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Unread 01-10-2014, 05:07 PM   #16
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i have a janky *** cardboard one that somebody ruined when they were going to mail it to me. Some companies make a plastic version. I have always planned to "unfold" the cardboard one, make a template, and weld it up. Mine has been nothing but a hole in the dash for the past 3 years. I used to keep my radio in there, and drove around with it open all the time. I finally moved my radio back up to the stock location when i moved the speaker, and closed/locked the glove box for good.

It is nice, however, to be able to have a hatch that allows access to all the wiring and **** behind the dash, haha.

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Unread 01-10-2014, 06:33 PM   #17
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lol ha, is there a market for steel ones. maybe ill water jet a bunch and weld em and sell em cheap. this heep has me perplexed.
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Unread 01-12-2014, 08:53 AM   #18
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The full time conversion for the QT changed out the center limited differential to a spool. The emergency drive vacuum switch then became your 4wd lock in. If you engage the front axles, lift one wheel off the ground and try to turn it, it should turn freely. Just make sure that the vacuum switch is not turned to emergency drive (4wd lock with conversion). Look underneath the vehicle and make sure you can see the drive line turning. If you can not turn the wheel then it could still be the original differential. I have heard that some people would install the axle lock out's and just run in emergency drive. The bad thing though is that if someone did not realize that and then turned the vacuum switch back with out locking the axles in it would burn up the limited slip in no time.


I was going to make myself a new glove box too, this looked like it would be easier and better than what I could do. http://www.bjsoffroad.com/prod-444.htm
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Unread 01-12-2014, 05:02 PM   #19
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oh thats cheap. ill do that when the time is right.have a burnt wire harness to deal with, and poor running. going to prob pull the heads and just go through everything.
ill check the conversion kit out later. thanx.
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Unread 01-12-2014, 06:25 PM   #20
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that's a good looking wag. kind of sucks that's its a QT. I really like the 70s wagoneers I think they look the best, but not sure id buy one again if it had QT. I spent some good money swapping mine out.
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Unread 01-12-2014, 06:29 PM   #21
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that's a good looking wag. kind of sucks that's its a QT. I really like the 70s wagoneers I think they look the best, but not sure id buy one again if it had QT. I spent some good money swapping mine out.
what were your reasons for it? im new to this beast.
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Unread 01-12-2014, 06:56 PM   #22
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mine worked pretty good but the chain stretched out. a couple years ago morse stopped making the good American made chain. now you can only get a Chinese chain. the quality doesn't sound so promising. everyone went nuts buying up any morse chain they could find so they could have them on the shelf. as the supply dwindled the prices went up. mine isn't a daily driver but I drive it pretty often and take it wheeling 1-2 times a month. one guy said the chains last about 10,000 miles daily driver, 5,000 if you wheel it. the problem with the qt, they run on the chain all of the time. doesn't matter if you have a part time kit installed or its still full time. there are parts that aren't available for the qt anymore either. no doubt the cheapest route would be to just put in a new chain when needed. next cheapest would be to change the output shaft on the th400 and put a differnet case. I figured if I was going that far, I wanted overdrive too.
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Unread 01-12-2014, 07:17 PM   #23
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yea... i have no idea what my plans are, other than paint and interior once its running well. i dont know what to do. my yj was going to be stock except for 31s. i blinked and and had over 10k into it. this will be a dd, but who knows, knowing me 5 months from now nothing will be stock on it. im just lost.
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Unread 01-12-2014, 07:24 PM   #24
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with a pretty fresh, good running 360, 4" lift and 33s it seemed like I was getting about 9mpg with the qt. I have the big holley 2 brl on it which I don't think helps mpg at all. that's pretty bad for a dd. I went to 700r4, d300, and 4.10s. now get 13mpg. I still think it should be better but those are real numbers. im going to be putting a performer intake on with a small 4 brl. im curious how that will effect mpg.
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Unread 01-14-2014, 12:48 PM   #25
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Nice wag! The carpet looks excellent!

I made a new 'glove box' for my J-10 for about $10. I still have the original and could attempt to come up with some fairly accurate measurements if anyone wants them. For some reason, I never thought of making one out of aluminum.

Part way down this post are a bunch of pictures of my glove box project.

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Unread 01-14-2014, 02:01 PM   #26
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yea, ill be making some of these. anyone know of ant seats that will swap in to the rear and fit nicely besides something stock?
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Unread 01-15-2014, 06:44 PM   #27
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how much actual lift does a rear shackle flip give in the rear?
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Unread 01-15-2014, 07:41 PM   #28
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If I remember correctly it gave me about 6". I had a spring shop re-arch my front springs to match. They added a main spring helper, which is way better than a add-a-leaf design. It really improved on the off road ride. I was pleasantly surprised.
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Nice Wagoneer, I had a '79 360 Quadratrac loved it but it didn't love me...lol Finally disintegrated in the Ohio salt...
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Unread 01-16-2014, 03:49 PM   #30
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ok, so shackle flip isnt in my future. really only looking for about a 1-2" gain.
on a lighter note, i got the thing tuned and dialed in, installed a carb i put on my father inlaws 350 i had built him and then sold on me..... grrrr. but i got the carb back..... and installed, and man does this thing run extremely well. got rid of the manual choke for an electric choke. need to plumb the fuel tanks still.
i was climbing all under and wow.... not a speck of rust under there. all undercoated, and the frame is smooth without even any surface rust.
one happy camper. thats all
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