Grand Wagoneer - Flint's #6 FSJ
Purchased in Charlotte, NC in July 1995 w/95k
Equipment: 401/Carter AFB/TF727/NP208/D44s/3.73 gears/rear Lockright
As of 06/30/04: 230k miles!
Home: Mancos, Colorado
has been my daily driver. He has made many trips between from Charlotte, NC to
Port Charlotte and Fort Lauderdale, FL. We camped in the Fla. Keys and WV mountains
Summer of '98 and NC and VA mountains in Fall or '98. For 15 months, he hauled
me 110 miles a day to work and back between Sarasota and Tampa, FL. Gotta
be a cheaper way... but he is paid for! Since arriving to the Four Corners
area, he has been to Canyonlands, Moab, Great Sand Dunes NP, Ouray, Canyons of
the Ancients & the San Juan Mountains and hauls me to work at Mesa
Verde National Park. Wally has been a great highway & off highway
cruiser and has been purty durn dependable so far. So, reckon I'll keep him.
95 - New 2.5 inch exhaust from cat back w/turbo muffler & replace both power
95 - Replace exhaust return plumbing for air pump replace pulley on p/s pump (it
was bent, don't ask me how)
95 - New rear brakes and drums
96 - Tranny overhaul
96 - Carb overhaul at home along with full tune-up - plugs wires, rotor, cap and
97 - 2nd carb overhaul at home
97 - Complete A/C overhaul
97 - Replace u-joints on rear shaft
97 - 3rd carb overhaul at dealer ($ouch!)
97 - New Firestone SS Firehawk 255-70x15
98 - Factory brush guard installed (from 79 Cherokee WT)
98 - Choke pull-off replaced, front end alignment, overhaul carb again (Jeep dealer
98 - New paint (1983-87 Jeep deep blue - less metallic)
98 - Refinish headliner
98 - Overhaul front brakes, incl. new calipers, install 96 XJ radio/cassette,
new Polk coax speakers in front doors
98 - Install new Polk coax speakers in back, replace air pump (argh!)
98 - Rebuild window track in tail gate
98 - HP hose replaced on power steering, new 180 degree thermostat, new roof rack
grommets, 4 inch Warn Black Diamond lift (new springs in front, add a leaf and
2 inch block in back with BD shocks), Bridgestone Dueler AT 32x11.5x15
98 - Replace bumper hitch with heavy duty Drawtite class 5 and replace original
grill with 83 Cherokee chrome grill
99 - Moved to So.FL, tint windows, fix front inside door release mechanics and
electric locks, replace 55 watt fog lamps with Ralley 100 watt variety (mo betta)
99 - Remove cat and install new turbo muffler, 3 inch nerf bars with aluminum
99 - Install 33 gallon Aero fuel tank (fits in stock location)
99 - Install 94 amp alternator, new u-joints and CV kit on fore and aft driveshafts
99 - Replaced all cooling system hoses, flushed system, fresh antifreeze
99 - Cracked tranny cooling line dumps fluid all over I75 - 727 burn out - AAMCO
does overhaul ($940 - ouch!)
99 - Ignition switch failed. Placed temp fix starter button under vent controls
00 - Rear drive shaft sheared off two u-bolts in front. New ujoints, tcase
yoke and balance shaft. Full brake job with new wheel cylinders in back.
Fix gas leak back by fuel tank. Remove track bars. Replace flex track
on LF door (3rd time since purchase)
00 - Install Columbia rebuilt Motorcraft 2150 carb - no adjustments required.
00 - Full tune-up with plugs wires, rotor, cap and fuel filter. Discovered
leaking fuel pump and replaced. More leaks from tranny cooling lines were
fixed also, no thanks to AAMCO
00 - Replace flex track on RF door
00 - New set of Goodyear Wrangler MTR 32x11.5x15 tires replace the Bridgestones
00 - Replace high pressure hose on power steering
00 - Repair tilt steering, replace ignition switch & starter relay, repair
starter wiring, install new Ralley 55 watt fog lamps, install new seat cover on
driver's seat, install new steering stabilizer (HD Gabriel), new HP power steering
hose, new power steering pump
01 - Install Purolator electronic fuel pump and K&N air filter
01 - Replace instrument cluster with unit from 87 GW to get good speedometer.
Old speedometer read 183871, replacement reads 178090. Replaced burnt bulbs
in dash. Replace all water hoses and belts. Install 15x8 white spoke
wheels with the previous Bridgestone Dueler ATs. Move to SW Colorado.
Replace electric fuel pump, PS pump and reseal steering box
01 - Replace front wheel bearings & axel u-joints, replace front drive shaft
with better used one and install new 24" glass pack muffler
01 - Install Tuffy console and re-install Goodyear MTR tires and stock wheels
01 - Remove nerf bars (gonna rig 'em up on the Cherokee)
01 - Mount MTRs on new 15x8 white spoke wheels
01 - Install PS pump and alternator
02 - Install custom built front drive shaft (3/4 ton)
02 - Install 3.73 gears, lockrite in rear, all new axel, ring & pinion bearings
and new brake pads and shoes. Thanks for the help Quincy!
02 - New Baja Wide Trac 33x12.5x15 tires to accomodate Phoebe with the MTRs. Overhaul
spare 727 with shift kit, installed and make the Moab Easter Jeep Safari
& May 02 - Going through aches and pains with tranny. Rebuilt again and still
not right. Gonna rebuild original tranny and put it back in
02 - My rebuilt tranny is trashed, pull the 727 out of Rusty (parts bin) and install.
Gotta make Ouray next month! Also install new CB radio. Get original tranny back
from overhauler and have it on standby for next R&R
02 - Trim rear fenders 1.5" and seal seams to make better fit for 33"
03 - Replaced alternator, install factory tranny cooler (Modine), remove mechanical
fuel pump and install block off plate, remove most emissions vacumn lines and
stuff along with air pump, new water pump, fix down shift linkage, new alternator
belts. Replace Cherokee grill with original and remove broken driving and fog
03 - Replace blown NP229 while at EJS 2003 with stock AM NP208. Required longer
rear drive shaft.
04 - running on 7 cylinders - time for a 401!
04 - install 401 (.030 over pistons) from Kozmo with Edelbrock SP2P intake, Comp
Cams 260H cam & lifters, Carter AFB and spare rebuilt 727. Dipped and repaired
radiator. New older style starter system. Click
here for Project 401 pictures...
(anything after 3 is on the looooong list):
replacement bumpers from Ethan
rear door locks and rr window (again - aggghh!)