CornFed Posted November 4, 2021 Share Posted November 4, 2021 Alrighty yall welcome to the thread I have only one request if you hop in and read just comment hi. So I'll start with the history of the truck it was bought new by my grandfather's father in law. He sold it to his daughter. My father bought it roughly 15 years ago and wrecked it. Not his fault car pulled out in front of him running a stop sign and well now the front end don't match. He had it for maybe a year on the road when it was wrecked. It sat in a hay field for 12 years and the only rust was the floor panels. He gave it to me and it has been my first vehicle. Its an 89 Jeep Comanche Pioneer and has the 2.5l 4 speed in it and is 2 wheel drive. I've had it for 2 years and done most all of the work to it. We straightend the fram where it was bent when wrecked it probably isn't perfect but it'll get down the road fine. We put the front end off of a Cherokee on it We put a sensor on it, I don't remember what it was called I can take a picture if curious. We installed a new fuel pump and got it running. Fast forward about 6 to 8 months. I put some high octane fuel system cleaner in it and caused myself issues. I didn't realize the fuel tank was as rusted as it was and it broke the rust lose. So I ordered and installed a new tank was a hundred dollars on ebay. When I first got the truck I installed a new radio system. My speaker wires weren't any good any more due to mice having been in the truck while it was parked. The hot wire from the fuse box was also bad. I originally replaced the the hot wire straight from the factory fuse with a temporary fix. I properly ran all new speaker wiring keeping it hidden in side the trim. I ran on either side of the truck speaker wires behind the seat and installed a couple of speaker boxes. Next project on the list was installing license plate lights. My original lights were burnt out. So I took it upon myself to do some amateur wiring. I cut and stripped the wires and done something stupid. I twisted the wires together and heat shrunk them. In hindsight I should've learned to do it right but I didn't because I was stupid I unhooked my right tail light and it is still. I had Flowmaster exhaust installed by my local muffler shop and would definitely recommend it. Mine was rusted through so bad you could run your hand through it from one end to the other. Had duals ran out the back while I was working and again in hindsight because I wasn't the one who was there to do it. So my exhaust was ran on the inside of the frame rails and now needs to be reworked in order to fit my trailer hitch. So it'll go back to the muffler shop after I install the hitch when it comes in the mail. After that a few months went by about 6. I decided it was time to properly do the radio. I bought a small 5 fuse fuse box. I ran a power wire from the battery through an existing hole in the fire wall with a grommet. I ran the power from the radio into its own fuse in that box. I then wired up my 12v plug because I didn't have one from the factory. I left the remaining 3 fuses alone for the time being but have plans for each. I later installed a cb radio into the pickup. I'm a truck driver for a living so I had a spare sitting around and got bored. It's wired directly into my fuse box and temporarily zip tied into the passenger floor board. I have a basic magnet mount antenna on the roof but will eventually change it out and use some of my extra antennas for it. While I've had time off and have spent a lot of money this week. So starting out this week I got very active on the forums here. I had read slightly in the past but I have been hooked this week. So to start the week I found out that @krustyballer16 makes and sells hitches for the comanches. So I contacted him and ordered one and cannot wait for it to get here. Will update when I install it. I ordered a headlight switch in an attempt to fix my interior lights seen that tip on the forum. I bought and will install the electric 4 way relay because I have switched all the lights but the headlights over to leds. I also have to I stall the front two turn signal bulbs I had to have those ordered because they're amber. I took the idea from another member and have painted the rings around my taillights black. I will install them Friday waiting on my reverse lights to come in. I have ordered the pcv line and what I heard was called the ccv line for the motor because there leaking where they go into the valve cover and are creating blowby. I will order a new oil cap tomorrow when I get my parts. It appears to be leaking as well. Those three are the only oil leaks on the truck. I bought and installed a battery mount yesterday as it had been sitting lose. I've got led lights ordered to install behind the dash. I have led lights ordered to replace the hvac light bulb to fix it... I didn't realize there was one back there till I read the forum. I've got Euramtec universal lights for the b pillar cab light as one is missing and I want a matching set. This assumes I fix the interior lights without running new wires. Those are found on ebay only cost me 20 dollars a piece. I found out one of my radiator bolts were broken and replaced them both yesterday. Tomorrow's plan is to replace the headlight switch and hvac light and then test the light plug to see if that fixes my interior lights. May have to get creative and run all new wiring. I'm going to replace the b pillar lights bulbs with blue leds going for a theme. Got a lot of ideas. Aside from replacing the air filter and every hose in the top of the motor and attempting to fix interior lights I have no plans to start any new projects at this time. However I do have a few future projects in mind. To start I need a new headliner and have to reupholster the sun visors. I want to do those in leather and burn them with the words CornFed's Commanche on both of them. I got plans to use a western themed fabric on the headliner. I want to add led rope lighting into the bed under the frame rails. I also want to put them in the tool box. They'll be wired into a switch in the cab and wired into my secondary fuse box. I need to fix the license plate lights and my one taillight but it's getting cold to lay on concrete outside so I'm waiting till my hitch comes in. Then I'll need to get exhaust reworked. Then I'll be pretty well satisfied until I can afford to paint it. If I ever get a wild hair I may 4x4 swap it. I'll update the thread when I do more projects and will definitely add more pictures expect the thread to be updated for a couple more days but then I'm going to have to go back to work so I may not be able to spend much time on it. Especially considering I'm buying another project truck tomorrow probably. 89 Chevy K2500 4x4 350 with a 4speed. May do a thread on it in the other section for outside vehicles. Hope yall enjoy the read I plan to start doing more before during and after pictures. Yall have a good un coming at you from Ky. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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