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Old October 11th, 2012, 07:37
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BUILD: My 1987 "Wagoneer" XJ Limited

First it seems Iím in a small group of Wagoneer XJ Limited owners. Although there are many similarities to the Cherokee, the differences are frustrating for a restoration/preservation build. SoÖ All help is welcome!
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Old October 11th, 2012, 07:42
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Re: BUILD: My 1987 "Wagoneer" XJ Limited

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Old October 11th, 2012, 10:51
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Re: BUILD: My 1987 "Wagoneer" XJ Limited

nice wagoneer, seems to be in good nick for a resto' - what's she like underneath?

BTW, Love the 'Jeep' foglamp covers
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Old October 11th, 2012, 16:11
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Re: BUILD: My 1987 "Wagoneer" XJ Limited

Previous owner: New exhaust system, brakes, tires. Iíve had all the undercarriage seals replaced to eliminate any leaks. No undercarriage rust. The rear bumper brackets were rusted and replaced; I also replaced the front bumper brackets in preparation of new bumpers.

The only other rust is on the backside of the rockers which Iíll replace when itís time to do a complete re-paint.

As far as the fog-lampsÖ Although the covers are stamped JeepÖ The lamps themselves donít match the OEM part number. But I have a set of OEM/NOS including Jeep covers for the restoration.


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nice wagoneer, seems to be in good nick for a resto' - what's she like underneath?

BTW, Love the 'Jeep' foglamp covers
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Old October 11th, 2012, 14:17
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Re: BUILD: My 1987 "Wagoneer" XJ Limited

That thing is super clean, good find. How many miles? If I had that I would put a small budget boost on it, some 31's, a nice stereo and daily drive the hell out of it... in 80's comfort and style!
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Old October 11th, 2012, 16:15
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Previously one-family ownership... Until the last family member who didn't have the emotional attachment and sold it to me knowing it would be a restoration project. 84k miles.

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That thing is super clean, good find. How many miles? If I had that I would put a small budget boost on it, some 31's, a nice stereo and daily drive the hell out of it... in 80's comfort and style!
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Old October 11th, 2012, 14:55
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very clean.
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Old October 11th, 2012, 15:15
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Re: BUILD: My 1987 "Wagoneer" XJ Limited

Very clean. Please don't chop it all to pieces and ruin a nice Waggy. Do like the other guy said and run a budget boost and some tires no bigger than 31's and enjoy driving it.
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Old October 11th, 2012, 16:19
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No chop-chop unless it's stock!

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Very clean. Please don't chop it all to pieces and ruin a nice Waggy. Do like the other guy said and run a budget boost and some tires no bigger than 31's and enjoy driving it.
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Old October 11th, 2012, 19:42
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Re: BUILD: My 1987 "Wagoneer" XJ Limited

i wish i had never built mine....but then i remember all the fun i had in it


great waggy...i'd lover a stocker to restore and drive
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Re: BUILD: My 1987 "Wagoneer" XJ Limited

Man that's real nice wish mine looked that nice inside. I decided to keep my "88" stock with no lift so far after owning it for a year just the normal drive train(ujoints) and renix problems Grounds, idle, ect. nothing real bad at all I have 240+ on my waggy one thing I'd watch for is the floor panel just above the muffler they like to rust out there. Keep the wood panels alive man


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First it seems I’m in a small group of Wagoneer XJ Limited owners. Although there are many similarities to the Cherokee, the differences are frustrating for a restoration/preservation build. So… All help is welcome!
Welcome to the 87 Wagoneer club!!!!! I'd be glad to do an even swap with you? My 87 Wagoneer only has 287,000 miles and seriously needs a paint job now, and.......

LOL!!!

How much did it cost you?
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Old October 13th, 2012, 11:19
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Re: BUILD: My 1987 "Wagoneer" XJ Limited

What's money when it's your passion!

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Welcome to the 87 Wagoneer club!!!!! I'd be glad to do an even swap with you? My 87 Wagoneer only has 287,000 miles and seriously needs a paint job now, and.......

LOL!!!

How much did it cost you?
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