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Old 11-18-2003, 12:41 PM
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Thank you, I had been reading a classic truck magazine and that drawing had been mentioned, I have been looking for it for almost six months.

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Old 11-18-2003, 01:20 PM
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tyr to find "truck builder" or any of the others I like them because they not only show you the finised project but get really in depth on body mods and such They are owned by John Dianna a hot rodder from way back and has worked for most of the others before he started hi own mags
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Old 11-18-2003, 01:37 PM
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My buddies chopped and lowered Wag is definately not factory original ifs, we pulled the clip this weekend and it looks to either have a different frame, or a different front frame section/suspension.

Here is the original post about his Jeep and pics.

Previous post on friends wag







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Old 11-18-2003, 01:39 PM
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looks like a well executed street rod
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Old 11-18-2003, 02:15 PM
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WOW! Lots of great work took place on that Wag!

While that paint job does not suit my personal tastes, there was a lot body work and planning went into that project.

I enjoy a great Off-Road rig, but I really love a great Street Rod!

This Wag is a great Street Rod!
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Old 11-18-2003, 02:24 PM
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I hate to say it, but that thing is dope - especially under the hood. It looks mean all wide and low and what not. Props to whoever did it...
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Old 11-18-2003, 03:20 PM
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My buddy is having the LT98 Vette engine redone, he is going for more HP. He is also going to redo the interior and have some paint work done. If I had the talent and the money, I wouldn't mind doing that to my chief. It would be interesting also to do it with a 4door wag, but make the rear doors suicide.
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Old 11-18-2003, 03:37 PM
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i guess i'm a dinosaur - jeep and 2wd shouldn't be used in the same sentence - no doubt that was an awesomely built ride but still...it's like putting the tastiest cream cake frosting on a terd ( terd being lowered 2wd not the Jeep )
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Old 11-19-2003, 12:53 AM
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RogueStar, I respect your opinion.
I'm glad we all do not think alike, for it would be a boring world!

One reason for owning a FSJ is because a person does not see them everyday.
As time marches forward, we may see less and less of them.
Maybe in some areas of the world, this is not true, but most of the places that I've lived,
it is true: FSJ are not as common as the Big Three.
I'm sure the IH 'Cornbinders' crowd thinks similar.

So, when looking for a 2WD Street Truck, I would like choice a Wagoneer for the same reason,
because they are different.

I like the Wagoneers for their style and graceful lines with chrome grills and bumpers.
Not Bubble shaped like cars are today with plastic bumpers!

I do feel that there a fine line between tasteful and Bling! Bling!
I'm not into rockers grinding on the payment or neon light tubes, but I do like the idea of a super kewl street truck.

I would like to hope there is enough room in the world for all the lifted 4WD FSJ and maybe one or two FSJ Street Rigs.
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Old 11-19-2003, 03:57 AM
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a 4door wag, but make the rear doors suicide.
WOW...now that would be interesting....I love those doors.
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Old 11-19-2003, 05:33 AM
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Yuck, Yuck , Yuck !!!!
Personal opinion, looks like it was well exacuted
even if in my opinion the concept is sick.

(Old school, Jeep built a lot of 2 wheel drive
trucks,wagons,FSJ's, PJ .. though the years so
Jeep and 2 WD , does not seem weird to me, now
slamed,chopped,neon lights,fuzzy dice and carpeted
dashes , that offends my concept of Jeep, but more
power to the guy it is his money.)

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Old 11-19-2003, 06:53 AM
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What ya got against fuzzy dice?
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Old 11-30-2003, 01:31 PM
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What engine is in that beast? Clearly not a 360 or a 401, that thing looks to be powerfull instead!
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Old 11-30-2003, 04:30 PM
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I would like to hope there is enough room in the world for all the lifted 4WD FSJ and maybe one or two FSJ Street Rigs.
Go for it Bryan. I'd love to see a hot rod 2WD Wag done nicely. Just no bicycle wheels and rubber band tires ok?
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Old 11-30-2003, 07:23 PM
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I have some great pics of a wag made into a chopped and lowered 2 dr. I can't post them cause the puter crashed a while back, I can see the pics on my monitor but when I try to send them it says files can't be found (maybe some of you computer guru's can tell me how to get them to where I can send them.
Anyway, someone posted these pics about a year ago on the forum and I kept them. The file is "jackswag_files" I did a search but can't find them, The wag is purple and a mixture of colors and has been tubbed (like a drag car) maybe someone else remembers seeing it. Wish I could send the pics to you but not able too.
Check under general discussion, the post "Lowered GWS"

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Old 11-30-2003, 10:06 PM
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What engine is in that beast? Clearly not a 360 or a 401, that thing looks to be powerfull instead!
350 TPI Chevy out of a Corvette. Good torque motor.
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Here is a picture of a custom Independant Front Suspension kit for a 1955-1959 Chevy Truck.



I am showing you this picture to illustrate what I was thinking about how I would install IFS to a FSJ.
Even though this pic is of custom kit using Mustang II style pieces and a Rack and Pinion stearing, it is very similar in configuration to the 1973-1987 Chevy Truck 2WD.

The major differences between this picture and the 73-87 is the 73-87 uses stamped steel control arms and does not use rack and pinion stearing.

BTW, out FSJ use a very similar power stearing gear box that Full Sized Chevy's use, so get the staering to work should be a snap!

I would use 1973-1987 2WD Chevy as a donor for the IFS. There are zillons of these in the junks yards.

There are just a few bolts that connect the front cross member to the frame a Chevy Truck.
I feel without much fab work that a person take this whole assembly and make it fit a FSJ Frame.
Aren't Waggy frames too wide for Chevy IFS?
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Yes, the waggy front end is a bit wide to bolt in the crossmember. The frame could probably be modified to accept it but there are better alternatives at that point, such as Mustang II and possibly AMC Pacer (Billyrb was going to do this, don't know how far he got). The track width on a Chevy IFS is too wide to clear narrow-trac fenders although it does look sweet with wide-tracs.
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Old 04-09-2011, 03:40 AM
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My buddies chopped and lowered Wag is definately not factory original ifs, we pulled the clip this weekend and it looks to either have a different frame, or a different front frame section/suspension.

Here is the original post about his Jeep and pics.

Previous post on friends wag


Link is broken. I'd love to see more about this rig. Especially the bodywork for the chop.
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Yes, the waggy front end is a bit wide to bolt in the crossmember. The frame could probably be modified to accept it but there are better alternatives at that point, such as Mustang II and possibly AMC Pacer (Billyrb was going to do this, don't know how far he got). The track width on a Chevy IFS is too wide to clear narrow-trac fenders although it does look sweet with wide-tracs.

If I remember correctly from an ancient thread, the Pacer bolts on fairly easily, but has limited (or no) drop potential. Anyone know if that is true?
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