Building a Wide Track Wagoneer.. Finally!

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Re: Building a Wide Track Wagoneer.. Finally!

Postby jpswapmohn » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:15 pm

Yep, same..Image


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Re: Building a Wide Track Wagoneer.. Finally!

Postby jpswapmohn » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:32 pm

not sure if FB links work here, but this is from the shop. I pick it up on Friday!
I still have some stuff to do to it (ok, a lot of stuff..) but ain’t she purdy?!

https://www.facebook.com/story.php?stor ... 1420245088
One day I will wake up and realize that my jeep is complete...one day, I just know it.
88Wag, LT1/4L60E/NP242, etc. http://imgbox.com/g/rNuIasKYrS
95YJ, STaK, D44's, SOA, ARB's, Bilstein 5150s, 35" KM2's
50 CJ3A
77 J-10 (sold)

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Re: Building a Wide Track Wagoneer.. Finally!

Postby fsj454 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:37 am

Nice . Are those wheel flares Poison spiders .
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Re: Building a Wide Track Wagoneer.. Finally!

Postby fulsizjeep » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:34 am

Looks pretty darn good! :-bd

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Re: Building a Wide Track Wagoneer.. Finally!

Postby jpswapmohn » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:40 am

fsj454 wrote:Nice . Are those wheel flares Poison spiders .


The fronts are WT Cherokee fenders. The rears were WT flares from a 2-door, now grafted into the 4-door rear wheel well and the rear doors shaved to clear them.
One day I will wake up and realize that my jeep is complete...one day, I just know it.
88Wag, LT1/4L60E/NP242, etc. http://imgbox.com/g/rNuIasKYrS
95YJ, STaK, D44's, SOA, ARB's, Bilstein 5150s, 35" KM2's
50 CJ3A
77 J-10 (sold)

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Re: Building a Wide Track Wagoneer.. Finally!

Postby Stuka » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:06 am

jpswapmohn wrote:
fsj454 wrote:Nice . Are those wheel flares Poison spiders .


The fronts are WT Cherokee fenders. The rears were WT flares from a 2-door, now grafted into the 4-door rear wheel well and the rear doors shaved to clear them.


I think he was asking about the little Jeep posted above.
1981 J10 AMC 258 with HEI and Weber 32/36 DGEV Carb, T176, NP208, D44/M23 with 4.56 gears and Detroit Locker, 6" lift, 33x12.50 Cooper STT's, BJ's Offroad Rear Dozer Bumper.
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Re: Building a Wide Track Wagoneer.. Finally!

Postby fsj454 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:45 pm

cj 7 flares sorry for the misunderstanding. poison spider flares are heavy duty for baby jeeps. Chestnut brown metallic that my color :-bd
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Re: Building a Wide Track Wagoneer.. Finally!

Postby jpswapmohn » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:54 pm

The YJ mutt has a CJ7 hood and grill on it. The front fenders are hand-made CJ7 length tube fenders. The rears are made to match. They are 4.5” “flares” because some states require that no more tha 1” of tread be exposed and never know where uncle sam might decide i need to live.

Granted, they were made prior to my going from 8 to 10” wide rims, which pushed the tires out a little more..

Tube armor goes along with the fenders/flares. It was all powder coated to a color slightly darker than the original paint color (couldn’t find an exact match) and then had the jeep painted to match the powder coat...then wrapped it in the body armor. Now, a lot of this makes no sense for a rig that gets bounced through the woods, rocks,etc. But it seemed like a good idea at the time.

powder coating ground away by contact with rocks and trees is not easily repaired.
I probably should have used smooth bedliner on the outside of the tub before putting armor on, instead of paying for bodywork and a custom-mixed paint color that will be difficult to replicate.
The hood now needs replacing (stupid owner trying to raise it in high winds to assess a charging issue..). Will have to get someone to color-match it again.

I love my mutt. It is the only new vehicle I have ever bought for myself (95 YJ). Can’t imagine i will ever sell it. I do imagine it will always need something fixed. Frame has been straightened a couple of times, Frame, 1/2 the tub, and most of the engine are about the only things original to what i drove off the lot in ‘95.
One day I will wake up and realize that my jeep is complete...one day, I just know it.
88Wag, LT1/4L60E/NP242, etc. http://imgbox.com/g/rNuIasKYrS
95YJ, STaK, D44's, SOA, ARB's, Bilstein 5150s, 35" KM2's
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Re: Building a Wide Track Wagoneer.. Finally!

Postby jpswapmohn » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:22 pm

Well, she didn’t come home today. A couple of small things that the shop will address before I take it (they pointed them out to me).

First time in the sunlight... she sure is purdy!

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One day I will wake up and realize that my jeep is complete...one day, I just know it.
88Wag, LT1/4L60E/NP242, etc. http://imgbox.com/g/rNuIasKYrS
95YJ, STaK, D44's, SOA, ARB's, Bilstein 5150s, 35" KM2's
50 CJ3A
77 J-10 (sold)

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Re: Building a Wide Track Wagoneer.. Finally!

Postby jpswapmohn » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:30 pm

http://imgbox.com/Zr6roqdH

http://imgbox.com/wnqgCdYN

All the pics so far: http://imgbox.com/g/rNuIasKYrS

Not sure if they are showing up above as they just look like empty boxes on my tablet for some reason.
One day I will wake up and realize that my jeep is complete...one day, I just know it.
88Wag, LT1/4L60E/NP242, etc. http://imgbox.com/g/rNuIasKYrS
95YJ, STaK, D44's, SOA, ARB's, Bilstein 5150s, 35" KM2's
50 CJ3A
77 J-10 (sold)

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Re: Building a Wide Track Wagoneer.. Finally!

Postby toothofwar » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:43 pm

Is it just me, or is the driver side wheels alot closer together than the the passenger side?

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Re: Building a Wide Track Wagoneer.. Finally!

Postby toothofwar » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:46 pm

Also, that thing is awesome! I didn't think I would like the blacked out chrome, but it works so well with that paint! And that dash is amazing! How hard was it to swap to the B&M shifter?

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Re: Building a Wide Track Wagoneer.. Finally!

Postby jpswapmohn » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:45 pm

I think (hope?) that is an optical illusion from the photos. Will definitely measure once i have it in hand (likely sometime in January as I will not be “home” on a weekday for some time with work and the holidays.).
One day I will wake up and realize that my jeep is complete...one day, I just know it.
88Wag, LT1/4L60E/NP242, etc. http://imgbox.com/g/rNuIasKYrS
95YJ, STaK, D44's, SOA, ARB's, Bilstein 5150s, 35" KM2's
50 CJ3A
77 J-10 (sold)

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Re: Building a Wide Track Wagoneer.. Finally!

Postby toothofwar » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:49 pm

I hope so too. It's still an amazing rig. Can't wait to see the final product.

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Re: Building a Wide Track Wagoneer.. Finally!

Postby DustinLangston » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:35 pm

What are the 8 bolt axles from? I'm freakin loving this so far.
1982 Wagoneer Limited 5.3L Vortec 4L60E swap - finished/restored - sold - bought back - sold again
1979 Wagoneer 360 TH400 1339 QT - built into perfect daily driver - sold
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1967 Super Wagoneer - sold, too much work
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Re: Building a Wide Track Wagoneer.. Finally!

Postby jpswapmohn » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:56 pm

Front is from a 84 J20 that East Coast Gears rebuilt with Truetrac. The J20 rear had grooves cut in the races. ECG built a new rear from one of their new centers. They added heavy tubes, Grizzly locker, disc brakes and all the brackets for the wagoneer.
One day I will wake up and realize that my jeep is complete...one day, I just know it.
88Wag, LT1/4L60E/NP242, etc. http://imgbox.com/g/rNuIasKYrS
95YJ, STaK, D44's, SOA, ARB's, Bilstein 5150s, 35" KM2's
50 CJ3A
77 J-10 (sold)

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Re: Building a Wide Track Wagoneer.. Finally!

Postby rocklaurence » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:07 am

Jeep should have offered this as an option. What was WRONG with them!!!!


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