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Discussion in 'Jeepster Commando and Commando Tech' started by KeyserSoSay, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. Jun 11, 2018
    OzFin

    OzFin Vintage Jeep Guy

    Michigan
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    That will be some long range shooting with the 50 BMG, especially if you can get shots off within some "stable clean air" conditions.
     
  2. Jul 5, 2018
    KeyserSoSay

    KeyserSoSay Member

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    Just checking in to let you guys know this jeep build is not dead. I’ve not done much of anything with it in the last month as I’ve been adapting to my seizure meds and have been pretty loopy and unfocused. I’ll be getting my sidekick back here pretty soon and we’ll get back to working on this Jeep.
     
  3. Jul 5, 2018
    ojgrsoi

    ojgrsoi Retired. Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    Hang in there!
     
  4. Feb 21, 2019
    KeyserSoSay

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    Just touching base with you guys to bump this thread up into the "in progress" zone. I've had a run of bad luck and medical issues over the past 8 months, but we've not given up on the Jeep and are chomping at the bit to get moving forward with it. My shop is so small I've had to store project A to work on Project B, but we're working now on getting everything geared back up for Project Commando.

    I'll be posting regularly on this thread starting about the 2nd week of March.

    I have to powder coat, mount sliders, and install the passenger seat bracket, and then we'll be breaking down the seats to reupholster them in the dark red Cordura. We'll be able to shrinkwrap the seats and set them aside once that is done.

    we've been fiddling a little with the other door and will soon have that rebuilt and set aside for final finish and paint as well.

    our first big 2019 project will be repairing/replacing rusty rockers and rear floor panels, and integrating the Hagan shaved fuel cap door. I'll be replacing body bushings and have a 1" body lift we'll slip in as well (since we'll probably be running 35' tires).
    Second big project will be a roll cage and integrating it with the hard-top. Hard-top will mount directly to the roll cage for support, and the side panels will be cut out and replaced with removable hard panels (with windows).
    Third big project is shark week, red paint and raptor liner.

    from there we'll focus on the drive train, fuel system, hanging our new exhaust, tilt steering column, power steering refresh, wiring harness, 4 point traction bars, etc. Then we'll work on auxiliaries like front and rear bumpers.

    it may seem a backwards build, and probably is, but I want my steel and body work done, and can then fix or replace things to a sound structure.

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  5. Feb 21, 2019
    D1RTD0GG

    D1RTD0GG New Member

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    I like where your head's at keysersosay. I'm going i don't have an exact plan in mind just whatever is in the budget and upgrade whenever something breaks. So obviously as you saw on my other post I'll be picking up a performance ring and pinion stool trying to figure out what ratio to go with i kinda wanna keep the 4.27 but with the 32s on that 3spd she was really working hard @ 65mph.
     
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  6. Apr 15, 2019 at 4:13 PM
    KeyserSoSay

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    we still continue to have snowy wet weather the past few weeks, but have been able to get some new tools and are on track to get the Commando project turning again.

    we finished up the passenger seat bracket and mounts and will soon be removing the fuel tank and other parts to facilitate some major body panel replacement and repairs. Also getting the passenger door repaired and ready for paint and re-install. I plan to send off the door hinges to the chrome shop.

    lots of work to make the old rusty Jeep seat brackets ready to install as new shiny brackets fit to the Commando, but it's been a worthwhile diversion and needed to get done..

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