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Old November 13th, 2017, 16:34
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New project. And another new wj too. Need to get pics. Tapatalk for the pics !





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Old November 13th, 2017, 16:35
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Re: New pos

The vista cruiser . You could literally cruise the vistas.
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Old November 13th, 2017, 16:38
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Old November 13th, 2017, 18:52
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Looks good, I like it!
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Old November 13th, 2017, 19:14
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Haha thanks !
It looks a little ugly outside but the inside is in killer awesome shape for being an 83. All the windows seem to work(including the tail gate window!) , lights work, starts right up and idles and drives, and best part is I traded a bunch of WJ parts for it.

It will get some fresh paint and wood decals next year. For now :
a radiator,
plugs, cap and rotor,
o2 sensor,
accelerator pump for the carb,
some interior lighting,
wiper blades,
sand off the rust and paint rust spots
new brakes, flush brakes,
change all fluids
trans filter, air filter fuel filter,
new 30" tires
Maybe a bluetooth deck and new speakers, but the current radio and speakers work fine.
Pray it smogs.


and I might heat gun off the faded decals. Not sure yet.

I would not be surprised if I did some fresh leaves or 2" leaves and new shocks at some point, but for now, it drives super smooth and I dont want to mess with it a whole lot other than getting it smogged and new tires.
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Old November 14th, 2017, 10:01
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Cool project Jon,
We will see how long it lasts in stock form!!
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Old November 14th, 2017, 11:29
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I found some cheap automotive wood grain vinyl decals on eBay. I ordered some samples. Once I pick a color, I will try them out on a whole side to see how it looks.
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Old November 14th, 2017, 18:16
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Nice man! Those are getting popular again. I vote for leaving the outside alone and throw some bigger all terrains on it, get the maintenance stuff all done, and just enjoy it. What's the drivetrain?
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Old November 14th, 2017, 23:04
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This rocks man. Im gonna swing by and take a look next time i pass through.
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Old November 15th, 2017, 00:19
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Re: New pos

360 v8, auto trans, supposedly rebuilt in the 1980s or 1990s, auto, AMC 20 rear, lp44 front. I need to check the tag on the tcase.

guy I bought it from had purchased it in 1995. it was his daily driver until around 2010 or something.

windows all roll up, even the tail gate window. so awesome.


Picked up some 30" mud tires from ClydeFrog tonight. His LS swapped XJ is so badass.

I need to at least do new wood vinyl and sand and paint the rust, I cant stand to look at the faded old wood , its my favorite part of these old Waggys.

Gordon Id love to have you over to check it out man. let me know .


Just need to smog it


goal is to leave it stock .
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Old November 15th, 2017, 21:21
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That is awesome!! Wood grain is great glad you are keeping it looks great.
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Old November 23rd, 2017, 09:41
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keep the woodgrain look -
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Old November 23rd, 2017, 11:52
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Yep, got some vinyl in the mail to test out. I think I have a color figured out. Just a matter of getting the old stuff off (its all so faded and peeled just the backing is left ... )
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Old November 30th, 2017, 23:29
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Re: New pos

That is badass! I want one. It's got just the right amount of "patina" too...not so clean where if /when you get a ding or two you won't get too upset.
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Old December 7th, 2017, 17:16
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New pos

Smogged this turd. Coming soon hopefully a 2.5” bastardm lift , shocks from letterman, and some steering work . After that new vinyl wood grain from eBay and maybe clear coat the rust



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