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post #1 of 9 Old 08-06-2012, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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should I?

I can get 2 older 2.8L v6 comanches for $400 both are long bed 4x4's one has a bad engine and the other has a newer replacment engine. Body wise they are both in decent shape.

The real kicker is the both are missing tires and wheels.


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post #2 of 9 Old 08-06-2012, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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she called back and droped it down to $320 so I bought them. I guess this will turn into my comanche thread.

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post #3 of 9 Old 08-07-2012, 06:06 AM
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Glad to see you snatched them up.
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post #4 of 9 Old 08-07-2012, 06:22 PM
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Sounds like a good deal! What are your plans for them?

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post #5 of 9 Old 08-08-2012, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
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Sounds like a good deal! What are your plans for them?
Honestly I dont know yet I had a 91 2wd short bed years ago and I loved that truck.

If I was a rich man..... 6-8" lift 35's currie axles 4bt cummins, nv4500 and some combination of double x-case....

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post #6 of 9 Old 08-08-2012, 05:23 AM
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Check what the serial numbers on the trucks are... We have been looking for the first/earliest production numbers for '86.

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Sorry to leave yall hanging we have had 2 guys quit at work and I havent had any daylight off for the past week covering their absence. Im excited to go get them too its frustrating.

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Check what the serial numbers on the trucks are... We have been looking for the first/earliest production numbers for '86.

Rob
Dont have them yet but I do have a question if they are both 86 was 1986 a transition year for cherokees too? I can tell you onehas badges that say "custom" under the comanche and the other looks as if it had the same badges on it but they are pretty different inside they have different shift boots and different gauge clusters and different steering colum/steering wheels. they both have different grills to but I cant tell you the difference off hand without looking at them.

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1987 was the transition year. That's when the 4.0L came out and the game changed. As for the packages/options... Being so old, I wouldn't be surprised if something was switched or swapped at some point.

You should drop by Comancheclub.com . We get a bit more traffic, and the chat is more MJ specific.

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