89 MJ Posted May 6 Share Posted May 6 May 2023 - @JimBorecky's Gray Ghost Build Thread- Year/Model – 1989 Jeep Comanche /Sport Truck Drivetrain- 4.8L Iron block LS Gen 3(LR4) / 4L60e / Gm 261LD transfer case. Dana 30 and 35 currently. Ford 8.8 waiting on garage floor to be welding in place. Cooling- Aftermarket 3 core radiator Electrical/Ignition- Mostly original with LS harness wired into existing harnesses, with some additional modifications to get the gauges working with the LS engine and 94 Cherokee instrument cluster. Suspension/Steering- 4.5” lift Mostly stock steering Interior- Stock, but new headliner and reupholstered bench seat Brakes- Stock Lighting- Stock Exterior- Stock with some aftermarket additions that were made after the truck was first purchased in 1989. Push bar and rear bumper. Wheel & Tires- Powder coated aluminum hurricane rims with 3D printed hubs, and Firestone Destination M/T 32x11.5/R15 Misc- I’m the original owner. This was my first major purchase out of college. Spent most of its life as a 2WD four banger. Then my son decided one day to turn it into a 4WD V8 after it left him on the side of the road. Parts were donated from a 89 Cherokee and 2001 Silverado. This is still a work in progress, but aren't they all? Follow the continuing build here. Best MJ story- Yeah……. Those are better left for a bar conversation. Keeping my mouth shut due to statute of limitations not expiring yet. LOL The name Gray Ghost was given to it by a friend of mine. Currently painted in anti-theft gray. Yes I only paid $7000 for this truck brand new. Well it had 49 miles on it. :) CC is Awesome! Why? No where else are you going to find a wealth of knowledge as you are here, related to your truck. As @JimBorecky got it in 1989: As it looked prior to the LS swap: Now: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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