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May 2017 ● Psifanboy's '88


Happy May Day, everyone! Here's a good one for those who enjoy a good wheeler. For all the '97+ swaps going on lately, this one is just a little different. Stock body? Mild suspension? Leaving things alone? WHY?!

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YEAR/MODEL
88 Jeep Comanche Base

ENGINE/PERFORMANCE
4.0 renix bored .060,97 head, 99 intake and 62mm TB

DRIVETRAIN
99 AW4 with radshifter, Np231 Sye and AZZYS design shifter linkage, Dana 44 with spool, 4.88s rear Ford 9" detroit locker, disc brakes, 4.88s

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COOLING
Ebay special 3 row radiator with twin 10" fans

ELECTRICAL/IGNITION
All 99 OBD2 harness.

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SUSPENSION/STEERING
Reid knuckles, Ballastic fab 1.50x .250 DOM steering 7/8" hiems, Rustys long arm with custom 3 piece center section, 8" coils, Rear is SOA, with Barnes 6" Boomerang shackles, Barnes Track bar set up with same angle and length as drag link

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INTERIOR
99 dash and center console, Radshifter, Cobra CB, Blue tooth audio with xj sound bar, Raptor bed liner

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BRAKES
stock Dana 44, 9" has disc

LIGHTING
Stock 99 headlights, rock lights under bed, LED rear lights and reverse lighting. Rear lights run off a CURT trailer controller

EXTERIOR
Monstaliner SANS PANTIES paint job, 2x6" Sliders that are also plumbed for air tanks, Custom flat bed with tool box and tree kickers, Front bumper is a DIY JCR winch bumper with a X20 smittybuilt 10k wireless/waterproof winch.

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WHEELS/TIRES
36" tsl with DIY bead locks on 15x8s

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MISCELLANEOUS
This jeep was built in my tiny garage every night from stock 88, 5 speed truck to what it is now. I took a lot of time on the 99 conversion because i wanted it to look as factory as possbile. The hard work paid off when i took it out on my first trip in it.

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FULL BUILD THREAD


Remember That One Time?... Tell Us Your Best MJ Story
I don't have many because i recently just finished the build but every time i drive it i have ppl coming up to me or taking pics of it, so that makes me feel good about all that time i spent doing it.

CC is Awesome!... Why Do You Think So?
I think i enjoyed most was helping out others that have been planning on doing the 97+ conversion or what ever. My whole reason for the build thread was to help out others. I've owned several jeeps in my day but the love from the MJ community is amazing.

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So very, very cool! Lately I've been a big fan of the somewhat odd yet definitely different. Your whole build thread is very well put together and full of those all important pictures. Good to see it out being used as well! Dirty, thought out, and home build... I like it!

-Ben

10 Comments

Well thought out with some innovative ideas like the slider / air tanks and OBD2. What's with the license plate wrapped around the fuel pump?    :hmm: 

 

Also, what are your plans for the S10 Blazer? I love those things.  

Just the right amount of crazy. I like it.

it still needs caged. been working on my blazer. its a 408ls with s485 and a glide. 1200+hp build. 

 

That licence plate was all i had for extending that sending unit to reach bottom of tank. i wire wheeled the sticker off of it BTW lol. 

 

I drive the mj around town and every time i drive it i get ppl coming up to me which is awesome. 

 

the blazer build is another to follow haha

 

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i won't bored you guys with the blazer.  

 

i have a trip to moab planned sept 2nd till the 11th. got alot of testing to do but can't wait

MISCELLANEOUS ●
This jeep was built in my tiny garage every night from stock 88, 5 speed truck to what it is now. I took a lot of time on the 99 conversion because i wanted it to look as factory as possbile. The hard work paid off when i took it out on my first trip in it. 
 
 
has custom flatdeck with 36" tire...
 
that thing looks sweet, so does the blazer.

thanks man. 

very nice! :D

 

what's the story behind this pic?

 

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haha i was the only one with a winch to help a another buddy out that was stuck in a deep rut in the creek at Redbird in Indiana. i coudnt pull from rear since his bumper was rotted off and couldnt go from bottom so had to drop in from the side of the creek. it was sketcky and worked the suspension nicely but got it to position to snatch block. I had to reverse back up this spot which was fun haha.

 

the drop in.

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bad day for him. Debeaded tire off rim here haha. 

 

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at that, ladies and gentlemen, is why a strong tow point front and rear is HIGHLY advisable. :D

 

recoveries are sometimes the best part of wheeling.  :yes:

yup i really look over what I'm attaching hooks on. the last thing i was coming at me is a 10 lb hood at 100mph haha. 

Very nice MJ