You're welcome and check with Bob on the reason for terminating the J Truck, because my friend, Brian Chuchua was the number one Jeep dealer at the time of the Chrysler take over of AMC and that was his recollection.Dave said:Thanks. I'll ask Bob.
I don't think J was killed because of Chrysler. Like I said in the last paragraph, they kept pouring money in, and sales were dreadful throughout most of the run. I think at most they may have sold 40,000 in a year -- in something like 20 varieties! The Comanche replaced the J-series — and we can agree that Comanche was killed partly due to Dakota, though I personally think the popularity and profitability of Cherokee made it inevitable.
J trucks... they were selling maybe 5,000 per year at the end. No threat to Dodge there! Dodge itself was phasing out its truck line by then, I think they would have been happy to have popular J trucks so they could kill D-series.
I think we can agree they should have sold better, especially in the early years.
I'd appreciate it if you could write up your perspective as an owner, anything at all you remember, the page is all history and no character.
Will double check with Bob. I might have misunderstood him.
Oh, and THANKS.
Alaskan Camper Dave. not Alaska. The trip was into Baja. The FC170 had a Pullman camper.Dave said:Norm, I was just adding your input, and realized nobody could drive a Gladiator into Alaska in 1959. I think there, though, you were talking about the FC-170 ...
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