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Old 05-26-2020, 01:26 PM
wnc_neer wnc_neer is offline
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Join Date: May 23, 2020
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WNC Wagoneer Project

Hey guys,

I recently picked up a 78' Wagoneer in Western North Carolina. It is a pretty big project, but i'm excited to learn more about FSJs and (hopefully) fix this one up.

I only spent a few hundred bucks on the Wagoneer, but the frame is really solid, 85k miles, clean title, & I was able to drive it home 45 minutes without major issue (other than leaving oil pretty bad). It wont idle right now probably due to old gas, so it's sitting in the driveway waiting on a carb rebuild kit, and a new fuel filter and pump. Tank will probably come out to be cleaned as well. I cut out a lot of rust from both rockers, and passenger quarter panel. Passenger quarter panel is so bad I can stick my hand into the interior. I'm currently trying to get in touch with Jakes FSJ Junkyard to check out if they have any parts that could help me - he's only 45 minutes away from me!

Anyway - that's the story so far. I'm looking forward to using this forum to figure out partially restoring this wagoneer. Love these Jeeps and stoked to own one now.

A photo of the wagoneer -

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Old 05-27-2020, 11:57 AM
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Welcome to the forum! Yeah you have a fair amount of rust but it can be dealt with. Congrats, a few hundred for a runner ain't bad at all.
Ran when parked.
88 GW, 401/727/208, 5" lift, D44s/4.10s/locked up, 35s with a few Evil Twin & TT's Fabworks mods
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Old 05-27-2020, 01:40 PM
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Join Date: Jul 25, 2016
Location: Benson. NC
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cool wagoneer,...

you don't see those type of OEM aluminum rims very often.

good luck on your build.

dave in NC
SOLSAKS - dave
1976 J-10 HONCHO Fleetside
1982 J-10 Fleetside
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Old 05-30-2020, 08:59 PM
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Welcome to the forum. We are over the mountain in Kingsport, TN. Jakes is a great place, have been there a couple times; he has been a big help in our journey to,restore our Wagoneer. Good luck!
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