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Unread 04-08-2011, 12:25 PM   #91
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I don't know much about the POR but is it kinda like powdercoating? I am thinking it has a durable finish like powdercoat does or is this completely different from that. I know alot of people put it on there cars when restoring them. Does this just last alot longer?

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Unread 04-21-2011, 10:05 PM   #92
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Removed some of the seam sealer around the inner firewall of the truck. I found RUST forming at the TOP of the firewall/cowl/a-pillar seam. I almost left this area alone since it appeared rust free. If you blame the clutch master for allowing water in, you should remove the seam sealer in that corner as well.

Inside the rear frame rail:


Inner the frame rail, floor pan will cover this: (yeah, I know its dusty)


Then a lot of sanding and two coats of Chassis Black:



Removed the stock door striker backing plate assembly. I quickly gave up on using the Dremel and just drilled the spot welds:


Also picked up a 22 gallon Dakota OBDI fuel tank, should be almost bolt in with the 99 XJ pump and sender:


Once the body shop gets a freaking horse carriage out of shop the truck will go in for rust removal and floors, followed by paint
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Unread 04-23-2011, 09:28 PM   #93
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Unread 04-23-2011, 10:39 PM   #94
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Dropped it off a the paint shop today
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Unread 08-06-2011, 11:32 AM   #95
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Updates??? cool thread man. nice MJ
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Unread 08-06-2011, 04:57 PM   #96
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No new updates. The truck is still at the body shop. I did get the donors drivetrain pulled out and my engine build sheet done. Next big steps will be getting the axles rebuilt and the motor rebuilt.

I am looking at picking up a partially completed 97+ MJ project to wrap up and sell quickly, so keep an eye out for that build.
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Unread 08-29-2011, 10:15 PM   #97
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Having not done much to the truck lately I decided to start working on a project I have been putting off, mostly due to the fact I didn't know what to do. A few year ago I picked up a set of 5 TJ Rubi Moab wheels, for CHEAP. These things were trashed. They looked like the previous owner sprayed acid on them and let it sit for 3 weeks. My initial plan was to shoot them with some silver wheel paint..... but, I decided to try and see if I could save one of the wheels.

Sandblasted with used 40/60 Black Diamond


Even after blasting the wheel, the finish was very irregular


I attacked the wheel with sand paper. 80, 120, 180, 400, 1500 then 2000 wet sanding. Quick polish with harbor freight white and red bars and some Mothers Mag polish


My plan is to polish the flat face of the spokes and bead then use a finer media to texture the inner edges and lips. Clean it up real good then shoot with clear. Comanche is going to get some *bling*
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Unread 09-17-2011, 05:45 PM   #98
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My 98 XJ "Zap" Build Thread
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1988 Jeep Comanche 4x4 Longbed - POS
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Unread 09-18-2011, 12:33 PM   #99
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Thanks

I am dying to get the truck back from the body shop to get it put back together.

I did order parts to install some ZJ disc brakes to my D44.
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Unread 11-17-2011, 05:03 PM   #100
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Great build I will be following your progress. I would love to this type of build down the road with the front end conversion.
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Unread 11-17-2011, 11:14 PM   #101
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keep up the good work. I would like a Comanche one day
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Unread 11-18-2011, 11:28 AM   #102
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Thanks for the enthusiasm guys. I haven't been doing much to the truck as it is still at the body shop (told you he was slow). I actually haven't check on it since July! Maybe I should...

I am preparing to get my MJ D44 rebuilt. I have been gathering parts for the past few months.

1987 MJ Dana 44
- ZJ disk brakes with TJ disk retainers
- TJ disk brake hard and soft brake lines
- TJ Rubicon LSD/Locker
- 4.10 gears
- Stock shafts
- New bearings and seals

It should suit my needs perfectly!
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Unread 01-01-2012, 09:17 AM   #103
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Any updates on this? I keep looking at these MJ builds cause I will soon have one. Just gotta find the right one. Yours is looking good
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Unread 01-01-2012, 10:07 AM   #104
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Seems I have failed to update!

About two weeks ago the body shop had the floors completely done along with the 97+ firewall modifications (holes plugged, holes fitted for plugs, and the AC box opening) and 97+ dash support brackets. No pictures I will say it looks factory. He is starting on the rockers and cab corners.

I also picked up a used TJ Rubicon rear locker/lsd. It was cheaper than the Detroit I was looking at and only has around 30k miles on it. These will bolt right in a stock Jeep D44 with the exception of drilling a hole for the air supply and notching a bearing for the air line.

I also bought an 87 MJ to keep me busy!
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Unread 02-08-2012, 11:43 PM   #105
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Just read the whole thing, great job so far! Makes me REALLY wanna find a 'manche for a project and do the '97+ XJ front clip swap. So many toys so little time
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