1973 Jeep Pickup - J10 - J4000 Model - Full Size Jeep Truck

Price: - Item location: Cumberland Center, Maine, United States
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: J10
  • Type: Standard Cab Pickup
  • Trim: J4000
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 94,361
  • VIN: J3F452WN28992
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 360 V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Right-hand drive
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1973 Jeep J10 J4000

1973 Jeep Pickup
J10 - J4000 Model - Typically know as a 'J Series pickup'
360 V8
3-speed manual transmission
8 foot bed
94,361 milesVIN - J3F452WN28992
Cool air horn - kids love it.
Tachometer on the steering column is sweet.
Runs well. Starts every-time for past 15 years.
Mechanically sound. I drive around my kids in it with 'little to no' reservations about safely.All 4 tires have less than 2,000 miles on them.Right rear tire seems to have a very slow leak. Was flat when pulled out of barn. Filled and still full but must have leaked out.
I replaced the gas tank when I got it in 2013...it was toasty!I had my mechanic go through completely a few years back to make sure she was sound, brakes, steering, motor, etc since I was driving with the kids around town.
Some rust but not bad at all. Guess it depends on what you are looking for. Hasn't gotten any worse (or better) since I've owned it. Few holes. Everyone wants to know about the frame. I don't think you'll be hauling a 5th wheel with this so I think it's fine. I probably wouldn't use it as a job-site work truck hauling loads and a trailer daily. Has a few rust spots on the frame but that is subjective. It's 45 years old! If the frame was 100% and it didn't have rust it wouldn't be more money and you wouldn't be looking at it right now because it would be in a museum or collection.
Does it leak oil? A tiny bit. Was parked in the same spot in my garage for 13 years so I can show you the spot :). Not much at all, not worth chasing that's for sure. The last 2 years I've had it in a barn most of the year. Hasn't seen too much daylight since fall of 2016.
Parking break doesn't work, I use a brick for safety.
Does the 4WD work? I got stuck like 15 years ago in my back yard and had to use it. It worked. Have not touched it since then. Not sure I want to try it...cuz I don't use it or need it...and I don't want something to break I can't fix. Not sure you'll need 4WD either...but guessing it would be good to know if it worked. Buy it and you can find out. If it works...it's $500 more :)
Always garage kept on my watch of 15 years. Stored Oct-April each year...then garage kept during the summer (see pic, in garage at my house).
Hasn't seen many rain drops in 15 the years I've had it..we'll maybe a trip to the dump in the rain...but you get the idea. Not seen a snow flake or salty road in 15 years. But it was 30 years old when I got it.
I am the 2nd owner. My wife's grandfather Ralph was the first...he passed...I've had it for 15 years. The truck is affectionately known around town as 'Ralphy' since I have that on the vanity plates for about 10 years after Ralph passed. I've since opted for antique plates for obvious reasons.
It's been driven less than 2,000 miles over the past 15 years. Only about 5-15 times a summer for trips to Home Depot etc. It's a rare vehicle in that there truly not many on the road. Most have succumb to rust over the years. The last 2 years I've had it in a barn most of the year. Hasn't seen too much daylight since fall of 2016.
Truck used to be two-tone orange and white (just like the video below) but Ralph (Grampa) painted the bottom sides to match his 5th-wheel camper. I took a pick so you can see the orange paint under the tan.
This might be an ideal Sunday driver for you. Gets waves and looks from everyone. Especially the old timers who always say to me "You don't see too many of these anymore!"
This dealer video from 1973 is worth watching if you're a jeep guy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw9QrGLtd8A (cut and paste the link)
Call or email anytime. Just don't use it enough. I have a other classic vehicles that I want to tinker on.
UPDATE 5/16/18 - The 2 'very dusty' photos were taken on 5/16/18. Truck has been in that barn since Oct. 2016.
The clean photos were taken the day before I put it in storage in Oct. 2016 and today. Happy to say Ralphy started right up! I put some 93 gas in, topped off oil and brake fluid took for a spin.
Truck is available for sale locally so I reserve the right to end the auction early.
If you have any questions or would like additional information or pictures please do not hesitate to call, text, or email at anytime at 207-712-3333...but please seriousinquiresonly.
Thank you for looking and good luck bidding!


On May-20-18 at 07:32:33 PDT, seller added the following information:

Replaced gas tank in 2003, not 2013.

On May-21-18 at 10:03:36 PDT, seller added the following information:

I created a Google Photos album called 'Ralphy 1973 Jeep Pickup J4000' - I can text you the link if you text me at 207-712-3333