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Is This 1983 Jeep J-10 The Pickup Of Your Dreams, Or Is The Price A Nightmare?


Is This 1983 Jeep J-10 The Pickup Of Your Dreams, Or Is The Price A Nightmare?

It’s almost a shame that Jeep J-trucks don’t get as much love as they do. With possible exception of the Kaiser M-715 military rig or people who love watching the movie¬†Twister over and over, J-trucks have been largely relegated to history, and that’s pretty sad in our opinion. To us, they are the best elements of the old-school way of viewing a truck: a useable workhorse that could do whatever was needed. Unfortunately, rust usually played a part in the premature demise of many an FSJ, and the trucks wound up going the way of the dodo pretty quickly.

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Luckily, this 1983 model fell into the hands of a loving owner who restored the big beast to what you see now. It’s not a 100% overkill restoration, but there’s no sign of rust, there’s a very clean interior, the bed has been spray-lined, and on the whole…well, let’s not kid ourselves, we are drooling idiots for this truck. The AMC 360 has more than enough oats to move the J-10 around, and the automatic, a Chrysler 727 unit, is plenty capable and strong. Brian and Chad might appreciate an older Gladiator-style nose up front, but I’m personally digging the Grand Wagoneer-style grille on this rig. Upright, simple, and stout, this Jeep hits all of the right buttons. But then there’s the issue of the price tag…one that would pay for a really nice, fairly new used pickup with all of the amenities and creature comforts you could ask for. For us, it’d be a no-brainer, but what about you?

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eBay Link: 1983 Jeep J-10

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