So I've been out of the jeep world for almost a year now, First started when I had my 93 Jeep Cherokee, loved it, it was a manual and it was the very first car I owned. Fast forward to 08 when I purchased my 2005 Jeep Wrangler TJ when I lived in florida for the Navy Loved every minute of that as well, but I started having issues dreaded DW, and small things here and there. In 2012 I traded in my TJ for what I paid for it! And bought a 2007 BMW328xi.
So after being out of the jeep world, I started my search to get back into it. I started with looking at 99-04 Grand cherokee's as there are some pretty sweet builds out there. And then I shifted to 05-07 Grands with the Hemi. Not wanting to pay an arm and a leg for them I started my search and fixated on Cherokee's and Comanche's. Long story shorter I finally picked up my 1989 MJ Comanche heavy project truck.
So far I've gotten the truck into my Warehouse and the Trasmission dropped out, PO said that it needed a new seal on the Tranny so we're doing just that.
While the tranny is out I'll be cleaning it up and spraying it a gloss black. Hopefully I'll have pictures up soon!
Plans for this build are to the sky.
Massive cleaning up
- All parts cleaned up and refinished with rustoleum or engine paint
- 97+ front clip swap -doors grill header hood fenders
- 97+ Dash swap
- Full Interior restoration
- 4.5 inch lift
- 33 inch tires
- paint job - still unsure what color or just full linex
- 4.7l stroker with future prospects of a turbo
- One thing I'm dreading is an updated electrical system.
Big influences on my build are
rymanrph's MJ - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/9...-build-934131/
Kabowabo's MJ - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/m...manche-886068/
And of course
H3RESQ's MJ - http://comancheclub.com/topic/26632-...escue-2/page-2