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Old 10-29-2010, 01:24 PM
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Well here it is

The 88 comanche is 4wd 4.0puegot and 35 out back


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Old 10-29-2010, 01:31 PM
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The first thing i did was wash the nasty bottom it was oil soaked



then i tore the carpets up and found this
driver side

Passenger side


so on the drivers side i cut it out and welded in a new peice.





Then POR-15ed it


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Nice comanche man, what are your plans for it?
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dude, i want a comanche so bad
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by alsxj View Post
Nice comanche man, what are your plans for it?
Well I am sorta making it up as i go, it is not my daily driver those pictures were taken about 8 months ago so i have more to post... eventually it will become a trail rig of sorts with at least 33s
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:52 PM
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Ok, after the floor was done i finally closed a deal on a parts jeep.
here it is the night i brought it home



here it is the next morning, it is an 86 long bed, even though I think there only was longbeds in 86



it has the gm engine in it a 35 outback and a 30 upfront and 410s
i ended up taking the sheet metal off to replace all the rusty stuff on the 88



I sanded the fenders and gave them a coat of primer


as always more to come
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:43 PM
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well after i got the fenders on i reworked the front header and ended with 3 screws in my hand... oh well





then i started to fix the bed, this is just a trail-rig so it didn't have to be perfect but it was a good time to learn how to weld sheet-metal and play with Bondo. behind the flares was some serious rust so i cut it out and tried to fix it.



i was also working on choosing a final color so that is why it isn't white.










sorry about the blurryness its a phone, as always more to come
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awesome dude! i am so jealous of you for having two MJ's! i would be happy with one!

i look forward to watching the rest of this build
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Old 10-31-2010, 10:32 PM
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after priming the truck i got sick of painting and more importantly sanding so I went to work on my lift and axles. So i found a dana 44 for a JY and brought it home, I then decided to take the cheap way out and take the front axle out of my parts truck because it had 4:10s in it and then just regear one axle.



here i am taking it out




and there it sits, i then decided to take the bed off the frame to swap the rear-end in and paint the back of the cab




that is all i can post for now...
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well as soon as i got the bed off i decided to start working on the dana 44 I got
I re-geared it to match the front end out of the 86(the black Jeep)
I also welded up the spiders so it is fully locked all the time!
I used this sweet new toy




I also put new bearing on the shafts

i had it all back together, then it was time to install it under the jeep. this axle came out of a cherokee so the first thing i did was cut off all the old brackets



here the jeep sets with no rearend

i then ordered some new perches and set it under it

then i burned the welds in and bed lined it

that's all for now, more to come
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well i after i got the axle under the jeep I decided to order shocks...


so i put them on and then painted the mounts green



then I assembled the axle



then I turned 18 on the 11th of august and my dad gave me this( i welded it myself)







I then put it on



Thats all I have for now
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nice, being your age with the skills you have you will go far.
wish i had a head start like you. mad props on the yeepy yep.
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Great job and nice pic for a build. Cant wait to see more
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thanks for all the comments
Well with the rear end all taken care of i decided to tear into the front end so i figured i got about 6.5 inches of lift in the rear so i would mach it up front. so i called up rompalicious 4x4 because there price was the best.



i went with a Rock Krawler kit but upon receiving it i was missing one of the lower control arms. on the UPS website it said it was lost during shipping and was "under investigation" :fs1: so I called up Rompalicious and they shipped me a new one over night at UPS expense so i started painting them that same green





I then started to put it on, I was so excited that I didnt take many pictures but i took a few





The process of removing the lower control arm mount was extremely more tedious then on a cherokee so much extra bracing I guess that is what make a comanche better
so i got the control arms mounted and realized i was missing the trackbar drop bracket it was supposed to be in one of the seven boxes it wasn't... so i called up Rompalicious they talked to rock krawler and they said that it was in the box and I missed it. nothing like being talked to like i am 12 so I told them why would I want 2 of one bracket? after that they went up to bat for me and I got the bracket in 2 days at there expense. So even though rock krawlers kit was incomplete Rompalicious did right by me and fast that was great service. I would recommend them :rock on:
well enough rambling back to the jeep this was what i looked like after getting the axle mounted



there it sits more to come really soon

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Great progress!!
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