1977 Jeep J10 360 from North America


The toughest, coolest piece of 4x4 history one could ever own!


The price of quadra-trac fluid, and the external oil pump housings tend to crack over time.

General Comments:

The drive train will last forever if properly cared for, even with wheeling trips. It is capable of things that no full size pickup should be able to do!

My J-10 has the AMC 360, TH400 tranny, Quadra-trac, Dana 44's, about 8" of lift (front spring over, rear blocks, and 4" lift springs) 35" tires, B&M ratchet shifter, push bar, front and rear tubed bumpers, Edelbrock performer package, K&N filter, the list goes on...

Too much fun to drive, and definitely a unique vehicle. I have never seen a pickup get looks like this one does, and it's a long way from being done. I wish there were more of these on the road, and less rusting away in people's back yards.

Tight turning radius, will tow anything, climb anything, and look good doing it.

The J-series are a rare piece of history, and whether you modify it or restore it, it will be beautiful and be appreciated where ever you go.

And if you are looking for economy from a Jeep, I suggest you go check out the XJ instead. Long live classic Jeeps!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2006

10th Oct 2007, 03:04

We have a 76 j10, Jeep should reconsider these and make new ones. It's a tank I love going mudding and never worrying about getting stuck, so cool! We're usually pulling others out so everyone loves when we go. It's in the process of getting redone, the bed is rusted bad, having a hard time finding one, my husband is just going to make one himself. There never was or will be another truck as good as these ones.

Jeep girls love to do it in the mud! :P.

25th Oct 2008, 16:52

I just got a 77' J10 and its in great condition and is my first actual vehicle I got myself. Its awesome, and I hope to deck it out kind-of like the one listed, but has a long way to go.

10th Feb 2009, 22:18

I bought a 79 j10 2 yrs ago. 360, 4 speed, 4:56 gears. It is a lot of fun to drive and will drive right past a Chevy that is stuck, turn around then pull it out. I have had it in a lot, and never been stuck.

The only problem I have is it is worn out. Doors fly open sometimes if you hit a big bump. I must say that is the toughest vehicle I have ever owned. I can pull anything with the jeep. Just wish I could get better gas mileage. I wish I could have driven one when they were brand new.

14th Jul 2010, 00:43

I've got a 77 Jeep J10 with a 360 that was passed down to me by my father and was passed down to him by his father. There is a little rust, and I wish that parts for this beast were easier to find. It has been in three major wrecks and you can't even tell. It's an extremely reliable truck and has never left me stranded. I love going mudding in it and have never gotten stuck. The muddier the truck is the better it looks. My father put glass packs on it quite a few years ago and you can hear it coming from a mile away. Her name is Big Blue Bertha, and she is most definitely all beast. No matter what I will never get rid of her.

1978 Jeep J10 Golden Eagle AMC 360 from North America


Best truck ever made thank you AMC


The engine knocked.

The carburator leaked.

It was just worn out beat up old farm truck.

General Comments:

Tough truck hauls anything and also go through anything. I bough the truck for $500 dollars from a farmer who abused it, but, H ave to say wow the 4x4 (Qudra-trac) works perfect, starts every time. Its been through a lot and I still wouldn't trade it for any thing. The truck is just a beast, but, gets bad gas mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd October, 2005

16th Apr 2006, 17:28

I have to agree with you, I own a 78 Golden Eagle quadra-trac V-8 automatic, 4" lift with 33's and I love it. I out-climb all my buddies and their jeeps and FJ's, I even get through the soft sand better than they do, as for the bad mileage I agree, but it's well worth it for this vehicle.

30th May 2007, 11:52

I agree that the '78 J10 is one heck of a truck. I still have my '78 Golden Eagle bought new. Now with 139K miles. Mine has the 360 with 3 speed manual transmission. I get about 10 mpg loaded to the hilt, 10 mpg running empty, or 10 mpg coasting downhill with the engine off! This truck has been through it with me...farmed, ranching, towing boats and cars. It still runs great and I still love it. It also has the Levi package and I have a 6 ton wench on the front. There has never been a tougher truck built in my opinion.

23rd Jun 2007, 23:18

I recently purchased a '78 J10 Levi Strauss edition. It has all the Levi buttons on the door panels and seat. Really cool. I do need a number of things for it to fully restore it back to the best original standards as possible. Any help would be highly appreciated. I still cannot believe as to just how much power there is in that 360. The quad is aw-some. It'll go in and out of anything. Definitely a keeper.

29th Dec 2007, 21:30

I have a 77 j-10 I would like to sell needs carb kit and battery I can get it to run with some fiddling debating on letting go for scrap hate to do it call 828-389-8725.