1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

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1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Post by Iroc313 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:38 am

Hey all! I've been lurking here for the past few months and I figured I start up a build thread of my sisters 1980 Wagoneer.

The plan is for a body off restoration (though that's tentative at this point since there really isn't any rust on the truck), color change, and an LQ4/4L80E/NP241c swap.

It isn't going to be a crazy rock crawler or anything, we're probably going to put stock ride height springs on it. It's just going to be a nice classic family cruiser.

The 360/727 combo has to go, we have already put a fair amount of money into it and there's just no point anymore considering how cheap LS motors have gotten.

Anyways, here are some initial pictures of the truck! Should be getting started in the next few weeks, I see there are a ton of swap threads like this on here, so I'll definitely be bugging you guys from time to time!

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LQ4/Restoration Thread!

Post by Tatsadasayago » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:52 am

Glad you posted! That's a nice waggy you're starting with.

btw: I couldn't help but notice that twin engined aircraft in the background. Looks like a Douglas transport...
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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LQ4/Restoration Thread!

Post by Iroc313 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:51 am

Tatsadasayago wrote:Glad you posted! That's a nice waggy you're starting with.

btw: I couldn't help but notice that twin engined aircraft in the background. Looks like a Douglas transport...
Yeah that was taken by pima air museum out here, tons of decommissioned planes!

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LQ4/Restoration Thread!

Post by Tatsadasayago » Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:06 pm

Iroc313 wrote:
Tatsadasayago wrote:Glad you posted! That's a nice waggy you're starting with.

btw: I couldn't help but notice that twin engined aircraft in the background. Looks like a Douglas transport...
Yeah that was taken by pima air museum out here, tons of decommissioned planes!
Been there a few times. Love to spend a whole day just poking around airplanes.
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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LQ4/Restoration Thread!

Post by jaber » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:12 am

Welcome to the Network... Image

Looks like a clean one. Should be a fun build to watch... :-bd
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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LQ4/Restoration Thread!

Post by Gumby » Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:01 pm

Iroc313 wrote:
Tatsadasayago wrote:Glad you posted! That's a nice waggy you're starting with.

btw: I couldn't help but notice that twin engined aircraft in the background. Looks like a Douglas transport...
Yeah that was taken by pima air museum out here, tons of decommissioned planes!


Welcome to the madness Kroc, just wanted to know. Are you in Tucson Az?
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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LQ4/Restoration Thread!

Post by Iroc313 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:44 pm

I'm actually in mesa, we made the trip down there to check out the museum!


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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LQ4/Restoration Thread!

Post by Iroc313 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:26 pm

Parts are trickling in! 4L80 Core just arrived.
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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LQ4/Restoration Thread!

Post by Iroc313 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:29 pm

Some initial pictures of the truck before the teardown!

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LQ4/Restoration Thread!

Post by 243 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:05 am

Iroc313 wrote:Parts are trickling in! 4L80 Core just arrived.
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What is needed to convert the 4x2 trans?
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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LQ4/Restoration Thread!

Post by Iroc313 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:50 am

I believe it's just an adaptor plate that goes on the back.

I'm not rebuilding the trans myself. So I'll get back to you on that.


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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LQ4/Restoration Thread!

Post by Iroc313 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:51 am

Also, we decided to go from an LQ4 to an E-rod LS3 for California emissions reasons.

Should definitely be a fun ride now!


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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Post by Iroc313 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:56 pm

E-rod LS3 is here!

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Post by Atla » Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:02 pm

It's so beautiful!
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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Post by 243 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:36 pm

WOW :shock:
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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Post by Iroc313 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:37 pm

The teardown begins.. Man, there is a little more to this truck than I thought!

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Pulling the dash BEEPING sucked.

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Chrome trim everywhere!
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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Post by Iroc313 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:39 pm

Old reliable! Still drove like stock.

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Post by Iroc313 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:44 pm

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In the bay next to it is an XJ getting an LS2. LS's for everyone!

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Drained the oil out of the old motor, Doh! Never would've thought, it ran perfect.. No milk on dipstick either.

Oh well :(

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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Post by AwesomeJ10 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:58 pm

very nice

figure out the oil situation?


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Re: 1980 Wagoneer LS3/Restoration Thread!

Post by Iroc313 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:05 pm

Not really, we put new headgaskets in it a while back. I'm nit sure what it could be, maybe cracked intake or head.

I don't have much motivation to mess with it, way too much other stuff to do just going to sell it as is.

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