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post #31 of 38 Old 07-14-2013, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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A few things, its a 4.2 i6 its a 3 speed (I think I'd like a 4 speed).
Has 31" tires speedo reads about 10 mph low. Looks like it was a frame off resto 5-6 years ago. They did a nice job and it won't take much to get it in very nice driving condition. Still have lots of arkansas dirt to get off of it.

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post #32 of 38 Old 07-14-2013, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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It should be a 4 speed....gonna have to find a tranny. Which four speed is best?
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post #33 of 38 Old 07-14-2013, 09:12 PM
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It should be a 4 speed....gonna have to find a tranny. Which four speed is best?
From what I've read the T18 is but I like the T176. It's what I have. It's suppose to be the second best 4spd.

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post #34 of 38 Old 07-15-2013, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
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i need to verify but i think i have a t-150 3 speed with a dana 20 transfer case. i dont believe the t176 will work with the dana 20. a t-18 will with an adapter. the adapter seems pricy and i still need to buy the t-18!. it seems the dana 20 is bomb proof and the t-150 is a solid transmission. maybe i will just have to live with the 3-speed.
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post #35 of 38 Old 07-15-2013, 06:42 AM
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Are you sure that's an 82? Because those are 79 & 80 decals and that paint isn't an offering from 1982. There were only 2 blues offered, slate blue and deep night blue. That's not either.

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post #36 of 38 Old 07-15-2013, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
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yes its an 82, the paint is the wrong color. its in great shape so i will be living with it for now. seems my mom didnt know much about the jeep, it was her late husbands. it was a frame off resto circa 2002. has the wrong tranny and xfer case. overall im very happy with it. i think im better off with the f-150 tranny and dana 20 xfer case. also the rear axle is posi, not sure if that is origional or not but there is definately no slip. i can feel the tires hoping on slow tight corners.
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post #37 of 38 Old 02-23-2015, 08:20 AM
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Any updates on this one?

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post #38 of 38 Old 02-24-2015, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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loving it, getting new suspension, taking body off and inspecting, 1"body lift and new rear end this spring.....and a paint job the baby blue has too go!
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