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Old 11-29-2018, 09:04 AM
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damn fine work,.... all the way around.

we love this build.

going to be the finest wagoneer in louisianna.

dave in NC
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Old 12-01-2018, 10:52 PM
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Fought with the Wagon all day today. I'am not the most organized guy, but it is more of having a whole Wagoneer completely apart and not enough space to put it all in one building. Parts are all over the place, some in my house, storage room, barn, and barn loft. So today I dug around for parts I put away over a year ago and it took some time gathering them up. I could not find the fuel pump eccentric a few months back so I ordered one, well today I found the one I lost. It was in a box of parts from BJ's, I'am sure when I put it in that box I said to myself, this is the perfect place for easy access, wrong.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:10 PM
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For the last week or so I've been dry fitting the timing cover, intake, and oil pan. Just a heads up, Chevy timing covers are a little bit easier than this beast. I think I counted 63 bolts holding that thing on!!!!!!!!!
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:31 PM
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Thought I had the oil line out the side of the pan all figured out, wrong!!! I did not have the engine mount on when I fitted it and that was a problem. So I had to move the ninety fitting from the back to the front, only problem is the oil pan is bolted to the BLOCK. So somehow I was able to swap the 90 with the plug without dropping the two o rings or the pickup into the bottom of the pan.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:37 PM
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The correct routing of the oil line rubs on the engine mount bracket slightly. So broke out the grinder and made some room. This is the before pic.
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:39 PM
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After making room.
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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:57 PM
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Then I grabbed the left side header to check the fit, nope header flange hits the head bolts. Headman cuts clearance for head bolts, but I think the ARP head bolts with the washers sit a little higher than stock.
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:59 PM
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Old 12-02-2018, 12:52 AM
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Man, lots of attention to detail. Love it!! I bet you grin from ear to ear when that thing fires off. You are making a beautiful work of art.
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:29 PM
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Thanks all for the kind words, and as for panting others, it's going to be a hard no!!!! Also, the paint on the quarters after a week of looking at them and thinking I was okay with them is not working for me. I'am going to block them out and try one more time.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:44 PM
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....Also, the paint on the quarters after a week of looking at them and thinking I was okay with them is not working for me. I'am going to block them out and try one more time.
How come? Orange peel? body work? they look great in the pictures...
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:16 PM
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Rang, did not tighten the tip on the gun all the way and not enough over lap.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:21 PM
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Primed the oil pump with a half inch drill. Had my son Jake turn the engine at the crank while I spun the gutted dizzy. Oil at all the rockers and had 65 PSI at what I think was about 600 RPM.
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:22 PM
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Old 12-06-2018, 09:23 PM
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Old 12-21-2018, 07:46 PM
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Just about have the two quarters all blocked out again and hope to try and respray them again in the next two weeks over Christmas break. I took apart one of my back doors to see how bad it was. Sheet metal is fine but some of the rods that connect to door latches are rusted and need to be replace. Will check my parts Wagon to see if I have a good set.
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Old 12-21-2018, 08:00 PM
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Also that vent window on the back doors is hard to find gaskets and window channel for. Looked through Kaiserjeeps thread and saw he had found it at Team Grand Wagoneer. Al is going to fabricate his, I ordered A set from TGW. Talked with them on the 17 th. and received them today on the 21st. All looks really good, metal frames are powder coated. Comes with all stainless hardware and A little tool to install the new rivets. Gaskets look correct but will not know for sure until I get them together. Came boxed real nice.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Old 12-21-2018, 08:01 PM
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Old 12-21-2018, 08:02 PM
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Old 12-21-2018, 08:13 PM
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Also, no one makes the bottom channel for the window glass at this time, so I will try and make a set using my regulator brackets cut from my old rusted channel. Found some channel that should work from a place called J&J auto Fabrics out of California. Very nice people, pulled a bunch of measurements for me while we were on the phone.
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