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Unread 10-11-2012, 06:29 AM   #91
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Finally got a good set of taillights! I was going to do bed armor/LED housings and probably still will but these will let me get the truck on the road sooner so Im excited!



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Unread 10-11-2012, 07:43 AM   #92
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Sweet Comanche, I wish I had one...keep it up
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Unread 10-11-2012, 08:51 AM   #93
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Sweet Comanche, I wish I had one...keep it up
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Unread 10-23-2012, 06:30 PM   #94
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Bed has been painted. I was going to go with inca gold but since the bed is beat to hell (you can't tell it in the pictures) and i didn't and couldn't find a decent bed. I just went with a desert tan. A lot more cheaper and easier to do.





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Unread 10-23-2012, 06:54 PM   #95
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I am digging this build!
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Unread 10-23-2012, 07:04 PM   #96
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thanks man!
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Unread 10-24-2012, 10:16 PM   #97
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Well started prepping the frame for the new plates. Took the radiator back out, pulled the steering box and started stripping the paint and gunk off. Unfortunately I found that the crack was bigger then I had thought. But that is most likely going to get fixed next weekend. I also found the old front shocks from my XJ that came with my 4.5" lift. I installed one to see how it fit and I like it. I did some experimenting and with a slightly longer bumpstop its perfect! Just enough up travel and TONS!! of down travel. The main reason I did this is that Im not going to be able to have time nor the money to have the manche lifted by time the Christmas trip comes around and Im taking the Comanche no matter what. SO.. Im going to try and make it the best no lift on 31s off roader I can for now.







At ride height:


Max up travel:


Before the added bumpstop:


5" short of being max down travel:
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Unread 10-27-2012, 07:45 AM   #98
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Finished painting the front clip. I think it turned out pretty good. Also went out and pulled a Dakota tank. Still need to go back and get the pump assembly. I was fooling around in the garage yet again and might see away to do a dual tank. Since I have kinda decided to turn this into a expedition rig since Im keep my Cherokee, dual tanks would come in handy. It would be done with an 97+ XJ tank. After doing some test fitting and taking some measurements it should work and be about the same clearance as a XJ. I will have to move some of the brake line mounts but thats about it. The hardest part of this will be the switches and what not. I wont be doing this anytime soon but when/If I do I'll do a full write up on the whole thing.













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Unread 11-05-2012, 11:41 AM   #99
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My buddy came with his role back friday afternoon and we loaded up the manche and took it over to his place to get the welding done. Got the crack welded up and the plates welded on. We ran out of gas and he had so other work todo so we might try and get back to it this evening to get the new hinge plates welded on. Welds a purty but they'll hold lol









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Unread 11-05-2012, 06:12 PM   #100
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Got the rest of the welding done today. All I have to do now is drill and tap the hole in the new plates.

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Unread 11-08-2012, 08:14 PM   #101
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The Jeep is running on its own now. Got the tank and pump all worked out. Went to the junk yard to get a pump and the tank I pulled to get it was out of an 02 Dakota and was not the pump I was looking for but after looking at it I saw that I could make it work so I just grabbed the lot. after I rewired the connector hit the key and... the pump didnt work. after some investigation turns out it was a ground issue. I still need to figure it out but I ran a separate temporary ground just to see if I could get the jeep to run and it did..





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Unread 11-10-2012, 06:15 PM   #102
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Got the driver side door and fender on. started the passenger side. it still needs some adjustment. Also through a driveshaft on a drove it around the neighborhood. First time Ive drove it since I tore it down.





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Unread 11-11-2012, 08:06 PM   #103
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bummer on the frame rail crack. you going to put a steering box brace on it in the future? i mocked in a 98 dakota tank but found the filler holes were right where the rail was, found a 95 dakota tank the fit better and the rear seemed clearanced for the axle too.

98 in back 95 up front

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Unread 11-11-2012, 08:13 PM   #104
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yeah Ill probably do a brace later on when I replace the steering box. and dang my tank is from a 2002. Ill just have to see what I can work out. I have a tank out of a 94 also but you need a pump with a breather tube and I really want to have to get one right now.
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Unread 11-11-2012, 08:26 PM   #105
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you should be able to use your pump and install these on the raised section ontop of your pump.
Roll Over/Vent is a MOPAR part #J536-0058
Grommet is MOPAR part #5201-8823

or snag the rollover/grommet from a xj tank and save some coin. i put the 98' pump in the 95' tank and centered/drilled the hole to fit the vent/grommet in. just need to find the filler neck that has the breather running back into the filler so i dont have to make another hole and run another hose. after flooding your floor have you looked at your floor boards? i just replaced mine, not a very fun job lol
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