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Old 02-01-2019, 12:55 PM
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Probesport's 1988 Grand Wagoneer build

So far I have been posting threads as projects, but there are so many little things I do on a regular basis that I wanted to consolidate it into a build thread. This is a daily driven Jeep, moreso in bad weather or parts hauling situations.

When I got it it looked like this


which now looks like


and the engine was


and as of this thread it's now like this



Here are some of the builds/projects so far.

My intro
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=176332

Countour electric fans
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=185940

Coil pack ingition
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=185932

Patriot Headers
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=183092
Heated Seats
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=181844

Fuel injection
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=180273

Blower/Resistor fix and retro
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=181776

Here is the mods/parts list as of 02/01/2019 aside from general repair and maintenance items

Megasquirt II EFI
Modified balancer as crank trigger
Distributorless ignition (Ford dual coil x 2)
Edelbrock Performer intake manifold
GM TBI with 55lb/hr matched injectors
Oldsmobile rocket air cleaner
Keyless entry with remote start
2.5 Farad capacitor
165a Alternator
4 6x9 JBL GT speakers
2 JB GT Tweeters
2 12" MTX subs (temporary, until a custom box is made)
1 MTX monoblock amp
1 JBL 4ch amp
Kenwood head unit
Replaced all seals, belts, and hoses
Heated Seats (front only)
Wilwood dual piston front brakes
Aluminum 3 row radiator
Stainless Steel brake lines
BJ's 3" exhaust w/cat
HD Dana diff covers
LED headlights
AGM Battery
Urethane bushings
Aluminum wheels
Lots of electrical work.

My next few projects will be in this thread. I've done quite a few things since i've updated the forums such as interior work (new carpet), exhaust, brakes, cooling, and audio.
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Jeep toy: 1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
Megasquirt EFI
: Heated Seats : Blower fix : Driving light brackets : Shorty headers : Coil Packs : Electric Fans
Prior Jeeps: 1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ, 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
Other toys: 1930 Model A (Hotrod), 1997 Ford Probe Turbo, 2000 Jaguar XJ8, 2005 VW Touareg

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Old 02-01-2019, 01:42 PM
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Aluminum (eBay) 3 row radiator and contour fans



Painted the top of the tank black



and added the contour fans.






The fans are triggered off of the Megasquirt and powered by a small relay and fuse box





For this and other new loads, I also added a 165a Alternator - forgive the chrome, its just how it was....





and I recently replaced the overflow hose with a tube





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Jeep toy: 1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
Megasquirt EFI
: Heated Seats : Blower fix : Driving light brackets : Shorty headers : Coil Packs : Electric Fans
Prior Jeeps: 1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ, 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
Other toys: 1930 Model A (Hotrod), 1997 Ford Probe Turbo, 2000 Jaguar XJ8, 2005 VW Touareg
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Old 02-01-2019, 01:49 PM
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I bought a carpet kit from BJ's (which seems to be my most go-to supplier) with mass backing and new floor mats. I also got new door sills at the same time.

I strippped the inside, repaired some floor issues, primed, painted, sound deadened, made new backer panels, and finally installed carpet. While I was there I installed some audio via new tweeters, subs, capacitor, amps & amp rack.































I have not put the strips in the cargo area yet, I plan on redesigning them a bit.
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Jeep toy: 1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
Megasquirt EFI
: Heated Seats : Blower fix : Driving light brackets : Shorty headers : Coil Packs : Electric Fans
Prior Jeeps: 1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ, 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
Other toys: 1930 Model A (Hotrod), 1997 Ford Probe Turbo, 2000 Jaguar XJ8, 2005 VW Touareg
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Old 02-01-2019, 01:50 PM
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New exhaust from BJ's, saved a ton of time versus making my own. The kit is wonderful, the supplied clamps are not. Washers make teh clamps usable, but I ended up replacing them with auto parts store ones





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Jeep toy: 1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
Megasquirt EFI
: Heated Seats : Blower fix : Driving light brackets : Shorty headers : Coil Packs : Electric Fans
Prior Jeeps: 1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ, 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
Other toys: 1930 Model A (Hotrod), 1997 Ford Probe Turbo, 2000 Jaguar XJ8, 2005 VW Touareg
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Old 02-01-2019, 01:54 PM
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$5 Amazon cup holder



cut out the CD storage section.





slide under center armrest



Under the carpet there is a 'christmas tree' that holds it in place after drilling a small hole in the tunnel

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Jeep toy: 1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
Megasquirt EFI
: Heated Seats : Blower fix : Driving light brackets : Shorty headers : Coil Packs : Electric Fans
Prior Jeeps: 1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ, 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
Other toys: 1930 Model A (Hotrod), 1997 Ford Probe Turbo, 2000 Jaguar XJ8, 2005 VW Touareg
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Old 02-01-2019, 01:57 PM
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Random wiring cleanup, I've avoided using plastic tape and zip ties to keep noises, rattling, vibration down.







also added a battery charge/trickle port



and fixed the underhood light





Power wire for amps go through the bracket/hole under the heater core.



Amps are all mounted in a rack to hold them in the rear fender well







LED headlights





Aux and USB ports, RS232 for Megasquirt in the ashtray.



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Jeep toy: 1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
Megasquirt EFI
: Heated Seats : Blower fix : Driving light brackets : Shorty headers : Coil Packs : Electric Fans
Prior Jeeps: 1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ, 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
Other toys: 1930 Model A (Hotrod), 1997 Ford Probe Turbo, 2000 Jaguar XJ8, 2005 VW Touareg

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