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Jeep CJ10A Diesel Custom Military Pickup

  • Price: Ask a price!
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: CJ
  • SubModel: Military
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 22,238
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: sd33
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Radford, Virginia, United States


This is a custom built pickup with the wheelbase stretched to 118” and a 1951 Willys truck box put on the back, It is definitely one of a kind and with a little tlc it could be an extremely cool ride. Over all it is very rust free but there are a couple spots that needs some attention (shown in the picture). I bought it to drive everyday eventually but I just don’t have the time for another project, life happens. That being said this is a rare bird and there are not many of these left at all so you would be hard pressed to find another one, and impossible to find one already done. There is a video of it running on youtube. Go to youtube and type this in to find it "1986 CJ-10a Nissan sd33 diesel running"

Sorry it wouldn't let me link it in the add.

The CJ-10a was contract built for the US Air Force as a tug to move around flightline equipment. I have heard they were mainly used for generators and smaller stuff. There were approx. 2300 made, who knows how many of them made it through the air force and were surplused on the CONUS. As with much of the military equipment, overseas deployment usually means a one way ride. It is cheaper to auction them where they sit than it is to ship them home. Thats why they are so rare in the Us.

The CJ-10a was built from 1984 to 86. It was produced in the VAM Jeep plant in Mexico then shipped to PSI where it was turned into a tug. They were never issued a dmv vin as they were never supposed to be driven at motor vehicle speed.

The flight line tugs had some special features to make them better for towing, and most of this centered around weight. These are heavy stock, a lot heavier that they look! The front bumper was 1/2 inch channel, and had a large pintle hitch. The rear bumper was thick and heavy as well, and had 3 huge pintle's, with the center one being moveable for easy hookup. They also had a large weight box under the "bed" that weighs 12-1400 lbs. All together they weigh in the 6000 range stock. All the factory heavy items have been removed when I was turned into a pickup.

Front axle is a dead D44 with no center section and 8 lug outers. Rear axle is a Dana 70 with 4.88s, and seem to come either open or with a limited slip. Stock motor is a Nissan SD-33, transmission is an TF727 with a Dodge Industrial 440 Big Block bell housing, transfer case is a NP198 that has been put into High range for road travel. Front of the frame is close in dimension to a Jeep Wagoneer, Wheel base was a short 88 inches now it is set at 118 a much nicer to drive.

If you have any questions you can text me at 540-250-2455