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Old 07-24-2020, 11:10 AM
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I thought starting a thread will help keep me on track as I have a tendency to change my mind. I don’t need another truck at this time but I may need one in the near future. We all should know how expensive anything can be if you need it now so I plan to build one I can live with in my nonexistent spare time.

Unlike the J20 I am currently driving, the plan for this one is to use many of the best parts I have and proven rust prevention methods. The previous J20 was built as a prototype with parts that most would have tossed in the scrap and is showing serious rust issues.
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Old 07-29-2020, 12:24 AM
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This is my staging area right in front of my shop. I have placed three sets of axles. My experiences with old truck axles is it takes more than one to build a good one.

I happened upon a reasonably good hood so I am using it to cover the axles.
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Old 07-29-2020, 12:37 AM
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Pulling a transmission from behind a Willys Station Wagon. I removed it from a 1974 J20 and has been parked there under cover for two decades.
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With the amount of energy that is being consumed I expect most people on earth should be living in Utopia. And now this?

It started hitting the fan in the 1950's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nRnNDkHb0MU

A technologically advanced society would teach their children how to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together before teaching them how to use a lighter.

If you are not having fun then you are doing it wrong.

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Old 07-29-2020, 05:29 AM
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I like the old J series trucks. This should be interesting.
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Old 07-29-2020, 09:54 PM
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I like the old J series trucks. This should be interesting.
I like them too. Let’s hope that is enough to keep me on track as I have a tendency to reprioritize my agenda.

I got my first one in 1982, a 1974 J10. I bought from the original owner with 14,000 miles, I still have it. I have had at least one running Full Size Jeep since then. I lost count of the non running ones somewhere around 25.
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Old 07-30-2020, 09:14 AM
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The J20 uses Dana axles, a model 60 at the rear and a 44HD front. I presume the HD means heavy duty as it has 8 lug hubs as opposed to 6 on the 44. The 44HD also has thicker wall tubing than the 44.

The only difference between the J10 and J20 are the axles, springs, spring shackles, rear drive shaft and emblems. These parts can be swapped to and from either truck without modification. The J20 was not offered with a 6 cylinder engine for civilian use.
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Looks like that table is ready for some legs with cross supports about 4” high, just perfect for a pallet jack to move. Then need to pickup a pallet jack.

I am in process of putting things in legs/ pallets to move this way in my shop.

Hope you didn’t get hurt in the process.


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Old 11-22-2020, 09:29 AM
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Yup, I was thinking pallet jack too! The farm jacks just dont seem very stable imho.
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Old 11-22-2020, 11:52 AM
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The farm jacks just dont seem very stable imho.
They are scary, but sometimes there just isn't a better way.
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Old 11-23-2020, 12:47 AM
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Looks like that table is ready for some legs with cross supports about 4” high, just perfect for a pallet jack to move. Then need to pickup a pallet jack.

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My plan is a variation of what you suggested here. I want to add legs with cross beams but with wheels mounted to the beams. The legs must have screw jacks on each to level and stabilize the table. When it’s time to move I will simply retract the four screws to allow the wheels to contact the floor.

I have a pallet jack but I don’t use it much in my shop.
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It started hitting the fan in the 1950's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nRnNDkHb0MU

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