J20 Swapped: 1984 Jeep Gladiator

The word gladiator comes from Latin; gladius (sword), gladiator (swordsman). In ancient times, gladiators were rough and tough mercenaries who braved the dangers of the Roman arenas and fought in elaborate battles for the entertainment of the masses. Gladiators fights are said to have started as early as 300BC and continued for almost 1,000 years before the adaptation of Christianity within the Roman Empire ended the death for entertainment industry. A few thousand years later, Jeep picked the name Gladiator for their rough and tough mercenary pickup truck… and the only question is, will it still be fighting a thousand years from now? Find this 1984 Jeep Gladiator offered for $9,800 in Placida, FL via craigslist. Tip from Dascpcu.

From the seller:

1984 J10 Gladiator
fuel: gas
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
Located in placida Florida 33946

Up for sale is my 1984 J10 Jeep gladiator 4×4. This Jeep is truly a J20 as the previous owner swapped the entire drive line from a J20.

It currently has the factory 5.9L AMC 360 motor with working AC. Under 8000 kilometers on the motor.

The truck has a nice rustic “patina” pain job from previous owner.

It is equipped with the 3/4 ton 8 lug dana 60 rear, and heavy duty 8 lug dana 44 front.

Sitting on new 35 inch tires with matching spare.

You have a true 8 ft bed with a tool box!

The entire interior was redone with rubber flooring, new bucket seats and new lockable center console. Upgraded radio and all the gauges are working except for the fuel gauge (it works on and off).

I’ve done a lot of recent maintenance to this truck. New dual dyna flow exhaust with stainless tips! Flushed the diffs, flush the radiator, new thermostats, changed the spark plugs, new belts and more.

There’s power windows and they work, working radio, working ac, and more. It’s rated to tow 8,000lbs. Also has a front receiver hitch and a rear receiver hitch with trailer breaks set up.

The bed and the whole truck has absolutely no major rust. There is little Surface rust as expected on a 40 year old truck but nothing to worry about. Been a southern truck it’s whole life.

The truck is turn key ready to go. It handles great at 65-70. No sloppy steering or vibration. I’ll drive it anywhere within 2 hours of my house to you not a problem.

Asking 9,800. I’m in no rush to sell and would rather the truck go to someone who appreciates what it is.

You can’t drive this thing without people stopping you to tell you a story about growing up with them, or asking you questions about it. They don’t make them like the used too..

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