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it's shocking how much rust is there for a colorado/georgia trailer.  wish I could find a way to track it's history. :( 

 

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dana 35, but I can't know for sure if it's original.  :dunno:   Heck, I had to supply the leaf springs when I picked it up.  

 

 

 

I was thinking of upgrading to a dana 44... you know... for strength purposes. :D  

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Love the placement of the Comanche badge on the bed box.  I know you were looking for inspiration … good choice!

 

 

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thanks :D  

 

just crawled underneath and there's no tag on the diff.  :(  open to any more ideas for identifying age on the half-a-jeep.

 

by the way  HAFAJEEP was going to be my licence plate if I registered it in georgia. :D  Michigan doesn't allow personalized plates for trailers, but they do offer forever plates and free-for-the-rest-of-its-life was too good to pass up, so I went with that.  

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all packed up and ready to hit the roads in the morning.  next stop: Badlands! :comanche:

 

 

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Just now, Pete M said:

all packed up and ready to hit the roads in the morning.  next stop: Badlands! 

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I don't know Pete, a KJ pulling hafa MJ? Looks kinda strange...     :grinyes:

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17 hours ago, Pete M said:

also, there's a big owl in the tree.  

 

Critical info right here. :laugh:

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1 hour ago, HOrnbrod said:

 

I don't know Pete, a KJ pulling hafa MJ? Looks kinda strange...     :grinyes:

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we get some looks, that's for sure. :D  

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what time is your get together?  I ask because our family things don't usually start until lunchtime.  

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got to live the dream and get my trailer in the big MJ pic.  :D  

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guess what was half-off at Lowes  :D   I kinda wanted something in black, but couldn't find what I wanted in the used market in the last month.  I guess a little bling can't hurt. :cool:  Not sure what to do about my Comanche emblems though, as you can't really see them on the new shiny-ness. :dunno:

 

 

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As far as identifying goes... That original inside the bed color is an '86 or '87 color only. My guess is '87.

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well, that would match up with the bumper endcaps.  87 it is. :D  

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Damn should been following this.  Would told ya to take a detour to ND and pick the bed cap for that lol.  But I'm still debating if I'm gonna cut the short bed in half and make a trailer out of it...if I can ever get it out of that field.

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found some time to drill new holes and get the new hotness mounted up.  and then proceeded to wrench my back pretty good because I tried to push it back into it's spot by myself because I'm an idiot.  :doh:

 

I'm still not keen on the bling-factor, but the usuable space inside is just plain awesome!  I can fit a milk crate or rubbermaid tote inside with ease. :banana:  that means I can get organized and also separate the heavy items from the fragile ones. 

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Man that looks nice! The title caught my attention. I always wanted to do something like that. Like the color too.

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you'll love it   :L:  

 

in a week or so we're going to really test it's hauling capabilities.  one way or another I need to move the rest of my Jeep parts from MI to GA so we'll see what it can do.

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Oooh Jeep parts! Take pictures of it earning its keep 👍🏻

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I'm hoping to get everything except the 3 engine blocks, hoist, and the aw4 (basically the really heavy things).  that might be optimistic though since I more or less have filled an 8x10 shed and I'm not done stripping the XJ yet.  :laugh: 

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Is the XJ pre-96? I was just telling someone that I used to find 4 to 5 older XJs in the junkyard all the time. Now just nothing but 98 and newer. Now that I am building mine it is no fun trying to get replacement parts - like a working clock hint hint

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it's exactly-96.  with a bit more rust than I remember.  I'm not sure if the front fascia is usable.  all the little screws snapped off in the fiberglass. :brickwall:

 

doesn't have a dash clock though.  :dunno:  just a blank panel.

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Before you get rid of the front remember to try JB Weld. It can do amazing things :holdwrench:

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a couple pics of her earning her keep. :D  

 

 

 

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that's a Jeep, pulling 1/2 a Jeep, hauling two 1/4s of two other Jeeps

 

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