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I Finally Got Lifted! Now With More Vitamins! Pics!

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Well with the help of Jeff, Rick, and Dan, who are awesome by the way, i finally got a lifted wagon.

 

Its an 1985 GL Wagon, with a 5-Speed DR. 2" lift with some 27x8.50x14 Wildcats that are currently on loan from Jeff.

 

It needs a rear bumper, the wipers fixed, the blinkers fixed, the heater fixed and other small things, but over all its seem to be running good.

 

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And here is the real kicker.

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Looks great! Im still waiting on the materials for my lift. I cant wait to get it done. we just got some snow. First snow all winter. I have to put a motor in a 68 galaxy then im gonna get started on the lift. If i have the material.

Lookin good though im jealous:D

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Thats pretty kick ***! Im always debating if i want a simple 2" lift or go slightly higher because 2" doesnt seem like its too much; but every time I see a rig like this it leans me back towards the 2" decision.

 

It looks like your right on the "slide onto the front seat" level. Is that correct? Thats what im aiming for in mine, im lazy. :cool:

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Thats exactly right Ghost, you do just slide right into the seat. Whats also nice about the 2" lift is that it keeps your rear diff tucked up and out of the way.

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Wow! There's a screen name that I haven't seen around in awhile. Good to see you back in it, and what an excellent car for it.

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This makes me more confident in my 2" lift... granted mines a OBW VDC MY02, and i haven't found tires for it yet, it is right at 80k miles too. Can't wait for lift kit to get here, and hopefully the landlord will have the heater in the shop fixed by the time my package from highguys arrives so i won't freeze installing it. I've found a few places to wheel around me so i'm looking forward to finding some other people who wanna potentially pull me out at these locations.

 

Time for the 2011 lifted thread.

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So it has been running horribly, we even had to tow it home. So i checked out the fuel filter, which was new by the way, and found this.

 

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Put a new filter on, and absolutely drenched the carb with Carb Cleaner and dumped a bottle of ISO-HEET to remove any water. It seems to be running much better now, i mean like a thousand times better.

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Ya it might take a few fuel filters to get that cleaned up, but at least your on the right track, I figured since there was no Gas in the tank and that the cap was off that might be an issue, at least you got it figured out.... Hope you like it. It looks really good, Sorry Rick and I didnt get those fenders cut, we went up to dinner at Grandmas house and I for got about it..................... sorry..... Hope you like it!!!! Just need to weld the rearend up and your race ready!!!

 

Jeff

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Dude no worries at all, it was easy to give em a quick clip with the sawzall. And yeah, im gonna keep flushing the tank, i ran about half a gallon out of it out and it all seemed clear. Hopefully i will be running good enough to wheel on the 22nd.

 

Ya it might take a few fuel filters to get that cleaned up, but at least your on the right track, I figured since there was no Gas in the tank and that the cap was off that might be an issue, at least you got it figured out.... Hope you like it. It looks really good, Sorry Rick and I didnt get those fenders cut, we went up to dinner at Grandmas house and I for got about it..................... sorry..... Hope you like it!!!! Just need to weld the rearend up and your race ready!!!

 

Jeff

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Looks good! I miss the old-school world. I gotta get back into an EA car!

Btw, Concrete is a sweet little town! I pass through when I go climbing in the N. Cascades. Sure is nice out there!

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Yep thats right, only 82,175, its a baby.

 

Also i just changed my second fuel filter, i was gonna replace it, but i decided to let the gas drain a little to see what it looked like.

 

Well i drained about 2 gallons and the gas is horrible, i mean it looks like im draining orange juice out of my car. I think im just gonna replace the gas tank, i really dont want to ruin any more gas or try and repair such a bad tank.

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Yep thats right, only 82,175, its a baby.

 

Also i just changed my second fuel filter, i was gonna replace it, but i decided to let the gas drain a little to see what it looked like.

 

Well i drained about 2 gallons and the gas is horrible, i mean it looks like im draining orange juice out of my car. I think im just gonna replace the gas tank, i really dont want to ruin any more gas or try and repair such a bad tank.

 

Im sure the one in the 87 GL10 Turbo Wagon is good, I Drove it to where it sits. If you wanna pull it out you can have it................:grin:

 

Jeff

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Well Jeff i might take you that up on that, but JC Whitney has a brand new replacement tank for $86 shipped, also they are giving me different product numbers for turbo/fuel injected motors than the carbed motors. We will see.

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Ok so i went ahead and ordered a new fuel tank from JC Whitney. Its a Spectra, i dont know if anyone has used these before but they guarantee it will fit. To bad it wont show up until next month.

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Thanks but Jeff, Rick And Dan did most of the work, i watched and learned. Still have lots of small stuff to do.

 

Get the turbo tank' date=' its baffled so you could... uh, EJ it!

Nice job btw![/quote']

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Well about an hour ago i finished swapping out the new fuel tank, got a welded diff from Jeff and Rick, and put it all back together. Flushed the lines and everything is clear and she runs good now. Ill drive it some more tomorrow and hope for the best.

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Well is been a while so i finally have an update on my wagon.

Since the last Post/Pictures i have done the following.

27x8.50x14 Maxxis Bighorns on 14x7 Les Schwab wheels
Front Fender Sawing and Bashing
Rear Bumper
Yakima Load Warrior with extension
Light mounts and 6" KC Daylighters
Spare on the Roof
Cobra CB Radio with 4' Firestick antenna and hood channel mount
Weber Carburetor (Finished only a couple hours ago)
Some choice body massages from Walker Valley

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And yes i know I'm missing some things from the carb, Vacuum advance line, Choke and hose clamp for fuel. Meh i will get to it.

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ya know, you really oughta swap out those '85 mirrors for some that are less sought after. id hate to see em get broke. nice rig man,

 

 

RV

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ya know, you really oughta swap out those '85 mirrors for some that are less sought after. id hate to see em get broke. nice rig man,

 

 

RV

 

He'd have to change the window glass, the front track, and the mirror mounts into his doors.

 

Or swap entire doors.

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