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September 2020-CactusComanche's 87 Street Comanche

 

Build Thread- Comanche Club; Street Comanche Tab;  #20 

 

 

Year/Model - 1987 Street Comanche  #20/100

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Drivetrain- 4.0L I6, 5-speed Peugeot BA-10, RWD Dana 35 

 

Cooling- Factory standard closed cooling system with factory AC delete 6DD2B448-F4A8-469A-B106-DEA242CA09FE.jpeg.c08f2cec67092e87d9fc4cd384306bdc.jpeg

 

Electrical/Ignition- Mean Lemons Power +/- Cable and Engine Grounds Upgrade, Upgraded H4 Headlight Harness, Standard Renix ICM, C101 connection is refurbished and in-tact.

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Suspension/Steering- Factory front springs with 1.5 coils removed, rear suspension lowered 3” by means of blocks and xj leaf shackles and KYB Excel-G gas shocks. Standard factory power steering setup. 

 

Interior- Honey Tan interior panels with factory web mesh vinyl bucket seats and full center console. Black dash bezel with full 87’ blue face cluster, premium leather 3 spoke steering wheel, ACC nylon pile carpet kit, custom quilted diamond stitched headliner and re-upholstered sunvisors, aftermarket Clarion cassette tape player with factory b pillar speaker brackets and 4x6 180w speakers. The cab floor, back wall and roof were lined with a reflective radiant heat barrier insulation before interior was re-assembled. 

 

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aftermarket Clarion cassette tape player with factory b pillar speaker brackets and 4x6 180w speakers. The cab floor, back wall and roof were lined with a reflective radiant heat barrier insulation before interior was re-assembled. 

 

Brakes- Standard front disc brakes and rear drums with functioning factory e-brake 

 

Lighting- Sylvania H6054 ST Silverstar Sealed Beam Headlights, Amber park/turn signal lamp set and Bosch Pilot Halogen Fog Lamps with Amber lenses. All other lighting is factory. 571082AF-D8A6-4CF9-9091-9FB16E16B96C.jpeg.af7ceccef26df8d265b7a9e1d33eacf3.jpeg

 

Exterior- Black paint with gold pinstripe graphics kit, full archer brothers ground effects, rear 1 piece window glass with louvres, custom tinted lexan headlight covers, newer style windshield and rubber gasket trim, passenger/driver window visors and a 21 slot grille insert. AE62F4F4-11B1-44D9-8AAC-2EC2F1E70D39.jpeg.16382ee0015c2426e2f4556f6aeec5f6.jpeg

 

Wheel & Tires- 2 piece Aluminum Centerline 15” wheels fitted with jeep center caps and wrapped with 235/60/R15 Cooper Cobra Radial GT tires. 215D7EF9-A8C3-4733-A837-00983FDAD89B.jpeg.6ab3844dffc564a5af326dbed4c9d036.jpeg

 

Misc- One of the previous owners had installed an aftermarket muffler, there are no visible brands but it the truck has a much deeper tone over factory. Also the the only thing missing on this truck was the horizontal street Comanche grille insert so I decided to go with something equally as unique with the 21 slot. I think I prefer the aggressive look it gives the truck. Future upgrades/updates will be a tonneau cover, window tint and upgrade the brakes.  

 

Best MJ story- I had found an ad on Craigslist for a Wagoneer grille insert and headlight bezels, I called and it was still available and scheduled a time in the evening the following day to pick up. When I arrived the gentleman was out front doing yard work as he was expecting me. After greetings he said “hang on I’ll open the garage so you can get the parts” so he runs inside and then the garage starts raising up, and I’m watching it slowly go up and unveil a set of turbines so my brain is like “oh ok cool”, the door keeps going and reveals the lower trim graphics of a chief! So now I’m even more excited, and then the door gets all the way up and it’s an almost immaculate white Comanche Chief. I about fell over not expecting that, I do not see any Comanches on the road by me so it was quite a surprise. After a long session of drooling and talking about Comanches he asked if I had seen a Comanche coin, A8516C09-A886-42EE-9A0F-0524AB2AD625.jpeg.7a7ca13618480cb72b7f16235b09064c.jpeg

I had no idea what exactly he was talking about, so he said hang on I’ll show you. He came out with a few of these Comanche coins that were given out to employees back when the vehicle launched and said here you can have one. I was floored by that, I was fortunate enough to later return the favor by mailing him one of the Comanche Rock Auto magnets which he surprisingly did not have. 

 

CC is Awesome! Why? I have found this community to be so hands on, and DIY that nearly anything you can think of that you would want to repair or customize to your truck you can find on here. It’s been done and documented for you to reference. I have worked on many other vehicles and I have not found a following like this. The knowledge and information on here to reference along with user feedback makes working on these trucks really fun and easy. 

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Congrats @CactusComanche!!! 

 

As always, if you want your MJ featured as MJOTM, send me a PM.

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6 hours ago, eaglescout526 said:

Gorgeous, well done and deserved. can't wait to see this MJ in person one day. Congrats!

I think it would be fun to get a few trucks together once this weather breaks, as much as I want to right now, it’s just brutal standing outside in the sun. 

 

6 hours ago, fiatslug87 said:

Very well deserved MJOTM, congratulations. You've done a great job keeping it an original survivor:L:

Was the Chief owner a member on here?

Thank you so much, with how rare the truck is I felt the need to just try and preserve it and not get too crazy with it.  

 

5 hours ago, MiNi Beast said:

Yeah very nice details. Looks great and something to aspire too. Congratulations. :beerbang:

Thank you I appreciate that.  I am happy to share it, it’s such a rare truck I am sure a lot of enthusiasts would like to see it.  

 

4 hours ago, MJCARENA said:

Great job on the truck. Glad you liked the coin. Thanks for the magnet.

Love the coin! I thank you very much for being so kind. I Hope we can get the trucks together sometime soon when it cools down a bit. 

 

1 hour ago, fiatslug87 said:

I guess that answers my question.

That was fast :thumbsup:

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On 9/1/2020 at 6:32 PM, buxmj said:

Congrats Scott, that is an amazing job, very inspiring! 

 

Buck.

Thank you Buck, that’s the best compliment I can get.I hope it inspires others. 

 

Cheers!

 

On 9/11/2020 at 7:01 PM, scguy said:

Absolutely beautiful. Such a perfect truck. 

Thank you so much, I’m glad you all enjoy it, and I am honored to have it featured on here.

 

On 9/16/2020 at 7:02 PM, saveevryjp1998 said:

Peg this is long overdue. I'm so glad you found the proper seats.

I appreciate it, thank you. I am really glad too. I love it when a plan comes together. 

 

On 9/16/2020 at 7:19 PM, JMO413 said:

How did I miss this? Beautiful truck and amazing job bringing it back to it's current state. Congratulations well deserved!!

Thank you, very kind of you. It’s such a cool truck I just wanted to try and keep it clean and original like. I am really happy to share it and hoped to give a good example to reference since there are so few out there. 

 

On 9/16/2020 at 8:17 PM, MiNi Beast said:

:yeahthat:Again

 

Thank you! 

 

5 hours ago, 500 MJ said:

Happy to see the honors given. Very nice truck here! 

 

P.S. - Yes the Rock Auto magnets are neat, aren't they? ;)

It is quite an honor, very grateful and much appreciated. Thank you for all the kind words.

 

By far the best magnet of them all. :thanks: For that 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Pete M said:

 

do you have your comancheclub magnet yet?  :brows:

I do not! Where does one find one of those?  I’ve only seen the stickers, I didn’t even know there were magnets. Awhile ago I needed a part and a kind fellow in the Midwest ended up sending it to me no charge and requested that I donated to CC, so i did, I think I actually contacted you to donate. :L:

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