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Old 08-15-2019, 08:43 PM
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New from Wyoming with a 79 Wagoneer

Hello. New from NW Wyoming. I just purchased a pretty solid 79 Wagoneer. Great runner! I of course already took out the interior and exposed the floors. As expected, I will be replacing the floor pans in the front. The cargo area floors are flawless. The purpose of this build will be for trails and hunting, So I will be installing a full vinyl floor instead of carpet. She will be getting a 3" lift and custom roof rack w/ a small winch attached to pull up my hunt kills. Some may not like this, but the faux wood paneling will be removed for good. Here's a link with some pics before I do anything.
https://pix.sfly.com/AWp-cz
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:19 PM
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Looks like a great wag.
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:24 PM
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Welcome. 79 was the highest production year for FSJs. Seems like a ton of them still out there. I always like the clean look of a Waggy busted out of the wood crate.
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:35 PM
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How does one know which transmission (THM400, A727 or the A999) or which transfer case I have (Borg or Dana)?
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:29 PM
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How does one know which transmission (THM400, A727 or the A999) or which transfer case I have (Borg or Dana)?
Nice Wagoneer! Wow, I wish that I didn't live in the rust belt

I had a 79 four door Cherokee S that I bought brand new for $9750 in Oct 1978. My first vehicle.
Your jeep should have the turbo 400 with the Borg Warner Quadra trac transfer case.
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:30 AM
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Nice Wagoneer! Wow, I wish that I didn't live in the rust belt

I had a 79 four door Cherokee S that I bought brand new for $9750 in Oct 1978. My first vehicle.
Your jeep should have the turbo 400 with the Borg Warner Quadra trac transfer case.


Thanks. I figured since I have the low range lever on the floor, that I must have the BW1339 transfer case.
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Old 08-16-2019, 02:47 PM
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Yep, you have a TH400/QT. WOW! and the OEM CB/AM/FM stereo!! If you pull it out, let me know and I will buy it from you.

Awesome rig to start with! I'm excited to see you put it together.
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Old 08-16-2019, 10:13 PM
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Yep, you have a TH400/QT. WOW! and the OEM CB/AM/FM stereo!! If you pull it out, let me know and I will buy it from you.

Awesome rig to start with! I'm excited to see you put it together.




Ya. Love the radio/CB combo. I have to figure out how to repair it. It seams to power up, but neither the radio or CB seem to operate. Have have yet to dig into it.
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Old 08-17-2019, 10:48 AM
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Nice color. Looks like "9A" Alpaca Brown metallic. It appears to be a Limited edition with the glove box badge and the wood paneling.

Your transmission is a TH400. And the transfer case is a Borg Warner 1339 QuadraTrac

I have similar problems with my CB/AM/FM radio. It doesn't power on at all. And I ditched the inoperative analog clock and replaced it with a delete plate. I hope to find a digital clock soon. I bought one off ebay and the chump that sold it to me failed to say it didn't work.
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Old 08-17-2019, 05:41 PM
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Nice. And welcome. 79 was a good year for FSJ's. Pretty as-is reliable stock rigs if maintained properly as opposed to modifying/improving(?) them. FSJ floor pans rust out from the inside-out from the painted floor getting wet and not drying out so I personally would NOT install a vinyl or rubber floor covering over new floors. The floors/carpet/backing needs air circulation to dry out. All the vinyl does is trap moisture. Soggy/wet carpet never ends well long term. I'm no expert but the exterior trim looks almost like a newer (GW era) trim package. Though I don't endorse many mech modes as improvements, I strongly support losing the plastic fake packing crate.
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Old 08-19-2019, 12:47 PM
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Welcome! Have to say that I admire your taste in vehicles.
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:36 AM
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Welcome to the boards. Nice looking ride and a good year too. I second the not using vinyl, but if you do, consider using POR-15 or a similar product to seal up the front floors after you replace (and maybe even the cargo area to keep it protected too). See you around the boards!
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:27 PM
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Yep, you have a TH400/QT. WOW! and the OEM CB/AM/FM stereo!! If you pull it out, let me know and I will buy it from you.

Awesome rig to start with! I'm excited to see you put it together.

If you still want one of the CB/FM/AM combo. I’m fairly certain I saw one in the Watson and Son FSJ Salvage yard in Pinetown NC.
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:32 AM
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Copy that! Good lookin out!
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:39 AM
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For some reason just now able to see the pics... Man your beast is in a lot better shape than mine! Kudos on that CB too... I'd probably cut off a toe for a working original CB/AM/FM.
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