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Unread 06-08-2014, 06:06 AM   #1
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88 Comanche Restomod Build

Picked up an 88 comanche to restore and build for general use.

Its a 4.0, 5spd, 4x4, short bed Comanche chief. Its in relatively good condition. Needs a new engine, some floor patches and the rockers and one cab corner have had a ****ty repair done to them that will be redone at some point.

First, we picked it up out in mass. Worth the 2.5 hour drive I think the majority of the bed and cab are in great shape. the paints got some weird like textured bed liner on it in spots, but the metals good.









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Unread 06-08-2014, 06:10 AM   #2
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It needs and engine because of this hole right here. Also the radiator sprays coolant. But it still starts and runs, not that it could last much longer.



So we pulled the radiator and grill to make the engine removal easy. Pulled all the cooling lines too, since im going to change it over to an open system. There isn't much left in the way of the entire engine and trans coming out, a few bolts, everything else is undone.


Ive started to paint the grill chrome trim pieces black since they didnt look that great.


It was getting darkish but threw on my jcr bumper to see how it would look and i think its found a new home.
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Took the engine out, along with the transmission and transfer case. Last weekend I picked up an engine from a local club guy. Im not rebuilding it but its getting all new externals expect for the pulleys. anyway the new engine is on the stand, so far ive done the timing chain and cleaned of gaskets and ****.











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cleaned up these covers and painted them blue

new freeze plugs

newwater pump and thermostat

heres the valve cover cleaned, mocked up with a set of pacesetter headers



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