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    well everybody if you don't know already I have a White 1990 Jeep Comanche. She has a inline 6cyl 5spd mannual trans 4x4 Dana 30 in the front and Dana 35 in the rear. She has a little over 232k on the chassis when I got her the first owner told me that he recently had the engine rebuild with 10k on it I've put about 2k on her so far. The only thing I have done so far is but some new wheels which are Pro Comp 1069-15x8. Other then that she is stock til I get some money to get more upgrades. Now for a quick history! Unfortunately this is my second vechile my first was a 1997 TJ which bit the dust on the way to school one day. The drive shaft I believe was able to wiggle itself free and fall off while i was at a light. The rust on the frame and tub were so bad it couldnt be fixed with out replacing the whole frame so we said forget it and got a manche.

    drivers side

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    back view quite a bit of rust on the bottom of the bumper otherwise it is solid


    pro comp series 1069

    Dana 30 in the front i believe

    D35 in the rear

    the inline 6cyl

    The only major rust spot on the truck other then the bumper ill take off the fender flares with in a week or two and see if its worse under the fender flare. Lets hope not

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    Nice!

    if it were mine and I were in HS, I'd start by getting a can of engine degreaser and spraying down the engine and let it soak according to the directions on the can. Then spray it off- really well. A clean engine is easy to spot leaks and fix before they get too bad. Maybe spray down that rear diff as well.

    I don't know much about the suspensions under Jeeps, but you could probably do a lift fairly inexpensively. Maybe not.

    Do you know the condition of the fluids? Like the transfer case, front and rear diffs? May want to get those changed. Me than likely an easy DIY.

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    The nice thing about the comanche is it is basically an XJ with a bed, should be easy enough to find parts and plenty of after market stuff available. There was a pretty nice comanche on our last wheeling trip to central city, the trail run report and owner are on the forum.
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    ExplorerTom previously posted:
    "Nice!

    if it were mine and I were in HS, I'd start by getting a can of engine degreaser and spraying down the engine and let it soak according to the directions on the can. Then spray it off- really well. A clean engine is easy to spot leaks and fix before they get too bad. Maybe spray down that rear diff as well.

    I don't know much about the suspensions under Jeeps, but you could probably do a lift fairly inexpensively. Maybe not.

    Do you know the condition of the fluids? Like the transfer case, front and rear diffs? May want to get those changed. Me than likely an easy DIY."

    No I haven't checked the fluids but I will make sure to in the up coming weeks and were can you get engine degreaser Im assuming a NAPA or autozone?

    xaza previously posted:
    "The nice thing about the comanche is it is basically an XJ with a bed, should be easy enough to find parts and plenty of after market stuff available. There was a pretty nice comanche on our last wheeling trip to central city, the trail run report and owner are on the forum."

    Yeah im on an all comanche fourm as well and have learned alot in terms of interchangable parts with other jeep vehciles as well as dakotas

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    Welcome & nice jeep.

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    Welcome! Cool rig. Not your every day vehicle for sure!

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    dscowell previously posted:
    " Im assuming a NAPA or auto zone
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    Advanced auto parts
    Cant go wrong !!!

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    Nice, mines an '89! I've got a 4" Rubicon Express long arm kit sitting in the garage waiting to go under it. It's got a rear 44 and I've got a non-disconnect 30 sitting in the back of the driveway art for the front. Right now I've got it sitting on 33's with no lift and no cutting.

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    Nice rig! Looks like a fun project! From the Pics it looks like you have a plastic bed liner, they are notorious for trapping water and allowing the bed to rust out from right underneath them, so you may think about removing it.

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    Fordboy77 previously posted:
    "Nice rig! Looks like a fun project! From the Pics it looks like you have a plastic bed liner, they are notorious for trapping water and allowing the bed to rust out from right underneath them, so you may think about removing it."

    Yeah it does have a plastic bedliner on it which I don't like. Once I the money and it comes up on my checklist of things to do I will get it Rhinolined I think it looks way better and tougher then the plastic bedliner

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    dscowell previously posted:
    "Yeah it does have a plastic bedliner on it which I don't like. Once I the money and it comes up on my checklist of things to do I will get it Rhinolined I think it looks way better and tougher then the plastic bedliner"

    If you plan on taking your rig somewhere to have it rhinolined, make sure to take it to a quality shop. Some places skimp on the prep work, or make mistakes in applying it and it can cause it to look not as nice as it could, or ever chip and wear funny.

    I do like rhinoliner more than linex, and have tried both on a few different rigs, and will take rhino over linex anyday. But I have had some friends have really good luck with Herculiner, and Al's Liner, but those are more DIY kits.

    There was a member on here who did his whole rig in Al's Liner i believe and it turned out looking great.

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    Fordboy77 previously posted:
    "with Herculiner"

    good stuff,just make sure you do great prep work
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    Looking forward to your build of this co'man'che
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    Fordboy77 previously posted:
    "If you plan on taking your rig somewhere to have it rhinolined, make sure to take it to a quality shop. Some places skimp on the prep work, or make mistakes in applying it and it can cause it to look not as nice as it could, or ever chip and wear funny.

    I do like rhinoliner more than linex, and have tried both on a few different rigs, and will take rhino over linex anyday. But I have had some friends have really good luck with Herculiner, and Al's Liner, but those are more DIY kits.

    There was a member on here who did his whole rig in Al's Liner i believe and it turned out looking great."

    Before we had the comanche we had a 94 chevy silverado that my dad got rhinolined so he would know where to go thanks for the advice!

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    not much of an update today just removing the tint the was on the driver side and rear windows

    removed most of the tint but it still left behind a very thin second layer which I will live with for now sense I plan on upgrading to 97+ cherokee doors eventually.

    Rear window still need to wipe up the left over glue but I will finally be able to see better at night

    Another view of the rear window

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    Nice Job, getting off that old tint can be a pain in the ass.

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    They sell a tint glue remover at Autozone for a couple of bucks. Works like a charm when used carefully with a razor blade.

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    well I saw on youtube to just use a ton of ammonia solution and that works good too. I was using goo gone and it was working fine as well.

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    Coincidentally I was removing tint today too. I did the steamer method which is pretty damn nice. I bought a $30 unit from WalMart and took the tint off the front side windows, it took about an hour including the final wipe down for the two windows. I highly recommend it. I talked to a shop and they said they'd do it for $30 - 40 so I figure I came out ahead because it's done and I have a steamer. Yeah, I have no idea what other use it has either!

    Anyone removing tint is welcome to borrow it!
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