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post #31 of 557 Old 10-26-2009, 09:32 PM
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Super clean man. Can't wait to see it "finished"



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post #32 of 557 Old 10-26-2009, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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how much total spent?
Hard to say, very little out of pocket actually. I've I started selling off a bunch of my other junk, and that's funded about 80-90% of it so far. Plus the majority of the front end stuff I'm recycling from my '00 XJ.
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post #33 of 557 Old 10-26-2009, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Damn it man, you're gonna make my build thread look bad for my 91 manche. There's no way I have the time or patience to do all that. Nice work.
No MJ build looks bad, I'd like to see some more of them. Not too many of them left and unfortunately too many end up like this one:



Completely repairable, but sitting in the junk yard.

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post #34 of 557 Old 10-27-2009, 09:35 AM
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Dude, very nice Manche. I wish I had one of these bad boys.

BTW where in NC are you?

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post #35 of 557 Old 10-27-2009, 10:12 AM
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Awesome man. I hope to make mine look this good when i swap a HP dana 30.

What kind of paint did you use?

I work on Mopars
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post #36 of 557 Old 10-27-2009, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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Dude, very nice Manche. I wish I had one of these bad boys.

BTW where in NC are you?
Thanks, I'm in Winston Salem.
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post #37 of 557 Old 10-27-2009, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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Awesome man. I hope to make mine look this good when i swap a HP dana 30.

What kind of paint did you use?
Thanks, the paint is Rustoleum Engine Enamel, Semi Gloss Black
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post #38 of 557 Old 10-27-2009, 05:15 PM
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I Am Doing The Same To My 92 Mj And Was Wondering What All Is Needed To Change Out The Cluster With Idiot Lights To One With Gauges?
You Interior Looks Great By The Way!
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post #39 of 557 Old 10-27-2009, 06:57 PM
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Very good lookin and extremely clean jeep. Can't wait to see the final product.
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post #40 of 557 Old 10-27-2009, 07:47 PM
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Man when I was looking for a Jeep there were no 4wd Comanches to be found, great Jeep man!

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post #41 of 557 Old 10-27-2009, 08:15 PM
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very clean restoration....

i like that paint you used, did you use the rustoleum engine enamal on everything??

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post #42 of 557 Old 10-27-2009, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys.

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I Am Doing The Same To My 92 Mj And Was Wondering What All Is Needed To Change Out The Cluster With Idiot Lights To One With Gauges?
You Interior Looks Great By The Way!
The donor cluster needs to be from a jeep that has the same engine you're running otherwise the tach will read wrong. In your case you'll need to get one from a 92+. Then you need to change the oil sending unit (on the oil filter housing) and the coolant temp sensor (the little one near the back of the valve cover) and then it's just plug and play. These are some links I found helpful:

Jeep Cherokee Interior - Instrument Cluster Swap - "How-To" Swap Out Your Idiot Light Instrument Cluster and

Gauge Cluster Swap - XJ_Ranger

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Those axles look sick btw. I think I just found out how I am goingto paint mine once I get the 8.8! Good work!

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Those axles look sick btw. I think I just found out how I am going to paint mine once I get the 8.8! Good work!
The Rustoleum engine enamel claims to be gas and oil resistant, and I like the semi gloss finish. Good luck with the 8.8.
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post #45 of 557 Old 10-27-2009, 09:02 PM
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Absolutely fantastic man! Looks like its coming along great! Can't wait to see the continued progress. I have driven a few MJ's in my life, and its definitely one of the most fun / cool Jeeps ever!
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