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#1 Wrz

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:42 PM

How's everyone doing, I'm new to this forum and finally bought a comanche after searching for a few months. I've owned a few zj's and have a xj as a dd currently. I have high hopes for this build and we shall see where it takes me, can't say I have a budget since its a JEEP

Bought it from a member here on CC for $900 and got beat up on the shipping costing me a total of $1525 to my door. Needs a trans seal to get it running ( trans in bed )

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1990 comanche pioneer lwb
174k auto 4x4 355 gears
Solid frame
Newer engine with 85k
Roll bar
Needs rockers and some body work


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My xj in the background

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Took the bench seat carpet and some trim out

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What a pitta the lower seat belt bolts are

Mostly surface but has a couple poke through spots on the drivers side

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Passengers side mostly surface and nothing too major


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Comanhe- $900
Shipping- $625
Cost to date- $1525



#2 relyt120

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:48 PM

:drool: roll bar and grill guard

#3 Wrz

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:32 PM

Made some small progress on the mj

swapped the doors from a 99 cherrokee ( still need the door strickers )

The Donor Doors

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Another after pic, Must of delete the before pic :doh:

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Still have to line up the body lines, and wire everything up but is comming along slowly


This weekend i will finish up sanding up he passengerside floor Monstaline the interior and start on fixing and doing the wiring

Anyone have a good write up on column to floo shift? The tranny is being refreshed this week and i would like to do this swap before the carpet goes in



Doors- Free from work :thumbsup:
Cost to date - $1525

Will add in the other parts i have as i install them

#4 Wrz

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:01 PM

Made some good progress on the MJ today
spotted this little jem at my work and will be working on the price with the boss, will hopefully have it at the house this weekend comming up
no rott or rust anywhere just a dent on the lower rear corner


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Sold the rims/tires and front brush guard the manche came with for $160

The first 3 came off like butter, the 4th was stripped and would not come out. ending up drilling the studs to get it off

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will be replacing with zj studs since i will be doing discs in the rear at some point

Got the bed off :) what a pitta lifting by yourself

Some 5.9 zj rims i tossed on, had left over from a part out, will use for rollers

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Little present from the PO

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Happy to say the frame is rott free with some flakey undercoating and minor surface rust

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Misc picture of the load sesing valve, will be eliminating when i redo the brakes

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Do these leafs look correct? seem kinda funny with banna shape they have

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made some more progress on the passenger side floor, alot of rust but no holes bigger then a skittle lol

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Bed removal was pretty straight foward, with no broken bolts ( soaked them all in crc freeze off for two days ) Gas tank had new hardward which was great and made it easy and even came with a little over a quarter tank :)

Making some progress and will hopefully have her in the garage so i can work on it at night after work


next weekend i will get the frame and under carriage pressure washed, and weather permitting get the monstaline rolled on :banana:
Previous total - $1525
Parts sold- $160
Cost to date- $1365


#5 Wrz

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:43 PM

Made some small progress on the manche today, Got the frame and under carriage all pressure washed, still have a few more spots to hit i missed

In the process

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No rott, Just som minor surface rust and flakey unde coating

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Tomarrow i have some grinding, sanding and some prep work before the monstaline goes on ;)

#6 Rymanrph

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:16 AM

Looking good dude. What happened to that leaf?

#7 Wrz

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:51 AM

Looking good dude. What happened to that leaf?


I bought the jeep like that, does not appreared to be lifted. But would like to correct it or get a replacement pair
Any ideas why it's shaped like that?

#8 freakjeep93

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:05 PM

looks like a wierd extra overload or something
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#9 Goose

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:22 AM

Yep, It's an overload spring. Love the truck. There is one on CL here in OK that looks exactly like yours. Same color scheme and same bar in the bed.
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#10 Wrz

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:34 PM

Hah that's funny, Comanches are scarce around here, is that overload spring stock?
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#11 Goose

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:06 PM

No, you can pick them up at most parts stores or online.
1988 MJ Pioneer, 3" lift, 31" a/t's, cobra cb, custom vw roof rack, 5 procomp explorer 55w lights, 2 rear facing fog light
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#12 89JeepMJ

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:53 PM

yeah its just a bolt on leaf the helps with loads. they're at Napa and such
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#13 Wrz

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:36 PM

Been awhile since ive updated my build, Stripped the front end of its sheet metal 2 weeks ago, and Finally made some real progress last weekend and got the engine pulled, figured it would be easier to replace the exhaust manifold, motor mounts ect and paint the engine bay with the engine out the way.
First time pulling a motor and it went fairly good with a few broken items but nothing too major


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Gave the engine a quick bath and who would have knew my block is blue lol

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Been a little nervous putting all this time and money into this engine that i never head run since the trans was in the bed when i bought it.

Takes a small edge off of things knowing it was rebuild at sometime


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And the engine bay after a pressure wash


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Tomarrow i will start on replacing gaskets and some engine goodies :) more pictures to come tomarrow

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:38 PM

Love the progress you're making. Can't say I've ever seen a 4wd with an auto on the column. Great work!

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:10 PM

Love the progress you're making. Can't say I've ever seen a 4wd with an auto on the column. Great work!


Thanks I've been debating on doing a floor shift swap, but kind of like the old school column shift lol

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:16 PM

Thanks I've been debating on doing a floor shift swap, but kind of like the old school column shift lol


Long live the column shifter!

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:11 AM

With bucket seats it makes no difference but with a bench seat and a column shift your sweetie can sit closer. If you want a floor shift find a XJ with same auto, AW4 and the swap will be a P&P.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

Long live the column shifter!

:agree: Always liked column shifts, I feel strange every time I drive something that doesn't have one.

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#19 Wrz

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

Starting to clean up the motor one side at a time, Got the intake and exhaust manifold pulled ( to my suprise all the bolts came out very easy )


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Knew the exhaust manifold was cracked and prevously welded a few times

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Time for an upgrade, picked up some pacesetter headers off ebay a few months back for $147.50 shipped

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Quick coat of paint since they had some paint chips from being moved around. ( also painted the motor mount )

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Cleaned and painted the intake manifold and heat shield

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Block after a cleaning and some paint

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Throttle cable bracket cleaned and painted as well

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Painted the bolts and will have to swap the washers with the new ones that came with the headers ( forgot all about them till i called it a day )

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Shinned up the brass fittings with a wire wheel

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Exhaust mocked up

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All assembled

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Hopefully i can find a good egr tomarrow from the jy, Apparently the egr tube needs to be modified to fit the headers, its off by a solid 5/8 and need to get the one bolt in behind tube 4. Think i will try to grind it down some


Previous total - $1365
Headers $147.50
Cost to date- $1512.50


#20 jerrymmbeer

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:26 PM

Hope that motor runs after all that hard work. But I just started my rebuild on my 92 and I'm sticking money into something that Ive never driven. Good Luck