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Old 05-06-2021, 09:31 PM
1973LT 1973LT is offline
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76 Wagoneer Driver Build

I have always loved these full size Jeeps. I wasn't looking but ended up buying an orphan from a gentleman that was relocating to a new job. It's been about two months and I have been collecting parts to build it how I would like it. As a bonus it has a 401 in it but it only runs if you poor fuel down its throat. In my obsession I ended up purchasing a '78 J20 to donate some parts. I plan on swapping in the 3/4 ton axles and 4 speed from the J20 to the Waggy. The J20 also has a reportedly rebuilt 360. I think that it may be true looking at how clean the freeze plugs and gaskets are. I am putting the 360 into the Waggy until I can rebuild the 401. Anyway, here is the beginning.

I wanted to upload images but honestly the amount of image manipulation it takes to satisfy this sites limitations simply isn't worth it in the modern era...
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Old 05-07-2021, 11:01 AM
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I already responded to the other thread but in case you are only seeing this one, I was frustrated at first about the images as well. I found No manipulation needed and you don't have to sign up for anything.
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:21 AM
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Sounds awesome! Welcome to the group!

When I bought mine it ran the same (only when you pour fuel down it's throat).

You have a solid plan! I don't think the J20 axles will "bolt-in" but it should not be that hard to get them in. The steering is slightly different, too but not a big lift to swap that over.

Your truck should be a really fun project!
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