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  • It finally happened!!!!!

    Had a 3:20 doctors appointment today. Drove the Wagon, and when I came out a new GRAND WAGONEER was parked right next to ours. Took A few pics.
    1978 Wagoneer

    401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

    Mods:
    Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box

  • #2
    The old wagons look so small compared to the newer ones.
    1978 Wagoneer

    401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

    Mods:
    Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box

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    • #3
      That is so cool!

      But, I would take your rig over the new one any day and all day...
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      Am I done yet?

      Holy Moly, I am done.....

      Most users ever online was 656, 06-30-2007 at 09:50 PM.
      I was there! Still waiting for my Tee shirt...

      1969 1414X Wag,
      71 J4000 Rang-A-Stangs next project!!

      Building a m715 over at the m715zone
      Beloved wife Elizabeth Ann Temple Murdered by covid on Oct 19th 2021

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      • #4
        I see one everyday dropping off and picking up my daughter from school. Crazy how big the new ones are.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Kaiserjeeps
          That is so cool!

          But, I would take your rig over the new one any day and all day...
          Absolutely. I think Jeep should have made the styling on the new ones look more like the old ones.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by glenn715
            Absolutely. I think Jeep should have made the styling on the new ones look more like the old ones.
            They did. They put Jeep Grand Wagoneer on it. That is as close as Jeep could get for styling.

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            • #7
              I got pics last winter in downtown of mine next to a brand new one...I hate how big the new ones are it's crazy.

              There are like three of them when parent are at the HS here...but the people driving the new ones don't seem to pay hardly any attention to the outside world and are off in their cyberspace. Ok that's not fair, but they never look at the SJ twice, and it's BRIGHT blue.

              The irony (to me) is how much older ours are, and they still get the same mileage, and will carry almost as much inside, AND you get to be cool while doing it

              BTW your rig looks really good.
              Current Rig:
              '71 Wagoneer (DD)
              B350/TH400/D20
              open knuckle D44 front (disc brakes)
              6-lug conversion rear
              http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...79#post1734879

              Previous Rig:
              Tan '88 Grand Wagoneer
              .030 over 401, TBI, headers
              3" exhaust
              31x10.5s
              2" rear lift blocks
              custom headliner
              http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...77#post1734777

              "The engineering side of me says that it's more than strong enough. The redneck side of me says that it's going to fall apart and I need to beef it up."--somebody I know

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              • #8
                Kinda funny. I wonder what the guy's thoughts were parking next to you. Maybe to impress you with how far the Wag has come? Pfft. Camaraderie? Well, it's a Jeep.
                Sic friatur crustulum

                '84 GW with Nissan SD33T, early Chev NV4500, 300, narrowed Ford reverse 44, narrowed Ford 60, SOA/reversed shackle in fornt, lowered mount/flipped shackle in rear.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Kaiserjeeps
                  That is so cool!

                  But, I would take your rig over the new one any day and all day...
                  Another of the same.

                  I don't hate the new ones. I am also a little bummed they didn't throw us old FSJs a little more of a bone with styling cues.

                  I see them all over Boise. I sat in one at the dealer last weekend and its as nice as you would think a $100k SUV would be. Only 40 years and 350k miles until I can afford one!
                  Last edited by rang-a-stang; 11-29-2022, 11:02 AM.
                  79 Cherokee Chief (SOLD, goodbye old buddy) https://forums.ifsja.org/core/images/smilies/frown.png
                  (Cherokee Build Thread)
                  11 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition 4x4
                  09 Mazdaspeed3 Grand Touring https://forums.ifsja.org/core/images...tom/drivin.gif
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                  • #10
                    I'll take one of each.
                    For External Use Only

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                    • #11
                      Yes keeping some of the old body lines similar to the late model muscle cars would have been cool. Camaro's, Challengers, Mustangs etc.. You can see the resemblance. Wagoneers are so darn cool.. I just can't get over that..
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                      Am I done yet?

                      Holy Moly, I am done.....

                      Most users ever online was 656, 06-30-2007 at 09:50 PM.
                      I was there! Still waiting for my Tee shirt...

                      1969 1414X Wag,
                      71 J4000 Rang-A-Stangs next project!!

                      Building a m715 over at the m715zone
                      Beloved wife Elizabeth Ann Temple Murdered by covid on Oct 19th 2021

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                      • #12
                        We're obviously not the market they are aiming at. It's funny to me that the commercial for it I've seen has only about a one second shot of an original. I guess they don't want potential buyers to get too nostalgic.
                        Sic friatur crustulum

                        '84 GW with Nissan SD33T, early Chev NV4500, 300, narrowed Ford reverse 44, narrowed Ford 60, SOA/reversed shackle in fornt, lowered mount/flipped shackle in rear.

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                        • #13
                          Full Size Jeeper is a car guy,
                          because he parked as far over to the right as he could

                          so the car in the next spot would not hit his with their door !!!

                          i have done that many times.

                          and yes your FSJ is much more fun than than the new GW.

                          the new G.W.'s just look like a tahoe.
                          SOLSAKS - dave
                          1976 J-10 HONCHO Fleetside
                          1982 J-10 Fleetside
                          1988 grand wagoneer
                          2004 RUBICON jeep
                          Benson, NC

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                          • #14
                            100 grand for a new one but guess which one will get more thumbs ups by other drivers.

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                            • #15
                              I have often said if auto manufacturers made vehicles to please me they would soon go out of business.
                              FSJ Hybrid build thread: http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/...ad.php?t=43332
                              We are Borg, but we don't know it yet.
                              We are being assimilated but we don't know it yet.
                              Resistance is not futile yet.
                              Are you and your children connected yet?

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