1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby Iroc313 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:30 am

Phase two is done!

Time to make it move under it's own power now
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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby Iroc313 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:15 pm

Thanks for all the kind words!

No real updates yet, its back at the shop ready to get put back together, just waiting on some parts. A little reminder as to where the truck started out!
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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby Iroc313 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:27 pm

More updates! Driveline is going back in for good now.

Been acquiring parts and waiting to find more time to finish this up.

Image2015-11-04_11-20-01 by Jimmy Casey Photography, on Flickr

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In she goes!

Image2015-11-04_11-18-34 by Jimmy Casey Photography, on Flickr

Really happy I went with the truck style pan, it leaves quite a bit of clearance.

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And some car jewelry came in from speedhut today! Really excited to see how these look :D

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby hutcho » Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:32 am

Can't wait to see those gadges in!

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby DustinLangston » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:33 am

Wow that's green! What color interior will you be going with?
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
1981 J10 Sportside Honcho - finished/restored - sold
1979 Cherokee Golden Eagle - 5.3L Vortec 6L80E swap - finished/restored - sold
1967 Super Wagoneer - sold, too much work
1978 J10 Golden Eagle - finished/restored - sold
1962 Rambler Classic Cross Country Wagon - current project, wife's daily driver - she'll never let me sell it

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby DustinLangston » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:39 am

Looks like you're going with all Novak parts so far for the swap. Good choice! Makes it nice and easy.
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
1981 J10 Sportside Honcho - finished/restored - sold
1979 Cherokee Golden Eagle - 5.3L Vortec 6L80E swap - finished/restored - sold
1967 Super Wagoneer - sold, too much work
1978 J10 Golden Eagle - finished/restored - sold
1962 Rambler Classic Cross Country Wagon - current project, wife's daily driver - she'll never let me sell it

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby Iroc313 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:31 pm

The Novak stuff has been fantastic so far!

And thinking a light grey for the interior, still up in the air on it though.

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby jpswapmohn » Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:10 pm

Really like the gauges! Brand/model?
What are your plans for heater, or are you not running one out in CA?
Did you use the engine to determine where to place the motor mounts or just put them where the originals were and adjust from there?
Able to leave the crossmember in one of the original slots or have to modify?
What did you spray the interior with? Did it work out best to do that before final paint or prefer to do after?
Did you have to go Hydro due to space, or was it just personal choice?
I know, lots of questions..
Playing with thoughts of moving from LT to LQ4 in my junk. Watching your progress closely!
One day I will wake up and realize that my jeep is complete...one day, I just know it.
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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby Iroc313 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:19 pm

jpswapmohn wrote:Really like the gauges! Brand/model?
What are your plans for heater, or are you not running one out in CA?
Did you use the engine to determine where to place the motor mounts or just put them where the originals were and adjust from there?
Able to leave the crossmember in one of the original slots or have to modify?
What did you spray the interior with? Did it work out best to do that before final paint or prefer to do after?
Did you have to go Hydro due to space, or was it just personal choice?
I know, lots of questions..
Playing with thoughts of moving from LT to LQ4 in my junk. Watching your progress closely!


The gauges are from speedhut and it's their freedom line OBD2 style gauges, with custom jeep font. (though it looks pretty close to their normal lineup)
The heater is actually included in the vintage air setup, the core is actually inside that unit. It's super compact.
We installed the engine to see where it would fit, on the middle setting it was pretty much perfect.
We had to modify the crossmember and move it back to accommodate the 4L80E. Though I think if you have a 4L60 you shouldn't have an issue as I believe they're about the same length.
It's called rubber guard. We'll see how well it works, it's supposed to be a sound deadener, though it didn't come out very well when it was laid down in some places.
Just a personal choice for the hydroboost, I wasn't super happy with the way the truck stopped before, I would've gone bigger wheels/brakes but I might still do that in the future.

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby jpswapmohn » Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:01 pm

Thanks for the responses. I like the clean gauge faces.
I like the hydro-boost, but have gone through 3 PS pumps on my set up in the recent past. You can't get new LT1 PS pumps anymore, so all are reman's. I might trust it with a new set up, but not with my current configuration.
Looking forward to see you rig go back together.
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: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby Iroc313 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:02 pm

jpswapmohn wrote:Thanks for the responses. I like the clean gauge faces.
I like the hydro-boost, but have gone through 3 PS pumps on my set up in the recent past. You can't get new LT1 PS pumps anymore, so all are reman's. I might trust it with a new set up, but not with my current configuration.
Looking forward to see you rig go back together.

Good to know... I didn't realize they were so hard on PS pumps, this is just a 5th gen camaro pump, so hopefully I can source these for a while :/

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby sonoraed » Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:14 am

Looks good! wish I was that far along on my build!

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby sonoraed » Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:06 am

are those Bilstein shocks?

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby Iroc313 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:46 pm

sonoraed wrote:are those Bilstein shocks?

Yep! 5150 I believe.

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby jpswapmohn » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:22 am

5150's have a remote reservoir mounted on the side of the main. I have them on my YJ and love them. I think the 5125's are the ones without the external reservior.
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: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby Iroc313 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:26 pm

jpswapmohn wrote:5150's have a remote reservoir mounted on the side of the main. I have them on my YJ and love them. I think the 5125's are the ones without the external reservior.

You are correct! My mistake.

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby Iroc313 » Tue May 17, 2016 6:08 pm

Some more updates!

Things have slowed recently but I'm getting back in it and hopefully should have it fired up by the end of the week!

Had some exhaust fabbed up by Redline Performance Manufacturing in Mesa and it came out amazing! Can't wait to hear this thing fire finally.

Image2016-05-10_01-20-17 by Jimmy Casey Photography, on Flickr

Image2016-05-10_01-19-35 by Jimmy Casey Photography, on Flickr

Column psuedo-mounted
Image2016-05-17_06-02-07 by Jimmy Casey Photography, on Flickr

A few wiring things here and there. Picked up an entire new body harness from Z&M jeeps, really high quality stuff. Hate dealing with the cosmoline stuff though, it gets everywhere!
Image2016-05-17_06-03-20 by Jimmy Casey Photography, on Flickr

Here she is when I picked her up from having driveshafts done, i swear this color gets brighter by the day haha

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby Iroc313 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:36 pm

More progress! Condenser and trans cooler mounted. And also had cold air intake and radiator hoses fabbed up.

Very close to firing now!

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Image2016-06-28_11-35-06 by Jimmy Casey Photography, on Flickr

Also I fabbed up gauge cluster!
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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Postby SkiingNinja » Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:46 pm

Thanks for the update. So close...
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