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Unread 03-14-2014, 02:04 PM   #1
RyLoree
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73 Jeep Commando Build

I am looking to buy a 73 jeep commando next weekend. This will be my first jeep and my first build. It is in pretty good shape. mostly body work needed. 20,000 miles on a 304 AMC V8 with a turbo 300 AMC/GM trans. I am looking for anything I need to be aware of before buying and hopefully I will be able to continue to post my build here. Here is the Jeep and Engine...
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Any advise would be greatly appreciated

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Unread 03-14-2014, 02:45 PM   #2
skyj
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Mild or wild?? I have a few commando builds I have been following and plan to build one with my sons. The reason I like them is they are sort of the bastard child of the cj family, kind of like a YJ. lots of guys get rid of the commando front clip and replace it with a cj front clip. I have a commando I've had my eye on for a few years. Good luck and cant wait to see what you have planned for it
here are some of my favorite commando builds.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/pr...92/index8.html
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/jeep-...ndo-build.html
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/gener...mmando-12.html

And one that I just love the paint job is Bada$$ this is the only site that had good pics of it never been able to find a build thread offroad evolutions built it from what I understand.
http://theawesomer.com/rusted-terra-crawler/211412/
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/jeep-...ndo-build.html
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build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/skyj-eccentric-build-1467426/ '90 YJ 5.2 magnum MPI, AX15, NP231 SYE, Dana 30 4.56 open/ 8.8 4.56 detriot locker. 1" shackles
2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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Unread 03-14-2014, 05:19 PM   #3
DanStew
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Great rig!!

here is my old one, same setup. I think it was the best combo offered by JEEP.

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Unread 03-15-2014, 06:19 AM   #4
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Great rig!!

here is my old one, same setup. I think it was the best combo offered by JEEP.
This is what I would like to do. Keep the overall look of the Jeep with a nice lift. Where do I start? New axles? Brakes? Lift?

BTW $3500 with 20,000 miles. Good deal or not?
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Unread 03-15-2014, 04:38 PM   #5
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Pricing depends on location, and heck, do you feel like you got a good deal? If so then it was.
Mine was stock axles, and i had no problem with them. I did a spring over, but they do make lift kits for them, but widely supported. Get it running good and go from there. Going balls out to change axles shouldnt even be a thought right now. Fix what you break, and upgrade when that happens. enjoy it!!
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