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November 2016 ● joester1908


Gentlemen! Have you noticed that we're just about done with 2016? Not sure about anyone else, but I look back on the year thus far and realize that there have been plenty of changes. Not to mention looking back on past MJOTM members form 2016 and also seeing the changes that they've had since being started... so many routes to go down with these trucks! Here's one that really stands out with its changes both on the surface and under. Your Comanche of the Month for November is...

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YEAR/MODEL

1990 Comanche Pioneer SWB


ENGINE/PERFORMANCE
Completely stock 4.0l

DRIVETRAIN
External slave AX15, not sure what it's out of, non vacuum NP231 from an XJ, Advanced Adapters SYE, Tom Woods driveshafts, Dana 44 rear from an 87 XJ. Chromoly shafts. D30 front

COOLING
Open system conversion. Toyota Land Cruiser overflow bottle. Flow Kooler water pump.

ELECTRICAL/IGNITION
2 E-fans on switches.

SUSPENSION/STEERING
Rough Country long arm upgrade. Rubicon Express 5.5" coils and shocks. Stock leafs rear, SOA with trail gear perches. Rubicon Express track bar. Stock steering.

INTERIOR
Two-door Cherokee (flip forward) bucket seats, Cherokee center console, Fox flag headliner. New floor pans. Rockford Fosgate 10 inch shallow mount sub behind the seat.

BRAKES
All stock...definitely needs to be upgraded.

LIGHTING

4 KC Daylighters on rollbar. 55w reverse lights. XJ Wagoneer (4 headlight) Header panel swap.


EXTERIOR

XJ Wagoneer Header panel swap. 2x6 steel sliders. Roll bar.

WHEELS/TIRES
33x12.5R15 KM2s


MISCELLANEOUS
This was my first truck. I 4 wheeled it pretty hard until I bought a TJ. I swapped over a bunch of stuff over to that and now the MJ is just a daily driver. Trying to keep it from getting so beat up off road. It used to have ARBs, AR twin compressor, 44s front and rear, and a Warn 8274. All that is now on the TJ. I am in the process of making the MJ a good work truck / daily driver.

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FULL BUILD THREAD HERE



Remember That One Time?... Tell Us Your Best MJ Story
A couple of my buddies headed over to Eastern Washington after school one day to do some wheeling / camping. It was about 100 miles on the freeway (which the Jeep did AWESOME, only burned 1 qt :rotfl2: ) and did 75 mph no problem. We spent a ton of time on the trails. We ended up coming to a wash out. I put it in first gear, low range, squared up to the hill (the washout was at a 45 degree angle to the road) and went right up it. The guy behind me took it straight on and chewed it up pretty bad. I ended up winching all 3 of the guys in the group over the wash out (I had a winch on my Jeep back then). Then made the trip back over to the west side. That (at the time) was the most amount of miles I had put on my Jeep in one trip, and it definitely impressed me!

CC is Awesome!... Why Do You Think So?

CC has been an awesome resource in building and modifying my MJ. You guys are all so helpful and can gave me a lot of help and ideas. Reading through the builds here has given me a ton of inspiration.


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Now THAT'S a cool truck! Love it or hate it, that Waggy grill really makes this thing stand out. For the record, I dig it... a lot! The whole build is a fun one to go through. Built a little... built a lot... added some more... unbuilt to keep it nice... Quite the roller coaster! The overall look of the truck is just awesome. Keep up the good work and congratulations!


-Ben


8 Comments

soooooo much old school goodness right there   :drool:

Good looking rig, and also a fellow WA resident

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Jackrabbit41
Nov 02 2016 01:49 PM
We still need to meet at Walker someTime bro
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dustyinthedirt
Nov 02 2016 04:45 PM

Nice MJ!!

Oops, I totally forgot to put this up on the Facebook page yesterday :oops: It's up there now.

 

Me like. Me like lots. Nice, clean old school look to this one :thumbsup:

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joester1908
Nov 02 2016 07:47 PM

Thanks everyone! I love the old school look. Wasn't my plan originally, but I'm extremely happy with the way it has gone 

Congrats, nice mj!

Very nice! not too many of us still running a wagoneer nose!