Thanks Lee for the link, i am very interested in that, the stopping ability of this truck is poor withjust drums.
I will post a couple pics, maybe even today, of the J4000. It needs a lot of work but i'm using it right now as my daily driver. Thank God i don't have far to drive in this small town! I'm trying to save wear and tear on my Scrambler, specifically the tires. They cost a small fortune to just wear down around town.
Is the J4000 a civillian model of the m-715? I saw a 715 unloading trash at the landfill that looked like it belonged in a war museum, Very nice and the guy was useing it as a work truck. I think the m-715 will be my next "after scrambler is finished" project- Ha Ha Ha!
With bad brakes and that bumper I'm surprised there aren't several colors of painted on it!
You're a better man than I, if I drove that around here I would bash into everyone that cut me off! I would say, "sorry but I have the right of way, the accident is your fault", lol!
That's a good idea by the PO, "hmm, I have bad drum brakes but instead of fixing them, I'll just make 2 foot high, heavy duty bumper".
Seriously, you should join us on ifsja.org it's a great board for all things FSJ.
Thanks for the B'day wish,I just turned 42 going on 18-LOL- Phil as far as coping my paint job, a fellow from Southern pride 4wd club was the first to copy it on his Scrambler,i think he goes by Jeepslayer,He did a nice job,unlike that thing that Matt posted-What the hell is that anyway,an urban mall stomper would be my guess As far as the recipe here goes,get whatever paint that is on sale,this should take at least 6 months to hit all the bargin bins and close out sales at the parts house,lumber yards and hardware stores,why waste time sanding it,it might cost you $10.00 more if have to buy sand paper,then probably another $15.00 if you decide to primer it also OK you have finally got your paint together,the next step is to down a 6 pack of your choice and start shooting in no random order,however i would paint all the light colors first and then add your dark colors last,the light colors kill the dark color if you get over spray on it.All this is best done in a the dark,then when you see it for the first time in the light it seems to make more of an impact-JC
Thanks for the advice, i may be able to someway, somehow, give you credit on the Jeep for it, maybe in the corner somewhere, really small.
As far as the J4000 being the civil version of the M-715, i don't think so. I think the axles are different for one thing, if anything the military used the Galdiator and spun something off that. I'd kinda like to have one though.
I think i am a member of the ifsj site, i just need to go there more. My problem is this truck needs engine work, (it's the original motor), carburator work, wiring work, brake work, inside the cab stuff, i don't have brake lights either. We call it "old smokey" but it does run everyday. I don't really have the time , knowhow and resources right now plus i still want to do more stuff to the Scrambler. A friend of mine has a TF999 that i'm thinking of getting to replace my SR4, so that may be the next project.
I hear ya on the time, resources and multiple projects. I'm doing some juggling right now myself. I'm work on both the scrambler and my cherokee. I try to focus on one at a time and have at least one running but it doesn't always work out that way. I'm going to tackle a cam swap in my cherokee to get that one going.
Anyway, when you do look work on it here's a site to bookmark with tons on info: http://mywebpages.comcast.net/jjacobs149917/fsj_faq.htm
I have given up on mechanics and do everything myself with a few exceptions (re-gearing axle and machine work). The good thing about yours is you have the AMC motors in 72' so parts and resources online are available.
I like the M715 also but like the 75-91 FSJs better.