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Old 08-27-2019, 09:33 AM
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First time Jeep owner, two wagoneers

Picked up an 85 and an 86 Grand Wagoneer this past week. Both are complete, one runs and drives. The other did before it was parked for around 10 years. Both have the 360. One shows about 140K miles the other about 150K. First AMC or Jeep product I've owned. Was looking for a winter project to work on with my teenage son and retired mechanic of a father.

The only thing I'm concerned about on the Jeep is the quarter sized rust spot on the passenger rear quarter panel. We're not body work people so I only have a few options. Botch up the repair, learn to do it right and probably still not doing it well, or pay to have it done. Thankfully thats a ways away.

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Old 08-27-2019, 10:39 AM
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Woo hooo! You picked a good rig to tinker on with your son/Dad. It looks great!

I wouldn't worry about the rust spot for now. Get one of the your rigs reliable and drive it/enjoy it, and think about it later. Maybe stick some flashing tape over it for now so water doesn't get in? But don't leave it there, it'll make things worse, long term.

These rigs are unique and when I first bought mine, I thought it was going to be super expensive to work on. If you take your time and do your research, they are not that much more expensive than other rigs.

Welcome to the group! Looking forward to seeing you around on here!
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Old 08-27-2019, 10:58 AM
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Nice looking wagon. I like the grey ones a lot. Welcome aboard and good luck.
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Old 08-28-2019, 09:45 AM
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Looks like fun, enjoy the trip !!
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Old 08-29-2019, 07:30 AM
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Good Luck these are fun vehicles, mine is a 1989 Grey.
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:10 AM
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:34 PM
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Only question is.....Just TWO Jeeps? Oh yeah, you gotta start somewhere.....I forgot. I agree it sounds like a good pair for project work.

I had to laugh at the *quarter size* rust spot. Sheesh. Up in my neck of the woods (northern rust/snow belt), that would barely be a small pimple of a problem at most. Your picture reinforces that....you have a solid base to start from! Which makes all your work worth it in the short and long run. You may want to search online, especially for some videos on *how to* fix small body problems like that. If you find enough information you should be comfortable going about tackling the spot.

Keep us posted on your work. Pics are always a plus....we are one of the few places in the entire world you can share pics of these old rigs and we fawn over them like little kids in a candy store!
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Old 08-30-2019, 07:39 PM
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Old 09-08-2019, 06:37 AM
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Welcome! There is a wealth of knowledge on this forum. Looking forward to seeing your progress.
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