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Old 01-05-2022, 10:07 PM
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That looks NICE !!
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Old 05-13-2022, 03:37 PM
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Installed dash, firewall insulator, E-brake, steering wheel, and started wiring.









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Old 05-13-2022, 04:02 PM
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Installed windshield and luckily saw a great video of how-to so I realized I had the gasket inside out before I started. The big lip at the bottom is supposed to lap over the dash in the inside side of glass.





The wire is an absolute must for installing the trim.







The tape helped to keep the trim from slipping out of the gasket while pulling the wire.





Used the wire when installing the rear window too. Proof all can be done by one person.
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Old 05-13-2022, 04:31 PM
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Built power steering lines and connected hydro-boost. Bought the hoses that were supposed to go to the hydro-boost from one of our main vendors a long time ago. When nothing lined up during install I went back to their website and saw they quit selling those hoses with this system and are supplying a very expensive custom kit. Figured I'd just build them myself. Was cheaper and more fun. I was able to use one of the three hoses supplied in the original kit. I cut off one end at where I teed the return. You can see it where it screws in to the larger port on the steering box. Note that the stock steering box uses that same port as the pressure side. My steering box is an AGR and it is spec'd out as the return.
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Old 05-13-2022, 04:49 PM
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So, I was living above an old saloon in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. Started up a conversation with the guy that lived behind the bar. He had a couple Wagoneers. Come to find out the '88 GW sitting in his yard was the same one I sold to his dad in the 90's! They owned a Jeep shop in Bako for ever.

I showed him pictures of my '79 project and he said let him know if I needed help with the electrical. My initial thought was I don't have the extra money and I should just do it myself. Given the circumstances, it doesn't make sense for me to and I really need to be done soon; besides, the situation struck me too close to seem serendipitous.

So my buddy welded up the linkage so I can steer it and hauled it to the guys house where he is helping me with the wiring!

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Old 05-13-2022, 05:29 PM
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Cleaning up my linkage for the shifter. The grommet for the bushing is wore out. Need to source a new one and paint the linkage.
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Old 05-17-2022, 09:36 PM
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Damn fine work, Damn fine wagoneer,....I love it

how about a link to the windshield install video ??? that would be great. especially if it details the trim installation.
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Old 05-17-2022, 09:54 PM
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Damn fine work, Damn fine wagoneer,....I love it

how about a link to the windshield install video ??? that would be great. especially if it details the trim installation.
I second the request for the windshield install video.

Beautiful work. Nicely done.
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Old 05-19-2022, 05:33 PM
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Damn fine work, Damn fine wagoneer,....I love it

how about a link to the windshield install video ??? that would be great. especially if it details the trim installation.


The trim portion is pretty self explanatory. Using wire like pictured above you are opening the molding just enough that the lip on the trim will set in place. Through trial and error one will figure out how to keep the trim from slipping out (I used tape and my hands) while pulling the wire. Constant tension along the trim is necessary until getting the trim screws started. I worked one side and down around the bottom up the other side and across the top. I ended up taking off one side (in my case passenger) and did the top again before doing the side again last. Probably best not to tighten the trim screws all the way until happy with fitment.

Here's the video I found with a simple google search. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTcI8aWmtPY
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Old 05-19-2022, 05:34 PM
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[quote=SOLSAKS]Damn fine work, Damn fine wagoneer,....I love it

Thanks Dave!
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Old 05-19-2022, 05:35 PM
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I second the request for the windshield install video.

Beautiful work. Nicely done.

Posted.

Thanks!
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Old 05-23-2022, 11:25 AM
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The black dash with tan pad looks AWESOME!
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Old 05-23-2022, 01:41 PM
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The black dash with tan pad looks AWESOME!

Thanks, Rang! I'm happy with the way it looks too. Wanted to redo the vinyl but at $1,300 quoted from just dashes.com I will deal with the cracks and messed up speaker portion. Will likely mount a speaker there with the speaker cover on top to hide it like cu4hln suggested.
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Old 08-08-2022, 05:28 PM
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Getting close to firing her up!
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