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Old July 5th, 2019, 16:45
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Do I want a Jeepster Commando

I was recently looking at a Jeepster Commando, does anyone have any experience with this vehicle. The one I am looking at needs some bodywork but runs good with a V6 dauntless and fuel injection. Dana 44 in the back not sure about the front maybe Dana 27 with disk brakes.
I really don’t need another project right now but it looks fun.
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Old July 5th, 2019, 17:13
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Re: Do I want a Jeepster Commando

Is it the 1st or 2nd body style? If its the 1st, then yes, yes you do.

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Old July 5th, 2019, 17:17
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Re: Do I want a Jeepster Commando

1969 Kaiser Jeepster Commando. With some rust...on body not frame.
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Old July 5th, 2019, 17:18
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1st body style then.
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Old July 5th, 2019, 17:22
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Re: Do I want a Jeepster Commando

Yeah, they sell new sheet metal rockers n stuff but i’m not real experienced in welding those. Its soo thin.
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Old July 5th, 2019, 18:38
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Re: Do I want a Jeepster Commando

I think they are pretty cool, but I think they may need a bit more nose to gracefully fit a V-8 under the hood.

I don't like a V-6. Inline 6 is good, but V-6 is bad. Any number of opposed cylinders needs to be divisible by 4.
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Old July 5th, 2019, 22:13
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Re: Do I want a Jeepster Commando

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I think they are pretty cool, but I think they may need a bit more nose to gracefully fit a V-8 under the hood.

I don't like a V-6. Inline 6 is good, but V-6 is bad. Any number of opposed cylinders needs to be divisible by 4.
Have you driven an odd fire V6? Theys got the torque. And I'm not sure anyone with a jeepster is trying to get 300k out of an engine.

And to the OP....I have a spare engine for that jeep in my garage....street race build....300hpish
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You do. You do want that.
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