1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

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Re: 1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

Post by jaber » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:17 pm

Happy New Year bud...
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Re: 1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

Post by Resbum » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:15 pm

I'm still miffed enough about my last post that I don't want to talk about upcoming future plans.

However, I just remembered something that happened this last summer that most definitely needs to be formally included into the build thread. And it's pretty cool, too.

If I can get through this post without fat fingering it into some internet blackhole before I can post it, I'll share the story. ...and Stuka you don't need to drop me a friendly PM reminding me to back up. I know, I forgot. haha

This last summer I'd run up to Washington to see family and friends. One day I grabbed my niece and hauled her off to Round Table Pizza buffet lunch. I've missed those as much as endless hot water showers out at the property. Seriously, those are the only two trappings of civilization I've really missed and considered a hardship. Haha

Anyways, on with the story, we must of walked in that day when half of Tacoma Washington had chose to go to Round Table, also. It was so crowded people were having to walk up to tables and ask if they could sit at empty seats at otherwise full tables type full. My niece and I spied a booth with one side being used and one side empty, so up we walked and, "Can we grab this side of the booth? Yep.", and down we sat.

When this happens you might drop a polite comment, or something, in the course of sharing the booth. It came to pass that the older guy was actually in town, also, and out to lunch with his nephew. Hahaha, what are the odds, blah, blah, blah ....and we all get a minor kick out of the odds of that.

And, at that moment is when this otherwise stupid story starts having any point posted here.

Right that instant I looked at the older one, and right in the middle of Round Table Pizza blurted out, "Holy S*)^, your name is Frank and I bought my Jeep Pick Up from you!!!!"

Seven years later, me now living 400 miles away, he living 85 miles, surrounded by over one million other people around Puget Sound, and a super full Round Table Pizza forced me into the same booth as the guy I bought GLADI8R from.

AND WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF THAT!!!!!!!

Anyways, we enjoyed the rest of our lunch together, and I've now had the privilege of filling in the previous owner what their truck has been up to.

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Re: 1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

Post by Resbum » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:16 pm

jaber wrote:Happy New Year bud...
Hi jaber, good to see you. Happy new year.
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Re: 1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

Post by jaber » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:57 pm

I do have to admit to this thread being the cause of my truck becoming what it is...
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: 1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

Post by Stuka » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:45 am

That is a cool story :)
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Re: 1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

Post by Resbum » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:23 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Believe me, it BLEW both our minds. It was also cool that I could do it. Personally, for him.

He loved the truck while he owned it. I ended up with it because he passed it on to a young relative and they didn't honor the informal family arrangements for buying it. And by the time he got it back it, it had not been taken care of. So, instead of him being able to go out and use it, it sat in his yard until I bought it.

If nothing else, at least he knows it's not been just ignored.

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Re: 1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

Post by twisted frame » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:01 pm

Excellent story. I love it when stuff like that happens! So cool that he knows his old Jeep truck is in good hands.
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Re: 1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

Post by Resbum » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:04 am

Original post no longer applies. Stay tuned.

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Re: 1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

Post by Resbum » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:46 pm

I posted this over in the mirror thread a few hours ago. Finally cooled down enough to go grab a copy and bring it here. haha

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I am so miffed at this instant. I just deleted a long update while trying to save a copy of it.

I still have the truck

I now have a barn I need to put a concrete floor in next summer so I can turn it into my shop.

This build may still be in a coma, but it's not dead, yet.

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Re: 1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

Post by dogggdayy2 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:22 pm

I’m getting ready to start the same build I have a 72 jeep J 10 class and I plan on putting a 6PT 12 valve but I was curious if you drew up the motor mounts or did you find them online somewhere

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Re: 1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

Post by Resbum » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:39 pm

Hi dogggdayy2,

Sorry for the delayed answer. I used a marker, scissors, cardboard, and tape. It was the mark, cut, tape together method until I created what I wanted. Then I broke the tape and used the pieces of cardboard as templates for the metal pieces. Cut, grind, fit, and tack weld from there. I did work to some pretty accurate measurements, also.

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Re: 1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

Post by Resbum » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:22 pm

To any of you reading this because you're still getting new post notifications to this thread,.. thanks for hanging in there.

It's been another year since my last post. In that year I had to concentrate on my new to me home. It's needed some work done to last me well into retirement. I've also spent the year considering how to move forward on the Jeep.

Since age 14 I've been a fabricating wrench turner guy. Not a bodywork guy. I was learning bodywork on the fly during this build. Learning and doing bodywork didn't really float my boat. I have the highest respect for good bodywork professionals now. I just don't enjoy it as much as I enjoy fabricating and turning wrenches.

When I start the project back up I'm going to hand it off to a body shop to finish the sheet metal, paint, and fitment of everything. Once that's done I'll take the truck back and finish putting it all together.

Today I had a chance run in with the owner of a body shop I know about 30 miles from me. We had a very general conversation about what I was thinking. Based on what was said, it will most likely be several months before things move forward,... but movement is finally happening again.

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Re: 1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

Post by 66stepside » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:22 am

Way to make forward progress. It all starts with a plan! Keep plugging away at it.


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Re: 1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

Post by jaber » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:51 am

Glad to see forward momentum. Hang in there, you'll get it.

This was the thread that caught my attention. It inspired my '75 J20 24v, 5 spd, swap. I have been daily driving mine for over 26 months, over 20k miles on the swap. I still can't drive it without getting that grin.
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: 1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

Post by Resbum » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:14 pm

Thanks 66stepside.

Thanks Jaber. I just went through your build thread. What a cool truck.

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