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Old 08-03-2016, 07:19 PM
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Back in the game with my new 89 Waggy

I restored my last one in 2009. Sold it to start my business. Now, 7 years later, I've sold my business and back in the Grand Wagoneer game.

Found this 1989 GW from Arizona with 64,xxx original miles on her. Talked to the owner, saw a couple of pics, sent a check and 3 days later it's in my parking lot at work.

It took me about 6 months to finally get around to working on her.

Here's the pics I bought her off of:





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89 GW (Black Cherry) - In Resto
85 GW (Gold) - In Resto
89 GW (Gray) - MINE!
86 GW (Garnet) - In Resto
84 GW (Bronze) - In Resto
75 Cherokee S (Blue)(Gone)
89 GW (Gray)(Gone)
87 GW (White)(Gone)
86 GW (Blue)(Gone)
88 GW (Gray)(Gone)
89 GW (Gold)(Gone)
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Old 08-03-2016, 07:21 PM
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The day she rolled off the truck.

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89 GW (Black Cherry) - In Resto
85 GW (Gold) - In Resto
89 GW (Gray) - MINE!
86 GW (Garnet) - In Resto
84 GW (Bronze) - In Resto
75 Cherokee S (Blue)(Gone)
89 GW (Gray)(Gone)
87 GW (White)(Gone)
86 GW (Blue)(Gone)
88 GW (Gray)(Gone)
89 GW (Gold)(Gone)
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Old 08-03-2016, 07:23 PM
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The original ad from when the previous owner bought it in 1993.

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89 GW (Black Cherry) - In Resto
85 GW (Gold) - In Resto
89 GW (Gray) - MINE!
86 GW (Garnet) - In Resto
84 GW (Bronze) - In Resto
75 Cherokee S (Blue)(Gone)
89 GW (Gray)(Gone)
87 GW (White)(Gone)
86 GW (Blue)(Gone)
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Old 08-03-2016, 07:24 PM
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Getting new brakes, new shocks, new head gaskets, carb tune up, air conditioning conversion, water pump, etc etc etc.

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89 GW (Black Cherry) - In Resto
85 GW (Gold) - In Resto
89 GW (Gray) - MINE!
86 GW (Garnet) - In Resto
84 GW (Bronze) - In Resto
75 Cherokee S (Blue)(Gone)
89 GW (Gray)(Gone)
87 GW (White)(Gone)
86 GW (Blue)(Gone)
88 GW (Gray)(Gone)
89 GW (Gold)(Gone)
89 GW (Gray)(Gone)

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Old 08-03-2016, 07:26 PM
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Look Ma - NO RUST!



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85 GW (Gold) - In Resto
89 GW (Gray) - MINE!
86 GW (Garnet) - In Resto
84 GW (Bronze) - In Resto
75 Cherokee S (Blue)(Gone)
89 GW (Gray)(Gone)
87 GW (White)(Gone)
86 GW (Blue)(Gone)
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Old 08-03-2016, 07:28 PM
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Strippin her down.


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89 GW (Black Cherry) - In Resto
85 GW (Gold) - In Resto
89 GW (Gray) - MINE!
86 GW (Garnet) - In Resto
84 GW (Bronze) - In Resto
75 Cherokee S (Blue)(Gone)
89 GW (Gray)(Gone)
87 GW (White)(Gone)
86 GW (Blue)(Gone)
88 GW (Gray)(Gone)
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Old 08-03-2016, 07:29 PM
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Off to paint she goes...



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85 GW (Gold) - In Resto
89 GW (Gray) - MINE!
86 GW (Garnet) - In Resto
84 GW (Bronze) - In Resto
75 Cherokee S (Blue)(Gone)
89 GW (Gray)(Gone)
87 GW (White)(Gone)
86 GW (Blue)(Gone)
88 GW (Gray)(Gone)
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Old 08-03-2016, 07:34 PM
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Paint almost done...





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85 GW (Gold) - In Resto
89 GW (Gray) - MINE!
86 GW (Garnet) - In Resto
84 GW (Bronze) - In Resto
75 Cherokee S (Blue)(Gone)
89 GW (Gray)(Gone)
87 GW (White)(Gone)
86 GW (Blue)(Gone)
88 GW (Gray)(Gone)
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Old 08-04-2016, 11:55 PM
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paint looks really nice......
good for another 30 years

nice GW congratulations !!!
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Old 08-06-2016, 08:06 PM
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85 GW (Gold) - In Resto
89 GW (Gray) - MINE!
86 GW (Garnet) - In Resto
84 GW (Bronze) - In Resto
75 Cherokee S (Blue)(Gone)
89 GW (Gray)(Gone)
87 GW (White)(Gone)
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Old 08-06-2016, 08:08 PM
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Broke out the chrome polish and never dull. Brought those old headlight buckets back to life. The polished one's on the right.


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85 GW (Gold) - In Resto
89 GW (Gray) - MINE!
86 GW (Garnet) - In Resto
84 GW (Bronze) - In Resto
75 Cherokee S (Blue)(Gone)
89 GW (Gray)(Gone)
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Old 08-06-2016, 08:09 PM
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Installed the new chrome back window trim and put the polished roof trim back on.


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85 GW (Gold) - In Resto
89 GW (Gray) - MINE!
86 GW (Garnet) - In Resto
84 GW (Bronze) - In Resto
75 Cherokee S (Blue)(Gone)
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Old 08-06-2016, 08:11 PM
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New grill frame and insert from Team Grand Wagoneer. New headlights. Took the old headlight to Advanced and they looked at it and said "man I haven't seen one of those in forever."




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85 GW (Gold) - In Resto
89 GW (Gray) - MINE!
86 GW (Garnet) - In Resto
84 GW (Bronze) - In Resto
75 Cherokee S (Blue)(Gone)
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:01 PM
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Today was kinda frustrating. All windows have been working fine, except the back driver side, which has been a little slow. Yesterday I rolled down the pass side back window to install the new wipe, and had to push it down. Then I couldn't get it back up. Don't know if it's the motor or not. Had the wife come and hold the switch in the up position while I pushed on it and got it up just before a monsoon hit. The back glass did the same thing. I dunno I'll figure it out.
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89 GW (Gray) - MINE!
86 GW (Garnet) - In Resto
84 GW (Bronze) - In Resto
75 Cherokee S (Blue)(Gone)
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:03 PM
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Finished up the front end, except for the fog lights and air dam. Spend several hours polishing up the bumper. The air dam just needs to be cleaned and refreshed and I'll put it back on. The fog lights aren't working. Ran down to Advanced and they didn't have any I liked. I bought them, but think I'll take them back and find some closer to what was on there.


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89 GW (Gray) - MINE!
86 GW (Garnet) - In Resto
84 GW (Bronze) - In Resto
75 Cherokee S (Blue)(Gone)
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:05 PM
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Got the rear air deflector installed. I don't like the way its installed with just those rubber grommets. Going to have to find another way that's more sturdy. Also got the roof strips and cargo rack polished up and installed.



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75 Cherokee S (Blue)(Gone)
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:11 PM
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Thought I'd test fit the new console. This lets me have rear air, cupholders front and back, power devices and a place to put the heated seat controls.

I thought I'd cover the armrest pad and lower section of the sides with a marine grade vinyl I found that really almost matches the leather. Paint the top portion either burgundy or black, and laminate a cover (to fill the space just under the original dash A/C vents) with a woodgrain that closely matches the interior woodgrain. And try to throw in some nice chrome trim.



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85 GW (Gold) - In Resto
89 GW (Gray) - MINE!
86 GW (Garnet) - In Resto
84 GW (Bronze) - In Resto
75 Cherokee S (Blue)(Gone)
89 GW (Gray)(Gone)
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:11 PM
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And with the help of my lovely bride, I got those window's up just before the bottom fell out of the sky.

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89 GW (Gray) - MINE!
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75 Cherokee S (Blue)(Gone)
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Really nice looking Waggy. Glad to see you got rid of the wood-grain. I never liked the wood-grain on the sides. Not a real fan of wood-grain period.
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Looks great with the packing crate removed!
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