Replacing/rebuilding/renewing all major and minor components such as new radiator, fan clutch, water pump, thermostat, new 90 amp alternator, new Howell Fuel Injection System, fuel pump and filter and sending unit, power steering pump, and all of their connecting hoses and belts. New spark plugs, wires, vacuum lines and connections, new oil pump for better oil pressure, new double-roller timing chain and timing gear, new HEI electronic distributor (eliminating the old ignition module issues), new A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator flushed and system tested and recharged, duct work dismantled and cleaned. Fuel tank and lines evaluated and replaced where required. All old metal tanks are removed (pre1980) and the new polyethylene tanks installed. Compression test all valves, inspect pistons and rings and make necessary improvements, heads removed and inspected, resealed, valve cover gaskets replaced. Replace front and rear main seals, check and replace motor mounts, remove oil pan and inspect crankshaft, cam shaft, and replace bearings. When completed, the engine has been resealed and leak-checked vigorously. New front and rear wheel bearings, service and adjust steering gear box, inspect u joints, front and rear, transfer case serviced, inspect and service transmission and inspect and test 2 and 4 wheel drive capability, shift functions. Install new front rotors and rear drums, replace shoes and pads, inspect brake lines and fittings, flush the brake system and refill with fresh brake fluid, service master cylinder and test for performance. Install new shocks and dual steering stabilizers, upper and lower control arms, ball joints, and tie rods disassembled and renewed and bushings replaced. Exhaust manifold inspected, gaskets replaced, and install new muffler, 50 state-approved catalytic converter and tailpipe, then recondition and undercoat the entire underside to prevent rust and insure longevity. We mount renewed original Wagoneer wheels for the appropriate year and 4 new white sidewall tires, balanced with weights on the inside for the best appearance. All vehicles then undergo an extensive test-drive regimen, and another final checklist evaluation and readjustment process before shipping.
Being satisfied that all of the mechanical needs have been addressed we go to work on the electrical: door locks, windows, tailgate, lights, switches, controls, power seats, and install new Alpine AM/FM/CD player with the latest features and new speakers. And finally the interior (carpet, seats, headliner, door panels, and trim) and exterior renewal that speaks for itself (which includes professional paint, body work, door and glass work and weather-stripping, and woodgrain where/when necessary) in the pictures online.
Note: We are good listeners. When improvements to our process are recommended (by team members, current and past owners, or trusted service-industry feedback), and can be implemented to the greater satisfaction of all of our customers, we don't rest on our laurels or rely on our past successes. We act!
After 20 years of saying "No Thanks" to outside Wagoneer restorations, Wagonmaster agreed to take in up to 10 Jeeps in 2015 to do the same work as we do on our own. Currently, every slot is filled through the balance of the year, but we are taking reservations for 2016.