Some Interesting Facts about the Jeep J10
- The Jeep J10 was also known as the "Gladiator" and it was in production for more than 26 years. From 1962 to 1971, it was assigned with the J200, J2000, J300, and J3000 designation before being called the J10 in 1971.
- Sharing the same body mold with the Jeep Cherokee and Wagoner, the J10 was designed with a 7-foot bed on a 119-inch wheelbase. A larger 8-foot box on a 131-inch wheelbase was also offered on the Jeep J10.
- There were three trim packages available for the Jeep J10: The 10-4, Honcho, and the Golden Eagle. The Honcho designation became the J10's most common nicknames.
- The J10 Honcho incorporated the wide-track look of the Jeep Cherokee Chief, giving it a meaner stance. Levi's Strauss and Company provided the Honcho's exterior while a roll bar set was also installed in the vehicle.
- Considered as the most obscure Jeep J10 model, the 10-4 trim package was the trendiest amongst the J10 models. It was named after the CB (Citizen's Band) trucker craze back in the 1970's. An optional CB radio and trucker style body graphics were prominent on this particular model.
- A lot of parts from different vehicles were donated to the Jeep J10 later in its production. This includes a Chevrolet transmission mount, a General Motors steering column, Motorcraft ignition, and a Ford air conditioning unit.
- The Kaiser Jeep M715 shared the mold of the Jeep Gladiator or the J10. Several of its variants included the M726 (Telephone Maintenance), M724 (cab/chassis), M725 (military ambulance), and the M715 (troop carrier). The Kaiser Jeep was deployed during the Vietnam War and at the Korean De-Militarized Zone (DMZ). It's also known as the "five quarter ton truck".
- Mopar, Chrysler Group's automobile parts service arm, designed a concept vehicle in 2010. It was called the Jeep NuKizer 715 and it was a tribute to the J10's military cousin, the M715.
- In 2003, a smaller version of the J10 was developed. Called the Jeep Scrambler pickup, it was briefly shown at the 2003 North American Dealer's Association before it was prematurely pulled out.