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dkroll 11-05-2011 06:41 PM

Dougs 88 Comanche project
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This is what I have started with, I got it cheap but then crap happened so it sat in the garage for a long time. I pulled it out and am now going to build it better than my last one. I still drive my last one, but some things I did to the old one are coming back to haunt me, this new project I plan to do right.

dkroll 11-05-2011 06:52 PM

Back to buisness
Here I am now after having a little time weekend warrioring it.

dkroll 11-05-2011 06:57 PM

I am planning on putting an 8 inch long arm on this winter as I complete the floor boards and totally undercoat/bed-line the entire frame, floorboards, engine compartment and rockerpanel areas. I have a brand new 4.0 bored 60 over to put into it and was thinking about upgrading the dash and interior to an 1999/2000 setup, but that is a lot of work for what a guy would get from just a 1992ish power setup,plus,the seats are not as comfortable and are built more cheaply. I want electric everything, power everything and this baby will be brand new by the time it is "clasified" as an mission!
I am open for any suggestions due to interior upgrades are only thoughts right now. Balancing work/practibility and surplus in this project (interior), but now is the time to contiplate these things.....

dkroll 11-05-2011 07:10 PM

I will post as I go in the next year or so as I make more progress.

dkroll 11-08-2011 07:41 AM

As digging into this creature, I am finding out that the unibody frame is in real good shape, just the sheet metal on the floor boards have thinned and produced managible holes. I HATE RUST!, so all will be elminated!
Question: I have been blasting EVERYTHING to bare metal, then cold-galvanizing everything before priming/painting. I question galvanizing before or after priming fresh metal....What are some thoughts on this subject.?
PS.. I am still looking for brand new frame braces (mine are in good condition, but would prefer new).......anyone???

VolcomPunk 11-13-2011 03:51 PM

Sadly i dont know anything bout cold-galvanizing however i do love MJ builds and i hope to own one myself one day to rebuild. cant wait to see this project take off. Sub'd :cheers2:

dkroll 01-29-2013 03:59 PM

still at it
one step closer.

dkroll 04-20-2013 10:08 AM

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slow going.

dkroll 04-20-2013 10:10 AM

some more pics.

dkroll 04-20-2013 10:13 AM

slow progress.

ftpiercecracker 04-21-2013 12:11 PM

Why is your front axle so far forward?

dkroll 04-21-2013 01:03 PM

I am not sure as to why the front axle appears to be "forward" at this time. I have been following Rust'ys instructions but need to install the engine and tranny and get bigger tires before I can do the front-end adjustments according to them.?? I have been looking for anyone who has done the 8.5 inch lift from them so I can ask tons of questions. Rusty's instructions are not real specific by all means. :confused:

dkroll 10-14-2013 07:07 PM

Check my photos here!!! : )

dkroll 10-15-2013 05:28 AM

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