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post #106 of 118 Old 03-30-2012, 09:26 PM
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The project looks great so far.

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post #107 of 118 Old 03-31-2012, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Stopped by the body shop.

Picture of the truck


Floor pans are welded in with frame plate and braces



97+ firewall modifications and brackets



New 3/16" battery mount in the works


Rockers and cab corners going in


Crap.....


While talking about my truck, and the two other MJs in the shop, my body shop guy continued to express the poor fit of the C2C floor pans and rockers. The MJ rockers are tapered and has a totally different rear floor shape. He indicated the only positive of the C2C parts was the metal quality. We also discussed water proofing the cab at length. When it is done, there should be no water problems.

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updates? i enjpy reading these MJ builds/conversions
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post #109 of 118 Old 12-21-2013, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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April 2011 to End of 2013..... IT IS FINALLY BACK!!!

It has been a long time coming, but the results make it oh-so worth it. I picked the truck up from the paint shop, drove to the hanger and attached the bed, then drug it across the county to my garage.





Now, how does it go back together?

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post #110 of 118 Old 12-21-2013, 08:45 PM
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Looks awesome! No worries about rust with new paint!

Edit: You live in Kansas. Rust doesn't exist there...

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post #111 of 118 Old 12-22-2013, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Looks awesome! No worries about rust with new paint!

Edit: You live in Kansas. Rust doesn't exist there...
Thanks!

Oh trust me, rust does exist here. The state, county and city crews love to dump crazy amounts of salt on the roads in the winter.

I have finished cleaning the dash and steering column brace, rebuilding the HVAC box and scrubbing the foam heat pad. Hopefully I can start getting it put together

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post #112 of 118 Old 02-19-2014, 06:25 PM
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Update please...
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Update please...
Sure!

Had to go pick up the drivetrain that I built since I ran out of room in my garage. Rubi put to work:


Fresh '99 4.0: bored 0.020", polished and balanced, head decked 0.10", Mopar performance camshaft and lifters, Cloyes double roller timing set, Melling oil pump, Felpro gaskets, Bosch injectors and a PaceSetter header. The AW4 transmission was inspected and received new seals and is backed by a NP242 transfer case.

....and installed:


The main body XJ harness has been modified for the MJ:



Since I didn't want to drill any additional holes in my floor, I utilized the floor plugs at the rear of cab for the XJ harness to exit the cab


The cab (roof, B-pillar, back wall and inner door) has been coated with Fatmat, a Dynamat alternative. I will NOT apply that stuff to the floor. I just don't feel right about doing it to a clean floor. My floor insulation plans are a jute padding and a foil backed insulation.


Then I built brackets so that I could securely fasten a RB1 radio in this truck


RB1 installed with Ebay Factory Radio Stereo Installation Wire Harness Converter. $10 from ebay vs. $75 from Mopar.... Installing this radio, or one shaped like it, will require some bezel trimming. I will trim an extra bezel I have, then fill/sand/paint the bezel so it fits like it should. In order for the navigation to work, I will need to feed it a PCI BUS signal. This can be accomplished by piggy-backing a 02+ TJ/WJ PCM and sending the RB1 a PCI BUS signal. I will place the extra PCM under the dash.

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Sweet,looking good and quick reply. My first Jeep was brand spanking new 86 Comanche
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post #115 of 118 Old 02-19-2014, 07:46 PM
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Sweet,looking good and quick reply. My first Jeep was brand spanking new 86 Comanche
That is cool man! Have any photos of it?

And to the OP, nice man. I really want to build a Comanche one day and you're setting a high standard.
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[QUOTE=gst95dsm;20529961]That is cool man! Have any photos of it?

Yeah got photos somewhere gonna have to look for them. Honestly after looking around these Comanche builds I want to see the old girl again myself.
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any more info on the RB1 swap?

edit: i'll wait to see how to do the bezel.

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any more info on the RB1 swap?

edit: i'll wait to see how to do the bezel.
Here is some information for you.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/h...rokee-1337538/

I have finished cutting, filling, and texturing the bezel. It hasnt been sprayed with Agate interior paint so it is flat black now. I'll try to snap a picture for you this evening.

Edit for pictures:

Stock bezel compared to the Modified bezel


Fit in the truck. Yes, I know its not an RB1... The size/shape/mounts/connections are identical. I removed the RB1 so it wasn't damaged during my various test fittings. I also know the steering wheel is filthy and trashed, I have a replacement ready to go....

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