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Unread 11-23-2012, 09:15 PM   #1
italiang4lif89
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My first comanche and sloow build

Bought my first mj off of a member on comancheclub. Good fixer upper but should be a fun project

Specs
1990 comanche pioneer lwb
174k auto 4x4 355 gears
Solid frame
Newer engine with 85k
Roll bar
Needs rockers and some body work


Here are some pics


My xj in the background













Took the bench seat carpet and some trim out


What a pitta the lower seat belt bolts are

Mostly surface but has a couple poke through spots on the drivers side







Passengers side mostly surface and nothing too major



Comanche - $900
Shipping- $625 yeah i do not recomened progressive shipping in Florida :/
Cost to date- $1525

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1995 xj dd

1990 comanche 4.0 auto 4wd
http://comancheclub.com/topic/36077-...e-runs45-lift/

PaRtS 4 SaLe
NIB xj rear air ride suspension
NOS 5.9 shifter handle
4 1995 orvis doors with panels
5.9 rockers
5.9 roof rack
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Unread 11-24-2012, 11:40 PM   #2
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Looks like a good little project truck. Good thinking on your part, pulling the carpet as soon as you got it and all. Gotta say i really like the tire/rim combo, even if they are beaten up and all. What are your plans?
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Unread 11-25-2012, 12:10 AM   #3
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Looks like a good little project truck. Good thinking on your part, pulling the carpet as soon as you got it and all. Gotta say i really like the tire/rim combo, even if they are beaten up and all. What are your plans?
Wish I would have found on before it got cold out and dark so early lol.. My plans are pretty much redo the interior with some new carpet and bucket seats
Sound system
Front end from an 97+ cherokee
Not sure about a lift yet


Have a decent amount of parts already just need the time to install lol
Pacesetter headers
Upgraded fuel injectors
New cap rotor coil and plugs

And should hopefully have the newer doors on tomorrow


Wll update with pics as progress goes
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1995 xj dd

1990 comanche 4.0 auto 4wd
http://comancheclub.com/topic/36077-...e-runs45-lift/

PaRtS 4 SaLe
NIB xj rear air ride suspension
NOS 5.9 shifter handle
4 1995 orvis doors with panels
5.9 rockers
5.9 roof rack
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Unread 11-26-2012, 03:51 PM   #4
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sounds good


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Unread 11-29-2012, 08:40 PM   #5
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Made some small progress on the mj

swapped the doors from a 99 cherrokee ( still need the door strickers )

The Donor Doors



Before



After



Another after pic, Must of delete the before pic



Still have to line up the body lines, and wire everything up but is comming along slowly


This weekend i will finish up sanding up he passengerside floor Monstaline the interior and start on fixing and doing the wiring

Anyone have a good write up on column to floo shift? The tranny is being refreshed this week and i would like to do this swap before the carpet goes in


Doors- Free from work
Cost to date - $1525

Will add in the other parts i have as i install them
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1995 xj dd

1990 comanche 4.0 auto 4wd
http://comancheclub.com/topic/36077-...e-runs45-lift/

PaRtS 4 SaLe
NIB xj rear air ride suspension
NOS 5.9 shifter handle
4 1995 orvis doors with panels
5.9 rockers
5.9 roof rack
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Unread 11-30-2012, 05:30 PM   #6
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If you havent already, get your butt over to comancheclub and sign up every question you will ever have can be answered over there. If you got power windows, have fun wiring them. While your on the interior i would HIGHLY recommend you invest the couple of bucks and buy yourself a set of these. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-Comanch...20741572395%26


Good price and direct fit, superb replacement for stock fixtures
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Unread 11-30-2012, 06:26 PM   #7
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If you havent already, get your butt over to comancheclub and sign up every question you will ever have can be answered over there. If you got power windows, have fun wiring them. While your on the interior i would HIGHLY recommend you invest the couple of bucks and buy yourself a set of these. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-Comanch...20741572395%26


Good price and direct fit, superb replacement for stock fixtures


Haha thanks and I have a build thread on there already as we'll. thanks for the recommendation. I already have them sitting in my parts pile in my room
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1995 xj dd

1990 comanche 4.0 auto 4wd
http://comancheclub.com/topic/36077-...e-runs45-lift/

PaRtS 4 SaLe
NIB xj rear air ride suspension
NOS 5.9 shifter handle
4 1995 orvis doors with panels
5.9 rockers
5.9 roof rack
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Unread 12-02-2012, 06:47 PM   #8
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Made some good progress on the MJ today

spotted this little jem at my work and will be working on the price with the boss, will hopefully have it at the house this weekend comming up
no rott or rust anywhere just a dent on the lower rear corner



Sold the rims/tires and front brush guard the manche came with for $160

The first 3 came off like butter, the 4th was stripped and would not come out. ending up drilling the studs to get it off





will be replacing with zj studs since i will be doing discs in the rear at some point

Got the bed off what a pitta lifting by yourself



Some 5.9 zj rims i tossed on, had left over from a part out, will use for rollers



Little present from the PO



Happy to say the frame is rott free with some flakey undercoating and minor surface rust





Misc picture of the load sesing valve, will be eliminating when i redo the brakes



Do these leafs look correct? seem kinda funny with banna shape they have



made some more progress on the passenger side floor, alot of rust but no holes bigger then a skittle lol



next weekend i will get the frame and under carriage pressure washed, and weather permitting get the monstaline rolled on

Previous total - $1525
Parts sold- $160
Cost to date- $1365
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1995 xj dd

1990 comanche 4.0 auto 4wd
http://comancheclub.com/topic/36077-...e-runs45-lift/

PaRtS 4 SaLe
NIB xj rear air ride suspension
NOS 5.9 shifter handle
4 1995 orvis doors with panels
5.9 rockers
5.9 roof rack
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Unread 12-02-2012, 07:09 PM   #9
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springs are not correct. Maybe some sort of cheap lift spring?
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My build thread: http://comancheclub.com/forums/viewt...hp?f=7&t=27756
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Unread 12-02-2012, 07:25 PM   #10
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springs are not correct. Maybe some sort of cheap lift spring?
The truck does not look lifted, will do some more research, never seen anything like that
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1995 xj dd

1990 comanche 4.0 auto 4wd
http://comancheclub.com/topic/36077-...e-runs45-lift/

PaRtS 4 SaLe
NIB xj rear air ride suspension
NOS 5.9 shifter handle
4 1995 orvis doors with panels
5.9 rockers
5.9 roof rack
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Unread 12-03-2012, 09:20 PM   #11
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im subbed, interested in seeing where you go with it. my buddy and i are planning on building a comanche this summer so i may be stealing some ideas
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Unread 12-03-2012, 09:54 PM   #12
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im subbed, interested in seeing where you go with it. my buddy and i are planning on building a comanche this summer so i may be stealing some ideas
Haha sounds good, have a lot of goodies I've been collecting before I even had the comanche, the biggest thing I need is time lol

If you have any questions as my build goes let me know I have the links for just about everything I bought for it. Headers, injectors, rad, silicon hoses, interior ect lol.

Hope you make a build thread that I can check out when the the comes
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1995 xj dd

1990 comanche 4.0 auto 4wd
http://comancheclub.com/topic/36077-...e-runs45-lift/

PaRtS 4 SaLe
NIB xj rear air ride suspension
NOS 5.9 shifter handle
4 1995 orvis doors with panels
5.9 rockers
5.9 roof rack
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Unread 12-08-2012, 09:35 PM   #13
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Made some small progress today on the manche, Pressue washed the frame and complete under carriage

In the process



Happy to say no rott, some minor surfac rust ( after pics )







Tomarrow will be some grinding and sanding and prep work before the monstaline goes on
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1995 xj dd

1990 comanche 4.0 auto 4wd
http://comancheclub.com/topic/36077-...e-runs45-lift/

PaRtS 4 SaLe
NIB xj rear air ride suspension
NOS 5.9 shifter handle
4 1995 orvis doors with panels
5.9 rockers
5.9 roof rack
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Unread 01-19-2013, 08:39 PM   #14
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Been awhile since ive updated my build, Stripped the front end of its sheet metal 2 weeks ago, and Finally made some real progress last weekend and got the engine pulled, figured it would be easier to replace the exhaust manifold, motor mounts ect and paint the engine bay with the engine out the way.

First time pulling a motor and it went fairly good with a few broken items but nothing too major















Gave the engine a quick bath and who would have knew my block is blue lol











Been a little nervous putting all this time and money into this engine that i never head run since the trans was in the bed when i bought it.


Take a small edge off of things knowing it was rebuild at sometime





And the engine bay after a pressure wash





Tomarrow i will start on replacing gaskets and some engine goodies more pictures to come tomarrow
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1995 xj dd

1990 comanche 4.0 auto 4wd
http://comancheclub.com/topic/36077-...e-runs45-lift/

PaRtS 4 SaLe
NIB xj rear air ride suspension
NOS 5.9 shifter handle
4 1995 orvis doors with panels
5.9 rockers
5.9 roof rack
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Unread 01-19-2013, 10:47 PM   #15
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Glad to see an update, keep us posted!
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