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1972 Jeep Commando Base 3.8l on 2040-cars

Year:1972 Mileage:79700 Color: Red /
 Black
Location:

Glen Allen, Virginia, United States

Glen Allen, Virginia, United States
Transmission:Manual
Body Type:U/K
Engine:3.8L 3802CC 232Cu. In. l6 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:GAS
Condition:

Used

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
: J2F87FVE37486
Year: 1972
Interior Color: Black
Make: Jeep
Number of Cylinders: 6
Model: Commando
Trim: Base
Drive Type: U/K
Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
Mileage: 79,700
Exterior Color: Red
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty

Just finished this beautiful 1972 Commando Bullnose. It took about 2 years to complete. Everything has been replaced or rebuilt. This Jeep is turn key and needs nothing. Only things that don't work are the horn, reverse lights, and no straps for the tailgate. It could use some bumpers too. Looks good without them though.Comes with unrestored white hard top.

Frame: Solid, sanded down and painted with eastwood chassis black

Body: All rust was cut out and new metal welded in. Mostly in lower rocker panel. 

 -Skim Coat of Evercoat's Extreme Rage and alot of block sanding
-3 coats of Marhyde 2K surfacer and more blocking
-3 coats of custom mixed tangerine twist single stage paint
Turned out nice, but I can still see some sanding scratches in the tailgate. Have to look hard though.

Engine: # matching 232. Rebuilt, bored .30 over. All machine work done by Progressive Performance Glen Allen, VA.
-RV cam
-Ported, Polished head
-high volume oil pump
-egr block off
-HEI distributor
-weber 32/36 conversion
-runs excellent. Small lope from cam

Transmission: Factory 3 speed T150
-new flywheel
-new pressure plate
-new throw out bearing
-new pilot bushing
-new clutch
-amsoil severe gear oil
-all new u-joints

Brakes: All new

Master cylinder

Lines

Shoes

Wheel cylinders


All factory gauges work. Also has new fuel tank and sender. Im sure I missed alot of stuff. This is all I can think of now. Let me know if you have any questions.

Update: noticed that two of the tires have a little dry rot on them, so putting on all brand new tires tomorrow. I'll try to post some pics with the new tires when I get them on. Also had a question about the tailgate. It is handmade, heavy duty and works great. The factory tailgate had way too much rust.

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2014 Jeep Patriot and Compass ditch CVT for six-speed auto

Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:15:00 EST

It was reported in Automotive News a few months ago, but a new report on Allpar.com adds some details to news that the 2014 Jeep Compass and Patriot will get a six-speed automatic to replace the CVTs they currently use. According to a tip provided to Allpar, the 2014 models will begin production in March and be on sale sometime in the summer. The Jatco-sourced CVT in use until now - Jatco is owned by Nissan and Mitsubishi - has been often criticized, and many won't be sad to see it go.
The incoming six-speed automatic is said to be an all-wheel-drive cog-swapper that's the work of Hyundai and Magna and has been paired with the DynaMax AWD system used in the Hyundai ix35 and Kia Sportage. It won't be the only Chrysler product using a transmission with ties to Hyundai: the six-speed automatic in the Dodge Dart comes from Powertech, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hyundai. With the Patriot and Compass said to be driving down the trail for the last time this year, it will be a short run for the new tranny and the rumored addition of a backup camera and power rear liftgate on the Compass.

Chrysler recalling over 200k vehicles across its brands

Wed, 10 Apr 2013 10:15:00 EST

With more than 200,000 units across six separate recalls and almost all of its brands, it appears that Chrysler has officially jumped headfirst into the recall pool this month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued three official recalls for the automaker, and The Detroit News is reporting that the automaker itself has announced three more.
The biggest of the recalls applies to about 120,000 Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger and Chrysler 300 models for 2011 and 2012 due to faulty wiring harnesses for the seat-mounted side airbags, which could lead to these airbags not deploying in the event of a crash. A little more than 60,000 two-wheel-drive versions of the 2007-2008 Dodge Nitro and 2008 Jeep Liberty SUVs are being recalled due to a heat shield that could cause the driveshaft to break, which if that isn't bad on its own, could then hit underneath where the airbag sensor is mounted, causing the airbags to deploy. Wrapping up NHTSA's recall notices, about 20,000 Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass models for 2012 are also being recalled due to a problem with the fuel tank transfer tube that could lead to the vehicle stalling. The LX car recall campaign is going into effect this month, while the other two will start next month - all three notices are posted below.
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Sun, 11 May 2014 12:15:00 EST

Behind the vanguard of numerous Jeep models, two Chryslers, a smattering of Fiats and Alfa Romeos and local production through a joint venture with Guangzhou Automotive Group (GAG), Fiat Chrysler wants to increase sales in China more than six-fold by 2018. The group sold 130,000 cars in China in 2013, the aim for 2018 being 850,000 cars.
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