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Old 10-08-2017, 06:43 AM
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Just after it was painted.
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Cool little Scamp there, Angry.
Pretty awesome what you built there.
Why did you choose the 904 transmission, rather than the 727?
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Heading out with the wife and pooches yesterday, and saw this. Reminded me of this thread. Pop top wagoneer.

Haven't seen one in decades
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Cool little Scamp there, Angry.
Pretty awesome what you built there.
Why did you choose the 904 transmission, rather than the 727?

Light weight, lighter internal reciprocating assembly and able to handle about 800 horsepower in near stock trim.
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Heading out with the wife and pooches yesterday, and saw this. Reminded me of this thread. Pop top wagoneer.

Haven't seen one in decades

That is cool. I don't think I've ever seen one.
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Light weight, lighter internal reciprocating assembly and able to handle about 800 horsepower in near stock trim.
Parts are supposed to be less expensive...
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Sweet rig there, AJ. Thanks for sharing
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That is cool. I don't think I've ever seen one.
I have never seen one and I am a looonnng time Jeep guy.
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I agree with Mark.

I believe that is poptop envy solved by using a saw-z-all.
I have seen a bunch of '81-'93 RCs that received the chopped [rhymes with pop] top look.
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Originally Posted by oliver foster View Post
I agree with Mark.

I believe that is poptop envy solved by using a saw-z-all.
I have seen a bunch of '81-'93 RCs that received the chopped [rhymes with pop] top look.
It's possible it was never factory, but I've seen them before at car shows back in the late 80's

Google images has a bunch of them of different year wagoneeers. Maybe a aftermarket offering...or customs, Like you say, as our own. 4 Dr ramcharger

https://www.google.com/search?q=wago...iw=600&bih=960
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My Father owned several Wagoneers while I was growing up, even a 2dr model. Lots of great memories in those big old jeeps. I even bought one just after the wife and I got married.....think it was a 91(?)....one of the last years they made the big tanks. It was a full load with low KM's, Dark blue with woodgrain, saddle/tan interior, power everything, even had the power sunroof. But wife was pregnant with our first, and couldn't wrestle herself up into it anymore....and boy did I hear about that......and at that time I couldn't afford to have it sit, so sold it and bought the wife a Ford Cli-Taurus wagon.

Would love to get another one and do a 6bt conversion....
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Oh man, this is gonna be a beast. Are you going to change the color, or leave it as-is?
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The plan is to get it running, patina and all.
I might buff some of the peeling clear coat off it someday, but it will remain root beer brown.
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The plan is to get it running, patina and all.
I might buff some of the peeling clear coat of it someday, but it will remain root beer brown.
give it a light sanding treat the rust with CLR and shoot it with a satin clear coat.
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Mark, other than the floor board rust from a leaky window seal I have found NO rust on it. The Texas sun and heat sure did a # to the dash though. It is like Pharaoh dust.
The interior will need new everything...seats, dash, glove box door, gauges, and most likely the wiring and steering column. The gross old carpeting will be pulled as well.

I have been looking at the Compushift kit and think that looks like the best answer.

PapeCat [or anyone else] did you get their TPS wire harness they offer as an extra or just use some blend of factory parts?
I am leaning towards using a '89/'90 Non intercooled motor from a manual truck, but can dig up some factory auto TPS parts from my collection from a '92/'93 motor.

I am looking to order up as much stuff as I can so I am ready for my yearly Mopar Wrench Week here at the shop. Looks like a week in March will be this years date. I would love to think I had enough of my ducks in a row by then to actual start tearing into this build.
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