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I haven't had a build thread for a few years so I guess its time to start a new one. New on the forum but by no means new to the Jeep community. My most recent builds: Project Poughkeepsie (SOLD) - https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/project-poughkeepsie-2001-anniversary-edition-build-thread-3527642/ Project Daily Driver (290k miles and still kicking) - https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/another-daily-driver-xj-build-98-classic-1375527/ I've been overseas for the last year and have been planning a Comanche build. First things first, I needed somewhere to work on Jeeps. I lucked into a house with a huge 30x40 shop! Next I found a low milage (140k) SWB Comanche with a rust-free body and a dent-free bed (it had a bedliner in it!). I love buying Jeeps in the south... no rust! Dragging it home: Into the garage: I also found a totaled '99 XJ as a donor for parts. It looks pretty rough but only has 123k miles! AW4/NP231/4.0L ect. Stripping the MJ down: 97+ mock up: Brought the XJ down to TX from CO. All of the vehicles in one place for once: More to follow!
So I got rid of the street comanche a few months back as you all are aware of. I sold my immaculate XJ as well the other day, for this. Its a 1990 Comanche pioneer, it has the metric tonne package. Its got a locked D44 rear and d30 front with chromolys and geared to 4:10. It is dark blue, it's got custom metalcloak TJ long arms up front with there 6" coils. SOA in rear and all around a 5-6 inch lift. Now the major stuff: Built LM7 5.3 from a 2005 silverado with just under or around 400HP. A built 700R4 and a new/rebuilt NP241 T-Case. All the swap was done using Novak adapt parts and painless harnesses. It still needs some work, its not 100% done or perfect. But here we go on round 2 of an MJ for me.