Re: Should I buy \'85 Wagoneer for parts???
$600 sounds like a good price for the waggie if the motor is in good shape. You can sell the front 44 and use the money to buy a front 44 from a 79-older waggie to match the rear. I have had two 727's rebuilt by a tranny shop here in town and they only charged me $200.00 for a carry-in rebuild.
If you have trouble with the factory kickdown linkage hitting the firewall when you put it in the CJ, all you need to do is losen the body bolts at 1/4"(enough to jack up the body some) and move the tub back as far as you can, then bolt the thing back down, this should give you enough clearence so that the linkage dosen't hit the firewall.
Also, don't forget about taking the longer swaybar links from the waggie, they work great for a 4" suspension lift and can also be modified as a quick-disconnects.
Another thing to get is the front shock towers, they are just like the taller CJ style shock towers. And you can also use the master cylinder and brake booster, the master cylinder has a larger piston than those in a CJ and sure help stop those big meats from rolling.
Just something to think about.