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Old 11-14-2011, 01:24 AM
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I'm Back! Got another Waggy!

Long story short- after installing a Dakota Digital dash in our 1990, my wife hated the look and we ended up selling. (The dash was needed to get a working speedo after installing an EFI 350 and electronic trans...)

Fast forward a year or so....


Today was the day I have been anxiously awaiting for the last week....Waggy Day, as my wife and I have been calling it. We got up early and hopped in the red Cherokee, for what will probably be her last trip over the pass with us. The drive to Eugene from Sisters is about 2 hours, and all the way we talked about the "possibilities" in the Waggy we were about to see, and the options if she wasn't "The One". Our dog slept in the back seat. It was a cold day, snow had fallen on the pass overnight, the sky was grey, and fog shrouded the mountaintops. A very "Jeep" day, as if any day isn't a "Jeep" day. On the Eugene side of the pass, the fall colors were brilliant in their last show before covering the roads.

Mapquest led us directly to the location, and we apprehensively pulled into the condo parking lot. Then we saw her, first a tailgate poking out of a garage door, and then- WOW! she was beautiful. My wife later admitted that she immediately fell in love, I'm glad I wasn't the only one.

The owner came out, a sweet lady who obviously had a strong attachment to the Waggy. This was her third and last Waggy, and it held strong memories of a time in life that had past by. Walking around we marveled at how beautiful the Waggy was- from underhood, to interior, to exterior. We were hooked. As Carol pulled away on the test drive, she mouthed "Wow". Exactly. I really didn't need to take a test drive myself, but I did anyway. She drove like a new vehicle. I could feel the high gears, and hear a bit of rear wheel bearing noise, but I didn't care. I wanted her. I returned and we talked business. The owner produced receipts from where she just had the axles and transmission serviced. She had also just paid to have the rear main seal replaced. And there was a receipt for four new tires, just over 100 miles old. She wanted to be sure the Waggy went to a loving home, and also wanted to give it a last bit of TLC. We arrived at a price that Carol and I thought was more than fair- and the deal was done. She became our newest family member. Her prior owner shed a tear or two as we left.

I know, time for pictures. This one will stay mostly stock, save a few tasteful modifications. (See the last pic for our projected outcome.)

Here she is!





Jessie loves her new ride!



So does Carol!



A scenic photo opportunity...



The color changes depending on the light...





Yes, even I got in on the act...



And here's what we are shooting for...



I'll post up pics of the engine and inside shortly....

Higher res/more shots here at http://rides.webshots.com/album/581817615oNQDvb
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:31 AM
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WOW!

That is AMAZING!
I love the color of it........................ I would not change a thing at all.
Congratulations you two!
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:38 AM
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Beautiful waggy! Nice scenery can't wait to move to Oregon.
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:44 AM
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Nice score

The covered bridge photo looks like a L.L. Bean shot.
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:51 AM
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I love it! That one deserves to remain a stock waggy.

I'm going to guess at that it's an '87 or '88, but what year is it?
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:51 AM
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Nice looking ride!
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:17 AM
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Don't do a thing!

That is one well loved and maintained Waggie. It will be worth more un-modified. Glad its gone home to a Waggie lover.





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Old 11-14-2011, 06:28 AM
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AWESOME PICTURES!!! The GW looks cherry
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:17 AM
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Wow indeed! I would put a short lift on it and that is all, but thats my opinion.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:21 AM
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Beautiful rig, I'm glad you're happy with it. I also see a happy Jeeper Dog!
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:42 AM
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WOW!

That is AMAZING!
I love the color of it........................ I would not change a thing at all.
Congratulations you two!

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Old 11-14-2011, 09:03 AM
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Nice find!

Glad you're back in the game...just goes to show, once you get Jeeps in your blood (or is it your blood on your Jeeps?), you'll always have or want one.
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:38 PM
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beautiful wag, beautiful pics.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:11 PM
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She's gorgeous, congrats! I didn't see that one in my regular craigslist searches, nice find.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:00 PM
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Congrats again! She is a beauty!
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:16 PM
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Thanks guys. I've been watching her for over a month online, finally got the wife on board and pulled the trigger. She had to get $ figured out- but once I offered to sell the XJ she jumped at the opportunity. It's going to be my wife's daily driver, and she is grinning ear to ear.

I ordered a pair of Rancho 44044 front springs today, once they're installed I'll level the rear. I have a set of almost new 31" BFG A/T's, they will go on the stock wheels once all is done. Same setup I had on the 90 and I was very happy with it.

Got home to late to take pics of the inside, might have to wait for the weekend.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:38 PM
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Amazing!
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:09 PM
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Forgot to add- She's a 1988 with 109K miles.

Looks like I have to change my Avatar...
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:26 AM
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Congrats, that is one gorgeous Waggy. Can't help but be a bit envious. (It's a different type of drooling than jealous).
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:25 PM
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That is very nice and clean
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