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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-14-2003, 04:41 PM
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Considering purchasing a 1967 Jeep Gladiator

I am considering purchasing a 1967 Gladiator just for playing around offroad. It has a 232 Hi Torq engine, Dana 60 Rear (and I believe front but it may be a D44). The gear ratio is a 5.89. It was used as a railroad truck for pulling around trains. The purchase actually comes with a 1969 Gladiator for parts.
I am looking for advise. Is it difficult to get parts for this vehicle (in case I can't scrap it from the 69)? How do the Gladiator's do offroad (especially with the 5.89 gear?) Would anyone be interested in parts from the 1969? I appreciate any advice I receive, thanks in advance.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-15-2003, 07:58 AM
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Re: Considering purchasing a 1967 Jeep Gladiator

I would say that with gears that low it would be pretty good off road. A motor with a lot of torque, and gears that low would really be bulldozer. It would really depend on what kind of offroading you want to do.
A truck that old really should be inspected very carefully before you go out and buy it. It if was used to move trains (trains are big and heavy) then it has probably not had a very easy life. Check the frame for cracks, and bends. And check the trans fluid. If the fluid is cooked, then I would say, pass on it and find another truck to play off road with.
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Re: Considering purchasing a 1967 Jeep Gladiator

Thanks for the advice. Good points.
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