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Old 12-10-2019, 07:59 PM
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1986 Grand Wagoneer Revival

Recently picked up an 86 Wagoneer. Been sitting for several years but prior to that had a boat load of work done to it including paint, wood paneling, engine work including reworking the heads and all sorts of misc stuff. Definitely was well taken care of prior to sitting. Bought it with the usual problems. Rust behind the rear wheels, slow windows/non operational/one broken flex track. But luckily I’ve owned a Wagoneer prior and was aware of most of the quirks.

I wasn’t getting fuel to the filter so I drained the old fuel, put a new fuel pump on and sprayed it with some starting fluid and before too long it fired right up. Blew smoke like crazy at first for an awfully long time and I was suspecting head gasket. But I let it sit over the weekend, fired it up again after ditching the smog and emissions stuff to clean up the vacuum lines and no smoke and it purrs like a kitten.

Plan to do some basics, tires, small budget lift, clean up the wood paneling in places. And church up the interior and windows to make it driveable.

I’ll try to post some pictures ASAP but so far off to a good start!
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Old 12-11-2019, 12:10 PM
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I'm seeing the minuseseses, not the pichers.
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Old 12-11-2019, 06:01 PM
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Yeah, I think you have to go into your pictures and allow sharing... or something like that...
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Old 12-11-2019, 06:43 PM
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Old 12-11-2019, 06:46 PM
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Desmogged, deep clean, plugged air lines for exhaust manifold using shortened 9/16-18 bolts with copper washers. Oil change, fuel pump and replaced a brake line going to the rear axle. Drove her around and she shifts through all the gears and does all that it’s supposed to!









Hope the pictures work!
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Woo hoo!!! I see epic pics and a great story!!
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:00 PM
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I see gigantic pics. I can count the threads on the bolts. Lol. You need to either adjust the camera to take smaller pics or adjust the pic host to display smaller pics. Nice looking rig though. I dig white.
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:40 PM
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Weird. They were smaller when I looked earlier today.
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Old 12-12-2019, 07:25 AM
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Weird. They looked fine on my phone but not so much on the computer. In terms of resizing them, that may be above my paygrade...
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Old 12-12-2019, 10:02 AM
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Good stuff. Looks like a great canvas to start on. Keep us posted.
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good find
looks solid
I like that years rims
because the fins are wider for more shine.
good luck on the re build
dave in NC
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