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May 2023 - The Gray Ghost

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May 2023 - @JimBorecky's Gray Ghost


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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/Steering4.5” 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:







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