MADMAX - Our J20

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MADMAX - Our J20

Postby Clint » Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:56 am

Heres some pics of our Jeep, built by me & a few mates for hauling firewood & hunting. It's a 1981 J20. Mike found it rusting away in a paddock with a buggered motor so we rebuilt it with a Lexus V8 & 36" Super Swampers. That's Mike in the drivers Seat, he's the brains of the operation:
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My idiot brother rolled it last year, luckliy we found another J20 on trademe & swapped on the cab. We also did a few more mods & fixed up some bits & pieces, so this is the 2005 facelift:
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Postby SupraSurf » Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:28 pm

Cool :)

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Postby krawlr » Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:44 pm

thats a cool meat haul wagon mate

top stuff :wink:

i could just see you guys chassin the roar with a lexus v8 rumbling in the backround. :P

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Postby Shariya85 » Fri May 05, 2006 11:42 pm

MEGA KOOL.

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Postby dazza85 » Sat May 06, 2006 7:35 am

Thats cool, 8) 8)

Is that the remians of 44gal drums that have made into seats for shooters up the front?

Whats the ride like up there ?

How do you dismount it when you are using the beast for other things ?
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Postby WACKO » Sat May 06, 2006 6:24 pm

im liking that alot! very cool 8)

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Postby Clint » Tue May 09, 2006 10:35 am

Actually 60L drums, the 44gal are a bit big. There are a couple of foam cushions that fit inside them too. The whole thing (we call it the 'Apparatus') is held on by 4 HT bolts onto some brackets on the the bumper. 2 people can take it on & off quite easily.
The ride is pretty good, we did a front shackle reverse to lift the jeep which combined with the big rubber lets it float over bumps really well. With the reclined seats & footrest bar you can wedge yourself in quite firmly.

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Re: MADMAX - Our J20

Postby Clint » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:17 am

About time for another Madmax pic I reckon.

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The old Jeep hasn't had much action over the last couple of years, every time I fixed something on it, something else would crap out, but after resolving a few issues earlier in the year it has been behaving itself & going pretty well.

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Re: MADMAX - Our J20

Postby TJ » Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:33 pm

Talk about resurrecting an old thread!!!!!!!! 8 years on and it is alive again. Great, both the memory and J20.
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Re: MADMAX - Our J20

Postby j20man » Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:35 am

excellent jeeps

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Re: MADMAX - Our J20

Postby Clint » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:06 am

...bit quiet in here. Our Jeep hasn't been though - it's firewood season so the hills have been alive with the sound of a straight piped Lexus V8 :twisted:

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Re: MADMAX - Our J20

Postby Smurf » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:15 pm

I love the look of the old J20 and Cherokee, A J20 that has been rolling about between a few family mates is getting a new lease on life at the moment. Good to see yours is earning its keep.
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Re: MADMAX - Our J20

Postby Clint » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:26 am

Smurf wrote:I love the look of the old J20 and Cherokee, A J20 that has been rolling about between a few family mates is getting a new lease on life at the moment. Good to see yours is earning its keep.
Green J20.jpg


That looks interesting, more pics & details please! What's the powerplant?

One thing to watch on the J20 is the front axle - if it's a Dana 44 like our one they are really a bit weak for the size of the truck. We grenaded a couple of CV's & a diff before realizing that we just had to drive it a bit more gently.

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Re: MADMAX - Our J20

Postby yeti » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:27 pm

Thought I seen that green one up for sale Smurf.....not that I'm looking :D
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Re: MADMAX - Our J20

Postby Smurf » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:58 pm

Mate put it up for sale but change his mind.
Has an injected falcon 6 cylinder in it. Falcon dash too from memory. Guy that started building it up bought it from my father in Law as a standard Ute with a flat deck. He had plans of road legal leaf sprung crawler type thing, lost interest after moving towns and sold it on to another mate/family member middle of last year, A few months tinkering to get it running but will just be a trailer queen now.

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