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post #1441 of 1740 Old 03-15-2013, 04:07 PM
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Dr. Marneaus,
Just had to say I spent the last few days catching up on your thread and that your Wagoneer is looking awesome! Especially with the white rims, can’t wait to see it with the front axle swapped out too. Thanks in part to you I’ll be looking at a ’66 Wagoneer for myself tomorrow morning, hopefully there will be another build thread for a Wagoneer of my own here soon! But I digress… The thing that really says a lot about your Jeep and yourself as well is the quality of work that you are putting into what you are doing here. Keep it up!
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post #1442 of 1740 Old 03-15-2013, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Dr. Marneaus,
Just had to say I spent the last few days catching up on your thread and that your Wagoneer is looking awesome! Especially with the white rims, can’t wait to see it with the front axle swapped out too. Thanks in part to you I’ll be looking at a ’66 Wagoneer for myself tomorrow morning, hopefully there will be another build thread for a Wagoneer of my own here soon! But I digress… The thing that really says a lot about your Jeep and yourself as well is the quality of work that you are putting into what you are doing here. Keep it up!
Nick
Thank you, sir.

Good luck on the 66, it'd be sweet to have one that old!

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So how did the road test go?!

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Thank you, sir.

Good luck on the 66, it'd be sweet to have one that old!
Got the '66!! I'll be starting my own build thread now...
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So how did the road test go?!
Seeems mostly fine.

After getting my shocks on, and my exhaust moved I got I the highway and wound her up to 70. I started getting some vibes when I was on the gas, nothing crazy but it was there. I also heard a crazy noise as I was getting off the highway.

Well turns out my exhaust shifted again and was touching the drive shaft haha. It was ringing like a bell when the shaft was spinning up against the muffler.

On my way home I yanked he exhaust over a little by hand. And it was fine so I hopped on the highway and got up to speed again. Very minor vibes, seems alot less than before so it likely had alot to do with rubbing in the muffler. Ill get the exhaust fixed 100% tomorrow and report back again.

So, even if it vibes like it did this afternoon it was so minor at 65-70 that I'm not really worried about it. Ill rock it. It was minor to the point tha I doubt my girl or anybody would have noticed it, but obviously I do.

We made these neat little shock mounts:


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Actually used part of the original ones to line it up and space it:


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Mounted:


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But here's the problem. My buddy gave me a set of shocks that were about 1.5" shorter than my shocks because we were concerned. Even sit the SHORTER shocks, this is what I'm working with:



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I only have about 1.5" travel haha. I need to pick up some shorter shocks

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post #1446 of 1740 Old 03-18-2013, 10:24 AM
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Glad to hear it worked out. Those axle shock mounts look kinda dinky. Build some beefier ones and lower them by about 1/2" or something. Obviously that won't solve the issue but I thought it was worth mentioning.

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Looks to me like they'll get the job done, I assume the angle got welded to the original mount, and the axle tube?
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Glad to hear it worked out. Those axle shock mounts look kinda dinky. Build some beefier ones and lower them by about 1/2" or something. Obviously that won't solve the issue but I thought it was worth mentioning.
hardly dinky dude, did you see what the original ones looked like?

This was some beefy arse angle iron, about 3" per side.

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Looks to me like they'll get the job done, I assume the angle got welded to the original mount, and the axle tube?
Yup, you can see we hacked the original mounts off and used them as a base to mount the new ones.

They actually turned out crooked, haha, one is a little higher than the other one, we didnt exactly "measure" haha.

Wont matter once i get the shorter shocks.

I'll be ordering a set of 12" collapsed skyjacker hydros. That should work.

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Measuring is overrated anyways... (Don't tell any of my engineering professors I said that...) How mush shorter are the shocks you're getting from what is on there now?

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amassing parts...

got new u joints, ball joint kits, spindle bearings, etc.



shined up the dog dishes too and stuck em on the truck.

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shined up the dog dishes too and stuck em on the truck.
It might be just me, but they don't look like they're on the truck...

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It might be just me, but they don't look like they're on the truck...
Happy? Haha



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Also installed my copilot

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Hey, the pip boy rode on the dashboard of the magnum for 3 years! Now he has taken up residence in the waggy (3 years after i bought it).

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