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View Poll Results: What to do with Jeep CJ-10a tug #2
Extend or swap to FSJ LWB frame, swap in V-8 = Tow Rig 7 17.07%
Tube rear end, install Rockcrawler hood, keep diesel driveline, and build a buggy. 9 21.95%
Swap in a selectable t-case (which I already have) and drive it as-is (diesel = ~25mpg) 12 29.27%
Build up a daily-driver type rig for my daughters to eventually drive. 1 2.44%
Sell it complete for $100,000 <insert_Dr._Evil_image_here/>. 2 4.88%
Part it out, keeping some key parts for my offroad '10a. 0 0%
Let it sit and collect dust for a while (until I decide the "right" plan). 4 9.76%
Buy an airplane so I can use it as originally intended (I don't know jack about flying/planes). 6 14.63%
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Old April 5th, 2007, 10:32 PM   #21
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Because you are posting i fear you did not take my advise from YOUR post today

Just what is this jeep ? ya i see the photo but iv never actually seen one , were they built for specific use rather then general use i assume ! ! !
The flightline tug CJ10A was used around airports, the pickup version was primarily export, but there are a few US models such as the one in the FS forum.
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The flightline tug CJ10A was used around airports, the pickup version was primarily export, but there are a few US models such as the one in the FS forum.

I guess that explains why i didnt tow one in 30 years
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[QUOTE=Grandman;497603]Because you are posting i fear you did not take my advise from YOUR post today



Advice taken. :tonka: No comment :tonka:
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And your back on the pc , there for i can assume my advice was " solid " pun intended :tonka:
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Well, a combination of me being bored tonight, having a tendency to get ahead of myself with Jeep projects, and owning a 2nd CJ-10a has led me to post this poll. What do you think I should do with tug #2. Poll options to be posted in just a few minutes...

Get creative, and let me know what you think...

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Tug #2 still in stock form:
I think i like you more than anyone on the forum. Please post a self portrait so i have something to fap, ummmm.. i mean, picture when i read your posts.

Its better to have a faaee to go wiht a name.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 03:38 AM   #26
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I think i like you more than anyone on the forum. Please post a self portrait so i have something to fap, ummmm.. i mean, picture when i read your posts.

Its better to have a faaee to go wiht a name.
there is a picture of him and his kids in the "post your kids pictures"
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Because you are posting i fear you did not take my advise from YOUR post today

Just what is this jeep ? ya i see the photo but iv never actually seen one , were they built for specific use rather then general use i assume ! ! !
They were definitely a purpose-build vehicle, and have limited use for 99% of the public as-is. This "Weird Jeep History: CJ-10a Flightline Tow Tractor" thread has a bunch of specs/info.


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I would finish the first one, and restore the second one. i am all for modifying a vehicle, but sometimes its good to keep her stock.
While I can appreciate this advice, a "restore" in the true sense of the word would have zero value to me, as the top speed on these things is only 18-20mph. Unfortunately, I can't afford to dump money into a vehicle that has no purpose other than to look good.



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Its better to have a faaee to go wiht a name.
OK, now I'm a little confused, scrared, and a little creeped out. :tonka: Does this mean I'm officially being stalked?


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Another option mentioned in another thread:

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Convert it to burn vegtable oil and sell it for a fortune on ebay.
I may be looking into this conversion (not for resale, though), as I have heard of people doing this (diesel Scout guys and others). I wonder how hard it is to get used veggie oil.

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Craig, I think Durham has a pretty good idea of what to do there. I think it would be pretty cool to graft a bed onto the cab (solid mount), chop the top (off), open the rear cab bulkhead, install a bench seat in the rear, install a family style cage, move the rear axle WAY back, 8" lift with 39's and there you have it. Load the family up and go rockcrawling. Now get to work!
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Craig, I think Durham has a pretty good idea of what to do there. I think it would be pretty cool to graft a bed onto the cab (solid mount), chop the top (off), open the rear cab bulkhead, install a bench seat in the rear, install a family style cage, move the rear axle WAY back, 8" lift with 39's and there you have it. Load the family up and go rockcrawling. Now get to work!
...or I could just build a Scrambler. The top is actually removable, but the rear of the cab isn't.

I definitely wouldn't hack up the original tub, although I would definitely consider a different front clip, depending on the application.

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Old April 6th, 2007, 10:12 AM   #31
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sell the second to someone here for good money, and make your first one ever more sweet
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Old April 6th, 2007, 10:19 AM   #32
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While I can appreciate this advice, a "restore" in the true sense of the word would have zero value to me, as the top speed on these things is only 18-20mph. Unfortunately, I can't afford to dump money into a vehicle that has no purpose other than to look good.


but that would be a perfect speed to drive down 75. lol. in that case, put a bed on it, drop a cummins in it and a 6 speed manual, and dana 60's with 37 inch tires. coilovers and air shocks with a longarm setup. then give it to me for my birthday.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 01:59 PM   #33
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While I can appreciate this advice, a "restore" in the true sense of the word would have zero value to me, as the top speed on these things is only 18-20mph. Unfortunately, I can't afford to dump money into a vehicle that has no purpose other than to look good.


but that would be a perfect speed to drive down 75. lol. in that case, put a bed on it, drop a cummins in it and a 6 speed manual, and dana 60's with 37 inch tires. coilovers and air shocks with a longarm setup. then give it to me for my birthday.
You do realize the stock rear end is a D70U right?
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You do realize the stock rear end is a D70U right?
Yeah, after hearing about how easy it was for Adam to narrow his (using new Moser (?) shafts for a couple hundred bucks), I'm 99% certain I'd stick with that axle. I doubt I'd ever spend the $$$ for a D60 front, though. I just can't justify the cost with other priorities (family, house, etc.).

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I did not realize that jeepfreak. how rare were these things?
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I did not realize that jeepfreak. how rare were these things?
I don't know that the tugs were rare, Craig would know that. I would consider the Tugs more uncommon then rare. The Pickup like whats in the FS forum that Patty has is quite rare in the US however. They were primarily export only, I don't believe they had a D70U Rear like the tub either.
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I don't know that the tugs were rare, Craig would know that. I would consider the Tugs more uncommon then rare. The Pickup like whats in the FS forum that Patty has is quite rare in the US however. They were primarily export only, I don't believe they had a D70U Rear like the tub either.
The '10a tugs are pretty rare, too. Numbers vary depending on the source, but somewhere around 2000 of the tugs were built ('85 & '86 model years combined). The export trucks have a count around 800. Given that there were about 27,000-28,000 Scramblers built (which people consider rare), 2000 is a fairly small number.

They're rated to pull 40,000 lbs., so they needed a stout rear axle to handle it (actually, everything is stout on these Jeeps).

BTW, I posted a pic of the export pick-up on Page 1 of this thread (it's the yellow truck).

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whats the rush to chop up a limited production vehicle? i mean this is just my 2 cents, but once you change it, its never going to be the same. if i wanted a jeep truck that bad(and i do) i would use a chevy/ford/dodge truck frame, hack up a cj/yj/tj that was made by the millions. I have wanted a scrambler for a long time. i drove by a cherry one for years. copper paint, tonneu cover and cabcover. like i said, its just my 2 cents, but i would find someone who wants to restore the old girl to what she was.
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Sell it . Spend the time saved with your family and working out the bugs of the current tug. Put aside some of the money in savings, spend the rest on other part-out vehicles, a waste veggie oil conversion, and tires more proportionate to the size of the wheel openings.
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Sell it . Spend the time saved with your family and working out the bugs of the current tug. Put aside some of the money in savings, spend the rest on other part-out vehicles, a waste veggie oil conversion, and tires more proportionate to the size of the wheel openings.
i agree with that . you know the connections to sell it for more money than most people probably could, and there are always improvements to make to a current wheeler. I would think a custom cage setup on your trail-rig on that would look sweet, and some bumper to protect that front end, and maybe even add a winch. That would make recovery easy if you every go out by yourself...probably still have some money left. That is what I would do
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