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Old 09-20-2015, 11:35 PM
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First things first, this will pretty much just be a restoration project (for now).

It's a 1992, 2wd, 4.0, 5 speed with a long bed. It's got 176,000 miles and runs great.



My plans for right now:
-Get it back to stock hight (it's lowered 2-2.5")
-Fix all rust- bumper, spot on back of bed, floor, rear bottom part of rockers
-703 injectors
-Get gauges to work properly or just get new ones
-Upgrade sound system
-Maybe a cowl intake. It already has a "cold" air intake on it, so I figure I'll just sell that and do it properly
-Remove bed cover

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-HID retrofit
-Paint it (probably dark gray)
-Bedline the bed
-Possibly performance upgrades
-Im sure this list will grow with time

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Today I changed the oil, took off the fog lights (they didn't work and the wiring was a mess), put my old headlight setup from the Cherokee on it (putco harness with autopal ecodes), and replaced the bumper.
The bumper on it was pitted really bad from the rust so I took the stock bumper from my Cherokee and painted it. It looks 100x better now!
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Today I changed the oil, took off the fog lights (they didn't work and the wiring was a mess), put my old headlight setup from the Cherokee on it (putco harness with autopal ecodes), and replaced the bumper.
The bumper on it was pitted really bad from the rust so I took the stock bumper from my Cherokee and painted it. It looks 100x better now!
Very nice! Love Comanches, but they're practically nonexistent by me, especially a '92 4.0. Too bad someone lowered it. Definitely subbing to see the progress. Is it 4x4 or 2wd?
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Very nice! Love Comanches, but they're practically nonexistent by me, especially a '92 4.0. Too bad someone lowered it. Definitely subbing to see the progress. Is it 4x4 or 2wd?
Thanks! It took me a long time to find one this nice. It's 2wd
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Looking great Dean! Anything I can help you with or source, let me know. I got quite a few parts laying around from two rustbuckets we stripped down. IE: Got a set of stock 2WD springs i just took off mine. Free to ya' just PM me your address.
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Looking great Dean! Anything I can help you with or source, let me know. I got quite a few parts laying around from two rustbuckets we stripped down. IE: Got a set of stock 2WD springs i just took off mine. Free to ya' just PM me your address.
Thanks man! I have a guy in my club that might have a set, but if he doesn't I'll let you know. I should know within a week or so
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If u need 703's and/or a bored throttle body. Let me know. I think I got a set around somewhere. I'm still jealous! Ha.
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My dream jeep is a built 4x4 comanche, had to "settle" for an XJ. Great truck, defnitely jealous
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If u need 703's and/or a bored throttle body. Let me know. I think I got a set around somewhere. I'm still jealous! Ha.
Hmm, I'll probably take both. How much do you want?
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Hmm, I'll probably take both. How much do you want?
sent u a pm
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Installed a new radio in the Comanche last night. I guess when I was moving the dash bezel around I broke the line going to the oil pressure gauge. Fast forward to the ride home, I started smelling oil... a lot of it. I go to pull over and my foot slips off the clutch, so I shine some light down there and see this

I fixed the gauge today. Now I get to take the carpet and dash out to clean the mess... such fun

On the plus side, the radio install came out pretty much perfect
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Got everything out and cleaned up all the easy to get places. The rest I'll do over the winter. It's gonna take a lot of q-tips and patience haha


And the only major rust spot on the floor
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Nice, I'm sub'd!!
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How does that even happen? Dawn dish soap and boiling hot water will be your best friend after this.

Nice looking truck! I found an MJ once... It had bucket seats and a cter console like in a Cherokee. I wish I could have picked it up.
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