77 wagoneer dd

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superdave
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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby superdave » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:53 pm

Finished pulling belts and carpet. I found a couple small rust holes, but not too bad. ImageImage

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1979bettywhite
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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby 1979bettywhite » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:18 pm

Yep, not too bad. Plans now? Other than the back seat of course.

superdave
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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby superdave » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:58 pm

I need to measure, remeasure, then remeasure again to cut out the rust in back, then I've got lower rear quarter patch panels to weld in. Then wire brush the interior and underneath. I'm really dreading the wire brush underneath. It's going to be a nasty job. Needs to be done though, if I hog the garage much longer my new tire budget it going to go to a remote start for my wife's car!
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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby 1979bettywhite » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:03 pm

Lol. I am also dreading the underside. Nothing worse than rust, mud, and dirt falling all over you. Getting in all the crevices. But want to protect it as much as I can.


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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby superdave » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:57 am

I couldn't resist picking up some parts yesterday.ImageImageImage

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1979bettywhite
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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby 1979bettywhite » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:02 am

Nice! What parts are you planning to use? I know someone on here was looking for those highly prized vent windows.

Grille looks to be in nice shape as well.

superdave
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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby superdave » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:13 am

1979bettywhite wrote:Nice! What parts are you planning to use? I know someone on here was looking for those highly prized vent windows.

Grille looks to be in nice shape as well.
I'm planning on yanking the drive train. Has a 4 speed and big boy axles. Also has a sweet factory radio with built in cb. I did see someone looking for vent windows, as well as a bench maybe. There will certainly be parts for sale after I get it all sorted out.

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superdave
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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby superdave » Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:01 pm

Picked up the front seats this afternoon. Time to start measuring up to get everything mounted. Also saw a sweet j10 with a plow and an old FC on my way back from the middle of nowhere.Image

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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby superdave » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:21 am

Working on opening up the rear wheel wells to fit the Tahoe seat. The cargo area in a Tahoe is 49 inches wide, I opened mine up to an even 50. My original plan was to just make a small notch to accommodate the seat, but it seemed less complicated to trim all the way back. With the 2" body lift planned and a small (.5"?) wheel spacer everything should fit nicely and I'll be able to fit a sheet of plywood in back, which will come in handy. I will have to modify the fuel vent tube running up the driver side.ImageImageImageImage

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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby superdave » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:02 pm

Test fit the rear seat. Pretty happy with how it sits in there. ImageImageImage

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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby 1979bettywhite » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:18 pm

Looks nice and comfy! Keep it up! Hopefully the cockpit will have some equally comfy seating.


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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby 1979bettywhite » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:18 pm

Looks nice and comfy! Keep it up! Hopefully the cockpit will have some equally comfy seating.


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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby superdave » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:24 am

Things are coming together here. I have the body lift half installed (PO welded the back of the body to the rear crossmember with a foot long threaded rod so it became a 2 day project). The caged nuts on the 2 read mounts broke loose and the boxes around them are rusted out so I need to fabricate new ones with some tube.
I also went with straight cutting the back instead of putting in the patch panels after seeing some similar mods on other jeeps. Later I'll make a wrap around bumper, kind mimicking the higher cut panels and wrap around bumper on a wj. This will help keep the original lines.
Once the body lift is done I'll be able to weld in the sub frame for the back seat and bolt it in. Then on to front seat brackets.ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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