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Old March 23rd, 2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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A soon to be mostly blue 1990 Grand Wagoneer.

Stage one is to remove what is left of the "wood."



I have a feeling I will be pretty good with this and sheet metal by the end of this build.


Goal is to be at silver lake with a new rear main seal and 4 inches of lift on 265/70r17s by June 1st. Oh and "wood" free of course.

Charlie of course is supervising tonights shift.
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Nice, I like it. I've had thoughts of picking one up and doing the same thing.
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LMK if you need a hand with the lift
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4" lift
New gaskets and seals for the bottom end of the motor.
I need to get to work.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 12:26 AM   #5
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Motor is out. One motor mount had apparently given up on life a while back so new poly mounts have been ordered as well. Other than that, it was a dirty job, but fairly free, except we smashed the heater core box... Any body got one laying around?
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love the FSJ's keep the progress up
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Nothing makes me happier than a snapped bolt in an engine block...

On the bright side I'm pretty sure my oil leak is just the pan gasket. It consisted of rock hard cork and rtv. I"m going to take a chance and leave the rear main alone.

I also nabbed a lower steering shaft from an xj in a yard today for $10. Rumor is it is a direct swap and eliminates the rag joint.
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Old May 7th, 2012, 09:06 AM   #8
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I have everything I need to get this motor back in and running, I just couldn't seem to get it lined up. Had it in the bay and within and inch of the trans, but it just would not go. Saturday I ran a 5k in the am and it rained so I had no want in me to get it in.

Hopefully it will be moving under its own power again on Friday. If not I may have to cancel my slsd trip at the beginning of June
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Can't wait to see it all done. I miss my Wagoneer so much.
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Progress at last.
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Old May 13th, 2012, 05:41 PM   #11
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Motor is in. There is a bad miss, I'm sure its simple I just ran out of time today. I did manage to swap to warn hubs and a made a fsj/xj hybrid lower steering shaft. Almost no slop in the steering wheel with a u joint as opposed to a blown out rag joint. Cheaper as well. I should get my drop pitman arm tomorrow so I hope to start on the lift next weekend.
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Motor is in. Runs decent I have a small carb issue but I will figure it out later.


One last pre-lift photo.


Got the front end up tonight. Need to find some sway bar brushing and the brake lines on but essentially the front is done. Going to have to trim A LOT to get 35's under it though. Probably some longer shackles too. I will get another photo before and after the rear goes up too.
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Can't wait to see this evolve. Have you tackled the floors yet?
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Not yet. Rear suspension and fixing the exhaust is on the docket tomorrow. If I get those done I will possibly be visiting flareside Ford tomorrow afternoon.

Plan is to head to slsd on June 1st for the weekend with the wife and kids. I did take the week off before that which is when I will be doing the floor. Wanna come show me your floor expertise?
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If you go see FF I have some parts to get over to him. I could meet you on your way over. Is your rear bumper done?
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If you go see FF I have some parts to get over to him. I could meet you on your way over. Is your rear bumper done?
I don't know. He said he would send me some photos the other day but he didn't... He did say he had a family reunion today and could maybe meet up afterwards. However I'm not entirely sure my junk will be done by a decent time today.

Although sitting here at the computer not making breakfast isn't going to help that...
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Who would have thought 14 bolts could be so difficult...
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Tomorrow. I will be visiting FF for my bumper friday.
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