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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-29-2000, 12:25 AM
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Looking at a Grand Waggie

I found a new toy. '87 Grand Waggoner. $700. 360, TF727, Selec-Track(I think), D44 front and rear, and brown. No rust, only slight hood paint oxidation! Small garage scrap on right rear corner. Nothing big, didn't even dent it or scrape the paint off(just white paint over the brown). Interior is nasty, but nothing that seat covers, carpet cleaning and a little headliner work won't fix.

I'll drive it tomorrow. Looks like I found my new daily driver. I'll post pics if I get it.

BTW does anybody know of any of that new wax that can hide a little paint oxidation?




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Re: Looking at a Grand Waggie

Boy, you're a glutton for punishment. My older brother and his wife have one, needed something as the CJ-5 isn't baby seat friendly. His got 8-10 mpg, sucked so bad they are reveling at the 13-14 mph their used fullsized blazer with the 350 gets. BTW, they're selling theirs, same setup you describe, but I think they're asking $1,500.

As for paint oxidation, I'd use a buffer with some rubbing compound, then hit it with the "Liquid Glass". That'll bring back the shine.

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Company pays for gas, so no worries. Have a huge tank here at work, 2 gas cards, Visa, and American Express. Part of the perks of owning your own company. But I am on call a lot. I just want something comfortable to drive back and forth to work that I can tow with. My company is even buying it for me. I can't complain.




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What are you going to tow? My older brother and his wife got theirs to tow with, and it doesn't tow their CJ-5 very well. The trailer was manhandling the Waggy all over the place, but then again, they were using a U-Haul trailer, which isn't light. Add oil and tranny coolers, theirs overheated more than once until they added them, then it was fine. Nice rig, she even demolished a phone pole with theirs (looked at a map too long), and only had to replace the front quarter and the hood. No other damage at all (but the pole was $1,200).

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Small boat and motor about 10 mi. to the river. Got to set and check the catfish traps about twice a week. Then I will tow a small trailer around the farm and to move my fiance from GA to AL(her home town is about 3 hrs. away) and from just above Montgomery to Elba(about 2 hrs.). Not really anything heavy, a half-ton could easily do it.




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Re: Looking at a Grand Waggie

that NU finish wax stuff.. in the orange bottle.. that they used to sell on tv at xmas time.. works good at bring back the paint.. used it plenty.. usually have to do it about 3 times to get it good.. i just used it every week when i washed the car.. yes.. the car.. in my youth i had some hot rods.. i have never waxed a jeep.. ever.. and i dont plan on it.. hehehe..

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