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Unread 05-12-2008, 09:04 PM   #1
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Picked up a New ToY, How'd I do?

Just picked up a 1988 Jeep Comanche 4x4 with 65,000 original miles, New Tires, Auto, Long Bed. No Rust. 1,800.00 cash.



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Unread 05-13-2008, 12:19 AM   #2
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(nice repost) Lets see some more pics and what are your plans?
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Unread 05-13-2008, 01:40 AM   #3
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What t-case and motor? Either way, looks like a steal! Welcome to the club~
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Unread 05-13-2008, 10:53 AM   #4
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According to his repost in GD it has a 4.0L, but not the tcase.
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Unread 05-13-2008, 11:28 AM   #5
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I'm sure the more pics you post the more jealous I'll be. With no rust and those miles, or lack of LOL, there are a lot of people that would have been willing to pay almost twice as much.

Ok, go ahead and beat me up with more pics. Or better yet, will you take $2500 for it? Ha Ha
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Unread 05-13-2008, 11:32 AM   #6
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lol.... im not 100% on the t-case... it does have the 4.0 though... Im wanting to say it has the np231.

Ill get some more pictures tonight
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Unread 05-13-2008, 12:01 PM   #7
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Nice truck. and a good deal. not to many around with that little miles, and no rust on top of that.
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Unread 05-15-2008, 09:52 PM   #8
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Got a couple more pics before my batteries died on the camera. Finally looked under there and found it has the NP231 transfer case, is this the desireable one to have? I also noticed a little leakage around the slip yoke, should I be concerned? The interior needs a good cleanin but I'm always up for that... Other than dirt and a few small cracks in the bolster of the seat the interior is in excellent shape.







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Unread 05-16-2008, 06:15 AM   #9
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Very nice MJ. Keep it in good shape!!
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Unread 05-16-2008, 11:07 AM   #10
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THe seal out the back of the transfer case is easy to replace. You have to drop the drive shaft but you dont have to drain or remaove the transfer case. I have to replace mine to. It was only like $5. You should check the fluid level in the Transfer case in the mean time, mine was way low.

The height adjusting valve on the rear axle for the brakes is not hooked up.
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Unread 05-16-2008, 12:52 PM   #11
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The height adjusting valve on the rear axle for the brakes is not hooked up.
actually if you take a closer look you'll notice what looks like a couple of brake lines cut and not connected to anything on the drivers side frame rail.... not sure what they go to but I think it has something to do with the height valve your talking about thats just dangling there... Gotta love picking up other peoples used vehicles and not knowing what the hell they were thinking
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Unread 05-17-2008, 11:42 PM   #12
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actually if you take a closer look you'll notice what looks like a couple of brake lines cut and not connected to anything on the drivers side frame rail.... not sure what they go to but I think it has something to do with the height valve your talking about thats just dangling there... Gotta love picking up other peoples used vehicles and not knowing what the hell they were thinking
Well if you look even closer, you'll notice that the lines have been spliced with a coupling. My guess from the rust on the others is that it rusted out and they had to replace part of it. That truck looks nice on top and has few miles, but it has seen some salt on the underside. You would do good to pull the carpet and see what the floor pans look like. I'd also clean up the rust on the underside and get some POR-15 on there to help prevent it from coming back. Rust is like cancer. You need to cure it or cut it out.

Still a nice find.

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Unread 05-19-2008, 08:39 AM   #13
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Well if you look even closer, you'll notice that the lines have been spliced with a coupling. My guess from the rust on the others is that it rusted out and they had to replace part of it. That truck looks nice on top and has few miles, but it has seen some salt on the underside. You would do good to pull the carpet and see what the floor pans look like. I'd also clean up the rust on the underside and get some POR-15 on there to help prevent it from coming back. Rust is like cancer. You need to cure it or cut it out.

Still a nice find.

I went ahead and pulled the entire interior to get it cleaned up to my liking. I found a little surface rust. I took a wire wheel to all of it and got it cleaned out completely, primed it sealed it and undercoated all the pans. Im not exactly sure what it was caused by because the padding attached to the carpet kit was moist on the passenger's side. I sat inside it while my step dad took a garden hose to the entire cab and we didn't get a leak anywhere. Possibly someone left the window open, who knows. No leaks from the heater core either. Ill post up some pictures soon.
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Unread 05-19-2008, 10:08 PM   #14
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I went ahead and pulled the entire interior to get it cleaned up to my liking. I found a little surface rust. I took a wire wheel to all of it and got it cleaned out completely, primed it sealed it and undercoated all the pans. Im not exactly sure what it was caused by because the padding attached to the carpet kit was moist on the passenger's side. I sat inside it while my step dad took a garden hose to the entire cab and we didn't get a leak anywhere. Possibly someone left the window open, who knows. No leaks from the heater core either. Ill post up some pictures soon.
Yeah those factory padding things are great for retaining water. I had my mj in the garage for 6 months and pulled the carpet just to find it soaking wet underneath.
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Unread 06-07-2008, 12:21 AM   #15
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You got a great deal on the truck. i paid 2 for mine with similar features and 120,000. it looks like its in great shape and will stay in great shape with a little tlc and rust prevention.
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