I am asking $3000. Which is probably less than I should. But I am more concerned with who it goes to, rather than selling it for more.
Sadly the truck has been neglected. And it has certainly degraded over the last 10 years after I stopped daily driving it.
I have owned the truck since around 2003, and it's to the point where it needs a full restore, but it's not something I can do currently. It's a very solid platform with very little rust. It spent most of its life in Trona, CA. Which is in the Mojave Desert. So it is nearly rust free. The cab is all solid. I found too small bubbles on the bed. One of them is below the driver side tail light, the other is in the passenger bed seam. The one below the tail light is surface rust where water got under the paint. The bed seam is still surface rust and not rot, and looks to be about 1" long spot. Also, the truck was blue from the factory, a previous owner painted it white. The floors are solid, zero holes or rust.
The frame is 100% solid. The one of the best FSJ frames I have come across from a rust perspective.
It has some dents worth noting. One just behind the driver side door. There are a few dents along the bed sides, and the driver side rear flare got pushed in a bit when somebody backed into it once.
The interior however is not good. The desert destroyed the dash pad, so I removed it. The truck does not have any carpet. It DOES have factory AC (not currently charged and working).
It has a Jeep sport bar on the bed, but it's not original for this truck, it was added. The inside of the bed is very good, which is rare for a J-Truck. The tailgate is not the best though. It has a dent on top that somebody tried to fix with Bondo. And it has the typical dents in the single wall center section.
I converted it to a Razer grill because the plastic muscle grill was damaged when I got it. I have a hood bar that will go with the truck. The grill still needs some of the other holes drilled to be correctly mounted.
- Engine: AMC 258 with a Weber 32/36 Carb, HEI Ignition, BJ's Offroad Aluminum Radiator (I developed this one with BJs for the i6, it is the final prototype), and an Aluminum Valve Cover. I am unsure if it has 147k miles, or 247k miles. Last I checked compression was 118-122 for all six.
- Transmission: T176 (Possibly a 177 or 178)
- T-Case: NP208
- Axles: D44 and AMC 20. Both have 4.56 gears, Detroit Locker in rear axle.
- Tires: 33x12.50R15 Cooper STT with 90% Tread
- Suspension: Rusty's Offroad 6" Springs front, 4" Block and add-a-leaf in back. I had intended to change to a shackle flip in back, but never got around to it.
- NUMBER ONE ISSUE, the fuel tank has a leak. 80+ FSJ's have polyethylene tanks. This one cracked around the sending unit. As a stop gap I put some RTV on it, but it can still leak. I currently just have a few gallons of fuel in it.
- It will burn a bit of oil on cold startup. Most likely leaky valve stem seals
- It will get some lifter tick at times
- AC does not work
- Clutch has some chatter, but mostly if it has not been driven for a while
- There is a leak in the cab some place. I think it may be in the cowl vent. But in heavy rain, water will get inside
- A previous owner used the wipers without rubber on them it would seem, so there are some scratches in the windshield. It is also milky around the edges. So due for replacement.
- Oh, and the idler pulley will sometimes squeak (Its a serpentine belt). It's not the belt slipping, it's the bearing in the pulley.