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1986 Jeep Comanche


2.8 (Yuk) 904, command trac. I’m not sure in the axles


not sure on build Date, sticker was faded.


north central Kansas 

 

Currently sitting, I hope to part it out or make a crawler out of it, once I buy it.

 

Has a Leer Comanche-specific top, and aftermarket wheels similar to the Eliminator. 
also, the trans went out. Seems odd that the 2.8 outlasted the Torqueflite...

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*ZZ TRIM STYLE ZZ - PLASTIC BUCKET SEAT
-ZZ  
ADL SKID PLATE GROUP
BAC 75 AMP ALTERNATOR
BCQ Battery - 750 Amp Maintenance Free
CGX Head Restraints-Outboard Seating, RR
DGF H D A904 AUTO TRANS
EFB ENGINE - 2.8L GM 6CYL
GAC ALL WINDOWS - TINTED GLASS
GPB DUAL - O/S MIRR PKG - LOW MOUNT - CHROME
HAA AIR CONDITIONING - FRONT
HCC HEATER W/UPR LEVEL VENTIL - TYPE II
LMA HALOGEN HEADLAMPS
MBJ Bumper - Front, Black
MDA FRT LICENSE PLATE ATTACH REQUIRED
MUW  
NAA ESA W/CATALYST (EXC CALIF SYSTEM)
NMB ENGINE COOLING - STANDARD DUTY
P92 Open
SBA POWER STEERING

 

Build date 7/11/86. Late bloomer.

Body code JL62.

 

 

That's a really cool Leer cap. Now if we can get them to make new ones for us.

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28 minutes ago, eaglescout526 said:
*ZZ TRIM STYLE ZZ - PLASTIC BUCKET SEAT
-ZZ  
ADL SKID PLATE GROUP
BAC 75 AMP ALTERNATOR
BCQ Battery - 750 Amp Maintenance Free
CGX Head Restraints-Outboard Seating, RR
DGF H D A904 AUTO TRANS
EFB ENGINE - 2.8L GM 6CYL
GAC ALL WINDOWS - TINTED GLASS
GPB DUAL - O/S MIRR PKG - LOW MOUNT - CHROME
HAA AIR CONDITIONING - FRONT
HCC HEATER W/UPR LEVEL VENTIL - TYPE II
LMA HALOGEN HEADLAMPS
MBJ Bumper - Front, Black
MDA FRT LICENSE PLATE ATTACH REQUIRED
MUW Ram 5500 Badge
NAA ESA W/CATALYST (EXC CALIF SYSTEM)
NMB ENGINE COOLING - STANDARD DUTY
P92 Open
SBA POWER STEERING

 

Build date 7/11/86. Late bloomer.

Body code JL62.

 

 

That's a really cool Leer cap. Now if we can get them to make new ones for us.

Do you know what the axle ratios/types are? If it has a D44 I’d love to swap it.

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13 minutes ago, Dickinson County Comanche said:

Do you know what the axle ratios/types are? If it has a D44 I’d love to swap it.

 

Depends, youll have to get under and look at the pumpkin. There is a metal tag on the diff that has an AMC part number and ratio. D35 ratios for 86 are 3.31, 3.54, 3.55, 4.1. D44 ratio is 4.09 and AMC 20 is 4.10. So itll just depend on what axle is under the truck.

 

This is all the ratios the catalog shows for the assemblies.

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14 minutes ago, eaglescout526 said:

 

Depends, youll have to get under and look at the pumpkin. There is a metal tag on the diff that has an AMC part number and ratio. D35 ratios for 86 are 3.31, 3.54, 3.55, 4.1. D44 ratio is 4.09 and AMC 20 is 4.10. So itll just depend on what axle is under the truck.

 

This is all the ratios the catalog shows for the assemblies.

Darn. I need a 3.08 drive. I guess the hunt continues...

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12 minutes ago, Dickinson County Comanche said:

Darn. I need a 3.08 drive. I guess the hunt continues...

 

no you don't, you need 3.55s or 4.10s.  you just need both axles, that's all. :D 

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2 hours ago, Pete M said:

 

no you don't, you need 3.55s or 4.10s.  you just need both axles, that's all. :D 

Would 3.55s or 4.10s help performance? Mines a bit dodgey (except first, which spins a tire on all surfaces) and tops at about 80mph.

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anything is better than 3.07s  :D   what size tires do you have?

 

also, you should add some truck details to your signature :L: 

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4 hours ago, Pete M said:

anything is better than 3.07s  :D   what size tires do you have?

 

also, you should add some truck details to your signature :L: 

I run a set of Thunderer Ranger tires in 235/75/R15s. The original size was 215/75/R15s, but these were a good deal, so, sue me.

 

Also, I added info to my signature, I guess I put it in the wrong place. 

Edited by Dickinson County Comanche
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3.55s would suit you well. :L: 

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3.55s on the AX with <31" tires is a nice combo. Had that on an older truck and loved it. 

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I know it’s late, but I was kept up thinking about this trucks color. Did the forest service ever purchase Comanches? The area code is apparently lost to time, so it could be a real possibility. I’ve just never seen another Comanche in this color. If it’s been repainted, they tore this whole thing down to do it. (Interior is green inside) it could also explain the nice motor but overall cheap package. (Column shift, bench seat, non-chrome steel wheels)

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Did honey colored interiors have black steering columns across all years? I am changing the interior of an 87 from black to honey but am going to leave the steering column black but did not know that was the original MJ combo

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40 minutes ago, Manche757 said:

Did honey colored interiors have black steering columns across all years? I am changing the interior of an 87 from black to honey but am going to leave the steering column black but did not know that was the original MJ combo

It looks like the trucks equipped with the old Atari-style wheels had black column. The nicer ones with the brushed spoke wheels had the honey columns.

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Chunk has a black tilt column. Not sure if the PO ever swapped it but I doubt he did. Probably would’ve been too much for him to do. 

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Both my 86's have honey interiors. My low optioned 86 has a non-tilt black column. My high optioned 86 has a honey tilt column. I assume both are original but I don't know for sure.

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Well it was during AMC so anything I possible with them to save a quick buck. Wouldn't surprise me if a non painted column was cheaper to have and put in the low end models than the higher ends with a painted column.

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13 hours ago, eaglescout526 said:

Well it was during AMC so anything I possible with them to save a quick buck. Wouldn't surprise me if a non painted column was cheaper to have and put in the low end models than the higher ends with a painted column.

My 87 and 88 are low end models with honey interiors and black non tilt columns 

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Thanks guys. I learned something that I never would have known otherwise

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