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Jeep #5, Comanche Project / Restoration

Old 11-01-2016, 11:19 PM
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Well I've gone through a few jeeps and learned some things along the way. Always drooled over a well built comanche and bit the nail and bought one (2 of them in a package deal). Started with a 88 factory 4x4 long bed manual i6. Over all in decent shape little rust spots (holes) but only 117K on the clock. Scrolling through lift options I figured I'd go SOA in the rear and swap cherokee axles in it. 29 spline 8.25 and an hp30 front.


How I got her








Cleaning up the 8.25



Rustoleum Hammered - love the stuff



Got some slightly used shoes for her. Km2s 33x12.r15 on bart wheels
Low Cog would be awesome.. if it turned









Rock Krawler adjustable uppers, can't remember the brand of the track bar.



Stock steering I know, to be fair theres the ZJ tie rod upgrade as well... But I went to B Lees crossover steering pretty quick



Stock steering I know, to be fair theres the ZJ tie rod upgrade as well... But I went to B Lees crossover steering pretty quick




Engine crane helped quite a bit



97+ head panel, test fitting the fender flares as well..





Decided to paint her, fixed the rockers and POR15 the frame.









Fairly happy with how it came out. Took a ton of time to do it right.



That's after clear, came out a lot more flat than planned but happy with it.


Got B lees crossover steering in, waiting on some drop brackets to come in and will be done for now.



Put a 10" slim sub in with 6.5s in the doors and 6x9s in the back. More than enough for me.
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Old 11-02-2016, 12:00 AM
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Lookin' good. Love the newer front header/grill.
Would the fenders for the same yr fit better with the front.
Still, great lookin' rig. nicely done.
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Old 11-02-2016, 08:42 AM
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Thank you man. And yes newer fenders would have fit nicer I just spent too much on it as it is but if I find some down the road I can always swap them out and repaint them to match.


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Lookin' good. Love the newer front header/grill.
Would the fenders for the same yr fit better with the front.
Still, great lookin' rig. nicely done.
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Old 11-03-2016, 08:53 AM
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God I want a project Comanche, no one has good project ones around here for affordable.
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Old 11-03-2016, 11:26 AM
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Where are you located? I check craigslist daily and there's a bunch on the east coast from Richmond to PA. You also gotta work the guys down on the asking price but definitely some deals. When I bought this truck it came with a 1991 2Wd Comanche that was 99% rust free that I sold for $1,200. Guess it just depends what affordable is to you



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God I want a project Comanche, no one has good project ones around here for affordable.
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