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Old 12-27-2018, 08:00 AM
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His-N-Hers build: '89 Grand Wagoneer 6.0 LS swap

A while back I dragged home this basket case with the intention of building it for my wife. A better candidate came along and I ended up building it with a 5.3LS for her daily driver. See the build here http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=185179

Parts list: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8...LUVVR VJWNEhJ (Disclaimer there are some parts on there I didn't end up using - small fuel filter, a few fittings, etc.)

Some things I will do differently on the second build (His) :

-Go with 3.73 gears instead of 3.54
-Rear mount gas tank instead of spending so much time making the stock tank work with a universal sender and intank pump
-Buy a motor/trans combo from a guy about 2hrs away who sells them turnkey instead of dealing with a donor truck. I couldn't use near as many parts as I thought I'd be able to and pricewise it was probably a wash.
-Go with a smaller fuel pump than the one linked. I had to wire an extra relay to handle the current. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/vpn-gca758-2



After replacing the rockers and repairing the quarters, I'm ready to get started on a 6.0 transplant. The plan is to keep this for daily duty and pulling my crawler and to sell my F150 when finished.






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Old 12-27-2018, 02:37 PM
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So, the other build is the "Hers" in His-N-Hers Woodies and this is the "His"?
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Old 12-28-2018, 11:49 PM
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Got the motor put in today.

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Old 12-28-2018, 11:53 PM
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Took a trip to see my friend Dex Browder at Dex's Jeeps near Selmer, TN yeasterday. Picked up an XJ gas tank, several steering shafts, and a wiper module for 60 bucks. Got the front half of the steering shaft mated to mine while the motor was out.
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Old 12-28-2018, 11:54 PM
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Got the gas tank fitted but still have some figuring out to do on plumbing.

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Old 12-28-2018, 11:58 PM
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Engine mounts from Novak were back ordered and I had a week off for the holiday. Fabbed some up today. Took loooots of crawling, measuring, moving, nudging, measuring, crawling, etc to get the motor where it needed to be to tack it in. At 40, I'd rather have paid $200 and saved half a day.

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Old 12-29-2018, 12:04 AM
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Went with copper alloy fuel lines this time. Much easier to work with than steel.

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Old 12-29-2018, 12:10 AM
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So, the other build is the "Hers" in His-N-Hers Woodies and this is the "His"?
Yessir!
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Old 12-30-2018, 10:36 PM
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Got the engine in and starting to sort out wiring.



Crossmember is back in and hooked up the the Novak adapter, ready for the original 229 transfer case. I chose this route over the more common 241C XFR case for a couple reasons:
-I have two good ones due to using a 241 on the wife's Jeep
-Wanting to use AWD and no plans to wheel this jeep
-Requires full disassembly of transmission, but it was being rebuilt anyway
-Even with the $600 adapter, the cost is probably less than the other route with a speedo cable drive ($300), transfer case and yokes.

http://www.bjsoffroad.com/Late-4L60-...ter_p_722.html

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Old 01-03-2019, 05:42 PM
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Got the XJ tank installed for good. Did a separate write up on is since I could not find one done by anyone else that had actual pictures.

http://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=186536

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might have to steal the xj tank idea
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Old 01-04-2019, 09:34 AM
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That is a sweet ride! My wife will be so jealous you have "his and hers"
Are you running any sort of lift?
What tires are those?
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Old 01-04-2019, 09:32 PM
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might have to steal the xj tank idea
Glad you like it! Cost about 50 bucks.
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Old 01-04-2019, 09:33 PM
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That is a sweet ride! My wife will be so jealous you have "his and hers"
Are you running any sort of lift?
What tires are those?
3-4 inch lift on each with 31" tires.
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:29 PM
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Spent the morning getting the radiator mounts finished and fan mounted. It's out of a 1999 Ford Contour





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Old 01-13-2019, 04:28 PM
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Got the radiator hoses figured out, heater box and heater core replaced, factory trans cooler plumbed, driveshaft shortened, got a port welded into the transmission pan for a temp gauge, and took the wife to a concert in Memphis last night. Pretty productive weekend.









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Old 02-09-2019, 01:36 PM
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Got a port welded into the trans pan for a temp gauge

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Old 02-09-2019, 01:37 PM
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Test fitting F150 seats. They're the wrong color for now. I don't recommend this swap, it was a lot of work.

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Old 02-09-2019, 01:39 PM
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I really wanted a clean look under the hood, so I built a pocket under the wheel well for the PCM. I still have some cleaning up of wires to do, but so far I'm happy with it.





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DANG !!!!!!!!!
nice work on the LS swap

bet that wil be nice to drive

F150 seats might have been a pain

but man they look good, and will ride great.

get some tuff seat covers
and color will not matter.

good job !

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