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  1. Thanks. Yeah mine isn't perfect, but you won't see this Comanche at SEMA any time soon (but probably the local Cars and Coffee), so its "OK enough" for me.
  2. The drivers door panel was in rough shape and just flapping there whenever you open the door; over the years moisture got into the backerboard and warped/delaminated it badly as well as several fasteners falling out. I looked a new door panels, but hey $12 for a sheet of MDF from Lowes I would try this method first and see how it goes. Pretty basic process. Pull the material off the old backerboard (had to dremel off the rivets holding the speaker grille on)..then trace the pattern onto the MDF and cut it out. Then clean it all up, apply 3M spray adhesive, and stick it all back together.
  3. The seat belts in this thing were a mess. Badly frayed, rusty hardware, and...really scuzzy. I picked up a new set for a Cherokee assuming they would fit. Problem is the retractor bracket wasn't the correct length, not allowing it to bolt in to the Comanche. Drill and punch out the 2 rivets to remove the bracket from the original retractor. Drill a mounting hole on the bracket. Bolt the mounting bracket through the existing hole on the new retractor. I used a grade 8, 7/16" bolt with red loctite. This was maybe a 20 minute job. The 2 rivets were pretty soft; from a sa
  4. My draw was having a small truck that fits in my garage and one that I can do 99% of the work myself. Comanche fits the bill nicely. I don't like how new trucks keep getting bigger and bigger. I did some research before buying mine, this website and the info it provides is a big reason why I decided to buy my MJ.
  5. New headliner time! I started with a trip to Hobby Lobby for some tweed/burlap fabric - much thicker than the original material I tore off. Then remove the headliner, carefully tear off what was left of the original gray cloth, and vacuum away the dry-rotted top layer of old foam. Then I centered the new material on it, folded it over, sprayed both sides with 3M headliner adhesive, and smoothed it out with my hand. The trick is to not do too big a section at a time; you can see in 1 of the pictures how I only sprayed about 1/4 at a time, that way you aren't fighting yourself (the 3M stuff is
  6. Got it! Thanks for making my truck street legal again
  7. Originally it had intermittent wipers. I put in a standard 2 speed multi function switch and stalk. Removed the intermittent wiper module under the dash.
  8. So....once I got the wipers working, there was a noisy thud sound as they went through the range of motion. Pulled it all out and replaced the 3 plastic linkage bushings that were shot. I also replaced the washer hoses and the plastic tee that was almost cracked in half. While at it, I pulled the cover off the wiper motor and cleaned the brushes up, but currently I have "low speed" and "a hair-faster-than-low speed" wipers, so I guess next on the list is a new wiper motor. To test it I dump in some windshield washer fluid, and it all leaks out onto the floor. Turns out the pump was cracked at
  9. Ok ill take it. PM me your info
  10. Doesn't need to be perfect by any means. Just enough to make my truck legal. (I'm eagerly awaiting keyparts to start making new ones) My zip is 29302
  11. Lots done since Scuzzy last reported in; lets see..new windshield, suspension and floor. After that mess was done, I moved my Torino over and brought it inside. Next was time to tackle the wipers. Some of you guys might recall my posts on Facebook about it. This Jeep has the non-tilt column with intermittent wipers. That particular switch is no longer offered new. I ended up replacing the original 7-wire multifunction switch with a standard 5-wire low-hi switch and stalk, all I had to do was remove the intermittent wiper module under the dash. Even more fun was pulling the column and doing it
  12. funny timing. I ran into a guy at Lowes this weekend wearing a 2/75 sweatshirt. He just got out after 8 yrs. I didnt get his name. The only guys I knew in 2/75 were some brothers with last name of Baylor.
  13. cool project! I recognize your unit crest...I was in 3/75. Assuming you were 2nd batt?
  14. The OEM speakers still worked, but music sounds like its played with a kazoo. Upgraded to some basic Pyle speakers front and rear. The display on the radio doesn't work, so I'll get a new head unit eventually. Right now I only have 2 radio stations, one being a local mexican station. Dropped it back on all 4 wheels for the 1st time in a couple months, got excited to take it for the first test drive...then realized the steering wheel is somewhere in the garage and now its raining out. Bummer. Oh well. During the floorpan installation I hit my head on the turn signal stalk so much I
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