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
v8 tj...luvs the gas......

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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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Re: MADMAX - Our J20

Postby Clint » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:43 am

Out for a hunt on the weekend. Madmax running mint. No deer but a nice walk.

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Re: MADMAX - Our J20

Postby aroma » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:08 pm

not looking for a LOKKA for the dana 44 ............
got one lying around from a previous project

love the look of a J20 not sure the mrs would be please if iturned up with 1

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Re: MADMAX - Our J20

Postby Clint » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:13 pm

aroma wrote:not looking for a LOKKA for the dana 44 ............
got one lying around from a previous project

love the look of a J20 not sure the mrs would be please if iturned up with 1


Cheers for the thought, but no way! :D We've learnt the hard way that 35's & a big truck on a Dana 44 is borderline as it is, locking it up would smash the diff &/or UJ's, axles etc in short order I reckon.

There's one on trademe now in Ashburton :twisted: They are a classic shape. It would be interesting to know how many of them are still runners in NZ. I doubt there's any left with the original donk as the AMC 6cyl didn't have a great rep. There used to be a couple of others around the Eastern BOP that I'd see out on the road sometimes, one had a big diesel 6cyl in it, the other was a petrol V8.

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Re: MADMAX - Our J20

Postby Smurf » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:53 pm

Father in Law sold His 1980 Cherokee Chief 2dr wagon last year. Was originally petrol V8, he dropped in a Chev diesel V8, well two actually, first diesel put a leg out of bed, shattered the block.

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Re: MADMAX - Our J20

Postby aroma » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:20 pm

Not the seller in ashburton I expected, there is a guy down there been playing with j20s and other jeeps for years , great to deal with
all good about the lokka, need to find it new home if you know of anyone looking.


hmmm firewood wagon, may almost (not) get away with that angle :shock:

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