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Hi ya' all  was crusing the ads for a 4 wd ....and found this:comanche: 1988 Comanche Laredo Metric ton 4,0 automatic floor gear .

working on brakes right now to get it streetlegal . Last time it was out on the roads was back in 2001

 

 

 

 

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that's a looooong hiatus for a truck!  glad to see it's moving again :L:   great find! 

 

as I'm sure you know, everything made of rubber is considered suspect.  that's a long time to sit still. :(  

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Congrats! Hope you get it rolling soon.

 

That's a funky white topper. Do you have any idea what it was used for?

 

I'd probably remove it, but that's just me. :D

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Hmm the white tooper is remowed, before fixing the brakes    " appearance before funktion/safety" 

Very common whit those toppers on pickups and small trailers here in Sweden , especially in the winter  due to wet frozen tools whit rust on them.

I'll keep it in storages takes 5 minutes to put it on when needed

Nice profile pic you got there Bluenotenick "we are Motörhead and we play ROCK N ROLL":jammin:

Rubber , plastic tubes  electrical connections:dry: Pete , had to replace some going over the fuel injection .

looooong hiatus, had to goggle that :laugh: Lazy copy/paste ? 

Usally its the rust thats the big problem around here  ,but looks like it can be saved. Thats before looking under the carpet :crossfingers:

The plan is to keep it running and do a restoration bit by bit.

Great forum/club :thumbsup: you are doing a fantastic job THANKS!

 

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I am curious if you have the "Metric Ton" emblem on the tailgate.

 

Welcome Jkell from Sweden.  You Swedes sure like your metal/rock and roll (like me).  Looking forward to hearing about your progress on your fine looking Comanche.

 

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Hi Coolwind   rock n roll and Indy 500 :))   nope, theres no Metric Ton emblem but  a Dealer emblem .

Guess the tax rules roadtax and drivinglicens rules" laws" here in Sweden  is behinde that ,i belive most of the Comanches have a max load off 700-800 kg in registration papers.

This is only a paper product and not what the cars/trucks was built to carry, all types of Comanches got about  the same max load.

Maby theres a bunch of Metric Tons emblems in some old warehouse that the importer company  owned here in Sweden .

The importer also put on some real ugly turnsignasl extra lamps in back of the truck (rules are orange turnsignal if the car is newer then about 1970)

And licens plate is to big so its scratching the tailgate:mad: 

I'll take a pic of it tomorrow

 

Did get the brake parts i need today att the local carparts shop they had all parts in stock accept the parkingbrake wires  THANK YOU Cherokee :thumbsup: 

33 ℉ in my open blue sky garage need to fix front brakes and get inside before it start snowing:bowdown:

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A subtle thing about your truck that is unique is the "type 2" Laredo pin-stripping package which includes the extra stripes around the driver and passenger door windows.

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Ok, thats nice  Gjeep . did notice the striping but i belived it was put on the car by some pre owner  not original hmmm striping on the hood is i bad shape  have to consider doing somthing better then removing it then :thumbsup:.      

Did some work whit the brakes today and had to make some new brake lines/pipes  .Had a pair of used Cherokee discs  but they did not fit so the original discs have to run some more miles

Was angry over the gastank/ frame /rear :confused: weelhouse? solution what a dirttrap, have to do something about it  fuelcell? weld in stainless steel?:))

tomorow ill attac the master cylinder looks like it been leaking for some years..

 

 

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ok ...     kilroy was here before me :)) is this the correctly installed spring ? dident look this way on the other side but i installed like this.:crossfingers:

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Swedich Laws ... and quick fix by importer  :applause:have to do something about it

maybe combo reverslight / orange bulb for turnsignal or skip the reverslight......

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20 hours ago, Kjell said:

 

This is what the comanche replaces ,are there any left in in USA ?

 

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they are pretty rare indeed.  I doubt too many of the survivors are still used for work. :D 

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 Old faithful did not work so hard the last 10 years , transporting  tools/ cainsaw on weekends:)) 1992 modell Golf Caddy (Rabbit Pickup US)built in Sarajevo Bosnia 

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Close enough... rear step bumper from a Nissan Navara 07
may adjust a bit better when there is time

 

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On 10/26/2018 at 8:02 PM, Kjell said:

 

This is what the comanche replaces ,are there any left in in USA ?

 

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I had a 82 or 83 Diesel rabbit (car version of the Caddy) a few years ago.  Had a manual transmission.  They're a bit rare here in Indiana USA.  You usually see diesels more than gasoline versions more often.  I also had a VW Vanagon which I had converted to burn used vegetable oil.  Smelled like fried chicken all the time.  

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8 hours ago, coolwind57 said:

 

I had a 82 or 83 Diesel rabbit (car version of the Caddy) a few years ago.  Had a manual transmission.  They're a bit rare here in Indiana USA.  You usually see diesels more than gasoline versions more often.  I also had a VW Vanagon which I had converted to burn used vegetable oil.  Smelled like fried chicken all the time.  

Diesel rabbit .. about 60hk something? White lightning!

I had 4 Rabbits last week one gti -83 two cl -84 -91 and one pick-up -92   horsepower from 75 to 138 all whit gasoline engins , now they are sold to finance the Jeep Comanche adventure

:)) Vanagon  think they called Caravelle here .  fill the tank up at KFC :L: i 

read about someone who drove on vegitable oil here in Sweden worked fine in the summer but in winter they had to have a 20 meter heating cable in the tank :))

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At last I got rid of those ugly turn signal lamps  converted the reverse light to turnsignals whit orange bulbs 
and new licensplate whit better dimensions!  Rear step bumper from a 07 Nissan Navara

 

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On 11/9/2018 at 10:27 PM, Pete M said:

wow, that's pretty dang lazy!  :crazy:

Yes! :)) 

Must be a good primer! maybe i finish the job after... 30years:rolleyes:

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