jeep got a bunch of sub-par windshields in the 70s? Both 70s FSJs I've had have had hazy/delaminated windshields while the two different 82s I had, had beautiful ones - but I couldn't be sure those were never replaced.

Your truck is from the 60s. I once got a real nice windshield out of a 60s Wag, but I don't know if it was original. Can you tell if the one in your green truck has an aftermarket name etched into it?


There is some delamination along the outer edges almost all the way around, though it is very minor compared to most I’ve seen.

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It is entirely possible that it is aftermarket, I’m not sure what the factory mark would look like I do have a spare windshield in the loft, maybe I’ll investigate that a bit more. You’ve brought up a great observation.

Just off the top of my head, I would bet quite a few windshields have been replaced and the other 1/2 are original. Of the originals, the worst of the delam’d windshields were probably ones where the Jeep were left outside to bake in the elements? Now I’m curious!
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, Dana 300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, DANA 300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck: Stock
1967 Quadcab Thriftside
1968 M715: Stock

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Re: 1966 Thriftside J 3000

Postby mud89 » Wed May 09, 2018 5:16 am

Do you have the engine number on the alternator bracket (small alu plate) ?
J10 81, J10 77, CJ7 80, Gladiator 64, Wagoneer 65, ZJ 5.9
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Re: 1966 Thriftside J 3000

Postby 66stepside » Wed May 09, 2018 10:16 pm

mud89 wrote:Do you have the engine number on the alternator bracket (small alu plate) ?


The combo sold to a guy who wanted the crank, and a few other internals, as well has the bellhousing/adapters, so I no longer have it.
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, Dana 300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, DANA 300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck: Stock
1967 Quadcab Thriftside
1968 M715: Stock

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1966 Thriftside J 3000

Postby 66stepside » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:42 pm

I’ve been wanting to ditch the 16.5” rims on the 66 for awhile, but was going to wait until the 35’s wore out as the rims are obsolete, BUT two complete sets of Accuride brand aftermarket 8 lug 16” rims came up for grabs that were wearing LT 315’s (that’s crazy close to 35”).

While the tires were a bit narrower (mine were 12.50 and the steelie set is 75), I bought the set of 8 rims and tires for a good enough price that I welded hubcap tabs on so the stock 60’s hubcaps would fit. Painted the rims, had ‘em balanced and just road tested them out.

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The other set has studded LT315 snow tires mounted on them. Not sure if I’ll keep the snow tires/rims, or not, but it was nice to get this minor detail done.


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1966 J3000, 401, T-18, Dana 300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, DANA 300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck: Stock
1967 Quadcab Thriftside
1968 M715: Stock

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Re: 1966 Thriftside J 3000

Postby 44bz » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:45 pm

Good god man, that looks PERFECT!


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Re: 1966 Thriftside J 3000

Postby 66stepside » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:18 pm

44bz wrote:Good god man, that looks PERFECT!


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Haha, thanks!

I loved the look of the old green Waggie I had put the Stockton Wheels on and that was the look I was going for BUT the key to it all was being able to run stock hubcaps over the 8 lug axles without messing anything up.


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1966 J3000, 401, T-18, Dana 300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, DANA 300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck: Stock
1967 Quadcab Thriftside
1968 M715: Stock

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1966 Thriftside J 3000

Postby 44bz » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:22 pm

Well if anyone could figure it out, it’d be you. I really liked that green wag you had. the 66 has never looked better with those wheels, covers, and the canopy you made to fit. In my humble opinion


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Re: 1966 Thriftside J 3000

Postby jaber » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:02 am

DAMN that really completes it.
When you get a chance, can we see a detailed pic of your tabs? I have the same caps I want to put on my j20...
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