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ASHMAN jr Manchie

Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:01 pm
by Ashman
It begins....

For Joels 14th birthday we surprised him with a beat 88 jeep Comanche MJ. Its already lifted, locked geared and on 33s. In the next two years we will be doing up grades to make it a fun daily driver/wheeler.

Plans for now are to make it more streetable. Ditch the short arms on the front and make a 3link long arm, Pre runner fenders/ bedsides , Caged and paint it Ashman racing grabber green.

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Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:21 pm
by scramblerX
:thumb:

Comanches rock!

Jeep Comanche build

Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:35 pm
by JoelAsh
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My dad Dave Ashman got me the chomanche and we r making a build and I'll post the updates

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Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:23 pm
by Ashman
This week we got alot done.
We installed the 99 cherokee Grill, lights, and wheel spacers Tyler gave us.
An aftermarket track bar.
Fixed the fuel sender leak.
Modified a set of full doors to be quick released pinned with new locks
Fixed a lot of loose rattling noises.

Took it out for our first trip to Chivo, Joel drove down three feathers and up the chute. Did great for his first run. He needs ram assist, he didnt have enough strength to turn into the rock and needed help. The rear drive shaft can do about 45MPH before we feel a vibe. A trip to Tim at precision products will fix that.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:12 pm
by frontier13
That's so awesome... my daughters 7 still have a few years

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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:08 pm
by DUMASS
Ashman wrote:Took it out for our first trip to Chivo, Joel drove down three feathers and up the chute.


pics or it didn't happen :p

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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:08 pm
by Ashman
I have a flat bed trailer for sale that might be gone Tomorrow, if it sells some of the money will go to fiberglass pannels. looking at doing Hanemann front fenders and bed sides. Well make them removable so they wont get crushed rock crawling.

This 2wd pre-runner has the look were going for.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:40 pm
by DUMASS
Ashman wrote:I have a flat bed trailer for sale that might be gone Tomorrow, if it sells some of the money will go to fiberglass pannels. looking at doing Hanemann front fenders and bed sides. Well make them removable so they wont get crushed rock crawling.

This 2wd pre-runner has the look were going for.


So am I sensing a run at Baja in the Ashman Racing future? :twisted:

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Unread postPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 7:25 am
by Ashman
I ordered the fenders, The same fronts shown in that picture at 6in flair. The rears in that picture are 3.5, were getting the new 8in. I think we will have the 2nd comanchee with the 8in rear fenders. I pick them up at glen helen the 24 when we race the ultra4 KOH qualifier.

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Unread postPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 2:47 pm
by Ashman
We picked up the manche fenders.

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Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:09 pm
by Ashman
We got some painting done this weekend.

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Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:34 pm
by scrambler 82
Ashman GREEN!


I want to see the dodge! :p

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Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:38 pm
by CHEVYNTOY4X4
Nice!

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:46 am
by Ashman
yesterday we got one of the bed sides cut off and a fiberglass one mocked up. taking our time so we dont over trim.
Getting the tail lights to fit the cutouts is a delicate process. A short day, we had BMX racing to go to, Joel took another intermediate 1st last night.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:55 pm
by scrambler 82
Very COOL Dave!

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Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:04 pm
by Ashman
Not very exciting progress, but no red. down to two colors.....

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Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:51 pm
by blackd-out-chev
Damn cool first ride! Hes lucky gettin to build it alongside you! Very nice!

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Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:11 pm
by Ashman
Some progress found a good deal on some bucket seats. $170 for the pr. Not mounted yet.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:53 am
by JeepKing_JK
Awesome thread Dave! He'll never forget this! I can't wait till my boys get old enough to start wheeling! Already starting a KX65 for Mason.

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Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:50 am
by Ashman
Joel got his permit this week but the Comanche is not drivable yet.
The Packrats killed a bit of wiring and it wouldnt start.

Found the fuel pump was dead, only putting out 10psi. His fuel gauge was also not working.
Comanche fuel pumps had 4 models.
84-90 18 gal and 23 gal versions
91-92 18gal and 23 gal versions

With the HO motor swap his old 1988 pump was backwards full would be empty on the dash gauge. The 91+ 18gal sender does not exists, you can not buy them new.

I bought a Cherokee 92 sender and pump and modified the MJ sender to fit the larger pump and gauge sender. PITA but it works.

Found the Rat cut the CPS wires, speed sender, and afew spark plug wires, with those fixed it now runs.

We started fabbing up the seat mounts, have finished the bed sides and will need a new balanced rear drive shaft. Getting close but my buggy needs some repairs too.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:18 am
by JeepKing_JK
"Just sodder it"

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Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:45 pm
by Ashman
Got the passenger seat mounts finished, but had more motor issues today, checked fuel pressure and it was dead, brand new pump, pulled it out and found the hose on the sender was not submersible line and cracked in two weeks. Crazy this happeden to me 14 years ago on my cherokee. Crazy the manufactures don't use the correct hose.

After fixing the fuel line we went for a test drive and found the transmission was not shifting started in 4 th would not down shit, pulled up the shifter cover and found more packets chewed wires for the tcu.

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Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:12 pm
by Ashman
Today Joel worked on his interior need to trim the new carpet but he'll get that in later this week.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:20 pm
by JeepKing_JK
Good progress. I'll stop by tomorrow about 530.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:43 pm
by Ashman
Next project for the mj is to build a custom radius arm front suspension. Joel got the ballistic parts for his birthday. Need to repair my buggy and the wildcat but should start this in May