This Gladiator is my pride and Joy, it's unique and stands apart from the Chevy, Ford or Toyota herd and is not just another Jeep. Took me over 5 years to build, no expense saved, can't say how much is really in it in case the wife read the post but its way more than my asking price. It's been wheeled so it's not a show car but could be with a little tlc and a paint job.
Got married and with two kids I can't enjoy it anymore, have to find or build something with at least 4 seats so my baby has to go to get the funds. Here are the basics;
Originally 1974 Jeep J20 so will never need to smog it! Frame off and rebuilt on a J-10 frame and bed to get 119" wheelbase, also has the J10 short bed. Freshly Built (less than 500 miles) 454 Chevy Big Block bored .030 over with an RV cam, Edelbrock performer 2 intake, 750 cfm quadrajet carb to keep it running at any angle, it's the closest you can get to fuel injection without having to deal with computers on board, 200 amp alternator to run any accessory you can think of, new starter, new fly wheel, new water pump, new oil pump, new distributor, Hedman headers... the power on it is insane!
New Novac conversions aluminum radiator with 4 fans that can be gradually engaged for any extreme weather. Automatic TH400 tranny with shift kit mated to a reduction box out of an NP203 and a twin stick NP205 transfer case with slip yoke eliminating kit to get the wide gearing choice from freeway to crawl and everything in between, all assembly is freshly rebuilt (less than 500 miles), tranny has an external oil cooler with a fan to keep it cool under extreme conditions. True dual 3" exhausts with two Flowmaster mufflers, it sounds mean!!!
Front Axle is a Chevy Dana 60, 4.56 gears, completely rebuilt, new bearings, new king pin assembly, crossover steering (frame is reinforced at the steering box), axle is out of an army truck (CUCV M1008) Rear Axle is a Chevy 14 bolt with a Detroit locker, 4.56 gears out of an army truck (CUCV M1008).
New one ton c/v style drive shaft on the back made by High Angle Driveline, front is also c/v style machined to work at higher angles. Currently sits on 38" Mickey Thompson MTZ mud tires in like new condition on beadlock look rims (with a new matching spare mounted in the bed) but can fit 42" tires without any changes. GPS speedometer to keep the reading accurate regardless of tire size, all gages work, TAC, fuel, oil pressure, water temp and charging. Drives nice and straight on the freeway and will put to shame most new trucks, will crawl up anything you put in its way, a blast in the sand with all that power and wide tires and can still be used as a truck for towing/hauling anything as power is not an issue.
Still have the ac assembly on the inside, needs a compressor and drier to make it work. Only thing it might need is a new paint job if you are into it, personally I like the black and white "police car" look on it that makes it stand out even more. I'm sure I forgot a lot but if you are serious and have the cash I will answer any question as there is no bolt on this monster that I didn't put there. Price is negotiable but be reasonable, open for trades, especially looking for a built street legal rockcrawler with at least 4 seats, 4Runner, Jeep, bronco, international harvester or... Might consider other items. No bikes guns or boats. Thank you for looking.
This Jeep is no longer for sale.