Dice...... The 1978 Jeep Wagoneer

Dr. Marneaus

Station Wagoneer
#32
Thanks Doc! Definitely will remove the ammeter wiring...... go to a one-wire alternator....... rely on a voltmeter to monitor the charge.....
Lockers/LSDs are in the future...... may go to a 3.9X gear with 33s...... if it feels sluggish.
Rear window wiring is going to be a priority....... also thinking about going manual....... a little more foolproof.....
Thanks for commenting....... I learned a lot from your thread!
DO NOT buy any "new" manual tailgate system, the currently produced ones are absolute junk and will strip out ASAP. for a few bucks in wiring and relays you'll be able to put in a fool proof system.

http://www.fsjnetwork.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=13549
 

DGarman

What could go wrong?
#35

Dr. Marneaus

Station Wagoneer
#38
there are a number of after market bumpers available now (SBF has been working with BJ's), I debated loooooong about what to do. For a while I just had my spare tire laying down underneath a cargo cover I made, but got sick of losing storage be haing some unusable space under the cargo cover.



I ended up ordering an interior tire carrier from a forum vendor, and it was the best $90 I have ever spent on the jeep. It fits a 33 perfect, but you cannot go any larger.



 

DGarman

What could go wrong?
#39
I ended up ordering an interior tire carrier from a forum vendor, and it was the best $90 I have ever spent on the jeep. It fits a 33 perfect, but you cannot go any larger.

I really like that idea..... I have the spare under the platform in my Bronco..... but I've gotten to like the platform set-up less and less.
It's just me and a dog on trips..... back seat is getting jettisoned..... we only need a couple of totes and an ice chest pretty much..... lots of room for our stuff and an upright spare tire.
I've got a fabrication background..... just need to roll the spare around..... see where it fits best!
Thanks Doc!
 

Dr. Marneaus

Station Wagoneer
#43
Dice still has the stock spare mount underneath..... could fit a 30" maybe..... but I'm afraid any tire mounted there will get abused more than if it was mounted on the Wag!
Likely won't get abused, unless you are doing so bizarre departure angle things.

The reason I don't like an under mounted spare is....it could be kinda tough to get at in the event you need it in a trail.
 

Curly

Adventurer
#45
Quote: The reason I don’t like an under mounted spare is....it could be kinda tough to get at in the event you need it in a trail. "

That is why I went with my bumper mount. After I bought my Cherokee, I went to remove the spare and there wasn't enough room to lower the spare tire holder to let the spare come out. I had to jack up the jeep to get it out. Granted, it was a 33 inch tire and the PO had modified the carrier to hold it. With one tire flat, it wasn't going to come out.


curly
 
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