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Look at what I just found!
« on: November 04, 2015, 05:38:26 PM »
Yesterday when I was driving over to vote for our now tea party Governor Elect, I went right past this old Jeep grand wagoner

Talk about old school!

THis thing was a Kentucky parks and recreation truck that lived it's life inside a garage. Basic as basic can be...only options were door handles, windows and air conditioning!

It only has 66,000 original miles, is a 1987, has a 360 V8 with a rotted out single exhaust, 4 WD with a Dana 44 front and rear. The interior looks really good, a few tears here and there, but almost completely there. Sort of a tan color with the ugly autumn harvest tan seats. Two benches without headrests. Might as well be two park benches. Undercarriage is greasy but intact.

The plastic is applied over a dent. The truck is completely rust free, as in none!

He is asking $2850

It starts and is drivable

Thoughts??
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Re: Look at what I just found!
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2015, 05:39:59 PM »
The first owner purchased it from the park service in 2012

He sold it to the current owner who installed a round headlight front end and grill from a 1963 I think...that's why it looks different.
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Re: Look at what I just found!
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2015, 07:17:01 PM »
I think that would be a great project for somebody. 
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Re: Look at what I just found!
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2015, 08:02:42 PM »
If that's 66k miles, I'm as handsome as George Straight. (I'm NOT)

In those years, I believe the odometer just starts over every 100k.
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Re: Look at what I just found!
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2015, 09:28:32 PM »
Just needs the fluid changed....
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Re: Look at what I just found!
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2015, 09:56:50 PM »
It's really 66K
Was a park service vehicle, seldom used
Mileage records confirm a few thousand more miles on it since the gov't turned it over to sell
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Re: Look at what I just found!
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2015, 03:22:58 AM »
So now XJ is going to have to compete with that as super jeep build of the site?
So, Bobby...being the calculating trained warrior NCO that you are.  Take the appropriate action, Execute!

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Re: Look at what I just found!
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2015, 03:51:16 AM »
Looks like a 1/2 ton (6 lug)

I would default to an XJ for the boys and do a fluid change,,,,,,,,,,,
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Re: Look at what I just found!
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2015, 07:24:03 AM »
This is one of the times I would look over to my wife and say "Good thing we are broke cause that would be coming home with me" Then she does that thing where she rolls her eyes, shakes her head and sais I love you.
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Re: Look at what I just found!
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2015, 08:51:25 AM »
Unexpected reaction from you folks

Thought everyone would really like the thing

Guess not

So worth a second look @ say $2500 or pass it by?

And, anyone else interested?
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2015, 09:20:29 AM »
Unexpected reaction from you folks

Thought everyone would really like the thing

Guess not

So worth a second look @ say $2500 or pass it by?

And, anyone else interested?

I like it, but it's your money. What would you do with it?
So, Bobby...being the calculating trained warrior NCO that you are.  Take the appropriate action, Execute!

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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2015, 09:22:06 AM »
DON I SEE THAT AS BEING A FARM TRUCK ON YOUR LIL SLICE OF HEAVEN, IT WOULD MAKE A GREAT WORK TRUCK FOR THE FARM AND YOU COULD SAVE THE PAINT ON YOU NICE TRUCKS...

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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2015, 09:28:39 AM »
Unexpected reaction from you folks

Thought everyone would really like the thing

Guess not

So worth a second look @ say $2500 or pass it by?

And, anyone else interested?

I like it, but it's your money. What would you do with it?
Well, not looking for another project at the moment

But if I had it then

I'd flip the axles for a lift, mount up some 35" tires add a locker or two, paint it OD green and black, clean/dye/replace interior parts, warm over the engine, clean the snot out of the undercarriage and reseal, replacing the rubber parts which are probably dead, and call it a day
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Re: Look at what I just found!
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2015, 09:29:11 AM »
DON I SEE THAT AS BEING A FARM TRUCK ON YOUR LIL SLICE OF HEAVEN, IT WOULD MAKE A GREAT WORK TRUCK FOR THE FARM AND YOU COULD SAVE THE PAINT ON YOU NICE TRUCKS...
Hmmm...
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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2015, 09:56:44 AM »
Real man family truckster.
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Re: Look at what I just found!
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2015, 10:04:48 AM »
DON I WAS JUST THINKIN IT WOULD BE A GREAT SERVICE TRUCK, YOU KNOW----- SARGE SUPPORT.

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« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2015, 10:13:18 AM »
A "SSV"

Sarge Support Vehicle!
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Re: Look at what I just found!
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2015, 10:18:15 AM »

Well, not looking for another project at the moment

But if I had it then

I'd flip the axles for a lift, mount up some 35" tires add a locker or two, paint it OD green and black, clean/dye/replace interior parts, warm over the engine, clean the snot out of the undercarriage and reseal, replacing the rubber parts which are probably dead, and call it a day

So you'd put new axles under it? Why?
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Re: Look at what I just found!
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2015, 10:44:27 AM »

I'd flip the axles for a lift, mount up some 35" tires add a locker or two, paint it OD green and black, clean/dye/replace interior parts, warm over the engine, clean the snot out of the undercarriage and reseal, replacing the rubber parts which are probably dead, and call it a day

So, just another fluid change  ;D

I like it and sounds like you do too and it would fill a nitch to haul people around vs SD as that is limited on seats.

If that has 44s front and back it is not going to like 35s, so you might need a rear 60 at least.
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Re: Look at what I just found!
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2015, 10:47:31 AM »

Well, not looking for another project at the moment

But if I had it then

I'd flip the axles for a lift, mount up some 35" tires add a locker or two, paint it OD green and black, clean/dye/replace interior parts, warm over the engine, clean the snot out of the undercarriage and reseal, replacing the rubber parts which are probably dead, and call it a day

So you'd put new axles under it? Why?
Not new, just flip them
Those ancient jeeps mounted the axles on top of the springs. I would mount the axles under the spring which would lift it a few inches just doing the flip.
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Re: Look at what I just found!
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2015, 11:31:12 AM »
...just call me George then.



I guess I missed the part about YOU considering buying it. I really like those things, but honestely looked kinda rough in the underneath photo.
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Re: Look at what I just found!
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2015, 11:49:33 AM »
not sarge support vehicle, it would be farm support vehicle......so SSV is out and FSV is the new term.  besides, those 2 pre-rangers need something that has farm plates on to learn how to drive with.......

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« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2015, 11:50:09 AM »
oh crap.........i just gave don a reason to get the FSV.........facepalm and shame on me
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« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2015, 02:13:17 PM »
Mine started out looking like that, but much worse interior wise. If I had the money and it were closer it wouldn't be a question.
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Re: Look at what I just found!
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2015, 09:30:22 AM »
Very limited build, (thinking paint, fluid change & set of tires) use as farm truck. I think if you could keep it under 5k total don't see how you could be hurt on it in long run. With that said I know who I'm talking to & realize you keeping a build under 5k is like Obama repealing the 1934 NFA......


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« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2015, 09:39:54 AM »
That jeep is gone...

Good thing, So I don't think about it!
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« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2015, 10:09:19 AM »
Too bad, I was highly interested.  My wife loves those Jeeps and wants to own one.
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« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2015, 10:29:03 AM »
Thanks. '72 and that was before the 37's. it looked better with the 33's i think. no other pics anymore i had to sell her back in '06. Diamond plate alum panels replaced all the interior door and rear bed panels and i had a 30 gal foam fuel cell, went everywhere! Don is incapable of "just building to run" but it would be nostalgic to see a wagoneer built up cool.
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« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2015, 11:10:17 AM »
Thanks. '72 and that was before the 37's. it looked better with the 33's i think. no other pics anymore i had to sell her back in '06. Diamond plate alum panels replaced all the interior door and rear bed panels and i had a 30 gal foam fuel cell, went everywhere! Don is incapable of "just building to run" but it would be nostalgic to see a wagoneer built up cool.
WHAT????????

My mower is not modified? Except for the push bar, tow hitch, and muffler mod...
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« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2015, 12:28:48 PM »
Too bad, I was highly interested.  My wife loves those Jeeps and wants to own one.

Happy wife happy life. Better go find one right? fyi, dimpled SB chev 350 headers work great on these. just need to modify the flange a little. See, cheap parts are available, perfect excuse to go get one and start building!
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« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2015, 02:13:12 PM »
I sent her the pic of yours.  The ball is rolling!
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