1986 Jeep J20, thoughts? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > General Jeep Discussion

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 09-14-2010, 12:32 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
jayc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 531
1986 Jeep J20, thoughts?

Was looking to buy a 1980s Ford or Chevy truck for a 2nd vehicle bc would like to have a truck and could turn my Jeep into a trailer queen but came across this J20. Going to look at it in a few hours, will take pics. How hard is it to find parts for this and would you do it? They look great when fixed up, and is a rare find IMO but how reliable will it be, stupid question? WHat are some of you jeep experts thoughts?

Specs
Dana 60 rear 44 front
4x4
milage177k
no rust(according to owner)
Auto
A/c works just needs freon(again owner)
asking price 3k OBO he had it on there a month ago at 3500 and dropped the price.

__________________
A computer beat me at chess once, but it was no match for my kickboxing skills.
jayc is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-14-2010, 12:37 PM   #2
Official WF thread de-railer
 
Mr. Sinister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Fair Hill, Maryland
Posts: 3,708
if it's decent, go for it. the j20 will have a hell of a lot more character than any vanilla ford or chevy. but, parts are probably a lot more scarce for the j20, so make sure it's all there.

__________________
Bill
Mr. Sinister is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-14-2010, 12:40 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Scottc75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 28
I had an 85 J10 about 10 years ago and loved it. Wish I hadn't sold it. Replacement parts weren't too bad to find as I remember. Go for it, they're great trucks.
Scottc75 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-14-2010, 12:46 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
jayc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 531
Thanks y'all, just talked to him he said he just put a 4" lift a year ago and has 37 military tires on it. That makes me a little nervous but claims he's selling it bc hes never had time to "play" with it so the lift hasn't been used.......how many times have you heard that?
__________________
A computer beat me at chess once, but it was no match for my kickboxing skills.
jayc is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-14-2010, 01:08 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Tarby's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Smethport, PA
Posts: 1,124
I just got rid of my 84 J10 a 2 years ago because the parts market was getting scarce. Body parts were getting harder to find, but mechanical parts are found easily. Cab and bed parts are almost impossible to find. You can use some of the wagoneer panels if you get crafty, but I had alot of problems getting stuff. Some of the places where I got fenders, flares, door skins, and rockers, no longer could get them because the demand is so low, so they went out of production. You can still get fenders and a place in Canada makes bed sides, but they are no where near up to spec to just "replace". JW jeep has beds and cabs, but way too high for what they have. Not to be a "Debbie Downer", but make sure the J is in good condition body wise. Look under the floors and behind the seat and especially the cab and bed mounts. They tend to crush easily with just a little rust. Also all the frames on the J series rust out just behind the rear axle back spring hanger. Had 2 do that, but again, I'm in the North. Look it over and go from there...

Here was my1984 J10 back in 1997:

[IMG][/IMG]
Tarby is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-25-2010, 10:31 PM   #6
Newb
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1
What did you ever find out about that j20?

Iron Wolf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Biggest Jeep Freek Contest!!!! txoutdoorx4 Classifieds Archive 6 02-21-2011 10:48 AM
Thoughts on this Jeep? B.A.T.J. TJ General Discussion Forum 27 08-19-2010 05:22 PM
JEEP JAM - June 5,6th 2010 Mr. T Ohio Jeep Forum 0 04-27-2010 03:43 AM
History of the Jeep. George T. General Jeep Discussion 8 02-04-2009 01:03 AM



Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:00 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC