1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby Iroc313 » Fri May 04, 2018 9:54 am

DustinLangston wrote:Are you going to be adding wood paneling? Or striping or anything? I love the green, but it almost feels like it needs to be toned down a bit. I think even hubcaps and cleaning the white walls will help. Cool rig though. What did you cover the dash in? Is that alcantara?

It'll be staying like it is for now. The chrome is helping to tone it down, and I agree about the white Walls! That will all be done very last.

And yep! Wanted to go a little different with the dash pad

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby Fire1 » Wed May 16, 2018 8:54 pm

Hi Iroc, you've done an amazing job. You said you were keeping the stock height springs but it looks like it's sitting higher or is that due to the tire size? What size tire did you go with?
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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby Iroc313 » Mon May 21, 2018 12:01 pm

Fire1 wrote:Hi Iroc, you've done an amazing job. You said you were keeping the stock height springs but it looks like it's sitting higher or is that due to the tire size? What size tire did you go with?

It actually equates to a 2" lift, the tires are 31's

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby Moosehead » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:46 pm

Spectacular build and kit. I wanted to do the same LS3 swap and defaulted to modifying stock, first. Awe crap. Love the gauge cluster. Heck, love everything.

What headlamps are those? Looks to throw some flame.
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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby Iroc313 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:48 am

Moosehead wrote:Spectacular build and kit. I wanted to do the same LS3 swap and defaulted to modifying stock, first. Awe crap. Love the gauge cluster. Heck, love everything.

What headlamps are those? Looks to throw some flame.

They are the trucklite 5x7 LED's. I love em!

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby Iroc313 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:09 pm

I guess they're never really done, but I'm done for now! Did a small photoshoot with my buddies cessna 310.

Appreciate all the nice comments and thoughts on this guys, it's been a hell of a project!

My next one is probably going to be a gladiator. And eventually I wanna build a coil spring frame for this truck!

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby jaber » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:21 am

Beautiful Jeep, outstanding job!
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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby Rinkle_Stinkle » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:35 pm

Iroc313 wrote:I guess they're never really done, but I'm done for now! Did a small photoshoot with my buddies cessna 310.

Appreciate all the nice comments and thoughts on this guys, it's been a hell of a project!

My next one is probably going to be a gladiator. And eventually I wanna build a coil spring frame for this truck!



what electric fan/radiator combo did you go with from Novak? any clearance issues with the hydroboost and the LS?

i'm about to possible head that direction and just starting to get the details together.
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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby twisted frame » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:37 pm

I love the bold color choice. Cool mix of the old and the new and very impressive detail. I especially like how incredibly detailed the pignose grill is - you never see them looking that good. The way the body behind the grill is blacked out, like stock, is really nice to see. Some folks just blast the whole body one color and skip that part when using a full-width grill and it can stick out like a sore thumb. I had a set of those full-width/full-coverage hub cabs on an 82 I once had. They didn't look as good on mine as they do in your pics!!!
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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby Iroc313 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:26 pm

Rinkle_Stinkle wrote:what electric fan/radiator combo did you go with from Novak? any clearance issues with the hydroboost and the LS?

i'm about to possible head that direction and just starting to get the details together.

I just did their fsj style radiator and single spal fan setup with their shroud. Stays ice cold and I love the shroud design.

And no clearance issues with the hydroboost. Although I'm on my second one and it leaks a little which is annoying.

Worth it for how responsive the brakes are though

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby Iroc313 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:42 pm

twisted frame wrote:I love the bold color choice. Cool mix of the old and the new and very impressive detail. I especially like how incredibly detailed the pignose grill is - you never see them looking that good. The way the body behind the grill is blacked out, like stock, is really nice to see. Some folks just blast the whole body one color and skip that part when using a full-width grill and it can stick out like a sore thumb. I had a set of those full-width/full-coverage hub cabs on an 82 I once had. They didn't look as good on mine as they do in your pics!!!

I agree I can't stand that. Especially with a bright color.

The pig nose is just an aftermarket one, so once this one gets sand blasted I'll just pick up another. But I agree I love how it came out.

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby sonoraed » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:50 pm

Nice job IROC great pictures

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby az chip » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:11 pm

Interior shots?
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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby Fire1 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:15 pm

Did you sort out your rough riding suspension?
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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby Iroc313 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:04 pm

Fire1 wrote:Did you sort out your rough riding suspension?

Not really. The springs softened up a little bit but I'm just going to deal with it for now.


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