post #1 of Old 12-17-2012, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Buying a Jeep Comnache

Hello everyone, I'm about to purchase a 1987 Jeep Comanche pickup 4cyl 4speed 127,000 no rust for a great deal. I plan to restore it and convert it to 4wheel drive. I need to know if you can swap the tail housing off of the 4-speed and add a transfer case to make it 4wheel drive or will I have to get a newer ax-15 or ax-5 transmission with a transfer case? All feed back is greatly appreciated!

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post #2 of Old 12-17-2012, 04:16 PM
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Grab a ax-5 and 231 together. The hardest part will be finding a HP Dana 30 with 4.10s to match the rear. Then you'll need a drive shaft, front/rear. Along with shifter bracket and linkage.

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post #3 of Old 12-17-2012, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks a lot! So it would be better to swap in a ax-5 than keep the original transmission.
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post #4 of Old 12-18-2012, 06:58 AM
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Yes. Easier and you'll gain an extra gear.

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post #5 of Old 12-18-2012, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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What would be a good deal on the transmission/tcase combo?
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post #6 of Old 12-19-2012, 07:15 AM
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Free would be a good deal.

I would check into getting a donor rig. Much easier and you never know what other small piece parts you need as you go along. Having a donor is wonderful when trying to get an old heap up to par.

I got my donor for $400. Which was less than what the yard wanted for a transmission/xfer case combo.

I pulled way more than that off of it and then sold what was left for 100 bucks.

good luck!

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Check out comancheclub.com...
My build thread: http://comancheclub.com/forums/viewt...hp?f=7&t=27756
Wifes: 97 TJ 2.5 4X4 5sp 31's stock. . . Slow but; reliable.
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post #7 of Old 12-19-2012, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks a lot man! I guess I'll be looking for a donor soon after I get the truck then!
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post #8 of Old 12-31-2012, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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Okay everyone! Got the Comanche! Well I got her home, it had some really old gas still left in the tank so I dropped the tank poored the gas out and put some fresh gas in her. I put a new fuel filter in, some new plugs, and I have some bulbs for the turn signals. I Have some questions, does this truck have a carburetor or fuel injection, also the turn signals do not work, but the hazards do. I checked the fuse panel under the steering wheel, but it looked good. What else should I look for?
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