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Old December 5th, 2009, 05:13 PM   #1
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Figured I might as well do a build page on it. Here goes

The what?? A 68' waggy. $150 with a deal with a buddy. (Axels for sale!) Over all good shape for the year, and done mostly right. Like the rust that started on the floor so they put down good sheet metal down on the whole floor pan back seat to firewall... but they did some as another memeber called it booty-fab on some of the other places.

The goal with this is to pull the stock axels (done), motor (350 Buick), Trans and replace them with a d60 (will get locker), 14b (is welded), and 455 Pontiac (with a mild cam). Get it up on like about 38's or so and wheel/drive this thing a bit. on with the pics and progress..


On the truck (my dad is a mechanic and wrecker service) just getting home






Hauling some scrap that we dug out to get to the motor on the back of the truck that had the heads we needed. And off goes the rest of the block (the one on the very back)



While at the yard we found some potential springs, which we had removed and picked up a couple days later.





Stock handles (most of them are gone...) and some more yard scrounging found some replacements that I like better anyway...

Stock



Yard goodies





The Dana 60 that will end up under the jeep




The 14b and d44 that were under my blazer/truggie are going under for now

Sitting side by side getting ready for axel swapping






In the prep time we got the heads back and on the motor sprayed a lil paint on there for looks and almost ready to drop in.












Well onto the first real wrenching on the jeep itself. After swapping front axels on dadís dd/plow truck for ubolts (he had another and new bolts for it) we swapped a pair of 10bolts under the blazer so we could have the 14 and 44 for the jeep. We got to work in the heep


After the 14 was under the heep




The next session got interrupted by the need to fix some roofing. We got 5 sheets of new OSB put up.




Now back to work...


Got the front out and put it out by the rear we took out a few days before.





Then got to putting in the springs from the yard as you can see the driverís spring was wasted and the pass didnít look much better. The springs were taller too (made me happy)













Steering box and mount bracket look about as good as the steering linkage off the old axel did so there will be some fixing there. And the fronts are longer than the old ones so we will be moving the shackle mount a bit to unbind the springs. the rear we are going to remake the hangers altogether and move (the springs need to come together a bit. witch we guess will raise the back about 5 or so inches. and we will do what we have to make the front match.

I think we have figured out what we are going to do for fuel too. A buddy has a plastic tank in a j10 that we will mount into he back. The bottom will be higher than the frame rails and will stick trough the floor in the back, we will box it in and build a sub-floor with storage bins around the tank so that when the back seat is folded it will be flat from the back of the front seat to the tailgate. (Pics for visualizing later)

So in capping for now. Some before and after,


Before




After



Before



After


And one just after doing the front


And the same shot with a jack under the back to see about what it will be with the back done





Fenders will be trimmed to fit and tires put on later


I will update as progress is made... let me know what you guys think!
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Old December 5th, 2009, 05:19 PM   #2
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get some pics after new tires
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Old December 5th, 2009, 05:38 PM   #3
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was that the waggy that was for sale in Plainwell? nice start on the build btw
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Old December 5th, 2009, 11:16 PM   #4
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was that the waggy that was for sale in Plainwell? nice start on the build btw
not that i am aware of. but who knows?? i got it from a guy just up the road from me, who knows where he got it from.


after i get the rear lifted more and get it trimmed up i know where there are some 38'' boggers i am gonna test fit
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Old December 6th, 2009, 03:24 PM   #5
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i like it, what gears are you running in the 1 tons, i think itll look good with 38's on it
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Old December 6th, 2009, 03:45 PM   #6
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4.10's for now being that is what they have in them
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Old December 7th, 2009, 07:47 AM   #7
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what junk yard did you go to? it reminds me of swaines
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Nice Pic's !












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Old January 30th, 2010, 10:15 AM   #9
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as for progress we got the motor out the other day and it is ready to start mocking up for the big poncho.

the trans and case are out too we just got it moved outside before i could get a shot



















and this is how we move things..





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Old January 30th, 2010, 10:30 AM   #10
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what junk yard did you go to? it reminds me of swaines
lol, that almost looks to nice to be swaines, there's not enough vehicles turned over!

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nice start! i suggest putting a 2x4 block under the skinny pedal, with your heavy right foot! lol
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Old January 30th, 2010, 03:20 PM   #12
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come on now. i only did that with the jeep, there was no other way that thing would go where i wanted.. i didnt do that to the blazer and will have to baby this thing.

but mud and such will be fun to let the ponies run


and the yard is McPikes, out by bloomingdale
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Old February 7th, 2010, 08:20 PM   #13
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well made progress on the jeep this weekend, got the rear spring hangers remade and replaced the rear springs




as it sat, sat morning before we got it in and started working on it.


we got the old springs out and made the measurements for the new hardware.


the brackets made up and getting ready for install.




new and old springs with the center pins lined up.



the new and old springs standing next to each other the old was 49" and the new (off a newer style wagoneer) where 55'',



new and old springs arch are about the same, should have about the same rate and be about the same ride height




tacked on brackets



getting axle back under the jeep for real weight testing





how it is with weight on them







how the tire is sitting in the well, we moved it back about 1 1/2 inches from stock






dj stopped by and got a couple of me getting ready to clean the frame rails for the final welding on the rear brackets






brackets welded up









we got the springs bolted back on and put it back outside till next time, sitting much better now, there are still a few changes to make in the front, like the weight of the drivetrain, winch ect. and we still need to fix the front shackle mounts, but over all this should be close to how it will sit, give or take a couple of inches. if it is not high enough i can get a small lift for a newer waggoner and now they will bolt on..


as she sits at the end of the weekend with the rear raised up about 5-6'' from where it was.. the wheelbase is 113 inches now with the rear axle back









till next time.....
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Old February 7th, 2010, 08:31 PM   #14
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Cool waggy and i like the idea of a pontiac motor not the same old sbc crap
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Old February 7th, 2010, 08:32 PM   #15
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the shackle angles turned out ok on the back?
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so far yes they are almost vertical for the time being. and should stay close to that. we "bench flexed" the springs before hand so we had an idea on where to put the rear hangers in a decent angel
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well i don't think any real work will be done tomorrow but we are slated to to some scavenging, for some much needed parts, as a buddy / friend of dads (also a mechanic) has a waggy and a j-10, and the j-10 is in rough shape underneath and he is gonna scrap it so we are grabbing some things off it before it goes, mainly the ends of the frame rails (steering box and parts) and the gas tank ,
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looks good, looks like everyone of us is keeping busy.
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looks good, looks like everyone of us is keeping busy.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 08:43 AM   #20
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I think if you take the grill off, the original Waggy frontend is hiding behind there. Then all you have to do is find an original center grill, they look killer.
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