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Unread 10-08-2010, 03:21 PM   #1
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1988 Comanche build

Bought a 1000$ Comanche in the middle of june this year. Here is some pictures of the build so far.

I´ve always thought Comanche were the coolest truck and now was the time to get one. Started out with the wheels, M/T Classic lock 15x10 with 35" BFG cant go wrong, looks kinda big next to the volvo...

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Time to get the truck to go with the wheels! I live in sweden, so there aint that many ´manches to choose from... found a pretty decent one with D44/D30 on "Blocket.se", the swedish version of Craigs list. Real ugly with the cover over the bed and the tiny rims, or as a swedish sportscaster once said about a russian hockeyplayer: he got looks only a mother could love...


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Once i got it home i took it for a short spin in my parents forest, i think its safe to say that it looks like complete sh*t.....


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Time to get started, parked it the barn and got rid of the small wheels


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Unread 10-08-2010, 03:46 PM   #2
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Heres the wheeladaptors, car got 4,5x5 and the wheels 5,5x5, now it fits together and it added an extra inch of widht on each side

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Testmounted the wheels on the truck just for fun, i think i need a lift...

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Found a tailgate net on ebay

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Unread 10-11-2010, 07:09 AM   #3
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Finally got the D44 loose. Spent one can of WD40 but we still tore of most of the bolts, over 20 swedish winters with salted roads = rust, rust and some more rust. Got rid of most of the rust and painted the leafsprings and the axle black. Made my own SOA conversion with new brackets bolts. Sorry for the crappy pictures, phonecamera....



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Unread 10-11-2010, 07:21 AM   #4
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Got the axle back in place. Here it is with SOA rear and stock front


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Unread 10-11-2010, 01:09 PM   #5
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Wow, you really have your work cut out for you with that much rust. Good luck.
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Unread 10-11-2010, 03:34 PM   #6
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Wow, you really have your work cut out for you with that much rust. Good luck.
Thanks, you might be right!
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Unread 10-11-2010, 03:55 PM   #7
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Some more pics from the SOA build and the new steal bindings around the leaf springs

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Unread 10-11-2010, 04:08 PM   #8
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About time to tear that D30 loose and make the jeep a little higher in front. A tractor comes in handy when removing shocks, spring, control arms etc. The dude with his but up in the air is my friend Martin, we´re doing most of the builld together, great sunday fun!


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Unread 10-11-2010, 04:25 PM   #9
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On my way home from the postoffice after picking up a delivery from Rustys. Shocks, shock boots, coil springs, quick disconnects and a adjustable trac bar, all together 518$. But with over sea shipping, swedish toll and taxes it ended with me paying nearly 1200$...

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Unread 10-11-2010, 04:37 PM   #10
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That D30 is out´a here! Control arms are next

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Unread 10-11-2010, 04:45 PM   #11
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Cutted the ends of the stock control arms and welded a metal bracket on them....



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.....on wich i then welded a bent tube on. Finished product:



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Unread 10-11-2010, 04:53 PM   #12
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Cutted the ends of the upper arms too and welded a tube onto them also. In one end of the tube i welded a nut and on the bracket i welded a bolt to get some adjustability. Looks like sh*t but seems to work..


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Unread 10-11-2010, 05:06 PM   #13
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Stock compared to Rustys 6,5" springs

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Tried on the home made control arms and springs, fits pretty good

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The wheels back on

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Back on the ground, now 6,5" higher

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Unread 10-11-2010, 05:15 PM   #14
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Martin puts the shocks into place

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Nice

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6,5" lift

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to be continued.....
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Unread 10-11-2010, 05:41 PM   #15
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What are the plans for the rust? Try to fix it or leave it as-is?
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