The modern 4WD era, and the dawn of luxury SUV 4x4s, began with Kaiser's introduction of J-trucks and Wagoneers. Beginning in the early 'sixties, consumers and commercial users discovered that driving a "truck" was no longer a hardship. The Wagoneer eventually evolved into the luxurious Grand Wagoneer, V-8 powered with every power and accessory option known to town cars of the era. The Gladiator pickup became the AMC/Jeep Pickup, a J-series chassis that used the best powertrain and geartrain products available in the industry...This forum is for Gladiator/J-truck, full-size Cherokee and Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer owners and enthusiasts. Share your interests, technical insights, troubleshooting and more at this forum!—Moses Ludel
The FSJs are often restored or modified—they also serve as an inspiration for a "Mopar concept vehicle"—with a contemporary chassis and powertrain upgrades!