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Old 11-17-2009, 12:05 AM
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Glad to have found the IFSJA! *pics of the last year*

I have been on BJs forum since last Dec, and just started looking around and found you guys. I bought a 1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer in Dec of last year and have been working on her quite a bit. Im going to try and post pics, hopefully they come through on the first try.

She was in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia - found it on autotrader, paid $1200 and drove it back to NC, about 500 miles away.















And then the fun began!





Treated the minor rust spots and the, New Carpet!





Decided to put some aluminum flatbar in to hold the carpet in place.
I know Ive spent $150 in stainless steel bolts and screws!



Added the 6inch Kit...



Then stripping it.



Body Work!





OptimusPrimed.



And I got it back Friday!





Spent Saturday and Sunday putting locks, grill, handles, roof rack,
(fun with grommets) and then took the tailgate apart so I could
rebuild the power window tracks, lower channel etc.



I got 3 door panels back on, but now need a photo of the back of
the power window switch. The previous owner must have had something done to it, so the wires are intact, I just dont know which pins to stick them on (on the back of the power mirror switch) If anyone can take a pic I'd appreciate it!

Next up - rebuild the rear gate this weekend, and start looking for someone to install all the woodgrain and trim, and of course put the
new rims and tires back on it!
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:36 AM
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Welcome to the board, great progress and great pics!
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:38 AM
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In 1987, Road and Track called the Grand Wagoneer "one of the most capable off-roaders going" and "a first-rate off-roader and inclement weather vehicle AMC has honed close to perfection." It also called the interior "truly grand."


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Old 11-17-2009, 02:59 AM
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Welcome!

I found this little nugget courtesy of Ol Tom...to solve the power mirror wiring...been there, done that.

http://oljeep.com/gw/elec/mirror.jpg
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:09 AM
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Welcome aboard

Great progress so far.

Are you keep the grill or going razor or rhino?
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:19 AM
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Welcome, and that's some nice work!
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:03 AM
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Welcome from SW CO! Lookin Good. Body work can be tedious but it has paid off for you with a nice lifted, shiny Jeep.

They should have had 4" and 6" options from the dealer.

I keep telling myself I would be happy if my Jeep was all one color.
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:25 AM
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Welcome from SW VA. Do me a favor, go have some B's BBQ for me
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:32 AM
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:59 AM
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Sweet Fancy Moses !! You should make a video on restoration....good job!
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:52 AM
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Welcome from the South

Welcome from Little Rock, AR. Great pics seams to coming along quite well. Great job.
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:06 AM
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Looking good... You gonna wheel it?
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:16 AM
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Show off!! Very nice Wag and congrats on doing in one year what takes most of us a lifetime. What tires and wheels you plan on using?


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Old 11-17-2009, 10:11 AM
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Nice work you've done so far. Looks clean and new again!
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:18 AM
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Welcome!

I found this little nugget courtesy of Ol Tom...to solve the power mirror wiring...been there, done that.

http://oljeep.com/gw/elec/mirror.jpg


That is exactly what I needed, Thanks!!!!!!!!! Now I can cut out the new moisture barrier and put the last door panel on this weekend!
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:23 AM
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Show off!! Very nice Wag and congrats on doing in one year what takes most of us a lifetime. What tires and wheels you plan on using?


JR

Thanks! Yeah, I have spent a ton on bringing her back. Ready to enjoy it - just a few more kinks.

Im going with the tires and rims that are on it in the photo where its primed, took them off so they would get over spray.

Looks like I could jump off a cliff and not bottom out with the stock shoes.
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1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
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Platinum Silver over Burgundy



In 1987, Road and Track called the Grand Wagoneer "one of the most capable off-roaders going" and "a first-rate off-roader and inclement weather vehicle AMC has honed close to perfection." It also called the interior "truly grand."


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Old 11-17-2009, 11:25 AM
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Looking good... You gonna wheel it?


Im about 2hrs from Nags Head / OBX so thats probably where it will see action. Id have to buy another one to drive in the mud / rocks !

Jeeps are addictive. I still look at them online, even though I dont need another one!
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1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
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Platinum Silver over Burgundy



In 1987, Road and Track called the Grand Wagoneer "one of the most capable off-roaders going" and "a first-rate off-roader and inclement weather vehicle AMC has honed close to perfection." It also called the interior "truly grand."


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Old 11-17-2009, 11:28 AM
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Welcome from SW VA. Do me a favor, go have some B's BBQ for me

Hears a person that knows BBQ!! I haven't stopped into B's in a bit, but I think Ive just been inspired to do so.

SW VA, cool. Have you heard of Mouth of Wilson, VA? Id never heard of it until I found my Jeep there on a mountain.
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Platinum Silver over Burgundy



In 1987, Road and Track called the Grand Wagoneer "one of the most capable off-roaders going" and "a first-rate off-roader and inclement weather vehicle AMC has honed close to perfection." It also called the interior "truly grand."


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Old 11-17-2009, 11:30 AM
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Welcome aboard

Great progress so far.

Are you keep the grill or going razor or rhino?

Im not totally "up" on the grills. I know i heard of the Rhino grill, but
have not seen a Razor.

I bought this grill on ebay for $100, used of course, I just need to polish the
metal all over the truck.

Ill have to google the razor!
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1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
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Platinum Silver over Burgundy



In 1987, Road and Track called the Grand Wagoneer "one of the most capable off-roaders going" and "a first-rate off-roader and inclement weather vehicle AMC has honed close to perfection." It also called the interior "truly grand."


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Old 11-17-2009, 11:32 AM
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hey welcome from the coast of NC my waggy is same color inside and out as yours I kinda like no woodgrain after the paint, hmmmmmmmmmm
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