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Old 05-02-2010, 11:23 AM
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Another 70 wagoneer build

I have been working on this for a friend in Seattle. It's a C model. It really needed a new cab, but the owner wanted to save it despite the costs and time involved. Sentimental value speaks miles sometimes. There wont be much floor metal left. I plan on a bed panel for a blazer to be custom fit. Any better ideas?



I had to remove and rebuild the rear sill. I am looking for a good tailgate<---




Complete with Bill Hirsch paint.



Wheel wells...





Some hammer forming





More parts, inner rear wheel well.

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Old 05-02-2010, 11:34 AM
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This part took a lot of tuning.



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So I need a tailgate for a 70. I thought I remembered reading here years ago about something changing with the latch assembly in the late 70's.
Can anyone shed some light on what gates and years I can use?

My 1969 1414X is only a few feet away. I have had it apart for 9 years now. Dana 60's TH-400, NP205, formerly 350 to a 455 to a LS6 not yet obtained. I'm itching to get this one back on the road. I need a twin.
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:59 PM
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Wow nice work. You could build a whole new wagoneer from scratch.
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Very nice work.
Yes, the latches change in mid '79, there's also a change to the bottom lip of the tailgate earlier than that, near the sealing area. You need someone smarter than me to point out exactly what it is though.

They will work up until the latch change (some folks actually get real creative and change the latches too) but you'll have to be creative on the lower portion of the seal.
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Man you have a lot more time on your hand than I do!! Very nice work!!
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Very nice! Quality sheetmetal work is a beautiful thing to watch.
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