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Project $500 XJ (Name to come)

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So I have wanted a Comanche for years now and I after getting married, getting a house, etc we finally got to a point that we had some money to buy one. However since my dream of getting a Comanche I got a wife and two dogs so that doesnt really work for a single cab truck as a camping/light wheeling rig. So I found this beaut. 500 Bucks guy bought it parked it in the back yard and went to replace the heater core and it wouldnt crank and no spark. So we drove through a snow storm to go look at it get there it isnt in awful shape for 500 bucks. I had assumed the NSS was the problem but wasnt sure. Talked with the guy he hands me the keys I hop in wiggle it in neutral and it rolls over and starts and ran beautifully. Thankfully the guy stuck by his word and still sold it to me for 500 bucks and I drove it on the dolly pulled the rear drive shaft and away we went. So its currently sitting at my parents house since it was close to them and my dad has a car lift in the barn seems like a good place to start. More to come in a few weeks when the boxes of parts get delivered and I have time to go back. So $500 running driving 150k mile loaded XJ project is a go. 

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She is all in for it.............although idk if she knows of all the plans in store for it lol. First is do basic maintenance and let my younger brother drive it to his senior year of high school for a couple weeks before I make the 120 mile trip home with it. 3" lift, 31s, 17" moab wrangler wheels, JCR bumpers, I will probably fab some rock sliders and cut out the rusty rockers. Plus a few HP mods along the way. My dad worked for Roush for years so if the motor goes ever it might be due for a crazy swap to match his 71' 440 dart.

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