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Feb 20, 2008 at 2:06 pm
Great looking wagoneer man, i loved my '61 and my 77, you cant break them. 5stars.
CARNUT’s Profile Photo
Jan 31, 2008 at 7:16 am
I had two of these, a '75 and a '77, plus an '80 Honcho pickup. Too bad they don't build 'em like this anymore, they were indestructible. Nice ride!
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Jan 21, 2008 at 11:18 pm

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Photo of a 1969 Chevrolet camero
sixty niner

1969 Chevrolet camero

Owner: lil_tiaxox

  • sixty niner: 74 pts (win)
  • FrankenJeep: 21 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 19
  • Ended: Jan 25, 2008
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado

Owner: Repo

  • #ThunderDome: 65 pts (win)
  • FrankenJeep: 25 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 18
  • Ended: Jan 23, 2008
Photo of a 2005 Ford f150 super crew

2005 Ford f150 super crew

Owner: bludevll

  • # RED ALERT: 78 pts (win)
  • FrankenJeep: 27 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 21
  • Ended: Jan 21, 2008

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1976 Jeep Wagoneer Custom (FrankenJeep)

Last updated Apr 8, 2008  

Photo of a 1976 Jeep Wagoneer Custom (FrankenJeep)


This is the Jeep I've been working on for the past few years. It's my first car and I spend more time working on it than driving it. I was originally going to make it a daily driver/trail rig (see the lift in some pics) but plans changed. It's now more of a restomod than anything else I suppose. My father and I did the bodywork and painted it with Dupont Chromasystem black. The interior was redone in a 2-tone blue/black scheme by Appearance products in Grand Rapids. It's rolling on stock wheels with 275/60/15s all the way around. The engine is a built AMC 401 backed by a th400 and Borg-Warner 1305 all-wheel-drive transfer case. I swapped in a 2wd front axle from a CJ-10a and run the transfer case in 4-lock for redneck 2wd. It weighs 4200 lbs with driver. My best time is 14.45 @ 94.9 but it will run much better than that. The stock converter is too tight and is killing it off the line. Either I smoke the tires or bog, nothing in between. I'm going to swap to a 2wd transmission, 3000 stall converter, and 4.11 gears pretty soon.


4200 lbs w/driver

Factory Options

"Custom" interior group
Manual windows and locks
Manual rear tailgate
Roof rack delete
Bench seats front and rear
360 V8 (now 401)
Air conditioning (removed)
5-slot alloy wheels


Paint color change
Custom interior
Wide tires (275/60/15)
2wd front axle swap
Built AMC 401
Forged crank and rods
Keith Black pistons w/floating pins
Ported 502 heads w/ 2.025/1.68 stainless valves
RPM Air Gap intake
Pro-Form HEI dizzy
9.5:1 w/ 61cc chambers
Comp "Magnum" 224*@0.050, .480 lift

Th400 rebuilt with 2wd output shaft
Dana 44 rear w/4.10s, posi, discs, etc
Inboarded rear springs and SUA
Traction bars

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