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Comanche of the month, Dec 2011 --- automan2164's MJs


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Just when I thought it was safe in the confines of the moderator section, they turned on me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

---AUTOMAN2164'S 1986 JEEP COMANCHE DIESEL / 1987 JEEP COMANCHE METRIC TON---

 

TWINS BAZIL! TWINS!

Since my trucks are crazy alike, Diesel info is on the left, Metric Ton info is on the right. :D

 

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MODEL AND YEAR

1986 Jeep Comanche X

1987 Jeep Comanche Metric Ton

(Going to have to use some imagination here, so bear with me. :nuts:)

 

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:

2.1L Inter-cooled Renault Turbo Diesel

4.0L High Output (Proposed)

99+ Intake

Pacesetter header

Bored throttle body

Cowl cold air kit

Flowmaster 40

 

DRIVETRAIN:

AX5 5 speed, New Process 231, Dana 30/35C Trac-loc

AX15 5 speed, New Process 231, Dana 30/44 4.10 Ratio

 

COOLING:

Stock Closed system

Open System

 

ELECTRICAL & IGNITION:

Stock Paris Rhone Electrics, dual battery setup

Stock Electrics

 

STEERING:

Stock

V8 ZJ links, swaybar

 

SUSPENSION:

Stock

4.5" BDS Longarm suspension

SOA with 2wd Packs/SUA with Hell Creek Packs

 

INTERIOR:

Stock Red interior, Will be Black Buckets/Bench

Factory Black Buckets/Bench

 

BRAKES:

Stock

Dual Diaphragm booster

Front stock

Rear ZJ disc conversion

 

LIGHTING:

Stock

H4 converson

Amber turns

Euramatec Domes

 

WHEELS/TIRES:

Stock

31"-33" Tread Wright Re-tread Wardens on black Cragars

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

Factory X

Power windows/locks

Interior light group

Block heater

Cruise control

Plans to outfit truck with:

Factory hidden winch

Longbed roll bar

Factory add-a-light bar, to add 2 more lights to the roll bar

Lighted roof visor

Factory bed mat

Rock Sliders

Rear bumper with rear quarter protection

 

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Best MJ story

 

There are really tons of them. Could it be the first trip down to meet everyone at the first Pow-Wow? Driving 600 miles to get some black interior? Nah, it was the one that started it all. My first MJ. A 1986 Comanche base, 2.5L's of fury, AX4, and a D35. So much fun that truck. I was always on the hunt for an MJ, and constantly watched a '92 Comanche Pioneer, Black 4x4, factory LWB rollbar... Loved that thing. I told ma what I was looking for, and we enlisted the help of a retired neighbor. We looked at an '89, rough. He advised me that it wasn't worth all the work. Then one day I saw this red '86 on the side of the road with a goofy bug guard (the '80's one that might as well been 2 foot tall and flat as a pancake), aluminum camper shell, and some eye catching American Racing wheels. Took it for a drive... It needed brakes, lights, and TLC but it was all there. Knowing what I know now, it was a $400 truck easy. I had to negotiate with a retired guy who had a nickname of "Spider". He was a fry short of a happy meal, goofy, and had a lazy eye that was scoping out low flying aircraft while he was looking at ya. Being young, and beside myself to get some wheels, I spent $1000. What a deal. The neighbor helped me with the brakes, and getting it ready for me to turn 15 and start driving it. I played with it all through high school, installing a full gauge cluster, racerback, and a CB. I sold it to make room for more, and regret it everyday.

 

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What owner loves best about CC

 

What more can I say about you guys. Comanche Club is the first thing I look at in the morning, and the last thing I look at at night. I've met so many cool people, had some crazy stories, seen cool trucks, and learned a ton. Who would have thought that almost 10 years ago my first post on the Yahoo Comanche group would lead me here. I have been to Minnesota, Lower Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Indiana, Wisconsin, far reaches of IL, and any/all states in between. I have yet to meet a shifty or mean spirited member. Angela is constantly surprised by how nice every member I introduce to her is. After all, the trucks are cool, the site is nice, but what really makes the group, and what I love the most is plain and simple. You guys.

 

 

I want to thank my fellow mods for the honor of being MJOTM, and would like to thank everyone, for making this a great place to be.

 

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Keep on wrenchin'

Rob :cheers:

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god rob, you are so selfish. :fs2:

 

:cheers:

 

X2 :D

 

Yes, very good way to finish out a very good year.

 

I especially like the shots of your '86 with the Stone Arch Railroad bridge in the background. I can only guess here, but I would say that bridge is on the old C&NW main in Harvard, IL.

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