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Old 01-28-2020, 02:29 PM
Br0ckH0pp Br0ckH0pp is offline
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'78 Wagoneer, Driver Build

Live up in Fargo, ND currently, right on the edge of the salt belt, picked this guy up for a decent price and I'm pretty confident that I'll be able to tackle anything it throws at me. It started with some fresh fuel back in october, so first thing to tackle is the engine troubleshooting after getting the fuel system flushed and new fuel in to make sure it starts again. This one is going to get interesting as far as my own personal touches and the eventual goal of it being an overlanding/camping vehicle for a guy who's very resourceful but likes his amenities and luxuries.

next steps are as follows:
1. fuel system rebuild
2. ignition system rebuild
3. floorboards, quarter panels, and rockers rust repair.
4. sound and thermal insulation all around
5. carpet on the front and rear seating areas
6. double check all daily systems are ready to go for daily driving
(this is where my imagination and pride are going to come in)
7. hardwood flooring for the cargo area floor, tailgate, and headliner
8. Lift and 32(ish) inch tires all the way around
9. full frame integrated regulation roll cage (maybe slightly beefier?) with integrated roof rack
10. custom stereo system setup with head unit on the ceiling instead of in the dash
---list will be continued as more ideas arrive---






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Old 01-28-2020, 03:19 PM
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dang
unmolested is the word.

all original.

if that horn button does not have cracks in the clear center logo area
it is prob worth what you paid for entire vehicle !

good project.

dave in NC
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Old 01-28-2020, 08:54 PM
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Sweet!! Save another one. Melnicks has really decent rocker skins. Be sure and post the build. I have a thing for stainless. I like it.
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Old 01-28-2020, 10:55 PM
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Awesome! Take your time and don't pull it all apart at once. Try to keep it driveable the whole time and you will enjoy it a lot more.
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Old 01-29-2020, 08:33 AM
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Awesome! Take your time and don't pull it all apart at once. Try to keep it driveable the whole time and you will enjoy it a lot more.
this is definitely the goal, picked up a spare daily though to make sure that i can still be mobile if she does go down
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Old 01-29-2020, 09:41 AM
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I have been doing the same thing with my Wedding Wagon Build thread, keeping it drivable has made the whole thing so much better! Improving the Jeep, yet being able to take it our for the weekend or whatever keeps you going when roadblocks come up.

Super stocked to see this come together, you and I have alot of the same ideas!

That interior is freaking MINT! (other then the carpet) but seriously so nice!

I'm subscribed.
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Old 01-29-2020, 11:26 AM
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Thanks for liking my build. For the real deal, check out Kaiserjeeps build. It's on the second page of the build threads.(Another 70 wagoneer build) over 200,000 views. It is the most complete and detailed build of a Wagoneer you will ever see. Tons of great info you can get for your build. Good luck with yours!!!
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