Yeah, I got a little distracted and haven't been on here in awhile. I'm hoping once winter is over, I can get out on the trail with you guys again.Dude, you ain't been around in ages. I thought you died in beer bong accident.
This thing is gonna deserve its own thread! I'm excited to see what you do with it!Well a few months ago I bought a house that I have all torn apart (bedroom, bathroom, kitchen) for drywall repair, paint, flooring etc. I've got 4 dirt bikes; two of which I need to sell but are in the process of being rebuilt. I've been planning on redoing the suspension on my buggy all winter until I got distracted with house projects. I've taken a hiatus in beer brewing which I'd like to pick back up. Similarly, I've fallen behind in reloading/shooting. I need to finish organizing my shop, build a few benches, and put away tools after the move. I really need to start working out more diligently. So with this growing list of "to do's" and coming to the realization that I have too many projects on top of the travel/events/activities I'd like to do... I bought a Jeep!
For a while now I've kept an eye out for an fun, inexpensive, daily driver I could use to run around town, go camping, explore mild wheeling trails and back roads. I wanted a 4x4, something small, manual transmission for fun, a cool oldish vehicle to work/practice on. I'd pretty much narrowed down my search to a Suzuki Samurai or a Jeep Comanche. So after a year or more of casually looking on KSL/Craigslist I came across this Comanche.
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It's a 1990 Jeep Comanche Pioneer, 4.0L I6, 4x4, short bed. When considering MJs I really wanted the short bed as opposed to the long, I wanted the big motor and AX-15 trans, also I wanted factory 4x4; this met my wish list and on top of all that it was located about 35 miles from my house at a good price. At a glance, the things ugly as hell haha, I don't know what the meth was going on with the custom paint job, but I couldn't believe how little rust it has. Everything from the doors back is pretty straight, the front fenders and hood need reshaped/replaced to fix some dents. The truck runs and drives, though not great. When in 4 wheel drive the front drive shaft is spinning but no pull from the front end, so some axle work required. After doing some research, the parts that need replaced/fixed seem relatively cheap/easy to find. So I loaded it up and brought it home.
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So now it's a matter of self control... My plan is for it to just sit for the near term until I cross a few other projects off the list, but I'm pretty excited.