|Exterior Color:||Butterscotch Gold|
|Body Type:||Standard Cab Pickup|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty|
|Sub Model:||Custom Cab|
|Drive Side:||Left-hand drive|
|Car location:||Great Falls, Montana, United States|
|For Sale By:||Private Seller|
Up for sale is my 1972 Jeep J4000 (Gladiator) pickup. This truck is a true and absolute survivor! With just over 54,000 WELL documented miles,
this machine is a living breathing time capsule. It even has the original window sticker!! I am the 3rd owner of this beautiful
piece of history and hate to see it go. From day one up until a few months ago,
this truck has had a camper on it, protecting both the bed and the cab from
damaging sun and weather. “Jeb”, as we
like to call it, is about as original as it gets. The big block 360 was rebuilt 11,000 miles
ago (back in 1999) at the local Ford dealer in town and the seat has been
recovered. Other than normal
maintenance, everything is as it was in 1972.
The second owner purchased it in 1981 with only 14,000 miles, and has
kept meticulous records until now. Since
it hasn’t been driven very much in the last 3 decades or so, it needed some standard
maintenance in order to keep it in proper running condition. Below is a list of things I’ve done to it in
the last few months.
Oil/filter change for the engine and
Brakes bled and adjusted
Input/output shaft seals replaced on transfer
Tune-up: New plugs/wires/rotor/cap/points/fuel filter/air
Carb professionally tuned at 3500ft above sea
level /choke set/timing set
Turn signal switch replaced
New 32x11.5x15 tires installed on old school mag
wheels (I still have the original wheels and can include them if you’d
like). The new tires are the same size
in diameter as the original so the speedometer is accurate.
Everything works as it should; power steering/brakes,
original AM radio, wipers, lights, signal, brakes, power steering, windows,
doors, seat belts, air vents, heat, etc.
Even the door/window/vents seals are in great condition! It has an axillary tank in the bed that is
also in good working condition. This truck is 47 years old and in amazing
original condition, however it is not perfect.
There are typical scratches and dings here and there, and 2 patches up
front near the badges. There were
outrigger supports for the camper there at one time and the previous owner took
them out, welded the holes and put in filler to smooth it out. Tiny surface rust spots and patina can be
found throughout, but you will NOT find cancer rust anywhere on this
truck! The original Butterscotch Gold paint
buffs out well and still catches everyone’s eye as we’re driving by. The only items that I know need attention are
the deteriorated front spring bushings and the emergency brake could use some
lubrication. It works, but doesn’t like to fully release. I’m moving soon and
don’t have time to work on it any longer.
You will not be disappointed in this truck (unless you’re crazy, and
then I can’t help you;). I have many more pictures, so don’t be afraid to
ask. I encourage you to see this truck in person, contact me for more details. I will not pay shipping, but I will assist in any way possible once you make arrangements and payment. Thanks for looking.
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