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i think its time to start my build thread,

i have a swb 1989 comanche with 4x4 and a roll bar as of 7 hours away and counting, :yes:

it is blue :yes: i am buying it today, with out ever seeing it once :banana: jamminz.gif

more pics to come, teaser till later on today


things to do

Lift (mix between IRON MAN FAB and RUBICON EXPRESS)

rustoration (in midsts)

change locks (bought ROCK AUTO (did not work))

change ignition (bought ROCK AUTO)

change head lamp switch (bought ROCK AUTO (did not work))


bush wackers



bed liner

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Man the Rear axle was 1 of the 1st things I looked at when buying my Trucks, lol


Nice find for sure :cheers:


Absolutely. After I find out what drivetrain I am staring down, the ol' back axle gets a looking at.


Nice find there kid.


Rob L. :cheers: :cheers:

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startin rippin stuff off :P

visor came off, taking front plate off putting some shinnies on :yes:

and started choppin the rusted rails off

got a helper, i think i got my sister with the jeep bug, shes workin on it with me :clapping:





got rained out,

more to come like always


and check this out, this is our jeep rolling down the driveway,

close hey?

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found my fancy dancy hood prod (took so long to find it, i was looking at the hood itself thnking :hmm: theres not even a hole, i was used to the 86 one :P )

look what the previous owner lost

and how far i got today before i went to see an old gf before she moved (stupid idea)

pulled front clip(correct me if I'm wrong) stripped it, stripped my old one, going to replace lights on it tomorrow, and finish it, and bolt it back on


more to come :yes:

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that's a basic 4wd leaf pack, NOT a metric ton pack.



two dead give-aways...


1st, it's a shortbed. they could have HD axles, but not MT springs from factory.


2nd is that the pictures show only 3 leafs plus an overload, which is normal.


thanks for clarifying :D

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update, kinda,

thanks to btm24 i got my build sheet before i was unable too

(btw in canada they don't have that feature to get a vin decoded)


Dear Meier:


Thank you for contacting the Jeep Customer Assistance Center regarding a

build sheet for your 1989 Jeep Comanche.


We are pleased to provide vehicle build information per your request.


According to our records, your vehicle was equipped from the factory

with the following:


Sales Code Description

ADH Heavy Duty Electrical Group

ADL Skid Plate Group

APAS Monotone Paint

BGAS Power Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes

BKPS 10x2.5 Rear Drum Brakes

CBAP Straight Back Bench Seat

CKJS Black Vinyl Floor Covering

CSRS Passenger Assist Handles

DGB All 4-Speed Automatic Transmissions

DGSS 4-Speed Automatic AW4 Transmission

DHAS Lock-Up Torque Converter

DHNS Command-Trac Part Time 4WD System

DHTP Elec,Shift-on-the-Fly,P/Time T/Case

DJHS Dana M30/181MM Front Axle

DMDS 3.55 Rear Axle Ratio

DRKP Dana 44/226MM Rear Axle

DSA Anti-Spin Differential Rear Axle

EAAC All Engines

GACS Tinted Glass Windows

GBBS Tinted Windshield Glass

GCBS Front Door Tinted Glass

GEHS Fixed Door Vent Glass

GFD Rear Sliding Window

GNAS Rear View Day/Night Mirror

GRZP Left Remote Mirror

GSZP Right Remote Control Mirror

GTZS Manual Remote Mirrors

HCDS Heater w/Instrument Pnl Ventilation

JAAS Instrument Panel

JAZS Analog Instrument Cluster

JBFS Instrument Panel Black Bezel

JDBS 180 KPH Primary Speedometer

JHA Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers

JJA Cigar Lighter

JKBS Inst Panel Mounted Hood Release

LAFS Key in Ign/Seat Belt Warning Buzzer

LBCS Glove Box Lamp

LMAS Halogen Headlamps

MBJ Black Front Bumper

MB1S Black Front Bumper

MDAS Front License Plate Bracket

MFFS Black Grille

MHBS Bright Windshield Moldings

MMCS Upper Door Frame Moldings

MMGS Belt Moldings

NAAS Federal Emissions

NBKS EVAP Control System

NDAS Catalytic Converter

NF2S 18.5 Gallon Fuel Tank

NHBP Auxiliary Transmission Oil Cooler

NHKS Engine Block Heater

NMCP Heavy Duty Engine Cooling

PB3 Intense Blue Pearl Coat

QB3S Intense Blue Pearl Coat

RAAC All Radio Equipped Vehicles

RAF AM/FM Cassette Radio

RCDP 4 Speakers

SBAA Power Rack and Pinion Steering

SCBS 2-Spoke Steering Wheel

SFAS Standard Duty Shock Absorbers

SGAS Rear Shock Absorbers

SUA Tilt Steering Column

TAAC All Tires

TBB Full Size Spare Tire

TBMS Tire Carrier Winch

TMW P215/75R15 OWL All Terrain Tires

WJM 15X7.0 Chrome Wheels

XBSS Pickup Box

XEEP Fuel Tank Skid Plate Shield

XEFP Transfer Case Skid Plate Shield

XEUP Front Suspension Skid Plate

XFAS -35F Protection Anti-Freeze

YACS Build To Canada Mkt. Specifications

Z01P Rear Spring Group I

Z66P Left Front Group XV

Z85P Right Front Spring Group XIV



Thanks for driving Jeep.






Customer Service Representative

Chrysler Customer Assistance Center

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I'm thinking my starter is pooched,

boosted my truck today, since the previous owner hacked apart the tumbler the starter got pinned wide open with the truck,

burning hot, now have a short, glad i have recently rebuilt one i can throw in and test my theory,

will post with results once everything is cool enuff to see whats going on

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time to let some sparks fly,




i swear i didnt make this hole :dunno: :rotfl2:


well... maybe i did XD





and thats when i met my new neighbour,

turns out he is a welder and a pro at autobody XD

so i started to get autobody 101 umn.gif


once I'm finished doing all of this,

going to drive it to his side of the driveway (we have a joint driveway, which now doesnt bother me) and tack er all up :jump:

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