'75 J-20 service truck

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Re: '75 J-20 service truck

Postby Stuka » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:41 am

Wow, your truck weighs double what mine does. I think mine was in the 4200 range last time I weighed it.
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Re: '75 J-20 service truck

Postby jaber » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:14 am

Stuka wrote:Wow, your truck weighs double what mine does. I think mine was in the 4200 range last time I weighed it.
Yah, with the bed and tools I'm almost to the Dodges GVWR...
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'51 Willys p/u
'51 Willys Parkway Conversion
'74 CJ5
'75 J-20 Wrecker
'75 J-20 Cummins service truck
'77 J-10 p/u
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Re: '75 J-20 service truck

Postby swampedge » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:34 am

Very cool build. The air channel is genius.


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Re: '75 J-20 service truck

Postby jaber » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:47 am

Not much has happened other then driving the hell out of it and gathering parts. It's been put back into DD service since Xmas eve.
I got a set of air bags for the rear, but found a writeup for a second a.c. compressor so gathering parts to put that together before I install them.
Lost my lift pump 2 weeks ago, so got a new FASS pump, only took 20 mins to swap out. 2 screws and the plastic inner fenders come off and I have full access to the side of the block. Why can't everything be this easy to work on???
Last 2 fill ups I was averaging 16 MPG, guess I need to "try" to keep my foot out of it. It's hard when it moves this ole truck around like a sports car on crack...
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'46 cj3a
'51 Willys p/u
'51 Willys Parkway Conversion
'74 CJ5
'75 J-20 Wrecker
'75 J-20 Cummins service truck
'77 J-10 p/u
'79 Cherokee
'88 Grand Wagoneer
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Re: '75 J-20 service truck

Postby jaber » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:26 pm

Got to put her to the test today. Ran great, but would be looking to chip it if I did a lot of towing.

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'46 cj3a
'51 Willys p/u
'51 Willys Parkway Conversion
'74 CJ5
'75 J-20 Wrecker
'75 J-20 Cummins service truck
'77 J-10 p/u
'79 Cherokee
'88 Grand Wagoneer
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Re: '75 J-20 service truck

Postby swampedge » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:39 am

jaber wrote:Got to put her to the test today. Ran great, but would be looking to chip it if I did a lot of towing.

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Re: '75 J-20 service truck

Postby jaber » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:07 pm

It's going to be a cool summer...

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'46 cj3a
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'51 Willys Parkway Conversion
'74 CJ5
'75 J-20 Wrecker
'75 J-20 Cummins service truck
'77 J-10 p/u
'79 Cherokee
'88 Grand Wagoneer
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Re: '75 J-20 service truck

Postby 66stepside » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:12 pm

jaber wrote:It's going to be a cool summer...

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You lucky dog! Nice score!
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Re: '75 J-20 service truck

Postby jaber » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:19 pm

I had to do some horse trading with my wife, she's getting a new kitchen, I know she scored...
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'46 cj3a
'51 Willys p/u
'51 Willys Parkway Conversion
'74 CJ5
'75 J-20 Wrecker
'75 J-20 Cummins service truck
'77 J-10 p/u
'79 Cherokee
'88 Grand Wagoneer
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Re: '75 J-20 service truck

Postby 66stepside » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:18 am

Seems like a fair trade, you’ll probably benefit from the new kitchen as well- happy spouse, happy house.
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, Dana 300
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Re: '75 J-20 service truck

Postby shortbus4x4 » Sun May 06, 2018 9:51 pm

66stepside wrote:Seems like a fair trade, you’ll probably benefit from the new kitchen as well- happy spouse, happy house.

Hopefully his waistline will. :evil:

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Re: '75 J-20 service truck

Postby jaber » Mon May 07, 2018 6:00 am

Lol, I'm lucky I have a high metabolism...
Last Friday I developed a squeak in the rear chasing parts for my wife's ZJ. Before I got home, it turned into a grinding noise and heard a couple of pops like it was spitting pieces out. Got it in the air and the pass side had come apart and ground all but 1 spring to pieces, and there were 2 flat spots on the adjuster wheel. IT IS SO BITCHIN TO GO TO THE MCPARTS HOUSE AND GET EVERYTHING OFF THE SHELF! They had a complete small parts kit and it's all New in there now.
Now, to find time to install this ac....
Jeff

'46 cj3a
'51 Willys p/u
'51 Willys Parkway Conversion
'74 CJ5
'75 J-20 Wrecker
'75 J-20 Cummins service truck
'77 J-10 p/u
'79 Cherokee
'88 Grand Wagoneer
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Re: '75 J-20 service truck

Postby fulsizjeep » Mon May 07, 2018 6:37 am

I don't get it. Right off the shelf? :shock:
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Re: '75 J-20 service truck

Postby jaber » Mon May 07, 2018 6:50 am

:-bd :-bd :-bd :evil:
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'46 cj3a
'51 Willys p/u
'51 Willys Parkway Conversion
'74 CJ5
'75 J-20 Wrecker
'75 J-20 Cummins service truck
'77 J-10 p/u
'79 Cherokee
'88 Grand Wagoneer
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Re: '75 J-20 service truck

Postby TheRebel » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:29 pm

How am I only just seeing this?? Thank you so much for documenting your build so thoroughly.

So after 6 months of DD, are you still happy? Anything that you wish you did/didn't?

What's the most you've towed to date?

Thanks a billion!

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Re: '75 J-20 service truck

Postby jaber » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:04 pm

Still grinnin from ear to ear.

At this point there's nothing in what I've done I'd change, but a few things left to do. Still want to drop the front 3", but im looking for a set of stock front springs to cut. I just got a 1/2" plate of steel to build the mount for the second a/c compressor where the front engine hoisting eye is for on board air, then I have bags for the rear and air horns. I also need to get the VA system in, it's getting warm....

Hard to say on heaviest, probable the 01 v8 grand Cherokee on a tow dolly.

And last fill up I got 17.3 mpg... :-bd

God I love my truck....
Jeff

'46 cj3a
'51 Willys p/u
'51 Willys Parkway Conversion
'74 CJ5
'75 J-20 Wrecker
'75 J-20 Cummins service truck
'77 J-10 p/u
'79 Cherokee
'88 Grand Wagoneer
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Re: '75 J-20 service truck

Postby TheRebel » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:59 am

Was it pretty insane to try and get her registered/insured? Is it still considered salvage?

Sorry if my questions seem simple, I’m fairly new to the car restoration scene.


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Re: '75 J-20 service truck

Postby jaber » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:52 pm

It has the same Jeep VIN plate under the hood and door jamb, and I'm running the same historic plates it's always had. I just keep renewing the tags online. We are a non-emissions county now, and even if we did, it should be cleaner then the stock.
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'46 cj3a
'51 Willys p/u
'51 Willys Parkway Conversion
'74 CJ5
'75 J-20 Wrecker
'75 J-20 Cummins service truck
'77 J-10 p/u
'79 Cherokee
'88 Grand Wagoneer
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Re: '75 J-20 service truck

Postby jaber » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:27 am

My trans kept leaving little drips under the rear aluminum case and the last couple weeks it turned into small puddles. Found a cast replacement on Ebay for $85 shipped and no more worrying about its fluid level. Did the seals in t case while it was out. Also found it already has a 5th gear lock nut, so that's another worry off my mind...

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'46 cj3a
'51 Willys p/u
'51 Willys Parkway Conversion
'74 CJ5
'75 J-20 Wrecker
'75 J-20 Cummins service truck
'77 J-10 p/u
'79 Cherokee
'88 Grand Wagoneer
http://s252.photobucket.com/albums/hh14/jeffaber/

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Re: '75 J-20 service truck

Postby sonoraed » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:45 pm

jaber wrote:It's going to be a cool summer...

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HEY Jeff did you get that a/c installed?


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