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Old 11-27-2021, 09:37 AM
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70 wagoneer abandoned and stolen,slow build

First of all want to thank all you guys for your advice and input. This is my second wagoneer and the only reason my 81 wagoneer is on the road, is from countless hours of reading on this site. Anyway on to the subject at hand. I bought a 70 wagoneer that sat in an old garage for 30ish years. People tried to steal it and it got banged up in the process. Thankfully the brakes were locked up so they gave up and left it in the road. Unfortunately they stole the radiator, ash trays and muffler(probably thinking it was a cat idiots) At least it made it more affordable for me, a thousand bucks later and it is sitting in my boss's barn. On to some pictures, sorry I don't have a computer so it's links from my phone
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Old 11-27-2021, 09:42 AM
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Old 11-27-2021, 09:56 AM
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Where I picked it up and an interior picture. It is an x model which again thanks to you guys I was alluded to how good of a deal I got. So let's talk about the bad. Engine is absolutely seized, I tore it down to the block and pistons after 2 months of kerosene, tranny oil, pb blaster, whatever to get it to budge. No luck. Waiting to hear back on another buick 350 from a 68 skylark. I still don't understand how an engine so clean can be locked up so bad. I'll put up some pics of a blue 350 and the other bad situation, a huge hole in the roof
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Old 11-27-2021, 10:03 AM
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Old 11-27-2021, 10:10 AM
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So let's get onto some more pics of the good and the bad. Body is pretty solid, the paint is ugly, and the thieves banged it against garage on the way out. It does have an auxiliary tank and a sweet old tire cover though
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Old 11-27-2021, 10:17 AM
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Old 11-27-2021, 10:35 AM
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So onto more of where I'm at now. Pulled the engine out with the tractor to into it better and it still isn't moving. So now what? Put another 350 in it and hope the transmission works? Buy a junk chevy and drive train swap? Or maybe an old dodge Cummins? Cousin junked a 98 cherokee i wish he would have called me about first, they are pretty cheap. Anyway here is a picture of using the 81 to push the 70 back in the barn
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Old 11-27-2021, 10:47 AM
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Looks pretty good around the wheels wells and rockers from here but not so much around the windshield. Is there rust there?

I gotsa know; how much?

I'm a Diesel guy so I say do that. The new 4 cyl if you have the bucks. They've been done but I think the sixes are just too big.
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Old 11-27-2021, 11:20 AM
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Looks pretty good around the wheels wells and rockers from here but not so much around the windshield. Is there rust there?

I gotsa know; how much?

I'm a Diesel guy so I say do that. The new 4 cyl if you have the bucks. They've been done but I think the sixes are just too big.

New tech does open some interesting possibilities.
It amazes me the power small engines put out these days.
Ford's 4yr old little 1.5L 3-cylinder ecoboost is compact but puts out 200hp/210tq.
I'd love to do a turbo'd engine of some kind with all the room the FSJ provides up front.

OP, I love the spare tire cover.
I looked it up, guess the old bird died in 2013, but the Jeep he sold lives on!:
https://obits.oregonlive.com/us/obit...ry?id=24126506
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