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Old 12-21-2015, 12:07 PM
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bought an 88 a few questions

ok i posted in the introduce yourself forum but figured id start here also. I was wondering if a grill from an 83 would fit my 88 I know there different but mine is busted on the drivers side and if i can get one cheap... also my drivers side lock switch locks everything but wont unlock what years of the switches are the same? if done some searching and really havent found 100% answers im sure ill have more questions as i start to drive it and work on it. thanks.
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Old 12-21-2015, 12:18 PM
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The grilles are a direct swap.
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Old 12-21-2015, 11:13 PM
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If your switch doesn't feel broken, take it out and spray some contact cleaner in it and work it back and forth. Give it a little time to dry, then hook it back up and try it out. If that don't work, if your up to it, try to dissasmble the switch and find out what's going on.
I don't know for sure but I believe the switches from your 88 would be the same up till the 91's. Older than 88, 87 I would not know.
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Old 12-22-2015, 10:01 AM
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OK thanks for the info guys
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Old 12-23-2015, 07:51 AM
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A few pics

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Old 12-23-2015, 01:28 PM
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Nice Waggy !! Wish I could get my hands on one to add to my Jeep collection. I like the older ones a little better, but I'd "settle" for a newer one. Just trying to find one up here in the rust belt that hasn't returned itself to earth yet.
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Old 12-24-2015, 07:10 PM
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Cool Wagon. Looks to be in pretty good shape too. Just put some duct tape over that hole in the corner of the grill... It don't look bad.
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Old 12-27-2015, 06:42 PM
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Yeah its not too bad really may try the duck tape though till I can find one
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Old 12-27-2015, 08:27 PM
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FYI

Grilles of different years/types do not all interchange the mounting tabs will be different.
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Old 01-05-2016, 07:03 AM
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ok so got it licenced and started driving it the guy i bought it from had just put a new carb and dist on it. the timing was way off got it set about 12-14 for now seems to run much better found a couple of vacuum leaks. now its been a while since i have worked on a carb or anything with a vacuum advance. should it have full vacuum at idle? from what i remember it had no vacuum at idle then vacuum came on as the engine revved or gave it gas?
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Grilles of different years/types do not all interchange the mounting tabs will be different.
The muscle grille is the only direct bolt in swap with the final edition grille.
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ok so got it licenced and started driving it the guy i bought it from had just put a new carb and dist on it. the timing was way off got it set about 12-14 for now seems to run much better found a couple of vacuum leaks. now its been a while since i have worked on a carb or anything with a vacuum advance. should it have full vacuum at idle? from what i remember it had no vacuum at idle then vacuum came on as the engine revved or gave it gas?
They tend to run better on full manifold vacuum and between 10°-14° advanced.
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Old 01-05-2016, 03:30 PM
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The muscle grille is the only direct bolt in swap with the final edition grille.

They tend to run better on full manifold vacuum and between 10°-14° advanced.

ok thanks the jeep defiantly runs better now idle is so much smoother.
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:19 AM
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Might not be the same Wag but I have seen one just like that running on I44 from 6 Flags towards St Louis a few times.

Good looking Jeep!
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:40 AM
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could be the guy i bought it from fly fished a lot i think so he could have been down that way with it fishing.
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Old 01-06-2016, 11:58 AM
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Nice. Looks solid. My first one was a '90 in that color. Like it.

The '89 I drive now has a muscle grille on it. But I bought it that way.
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Old 01-07-2016, 07:57 AM
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cool yeah i actually thought about painting it a matt grey instead of the gloss same color as stock just in matt... the muscle grills are pretty sweet looking on them i think..
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:50 AM
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cool yeah i actually thought about painting it a matt grey instead of the gloss same color as stock just in matt... the muscle grills are pretty sweet looking on them i think..

My grey one was pretty matte with the dead clear coat! The white doesn't seem to have that issue.

I stumbled on this the other week looking something up (local interest story, but the lead photo is a kinda ruff late GW with a muscle grille):

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Ma...umbers-Add-Up/
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:20 AM
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yeah mine is pretty much flat grey now minus the hood lol
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