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Re: 1970 Gladiator Restomod

Post by Yeller » Sun Jan 01, 2023 1:13 pm

It sure how I didn’t get a single pic of camp…. We just spent 3 days and 3 nights in the tent doing a little wheeling in Clayton OK. So I’ll throw up a couple of pics from the weekend and a pic of the latest update to the tent, got an antenna mount done so 2 way communications work :D

The silver buggy is me and the black one is one I built for a friend.
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Re: 1970 Gladiator Restomod

Post by Harry Dawg » Sun Jan 01, 2023 2:21 pm

How many cool rigs do you have Yeller?!?

Want to see more of this one in action.

Glad y'all got to get out and have some fun.

Happy New Year.

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Re: 1970 Gladiator Restomod

Post by Yeller » Sun Jan 01, 2023 4:28 pm

Harry Dawg wrote:
Sun Jan 01, 2023 2:21 pm
How many cool rigs do you have Yeller?!?

Want to see more of this one in action.

Glad y'all got to get out and have some fun.

Happy New Year.

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Hahahaha, thanks Harry Dawg! Not counting tractors, Just 2 more 😂

PM an email or phone number, all I have is a grainy texted cell phone video lol

The silver buggy is 18 years old and has become a community machine, I own it, a buddy houses it and maintains it, and 3 of us use it. It’s a good deal for all, I wasn’t I trouble for selling it, my buddy wasn’t in trouble for buying it and the 3rd is the guy that we both call and helps us with everything and anything. Good to have friends. Works out well for everyone. This car is known as Rokit 00, like double aught buck in shot gun, may not be pretty, may not be sexy, but it rocks and gets it done :D

The black car I built in 2008. If you’re familiar with the extreme rock crawling world, you’re probably familiar with Twisted Customs, this is a clone of their chassis and design, what the owner wanted. It’s known as Rokit SS, I to this day consider it my Rembrandt, it’s sexy, sleek, and gets it done with class. Rokit is my side hustle to help support my habits.

The F350 and the Polaris are for getting work done, gotta be able to haul the toys and do work on our 70 acre place.

FYI, it feels very wrong to follow all of your junk down the highway with someone else driving 🫣😮
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Re: 1970 Gladiator Restomod

Post by thej10guy » Sun Jan 01, 2023 8:00 pm

Ok @Yeller, I’ve been wondering this for awhile but keep forgetting to ask… what are the things in your lower bedsides? Are those steps to make it easier to access the bed or is it something else? I’ve looked through your thread and haven’t seen anything about them but I am interested in them. What did you use to make it?


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Re: 1970 Gladiator Restomod

Post by Yeller » Sun Jan 01, 2023 8:24 pm

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Ok @Yeller, I’ve been wondering this for awhile but keep forgetting to ask… what are the things in your lower bedsides? Are those steps to make it easier to access the bed or is it something else? I’ve looked through your thread and haven’t seen anything about them but I am interested in them. What did you use to make it?


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The details are a little fuzzy…. I’m assuming they are aftermarket. I seem remember a similar product available from JC Whitney from the late 70’s/early 80’s. The only marking on them is a patent number that I’ve unsuccessfully tried to look up.
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Re: 1970 Gladiator Restomod

Post by Yeller » Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:09 pm

Not sure why but I’m collecting these, I’m up to 6 of them. Maybe one day I’ll be running them.
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Re: 1970 Gladiator Restomod

Post by sierrablue » Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:35 pm

Lol. When I switch to the slots I'll probably keep the full wheel covers around even if I get rid of the steel wheels. Why? I have no idea; those caps aren't even original to this Jeep.
'71 Wagoneer, Daily Driver
-B350 (HEI, iron 4-barrel, Edelbrock 1406), TH400, D20
-open knuckle D44 front (non-power discs)
-custom headliner
-Front shoulder belts (rears too when I build the brackets)

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Re: 1970 Gladiator Restomod

Post by Yeller » Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:29 pm

Still have 2 more to put up. I seem to have a growing license plate problem too :P
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Re: 1970 Gladiator Restomod

Post by sierrablue » Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:12 pm

Lol

I don't see any extra Jeep grilles on the wall...you sure you're a Jeep guy? ;) :-bd
'71 Wagoneer, Daily Driver
-B350 (HEI, iron 4-barrel, Edelbrock 1406), TH400, D20
-open knuckle D44 front (non-power discs)
-custom headliner
-Front shoulder belts (rears too when I build the brackets)

"Remember when he had a two-track mind? Now he just has a narrow track mind."--Mom, a few months after I got the '71

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Re: 1970 Gladiator Restomod

Post by Yeller » Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:31 am

sierrablue wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:12 pm
Lol

I don't see any extra Jeep grilles on the wall...you sure you're a Jeep guy? ;) :-bd
Look close, there’s a rhino grill on the shelf lol
The bus I ride is so short it is a yellow Smart Car full of squirrels, monkeys and clowns.

1970 J2500 Resto Mod
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Re: 1970 Gladiator Restomod

Post by sierrablue » Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:38 pm

Yeller wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:31 am
sierrablue wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:12 pm
Lol

I don't see any extra Jeep grilles on the wall...you sure you're a Jeep guy? ;) :-bd
Look close, there’s a rhino grill on the shelf lol
Oh, OK, I guess you're good then ;) :D
'71 Wagoneer, Daily Driver
-B350 (HEI, iron 4-barrel, Edelbrock 1406), TH400, D20
-open knuckle D44 front (non-power discs)
-custom headliner
-Front shoulder belts (rears too when I build the brackets)

"Remember when he had a two-track mind? Now he just has a narrow track mind."--Mom, a few months after I got the '71

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Re: 1970 Gladiator Restomod

Post by Yeller » Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:38 pm

Oil leak fixing. I should have resealed this motor before it went in. This is the last gasket left lol. Done all of them including a rear main since it has been installed. Getting a new power steering pump too. These engines are amazing 295k on the clock, oil pressure is good, very minimal oil consumption and it’s clean inside. Timing is chain is still like new. It’s due an oil change (5000 miles) it is still a dark amber color.
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Re: 1970 Gladiator Restomod

Post by sierrablue » Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:50 pm

Yeller wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:38 pm
Oil leak fixing. I should have resealed this motor before it went in. This is the last gasket left lol. Done all of them including a rear main since it has been installed. Getting a new power steering pump too. These engines are amazing 295k on the clock, oil pressure is good, very minimal oil consumption and it’s clean inside. Timing is chain is still like new. It’s due an oil change (5000 miles) it is still a dark amber color.
Nice! It always feels good to have no drips (an experience I only have when I borrow my dad's Mustang 😂). The Jeep...has about half the drips it had when we got it...:D
'71 Wagoneer, Daily Driver
-B350 (HEI, iron 4-barrel, Edelbrock 1406), TH400, D20
-open knuckle D44 front (non-power discs)
-custom headliner
-Front shoulder belts (rears too when I build the brackets)

"Remember when he had a two-track mind? Now he just has a narrow track mind."--Mom, a few months after I got the '71

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Re: 1970 Gladiator Restomod

Post by Harry Dawg » Thu Jan 26, 2023 7:01 am

IIRC, you LS swapped this truck.

What generation is the motor? LM7/Gen III short block?
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Re: 1970 Gladiator Restomod

Post by Yeller » Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:03 pm

Harry Dawg wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2023 7:01 am
IIRC, you LS swapped this truck.

What generation is the motor? LM7/Gen III short block?
Yes I did LS swap it. It’s an LQ4 gen3 6.0 with a 4l80e
The bus I ride is so short it is a yellow Smart Car full of squirrels, monkeys and clowns.

1970 J2500 Resto Mod
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Re: 1970 Gladiator Restomod

Post by Harry Dawg » Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:44 pm

Nice.

Would not have expected that at first glance.

It's a real sleeper!

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Re: 1970 Gladiator Restomod

Post by Yeller » Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:11 pm

Harry Dawg wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:44 pm
Nice.

Would not have expected that at first glance.

It's a real sleeper!

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Thanks! That was part of the plan :twisted:

Wait till it has a an air locker in the front, atlas, and AC :D
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Re: 1970 Gladiator Restomod

Post by sierrablue » Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:21 pm

You already have A/C; we call them wing windows :D If you want more just put in a sliding rear window (if you haven't already) ;)
'71 Wagoneer, Daily Driver
-B350 (HEI, iron 4-barrel, Edelbrock 1406), TH400, D20
-open knuckle D44 front (non-power discs)
-custom headliner
-Front shoulder belts (rears too when I build the brackets)

"Remember when he had a two-track mind? Now he just has a narrow track mind."--Mom, a few months after I got the '71

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Re: 1970 Gladiator Restomod

Post by Yeller » Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:39 pm

sierrablue wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:21 pm
You already have A/C; we call them wing windows :D If you want more just put in a sliding rear window (if you haven't already) ;)
Hahaha, helps but when it’s 105 in the shade it’s just :banghead: HOT. LOL
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Re: 1970 Gladiator Restomod

Post by Yeller » Fri Jan 27, 2023 6:05 am

I just needed to host a pic for a PM. 700r4 to Atlas driveshaft clearance. This is a 2" driveshaft with a 1330 CV. This particular unit has a 1310 yoke on the transfer case and driveshaft with a 1330 H with a 1310/1330 crossover joint to give it enough angle to work in this application. not the best pic angles, it clears better than it looks. It is in the yellow bronco above, been running it that way for 10 years very successfully.
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1974 Bronco “Broncno”
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