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post #1 of 21 Old 01-30-2013, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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My Wife's Dream Car - 1989 GW

For years now my wife has been telling me that she has always wanted a GW. And I always responded with a sense of sarcasm and disbelief. A few months ago I started reading this forum and researching this car and one day ~ 3 weeks ago I let my wife know that she was going to be a jeep owner. I purchased the car after extensive conversations from a guy in Washington.

The car was received today by Novak where it will have a full engine, power train, etc, etc conversion for the next 4-6 weeks before shipment down to Texas.

I'm not sure if there is any or much value in the parts and engine coming out of the car. The car apparently runs fine with no known issues but I will have no use for the parts. Not looking to make any money so if there are any Jeep owners that could use (not sell for a profit) these parts in their jeep let me know.

The GW has 77k miles. If there is any interest on the engine conversion let me know and I can post pics of the progress.

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post #2 of 21 Old 01-30-2013, 09:25 PM
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Heck Yeah! Your're getting a Grand Wagoneer!
Heck Yeah! Your're fixing it up and giving it to your wife!
Heck Yeah! We'd love to see pics of the engine conversion. What are the plans?
I am sure someone could use the engine/drive train. If you don't get any takers here, post up on www.ifsja.org. Lots more fullsize jeep folks over there.
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post #3 of 21 Old 01-30-2013, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Will do. I can't seem to register on the other site.

I'm going with an L33 engine and can't remember the other "descriptions" of parts. You will quickly figure out that I'm not a "car" guy. I have gotten excited about this project though.
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post #4 of 21 Old 01-30-2013, 10:00 PM
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The other site is using old software and can't be upgraded. Due to SPAMBOTS TAD, the guy who administrates it, has to personally activate each user. So read the 'new users read this' sticky.

82 Cherokee WT - SOA/SF/agr box/Borgeson ujoint steering shaft/401/performer/holley TA/HEI/BeCool/727/np208/d44(aussie)/amc20(ARB)/BFG 35X12.5/Corbeau Moab Seats/RCI 6point Harness,Hella Aux lights/tuffy console/killer32 slider bars/custom bumpers and roll bar/Alpine head unit/amps/speakers 2002 Liberty Limited Early edition - Basically stock
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post #5 of 21 Old 01-31-2013, 10:10 AM
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Your the man ur wife will love you forever. I'm a proud owner of a 89 as well and love it and I could use the engine and parts but I'm in Nebraska and shipping would be pricey anyways keep us posted I'm sure you have made her very happy way to go. I know mine is' nt new but I love mine by far a awesome ride.
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post #6 of 21 Old 01-31-2013, 10:29 AM
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I take that back if that Jeep has 77k then I will take it in a heartbeat I will pay for shipping mine has 166 k and ready to retire let me know if you can make this happen I would be very grateful.
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post #7 of 21 Old 01-31-2013, 10:46 AM
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I like to speak to you if possible if you could call me my number is 402-560-0162 I tried to send a private message but its being funny. Thanks a bunch.
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post #8 of 21 Old 01-31-2013, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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No problem. The conversion is a 4-6 week process. I will get you a list of all that I'm replacing and just tell me what parts you want. Send me your email address.
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post #9 of 21 Old 01-31-2013, 03:35 PM
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Awesome its briandschultz@yahoo.com I do know that I have a brand new waterpump but every thing else is hurting. Looking forward to knowing more.
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post #10 of 21 Old 01-31-2013, 07:13 PM
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What are the details of typed "conversion"?

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post #11 of 21 Old 01-31-2013, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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I will post details tomorrow.
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post #12 of 21 Old 02-01-2013, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
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Here's a list of the conversion work:

Kryoflow HD Radiator
New Fan Kit
GM 4L60E Transmission I&S
Transmission Cooler
NP 231 Transfer Case
Slip yoke eliminator kit
GM 5.3L L33 (NEW)
GM Gen III V8 accessor pkg (starter, alternator, power steering pump, AC pump, belts, wiring harness, etc)
PCM Programming/Mods
Headers
Exhaust system
Cold air intake kit
Fuel pump system
Shifter kit
Driveshafts
Engine bay clean up work - filling, repairing holes from old equipment, blasting and painting (repainting to Dover Gray Metallic)
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post #13 of 21 Old 02-01-2013, 06:56 AM Thread Starter
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Attached is a picture of my (wife's) GW.
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post #14 of 21 Old 02-01-2013, 09:46 AM
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That is a good lookin Jeep.
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post #15 of 21 Old 02-01-2013, 10:50 AM
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You are going all out that's for sure she's going to have a very nice wagoneer.
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