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    78 J10 pick up A Well Used Truck

    hey everyone i just need to toot my own horn for a little while.... so I bought this truck like 4 years ago been using her as a daily driver around surrey as of recently also drove it to Clearwater from the coast over newyears flawlessly for only 200 bones in fuel including driving around town and a little bit of playtime..... she had 95000 original kilometers on it for $1000 i got a good deal.....with a 360cid rebuilt at 49000 k, a turbo 400 trans, quadratrac transfercase, pushing dana 44's with 3.55's g.r. on propane. over the holidays it just rolled over 100000k i am so proud..... the body was falling apart on it real bad. So anywayz i have recently chopped the box panels off of it and installed some roof cladding to make it look better and to stop the flapping in the wind as i drove down the highway.... worked out pretty good for now till i can haul my parts truck up from seattle that has my new cab and box in perfect condition only needing paint. I have also put it on 35x12.5 tires and wheels. the only thing holding the front fenderz together when i got it was the paint so i have replaced the entire front clip with the exception of the hood and grill. Till i can get my offroad bumper i took 2 parts of the 3 piece front bumper off so that only the center is left. I have planz for dana 60's front and rear, (looking for a front one to match up but put it on hold due to money) a spring over axle conversion in the front which will give me approx 7in of lift, and on the rear i plan to chop the 4 leaf spring mounts and re-hang new ones closer to the ground to bolt up my 1ton springs to even her out, and I may even put some spring blocks in just to get a lil higher in the back. and if i can make it happen an NP205 transfercase to take the abuse i plan to put her through....... this truck rides like a dream and i will never sell her..... some day when i am incapable of driving this will be me 5year old sons rig. I will post some pix of the updates soon. Stay tuned.
    ps included in the pix are some of another j10 all jacked up this is roughly how mine should look after the lift. also a pic of my dads honcho that he has for sale if anyone is interested.
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    78 j 10 phat n jacked packin a 360 on propane rollin on 35s

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    Re: 78 J10 pick up A Well Used Truck

    Should be a nice project.

    Why not do a shackle flip with some H.D. 6" rear shackles? Get some good flex.




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    Re: 78 J10 pick up A Well Used Truck

    whats the scoop on the ol honcho?
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    its down in seattle i cant remember what my old man is asking for it but i expect to talk to him tonight or tomorrow i will ask him some more info about it and get back to you its cool as fuck thou
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    Re: 78 J10 pick up A Well Used Truck

    Those trucks are both pretty rad. Mike Honcho looks like he has some history.
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    Re: 78 J10 pick up A Well Used Truck

    sorry honcho is gone..... but my dad has like a dozen of these trucks.... and some are for sale.... i will get pix of the ones that are forsale and post
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    heres the pix of the shit i have done recently had to take the 35s off the front for getting around in the snow.....enjoy.... man i can not wait to get my lift installed
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    yessssss today i came home with a pair of flat top steering knuckles for my 2nd wife...... once i get them back from drilling, tapping, new steering arms, ball joints, and steering linkage i will be bolting all of these babies up then all that will be left is new extended brake lines all around...... and dropped rear leaf spring mounts with a shackle flip combo...... i amma excited can u tell? really hoping i can go play before summer!!
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    Last night I dropped off my steering knuckles over at bumpandspin in chilliwack so i can start having my OTT steering parts made up dood is making me some arms that look like this.... with steering linkage to match it up to. I am really looking forward to my trucks soon to be new look!
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    Re: 78 J10 pick up A Well Used Truck

    WANTED..... hydroboost for this old girl! any one know where i can find one?
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    Re: 78 J10 pick up A Well Used Truck

    One of the most plentiful sources for hydro boosts are GM AWD Astro & Safari vans at PicknPulls, you will also find them on GM one ton pickups, diesel powered Ford, GM & Dodge pickups, Olds Toronado's, Cadillacs.
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    i didnt know that the toronado's had it learn something new every day lol no i was hinting more along the lines of like one somebody has forsale
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    well..... i had big plans for my truck this summer......that has not panned out cause of an foolish ex-wife (decided not to be a mom anymore ......cant live with em and its against the law to shoot them ...wtf...)..........but atleast I get my kids (reason I can not do much on my rig $$$$).........theres always next year I guess.....anyone else on this site got one of these trucks??? or had one at some point atleast? got pix of a full sized jeep???? lets see your full sized jeep pix guys I need some Ideas of what i would like to do particularily with my interior (thinking black vinyl and checkerplate).........if its not a full sized dont post it!
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    Re: 78 J10 pick up A Well Used Truck

    I love these old trucks. They have gobs of character. They are ugly as fcuk but that is what makes them totally cool. I was thinking f buying one off a board member here about 2 years ago.

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    Re: 78 J10 pick up A Well Used Truck

    I got one. Just swapped in a NP435/205 with front and rear 60's.


    These are old pics. This last month I've been trying to put her back together. Cant wait to get back out there!
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