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    Let's talk old Jeeps

    A buddy of mine out in the Denver area sent me a link to a craigslist add for a 71 Jeepster Commando, and today he bought it.

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    Kicking myself for not taking screen shots of the add and pics.
    Super excited. He's been on the hunt for a cool trail rig for the family/kids/dogs package for quite a while.

    From what I can tell the Commando was sort of rare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gelcoater View Post
    A buddy of mine out in the Denver area sent me a link to a craigslist add for a 71 Jeepster Commando, and today he bought it.

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    Kicking myself for not taking screen shots of the add and pics.
    Super excited. He's been on the hunt for a cool trail rig for the family/kids/dogs package for quite a while.

    From what I can tell the Commando was sort of rare?
    Yup, rare but pretty cool. Wouldn't mind doing a build on one of those. Problem is it would probably get half done and then sit like all my other projects.

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    That's a cool find!

    So about 2 /3 years ago I brought home according the the registration a 56 cj-5 with a Chevy V8 350, auto trans, PS, PB it was sitting and non opted since 2000, the owner had died and the wife needed it gone asap to sell the house, so I snagged it for $900. Well its still sitting and I haven't spent any time working on it.

    According to my wife it's a blue planter bed in the drive way!

    Well I guess one da I'll get to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by t&y View Post
    Yup, rare but pretty cool. Wouldn't mind doing a build on one of those. Problem is it would probably get half done and then sit like all my other projects.
    This one runs and drives fine, all the factory gauges work, all the factory dash lights work.
    Has front disk brakes, the engine was recently replaced and still under warranty.

    Other than needing the back seat bolted in doesn't "need" anything.
    He intends to use it as a trail cruiser. He has a turbo rail for going fast, and a CR500, so this unit is destined for family forest cruises, quick errands, etc.

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    Looks like a decent score for the price.

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    Alarm system installed today.

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    Thats a cool ride Im building a Scrambler right now..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 28skater View Post
    Thats a cool ride Im building a Scrambler right now..
    Right on!

    Post some pics.

    Personally I prefer these longer wheelbase Jeeps. This Commando, your Scrambler, the CJ6, are about the perfect adventure mobile for someone with kids and or dogs. Trying to stuff much in a CJ5 ,ugh. Been there done that.

    If I get another Jeep, it will be one of the three.
    I'd like to do a 4BT swap for sure.

    You never know. This guy that bought the Commando was in a little shit for buying it. He's not sure the wife is going to take a liking to this Jeep yet.
    If she ends up hating it my wife's already given me the
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gelcoater View Post
    Right on!

    Post some pics.

    Personally I prefer these longer wheelbase Jeeps. This Commando, your Scrambler, the CJ6, are about the perfect adventure mobile for someone with kids and or dogs. Trying to stuff much in a CJ5 ,ugh. Been there done that.

    If I get another Jeep, it will be one of the three.
    I'd like to do a 4BT swap for sure.

    You never know. This guy that bought the Commando was in a little shit for buying it. He's not sure the wife is going to take a liking to this Jeep yet.
    If she ends up hating it my wife's already given me the
    to buy it.
    Mine is not really a Jeep it's a after market frame with Scrambler wheel base and a aluminum bobed Scrambler body should be done soon

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