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December 2016 ● Fernando87mj's '87


Well, gents?... that just about wraps up another year here on CC. I think it's been one hell of a year! Plenty of good members, new build threads, and plenty of good tech. What else could one want from the internet?! Oh... that's right... how about one last month of Comanche of the Month? We've made it this far! How about we finish off with a good one, eh?! This is the last month for 2016 and this is your spotlight MJOTM...

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YEAR/MODEL ●
1987 jeep Comanche 2wd

ENGINE/PERFORMANCE ●
Stock, for now. 746 injector upgrade in the future. Hopeful for an AX-15 swap after I'm done with high school.

DRIVETRAIN ●
Original 4.0, BA-10, factory Dana 44 w/ posi.

COOLING ●
Stock

ELECTRICAL/IGNITION ●
Added front door speakers. Cruisers tips performed. Mopar cps bypass kit

SUSPENSION/STEERING ●
Stock

INTERIOR ●
Bucket seats, Cherokee center console, door panels with wood trim.
BRAKES ●
Stock....for now.

LIGHTING ●
Factory b-pillar lights and footwell+ashtray lights added from a Cherokee.
EXTERIOR ●
Many dents, chrome bumper, chrome grille/headlight surrounds, chrome door handles have been added.

WHEELS/TIRES ●
235/75/15 Goodyear Wrangler radials, Vision Warrior wheels

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FULL BUILD THREAD HERE

Remember That One Time?... Tell Us Your Best MJ Story ●
I have many stories, especially since I've been riding in this truck since I was five, but the most memorable is probably from this year. Traveling to Los Angeles from Las Vegas, I had faith in the old jeep but I had never driven it that far before. Being an old truck I was pretty nervous, but knowing the truck ran flawlessly it got me to the destination and back home without hesitation. That's where my love for it grew more. It didn't leave me stranded and on top of that it was hanging with the new cars on the freeway without feeling like it was going to fall apart. Also I love getting asked about my truck and getting compliments on it. I love how unique it is.

CC is Awesome!... Why Do You Think So? ●
All the great people that are willing to help and that are respectful with lots of knowledge. Cruiser's Renix tips so I can keep my heep running. Also hornbrods MJ had inspired me to put chrome on mine with hopes to get my MJ to an immaculate condition like his one day.

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This truck really sums up the year just great. These little trucks continue to run and keep going with simple care and respect and yours is a prime example of this. Well done! Great truck, great member, and another great year in our own piece of the automotive world. Tip of the cap and cheers all around!

-Ben

15 Comments

Christmas came early this year.

Nice truck, congrats, what wood panel is that on the glove box?

what an awesome survivor :drool:  love it!

Wow! Your truck looks outstanding; super clean and highlighted with tasteful chrome accents.  :cheers:  That engine bay is gorgeous. You are a valued young CC member and congrats for finishing out the 2016 MJOTM year with style.

Nice mj and congrats on mj of the month!  Keep up the great work! 

 

Buck.

Beautiful MJ! Great condition! +1 on the glove box wood trim.

This is a great truck, looks like the factory paint. That's the same color mine was before someone rattle canned it :( Beige, right?

Nice truck, congrats, what wood panel is that on the glove box?

Looks like it might be the faux wood trim piece from a ZJ glove box door.

 

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Thanks Don, you always come through.
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Fernando87mj
Dec 09 2016 01:21 AM
I'm late , but thanks a lot guys , I really appreciate the kind words , it really means a lot , and yes hornbrod is right

Excellent idea on the glove box door trim - looks great. I shamelessly stole your idea and picked up a ZJ door with black trim that I will be using to add a little more élégance to my interior.   :yes:

 

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That glovebox trim really does look good  :thumbsup: Glad to see another youngin (that really doesn't sound right for me to say) preserving one of these trucks and not beating the piss out of it.

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Old man with MJ
Dec 14 2016 09:28 PM

What is a Mopar cps bypass kit?

What is a Mopar cps bypass kit?

 

Only one I know of is the Hesco unit that triggers the ignition from the harmonic balancer. But that's only for HO's.

I do enjoy that interior. very nice

 

What is a Mopar cps bypass kit?

 

Only one I know of is the Hesco unit that triggers the ignition from the harmonic balancer. But that's only for HO's.

 

 

EDIT:  I think he's talking about the C101 bypass kit. There was a TSB out to bypass the C101 connector on the Renix engines. It is Chrysler Service Bulletin 18-51-88, aka J007.

83100066 | Kit-Sensor Cps Crank Position S

 

Here's one on Ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/...x5YTvJs&vxp=mtr