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1973 Commando

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by garage gnome, Mar 3, 2022.

  1. Mar 13, 2022
    garage gnome

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    I mentioned selling the Commando after I have had my fun with it to my mom and she said no way! I guess she wants to drive it then. :D
     
  2. May 24, 2022
    garage gnome

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    So I have been staring at this thing long enough, and have a great idea as to what to do with it. :sneak:
     
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  3. May 24, 2022
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    :waiting:
     
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  5. May 25, 2022
    garage gnome

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    It is going to require the use of junk I have laying around. :D

    It is going to get either a 283, 327 or 350, a T98 that is already adapted to GM, 2.46:1 D20, a 4" lift front disc brakes and a vacuum brake booster since I know where one is.

    I’ll probably focus on suspension and brakes first, because it does run fine right now. Would be nice to test that out before doing a drivetrain swap.
     
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  6. May 26, 2022
    garage gnome

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    There is a Commando here with a 4" lift. That is a sharp looking jeep. I am so pumped to build mine now. Too bad I have to finish Snowshoe and my cummins swapped c20 first. :cry:
     
  7. May 26, 2022
    Jw60

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    I really don't like the way the rear springs in that lift kit. Way too vulnerable on the departure.
     
  8. May 26, 2022
    garage gnome

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    It’s not much different than cj springs.
     
  9. May 27, 2022
    Jw60

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    Must be the picture angle, but they look asymmetrical with the axle forward of spring center.
     
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