Mid 70s pickup trucks are more popular than ever these days. They
are good looking, capable machines that aren't loaded up with a
bunch of computers. So, if you like the idea of owning one, but
would prefer something you don't see on the road 100 times a day,
then check out this Jeep J10 pickup. Its capable, tough and
hard-working truck, and you don't see them that often.
This is also a really good-looking truck. First because of the
design of the body and cut of the sheet metal. The broad-shouldered
stance and the power bulge on the hood make the truck look tough.
And it is. It's also standing tall on 33x12.50s and that says this
truck means business too. Then there is the first-class paint job.
It is Blue with Silver highlights outlined with Orange pinstriping
on the hood and down the side. It's a great color combination and
has a great shine to it. Up front, the grill carries on the family
resemblance with other Jeeps, although it is much wider and is
beveled across the center. A heavy-duty front bumper is painted
gray with rubber step treads and heavy duty tabs welded to it.
There is a roll bar just behind the cab and the bed has been spray
lined. Jeep is embossed into the tailgate and another heavy-duty
bumper has a trailer hitch as well as two chrome exhaust tips
peeking out from under it.
Open the door and you will find a comfortable interior with a
couple nice features. A beefy 4-spoke steering wheel feels good in
your hands and gives you a firm grip on the wheel even during tough
going. There is a Sun Pro tach mounted on the steering column and
behind it is a stock dashboard with the speedometer in the center
and the engine gauges off to either side of it. An auxiliary water
temp gauge is mounted under the vents for the air conditioning
system that sure is nice on those hot summer days and a Hurst
shifter for the manual transmission rises out of the floor within
easy reach. A Kenwood FM/CD stereo has been added for your
listening pleasure and the vinyl bench seat is in good shape and
comfortable for heading across town or cross country. A full rubber
mat on the floor means you don't have to worry about muddy boots
and there is even a gun rack in the back window for your
Under the hood you will find a healthy 360 cubic inch motor nestled
down in a neat and clean engine bay. A chrome air topper sits on an
Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock chrome valve covers add
a splash of flash to the engine bay too. The exhaust flows out
through a true dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers to
those chrome tips at the rear. There are signs of good regular
maintenance with all the hoses and belts being in good condition as
well as tune up items like the cap and plug wires looking fresh.
Power flows back through a 4-speed manual trans and the 4WD
transfer case to solid axles front and rear mounted on leaf
springs. Power front disc brakes provide good stopping power and
those 33X12.50 Mastercraft Courser MXT tires are mounted on deep
dish, multi spoke alloy wheels.
Good looking, capable, and not a truck you see every day. Come on
down and check it out.