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post #1 of 22 Old 06-26-2017, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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Marn's 74 Wagoneer Thread

Not to be confused with Marn's 73 Wagoneer Thread....

As fate would have it The 74 that I acquired last year and traded away for fuel injection has come back to me.

Not sure what my plans are but I feel obligated to make sure something good happens to it one way or another.

I'm thinking I'll get it driving and see where it goes from there. If I keep it, pass it on, or what.

Anyway, it went to a good home from me and I want to make sure it gets a good home now that I have it again.

We shall see where this goes!






And home again!






So, given the nature in which this wagon has come back to me, I introduce the aptly named

-Project Boomerang.-



-Andrew

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post #2 of 22 Old 06-26-2017, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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The good:
-Complete.
-1 owner.
-The last guy bought a whole bunch of new brake parts for it so i should have everything needed to get it stopping.
-I have a complete extra fuel system so i should have everything needed to get it fueled.
-Last guy rebuilt carb to like new condition, and had it running.
-I have all original paperwork still.

The bad:
-Doesnt drive. Needs brakes done, transmission drained and filled most likely, and fuel system cleaned or replaced. Transmission does shift though.
-Some rust.
-Looks like roof leaked more this winter and the headliner likely isn't salvageable.
- Interior is complete but no good...but i have a few mexican blankets lol.
-Smoke in the exhaust, but oil is old and hasnt been changed, and I have yet to run any MMO or ATF through it.

Hopefully I can have it moving under its own power before long.

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post #3 of 22 Old 06-26-2017, 08:11 PM
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post #4 of 22 Old 06-27-2017, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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Fate is a mistress that never ceases to amaze.
no shiz right? check this out....


I just realized that sunday, the day I brought home the 74, was also the same day 7 years ago that I brought home thie 73....

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post #6 of 22 Old 06-27-2017, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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So, here's some pics of the condition the first time I got it. Its got a little rust in the typical spots (lower rear wheel wells, one spot driver rear sear floor at the front of the wheel well, but otherwise seems remarkably clean. Body mounts and everything are good, frame appears solid, everything is there.

Interior is complete but blown out from the desert sitting. Unfortunately the headliner fell completely in the year that the other guy had it, prolly got rained on and leaked.

passenger side




driver rear floor at the wheel well


driver rear


dinged driver fender


i have a spare tailgate and a spare trim piece.


dinged passenger fender


interior




rear section completely fell now which is sad.






All the paperwork including the original window sticker, deposit receipt, sales receipts, etc.

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Poured some gas in the carb and cranked it. It sat for about a year since the last guy started it.


Let it run a bit. It definitely smokes from the tailpipe. But the oil is 15 years old. I will change t and run a quart of ATF in the crank case for a bit to hopefully clear it up.

Oh look it drives!

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Seems like good news. It did start smoking again later though but I'll have to look into that


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I've fired it up after sitting a few days a couple different times since the above video and it's absolutely scary how quickly it starts and how smooth and quiet it idles.

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Grabbed a set of rollers on jeep wheels for $20. I will swap the 30's onto the wagoneer wheels and then scrap the 5 lug wheels and should come out about even.

Then at least I'll have a set of tires that hold air and have a little life left in them.

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Not going to lie, I anxiously await updates on this thing every time I log in.

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Not going to lie, I anxiously await updates on this thing every time I log in.


Well I'm glad at least one person cares lol

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You've been making me want one of these for years Marn, but my wife would probably murder me and any out here on the east coast are almost guaranteed to be full on rust buckets.

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You've been making me want one of these for years Marn, but my wife would probably murder me and any out here on the east coast are almost guaranteed to be full on rust buckets.
well, forget the wife, this one may be for sale soon ;-)

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