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Bullnose No More W/ 2.8 Cummins Crate Engine

Discussion in 'Jeepster Commando and Commando Tech' started by fourtrail, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Feb 12, 2019
    fourtrail

    fourtrail Built not Bought

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    A couple of quick pics to share a friends build of a 72 Commando that got an early nose swap and is getting a new Cummins 2.8 crate motor installed. 50794611_3056233167736826_5711707239778091008_n.jpg 50849915_3056233217736821_696526335429836800_n.jpg 50849926_3056232924403517_8007888994937339904_n.jpg
     
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    TIm E

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    Like a Dauntless with wheels!
     
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    jackdog

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    Nice job on adding the 3". Love the Detroit Diesel/ Dauntless green.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2019
    colojeepguy

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    I'm not wild about diesels but I love the look of your Commando!
     
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    47v6

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    What is involved in changing from the bullnose tot he nice style front end? Any more pics from the engine swap?
     
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    Jw60

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    What Transmission and gears are behind that mill?
     
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    fourtrail

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    Thanks for the like, but not mine, belongs to a friend and I have just been consulting here and there on the build and thought you guys would like it.
     
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    fourtrail

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    NV3550 from a TJ with a Dana 300 behind it. Factory 3.73 gears in the axles.
     
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    fourtrail

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    They added 3" to the early style Jeepster fenders and hood. Being they are giving it air conditioning, an intercooler and larger radiator, they put the Jeepster wings on a late CJ grill shell.

    Below is the owners Instagram account with a bunch of build pictures and the Facebook page of the shop that is doing the majority of the work. The shop does mainly Mustang restorations and does an amazing job.

    Don Scott (@donscott4bt) • Instagram photos and videos

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    Edit: looks like it may not like the Facebook link. The shop is Bandelier Mustang Connection.
     
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  10. Feb 16, 2019
    timgr

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    If it was a bullnose, it's a '72 or '73.
     
  11. Feb 16, 2019
    Jw60

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    How are they hooking up the Power brakes?
     
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  12. Feb 18, 2019
    fourtrail

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    Correct, it is a '72. Updated the main post.
     
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  13. Feb 18, 2019
    fourtrail

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    The Cummins R2.8 crate motor comes with a vacuum pump that runs off of the cam.
     

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