Looking for a '74 or '75

Discussion in 'Jeeps with the Buick Heartbeat' started by N360LL, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. N360LL

    N360LL milehi71Stage1

    I am on the look out for a '74 or'75 Wagoneer. Not in any hurry at all. Does not have to have an engine or transmission; I have those to install. Would be best if it were in CO or Rocky Mountain states. And as little rust as possible in the tipical places.

    It will replace my '89 that was totaled a couple of weeks ago.
  2. lkmarsh

    lkmarsh Well-Known Member

  3. N360LL

    N360LL milehi71Stage1

    The '74 is the first year of disc/drum brakes and the '75 is the last year that qualifies for collector in plates in CO.
  4. N360LL

    N360LL milehi71Stage1

    Update. I found a '75 Wagoneer about 3 1/2 years ago on CL with a blown engine ( 360 4v). I'm a sucker for buying stuff broken and then spending lots of money to fix it. And I did just that with this purchase. I took the engine out 3 years ago last weekend and took it to the machine shop the Friday after Thanksgiving. The diagnosis was dire for the block and I tried for a month to find a bare block from the early 70's as a donor but had no luck so I decided to repair the original one. After lots of welding, grinding, machining , etc I have a block with 2 sleeves in it and unknown hours of tedious inspection and repair work. I got the engine back 3 weeks ago. I did tell the machine shop I wasn't in any hurry and that they could do each step on my engine when they were doing other AMC V-8's. So this weekend I plan on starting to put it back together.

    I must tell you I was very temped to put one of my '70 455 Buick's in it a while back, but I got sidetracked with working on GS's and didn't even consider it again.

    So with some luck, I will have my Wagoneer running for the first time since I bought it by 2020:)
  5. N360LL

    N360LL milehi71Stage1

    As of Yesterday it runs for the first time in about 5 years. I bought it almost four years ago. Now I can begin the slow process of working the bugs out of the rig and getting it on the road and then taking some time to clean up the shop and a little personal time as well. Then onto the half-dozen other projects that have been waiting for shop space for the past 6 months or so.

    Does anyone have a fan shroud for a AMC V-8 powered FSJ taking up space; I need one badly!!!
  6. grimmjeeper

    grimmjeeper Active Member

    Congrats on getting it running.

    My 86 J10 is running but not yet driving. As soon as it's on the road and out of the garage I will be picking up a 69 Wagoneer to start restoring.

    I don't have a spare fan shroud but you might try looking over at www.fsjnetwork.com and www.ifsja.org to see what's in their for-sale section.

    If you don't mind spending the money, you can get an aftermarket aluminum shroud here: http://www.bjsoffroad.com/Fan-Shroud-V8--Stock-Replacement-Aluminum_p_1687.html

    edit: I may also have a line on one that's broken into two pieces that the guy might give away for free. Your PM box is full so send me a PM if you're interested.

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