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Howdy, folks! Been a while since I've had the chance to start a new build thread in the "Project MJs" section, so this is kind of a big deal for me. Here's the back story on this one... A few years back when I decided that I wanted to pursue moving to Colorado I got in contact with our very own Mr. Jim Oshel. Made a visit at that point and he made the comment that he'd have a truck waiting for me come the day I made the big move. Fast forward to today, and I'm now the happy new owner of this prime example of an '86! Little more back story... I've been working at an offroad shop and one of the cage kits that we sell is for the Comanche. There have been more than a few times that I was asked if I could bring in my Eliminator to mock up a cage to get some pictures on our website, but I've been hesitant about doing any welding anywhere near it and it's sitting in storage right now. Being that we've got space behind the shop for storage, I've been saying for at least the past two years that I'd come get the truck from Jim, and that I'm conveniently living in Colorado I figured it was finally time to pull the trigger. My boss was awesome enough to hitch up his trailer behind his amazing '72 Chevy, so we went for a little drive. To be honest, I'm not totally sure what my plans are for the truck. Maybe get it running and leave it alone? Maybe do an LS swap to make for a fun new daily driver? Maybe do an LS swap, cut it in half, and tube the rear as a new trail rig?... who knows. I'm sure everyone here will be the first to know. ... stay tuned, I guess.
Well i decided to start a build thread on this on going project. Its currently got a RE 6.5 lift, 34-9.50 tsl's, custom bumper i built, dana 44 rear, dana 30 hp non d/s front, aw4. I'm swapping in a OM617 turbo diesel mated to a ax15. Starting the tear down. Pulling it apart. Out with the old the donor car my ax15 and transfer case that i traded strait across for my aw4 :banana: the bell housing and crank adapter. new clutch mounted drivers side motor mount Passenger side motor mount Drivers side Mount Drivers side drivers side Working on the Passenger side mounts now.
Picked this up last summer for $600 not running. Hooked up two wires and it ran! (that little ceramic resistor on the drivers fender was cracked in half) I tootled around town in it and collected parts for a couple months until I got just about everything I need to swap it over to 4wd Its a 91 2wd 4.0 AX15 getting another AX15, a 231 from CC member Comanche County with an sye and 2-low kit, an 8.8 with 4.10s for the rear and a D30 up front with 4.10s and a Yukon Grizzly locker. The lift is all leftovers and hand-me-downs from friends and my XJ. The rear is just getting a simple SOA for now the truck Image Not Found basic manual everything my borrowed workspace the pile of some of the parts... getting started I got the rear axle out and then started pulling the front axle out but promptly busted my torx bit so I was stalled for the evening. not to mention all the going on! tonights update proudly brought to you by Shiner More to come SOON! :banana: