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Need some advise

I am in the process of trying to find a winter rig. So that I can take my YJ off the road and perform an engine swap.

Yesterday I looked at a 1986 Grand Wagoner. The guy wants $1250 for it, It has
113500 miles
New breaks in the past 10K miles
New Trans seal in past 10K
AMC 360
Auto trans (have no Idea what it is)
Have no Idea what the Tcase is
Front 44 real 20HD

It runs real nice, smooth, doesn't It had been sitting, but with a little starter fluid and a jump it fired right up. There was what looked to be a fair abmout of oil on the pan. (small leak somewhere) (I don't mind adding oil every once and a while)

I really don't know a lot about these older Jeeps. Does this sound like a good deal, I really only need about 10-15K out of it, and It would be cool to have an old wag. Thanks for any advise. And sorry this is so long.
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sounds ok, as long as it has no rust. if you add rust to it, I'd give'm 500. look the frame over really well.
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You could also look at it as a future donor for stronger axles for the YJ... and maybe part out the rest when you're done...

He's right about the rust though... check the frame real close...
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OR... it could be ANOTHER PROJECT!!!! [img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] hehe
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There is some rust. The body is in pretty tough shape. It looks like it has been painted with a brush. (not very pro) The inside is pretty rough too. Door pannel on the drivers side is gone
(anyone know if you need one of those for an inspection??)
The frame has some spots on it with rust, but it didn't look too bad. The worst part was around the gas tank, but it didn't all too bad.
I don't really care how ugly it is, I just want it to get me to work and back for a few months. Seems like 1200 might be too high for this, do you think?

Does anyone know if the wagoner came with the wood panels in 86, cause this one doesn't have them. Thanks
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All Grand Wagoneers had the wood sides. $1200 is too much for it, although it is a great donor vehicle.

Trans should be an AMC bolt pattern TH400. Not quite sure on the t-case though.

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Thanks for all the help. From the sounds of it 1200 is too mcuh to pay for this thing, and I didn't think that the Wag ever came without the wood. Perhaps the best thing for me to do is to keep looking for a winter rig. It is too bad that I am not looking for the parts though. It would be a great parts truck. Again thanks for the help.
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In 86, the trans is more likely a 727.
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