1985 Jeep J-20 3/4 Ton

2dr Townside Long Bed Pickup 4x4

8-cyl. 360cid/170hp 2bbl

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Model overview

Model description

Although Jeep is better known for military-inspired off-roaders like the CJ and Wrangler or for luxury SUVs like the Grand Wagoneer, it has a history with pickup trucks that goes back to the cab-over, “Forward Control” line of the 1950s. A more conventional, body-on-frame front-engine pickup called the Gladiator arrived for 1963, and it shared basic platform and styling with the wagon-bodied four-wheel drive Wagoneer.

In 1970, AMC purchased the Jeep brand and from 1971 the Jeep pickup lineup received styling updates and utilized AMC engines, including a 258 cubic inch six and V8s of 304, 360, or 401 cid. After 1971, Jeep dropped the Gladiator name and this era of open-bed Jeeps is simply known as the Jeep Pickup, Jeep J-Series, or by individual model designations like J2000/J3000/J4000 or J10/J20. Long and short bed versions were available, Jeep also built many commercial and military versions of its pickup, and Quadtra-Trac four-wheel drive was an available and popular option. For 1983 this system was replaced by the Selec-Trac.

The 1970s and early 1980s saw numerous loud trim packages like the “Pioneer” with its luxury woodgrain-trimmed interior and flashy exterior trim, the “Honcho” with its bright decals and roll bar, or the similar “Golden Eagle.” The “Laredo” included leather bucket seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel as well as a high-end Alpine stereo.

In 1987, Chrysler bought Jeeps. Since Chrysler also built Dodge, it wasn’t keen on Jeep building large pickups to compete with its own established line of trucks. The Grand Wagoneer, which shared the Jeep pickups’ chassis, soldiered on in its own upmarket niche for a few years but the Jeep pickups were no more. It wasn’t until the 2019 Wrangler-based Gladiator that Jeep again built a large pickup truck.


Standard Equipment
3 Speed Automatic
Active (Manual) Belts
Power Brakes
Power Steering
Optional Equipment
Air Conditioning
Tilt Steering Wheel
Additional Info
Drive Type: 4RD
Manufacturer Code: C212
Manufacturer MSRP: 11578
Market Segmentation: Mid Size Pickup
Shipping Weight: 4287
Truck Front Axle: Unknown
Truck Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Code: 2
Truck Rear Axle: Unknown
Wheel Base Longest - Inches: 131.0
Wheel Base Shortest - Inches: 131.0
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