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  1. #1
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    Default Tearing down the 1970 J-3000

    Hey all,

    It's been about a year now that I've been prepping the 1969-1/2 Jeep Gladiator for paint.

    I spent time bead-blasting the truck bed, fenders, hoods and front clip,
    wet sanded the body and now it has been painted the original color code 419.

    Sherwin-Williams replicated the color perfectly with the Low VOC paints required now.

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    So now I have to go in a different direction and remove the cab,
    remove the electrical and replace it with a new modern wiring harness.

    The interior of the cab and engine firewall looks worse than the exterior paint.
    Another year to get it done, currently removal of cab will start soon.

    Mac
    1970 Kaiser J-3000 "MACS JPR"
    Buick 350v8, T18, D20, D44, D60
    Model J-3600, 3406X19 GLADIATOR
    Robert "MAC" Maclay
    Suisun City, California

    Yahoo Moderator: FSJ-List, CA_FSJA.

    1955 Willys Jeep CJ-5
    1963 Buick Skylark Convertible (sold 1985)
    1964 Willys Jeep J-300 Gladiator (stored)
    1968 Kaiser Jeep M-715 w/winch (stored)
    1981 AMC J-10 Honcho w/6 Cyl. (sold)

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    Default Re: Tearing down the 1970 J-3000

    Good work! Will be one sharp Buick Jeep!
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    1970 Buick Skylark Turbo 350 street/strip

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    Default Re: Tearing down the 1970 J-3000

    Nice! I have a 79 that was put on the back burner when I got the Riv in 2010. Been thinking about pulling it out of storage and dropping one of my spare Buick engines in it. Truck would pull things my 50 HP tractor couldnt. Used to say if I put the bumper against a tree and she couldn't push it over she would climb it.
    ROA Member # 13359
    BCA #46919
    BPG #2320
    68 Riviera: Show car.
    78 Regal:Track car 1.47 60'- 7.00.9 1/8 mile, 11.14 1/4

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    Default Re: Tearing down the 1970 J-3000

    nice job !!
    Keep up the good work!
    "Bulldog" James A. Miller

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    Unhappy Re: Tearing down the 1970 J-3000

    Now that Christmas is over I can re-engage into the J-3000 truck dis-assembly.
    First thing to do is my 1955 Willys CJ-5 engine is rod knocking and blew the clutch too.

    I need at least one Jeep with a hitch, since the Yellow truck is down for another year.

    Mac
    1970 J-3000 Gladiator, miss driving it.
    1970 Kaiser J-3000 "MACS JPR"
    Buick 350v8, T18, D20, D44, D60
    Model J-3600, 3406X19 GLADIATOR
    Robert "MAC" Maclay
    Suisun City, California

    Yahoo Moderator: FSJ-List, CA_FSJA.

    1955 Willys Jeep CJ-5
    1963 Buick Skylark Convertible (sold 1985)
    1964 Willys Jeep J-300 Gladiator (stored)
    1968 Kaiser Jeep M-715 w/winch (stored)
    1981 AMC J-10 Honcho w/6 Cyl. (sold)

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    Default Re: Tearing down the 1970 J-3000

    Good Luck to you
    "Bulldog" James A. Miller

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    Default Re: Tearing down the 1970 J-3000

    Looking good, Mac... Your truck is(was) a twin of my latest find (see thread) until someone put the utility boxes on mine. My '69 even has the front marker lights I've only seen on '70 models like yours. Glad you painted it the correct color....
    -- Dan
    *GSCA#1311*
    '70 Skylark Custom Convertible 350-4, PS, PDB, AT 3.42 posi
    '70 Skylark Custom 2drHT 350-2 PS, PDB, PW, AC,Tilt,Pwr Bucket seat FOR SALE
    '70 GS Stage 1(documented) HT TH400 PROJECT- Burgundy Mist LOW option
    '70 Electra 225 sedan AC cruise, PARTING OUT SOON
    '69 Jeep Gladiator J2000 SWB 4X4 factory B350/T18 4spd 4.09 Powr-Loc Dana-53 rear/44 front PROJECT
    '69 Jeep Gladiator J3000 4X4 factory B350/T18 4spd 4.09 D-53/D-44 partial utility body FARM/PLOW TRUCK

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    Default Re: Tearing down the 1970 J-3000

    Hello, I live in Concord, CA. and I'm about to start the 68 Wagoneer building Fun? here is what I have Buick/350, TH-400, Dana-20, 44 6 lug front/rear...... I saw that You have plenty of Jeeps and experience so My big plans for this Daily Driver is to rebuild Engine, Trans, install advance adapters up-grade output shaft for the Dana-20, see what gear ratio I have in the Pumpkins, find a tilt steering column "Wish I could make it a 1 key Jeep" Buckets with built in shoulder harness. Rhino line interior, I'm not a AV electrician but as a MMC I could install a Rebel Wire harness?

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    Default Re: Tearing down the 1970 J-3000, 2/3's painted....

    Update: Nothing changed as of this time.

    No way will I be selling my Grill, too valuable, especially after re-chroming eventually.

    My son has medical bills that have kept me from progressing on the truck, so truck still starts and runs, but not on the street.

    Friend also in Concord, lives and breathes Wagoneer's, but he isn't on this site. One of the original founders of the FSJ-List.
    He has a 1966 Super Wagoneer (Indian Ceramic) recently painted and a second 1967 Wagoneer.

    Will eventually get back on board with working on my truck and give my wife back her parking spot back in the garage.

    Mac
    1970 Kaiser J-3000 "MACS JPR"
    Buick 350v8, T18, D20, D44, D60
    Model J-3600, 3406X19 GLADIATOR
    Robert "MAC" Maclay
    Suisun City, California

    Yahoo Moderator: FSJ-List, CA_FSJA.

    1955 Willys Jeep CJ-5
    1963 Buick Skylark Convertible (sold 1985)
    1964 Willys Jeep J-300 Gladiator (stored)
    1968 Kaiser Jeep M-715 w/winch (stored)
    1981 AMC J-10 Honcho w/6 Cyl. (sold)

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    Default Re: Tearing down the 1970 J-3000

    A friend of mine restored a J-series truck back in the 90's. He had a hell of a time finding decent "large" flared fenders for the front. When it was done he painted it gloss black, lifted it and stuffed 33's under it. He was running a 360/4spd in it. After painting it he built a large wooden bumper for it that had "back in black" carved in it. He died a few yrs after that, dont know what happened to the truck.
    1965 Buick Skylark, 401/TH400, 10bolt posi with 2.73's, project car already started for me.
    Daily driver is 2006 ECSB D-Max "Isuzu"/Alli/American rear, 120hp tune, PPE airbox mod, Flowmaster turboback Fisher plow
    2002 GMC1500 5.3/junk slush box/ 10 bolt rear, Fisher plow
    Sold and missed, 2006 RCLB D-Max "Isuzu"/Alli/American rear, bone stock, Fisher plow

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    Default Re: Tearing down the 1970 J-3000, 2/3's painted....

    Quote Originally Posted by Macjeeper View Post
    Update: Nothing changed as of this time.

    No way will I be selling my Grill, too valuable, especially after re-chroming eventually.

    My son has medical bills that have kept me from progressing on the truck, so truck still starts and runs, but not on the street.

    Friend also in Concord, lives and breathes Wagoneer's, but he isn't on this site. One of the original founders of the FSJ-List.
    He has a 1966 Super Wagoneer (Indian Ceramic) recently painted and a second 1967 Wagoneer.

    Will eventually get back on board with working on my truck and give my wife back her parking spot back in the garage.

    Mac
    Please give Your 66 Wagoneer buddy My E-Mail tatms0@yahoo.com, Thanks Allan.

 

 

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