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Little Big Truck of the Comanche Tribe

Old 12-16-2014, 09:23 PM
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I'll give you guys a brief introduction to the Comanche I bought this summer and the current build that's underway. When I got it, it was dead and had been for 2-3 years.

1990 MJ Short bed, 4.0L 5-speed
Lift is derived from old Bronco parts and was built by a previous owner. Custom longarm crossmember, Bronco radius arms on a Bronco D44 front axle, chromoly shafts and a Detroit locker. Ford 9" rear with chromoly shafts and a spool. Custom driveshafts, unknown SYE kit. 35" tires. I added the snorkel, a set of heated 07' Mini Cooper seats, and some Brat seats in the bed.

As we all know, the Renix system in crap, underpowered, and this Jeep has been plagued with electrical problems since I revived it. I picked up a 2000 XJ with an automatic & 141k that had been flopped on its side in a snow storm. 2 days later my buddy and I had picked it clean. In the next week or two when we get a good stretch of weather my buddy and I will be making the swap. Full interior, wiring, motor/trans and all. We're shooting for 4-5 days to get it all done, but we all know how projects go...

Paint will probably be a white base with a real-tree snow camo over it. This spring/summer will hopefully be a tube bed and exo-cage.









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Welcome. The Renix system isn't as crappy as you think. Its actually about 65% GM sourced components making it cheap to source parts for and upgrade.
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Welcome. The Renix system isn't as crappy as you think. Its actually about 65% GM sourced components making it cheap to source parts for and upgrade.
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Cruiser, I went through and did all your Renix tips. Gauges still wouldn't work, still had a high idle, just had a lot of electrical issues and prior butchering from a previous owner. The swap will probably be quicker and cheap in the long run vs. fixing all the little things.
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Cruiser, I went through and did all your Renix tips. Gauges still wouldn't work, still had a high idle, just had a lot of electrical issues and prior butchering from a previous owner. The swap will probably be quicker and cheap in the long run vs. fixing all the little things.
PO butchering is a bear. I understand.
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I purchased a few small things off that XJ and a buddy bought the Tcase and the rear drive shaft. Small world.

Looking forward to more pics!
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I purchased a few small things off that XJ and a buddy bought the Tcase and the rear drive shaft. Small world.

Looking forward to more pics!
Any idea what he payed for the t-case? You get my sun visors, door panels and window switch?
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Any idea what he payed for the t-case? You get my sun visors, door panels and window switch?
Sun visors he got...

The t-case was a fresh rebuild 231 with SYE and tom woods shaft... Ill tell you what he paid after you thoroughly brace yourself
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Sun visors he got...

The t-case was a fresh rebuild 231 with SYE and tom woods shaft... Ill tell you what he paid after you thoroughly brace yourself
"Prepare for preemptive Vasoline application!" Lol
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I've already got a good 231 with a SYE kit. Just wish it came with Jeep so I could sell it off. I did have to pull it out and return it to the seller because he'd already taken a deposit on it.
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Hows your Mj coming along?
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Need a fender, a door and some window switches. Grill and header panel came in, interior trim it getting cleaned and painted. Besides that, just waiting on good weather. My other car is a 240sx with a welded diff and no heat. So timing with the weather is critical if the trucks coming off the road. I'm so anxious to get it going!

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I've already got a good 231 with a SYE kit. Just wish it came with Jeep so I could sell it off. I did have to pull it out and return it to the seller because he'd already taken a deposit on it.
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