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I Want To Hate This J Truck

Discussion in 'eBay, FB Marketplace and Craigslist' started by iharding, Sep 29, 2022.

  1. Sep 29, 2022
    iharding

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    47v6

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    Yeah, I want to hate it too.. But its all shades of cool.
     
  3. Sep 30, 2022
    erikj

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    That thing is awesome
     
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    colojeepguy

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    I don't want to hate it, I want to drive it!
    That thing is cool!
     
  5. Sep 30, 2022
    jeeper50

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    Added to my bucket list

    ... now to figure out how to fund it
     
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    PeteL

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    I don't hate it. But it makes me very uncomfortable.
     
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    Jeepenstein

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    Just needs something other than a SBC.. Maybe a 455 Buford..
     
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    Boyink

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    Yea...kinda what I was thinking. It's a unique choice of body for a streeter build but past the sheet metal there's nothing unique.
     
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    iharding

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    Maybe a hopped up Vigilante 327?
     
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    A 401 would make this way better.
     
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    Nebr1957CJ5

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    425 Nailhead gets my vote
     
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    FinoCJ

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    Is that even a thing?

    Yup....not a fan of 2wd, but this would get my attention.
     
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    I have never been a fan of J trucks...till now, love that thing!
     
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    iharding

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    wheelie

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    Paint it and I'd hate it. I'm not much for the rat rod thing but this is pretty cool. Very basic and very cool. And I could skip the only good chrome on the thing, those hub caps.

    The 401 would be a good choice to stay in the realm of Jeep, AMC lineage.

    James...........are you asking if there really is a 327 Vigilante or if you can hop one up? The 327 Vigilante existed in the J truck era under Kaiser along with the Dauntless 350 (Buick 350 in a Jeep like the 225). I'm not sure of background on the Vigilante except that was not a Chevrolet engine. Maybe Buick but for some reason my weak memory tells me not. I'm probably wrong. All of this, is of course, prior to the AMC buyout and subsequent use of their own V8 engines.....304, 360, 401.
     
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    colojeepguy

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    327 Vigilante was a Rambler V8.
    Different from the later AMC V8's.
     
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    FinoCJ

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    I am familiar with it's existence - I've asked a couple times on here about them as they are often found in early gladiator trucks that are on my 'kind of like to own one day' list. General consensus was fine for work truck usage, but not much potential for performance build, and limited aftermarket support. Many get replaced with SBCs or amc360 at some point.
     
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    Nebr1957CJ5

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    In 67, what were the V8 options for that truck? I figured it would have been the Buick which is why so thought Nailhead but we're they buying AMC engines by then or was it the 327 from Kaiser?
     
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    wheelie

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    Still Kaiser or Buick sourced engines in '67. 327 and/or 350 only to my knowledge. My '70 Wagoneer has the Buick 350 under the hood. The AMC V8s didn't appear until 1972 AFAIK.
     
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    Keys5a

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    AMC build the AMX in ‘68-‘70 with their 1st generation AMC 290 and 390 cu inch V8. The second generation of these engines became the 304 and 401 (legendary!) maybe in ‘72? They had two V8s of their own back in ‘68, but I don’t know when they started putting their V8s in the J-series pickups.
    I used to have a ‘72 CJ5 that somebody swapped the AMX 390 into. That Jeep was dangerously fast.
    -Donny
     
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