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  • Jimmyb
    Head Honcho
    • Jul 2002
    • 12406

    Jeep Gladiator

    The Jeep Gladiator was a full-size pickup truck based on the SJ Jeep Wagoneer SUV. First introduced in 1962, the Gladiator designations were J200 (short wheelbase trucks, up to mid 1965); J2000; J300 (long wheelbase trucks, up to mid 1965); J3000; and J4000, the first model with the longer 131-inch (3,300 mm) wheelbase.

    Gladiators were available in RWD and 4WD, and came either with a solid front axle, or independent front suspension with optional dual rear wheels.



    Gladiator trucks were available in the following configurations: Cab and Chassis; Wrecker; Stake Bed; and chassis-mounted campers with extended wheelbases. (See the Dually Registry listed in the links below for more information).

    Gladiator bed variations were: Townside, Thriftside (a "step-side"), and Stake Bed.
    The Gladiator name was dropped after 1971, after which the line was known simply as the Jeep pickup. The pickups were designated as J2000 and J4000 models until 1973, then J10 and J20 models from 1974 to 1988.

    Military versions of the Jeep pickup included the M715 and M725.

    In late 2004 a new Jeep Gladiator concept was introduced. While not actually intended to be for sale, it was used as a demonstration of what Jeep was planning on in the future. The Gladiator features an open-air canvas roof, fold-down windshield, removable doors and has an expandable truck bed. The Gladiator has a 2.8-liter, 4-cylinder common-rail turbo diesel engine that provides 163 hp (122 kW) and 295 lbft (400 Nm) of torque. The truck has a 6-speed manual transmission. Ground clearance is 13.7 inches (350 mm), with a break-over angle of 23.2 degrees and an approach angle of 47.6 and departure angle of 38.0 degrees. Front and rear tires are 34 inches (860 mm) and are mounted on 18x8 inch wheels. The Jeep Gladiator has a 1,500-pound payload.



    On September 16, 2010, a Jeep pickup truck concept, similar to the Gladiator concept of 2005, was shown to dealers and approved for production for model year 2012. The new pickup truck is, as-of-yet unnamed, but is speculated to re-use the Gladiator name. The truck is said to be based on the current Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, and will come in single-cab configuration.
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  • Jimmyb
    Head Honcho
    • Jul 2002
    • 12406

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    These are 2 very unique pictures that I recently found online. They are of some Jeep J-trucks serving in the Lebanese army in Lebanon. I do not know if these perform administrative or combat duties, but nonetheless they are still very unique vehicles. These pictures were taken in 1982.
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    • Jimmyb
      Head Honcho
      • Jul 2002
      • 12406

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      Several J-series trucks that were for sale on a government liquidation site. Note the shelter-type body on the truck in the top right picture. These vehicles were for sale to foreign governments only and one had to buy the whole lot and not just one vehicle.
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      • JacquesJvV
        I just registered
        • Jan 2022
        • 1

        #4
        Good day all formulites. My name is Jacques and we moved to Australia in July 2021. I have a 1965 J3000 gladiator pick up, still back in South Africa. It was just rebuilt in 2021 by a friend and myself. Still original engine.

        Do you know of any J3000 utes available in Australia (maybe for sale) or do you think that I should bring mine over as a weekend drive and to do some exploring with.

        Thanks in advance.
        J
        Last edited by JacquesJvV; 16-01-2022, 05:21 AM.

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