Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tracy California
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So I picked up an 88 comanche eliminator, 4.0 renix, 2wd, with <170k and the AW4 all for $600. I plan to build this puppy up into a nice trail rig but something I can use around town for hauling stuff if need be since none of my friends have a truck.
My plans are; I have a D44 rear with limited slip already (rare find for a 2wd MJ much less the SWB one) So I dont have to do an axle swap in the rear at least not yet. It is caked in oil and grease I mean literally somewhere between .5 to 1" of crap. Ive been scrapping off of the undercarriage with a 4" paint spatula and pressure washed it for a few hours, its as good as its going to get until I start taking things apart and out for the lift. I have to replace some vacuum lines (at dealer the part I needed was $192. No auto parts store had it, Amazon had the same part for $20), and finally ill need to trouble shoot my reverse lights not working (the wiring is a mess) Ill be swapping in a new tranny and tcase maybe this week depending how far I get on cleaning and repairs. I have a D44 front lined up to replace the front tube then I just need a front DS, shorten my rear and ill be a 4x4. Long term: 8 to 9" long arm lift to fit 37s if I decide to go that big im in between 35s and 37s, fix some dents and sand everything down to paint it a dark blue, ill be replacing the bumpers and installing a winch, selectable locker in the rear (this is a maybe as I am going to try out the limited slip and see how it does), im not sure on the front as far as the type of locker I want. Custom made sliders, custom made rear bumper, corner guards with LEDs, an OBA system, upgraded steering, if I do 37s then hydro assist. I have a brand new radiator( but will eventually replace this one with an open cooling system), I have new tranny and power steering coolers also. Beyond that its mostly cosmetic I guess; led light bar, removable seats in bed in case I have extra ppl. Im sure theres more that im not thinking about, I have a huge list and priced things out. Its going to be a fun project and great learning experience.