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1973 Jeep Commando 304 V8 4wd 38k miles

  • Location: Flower Mound, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: Commando
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 38,233
  • VIN: J3A89FVH55892
  • Color: Tan
  • Engine size: 304
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1973 Jeep Commando Description

This Bullnose 1973 Jeep Commando SC-2 has been in my Texas family since 1976. The odometer reading of 38233 (thirty eight thousand two hundred thirty three) is 100% accurate with at least half of those being towage mileage from behind a motor home.

It’s been a great restoration project, unfortunately I no longer have the time to complete. It’s in excellent shape having been kept in a garage for more than half of its 45 yr life span. Other than surface rust on the tailgate the over-all body condition is solid as a rock.

Features, upgrades and current status as follows:

Interior

  • the driver and passenger seats (bases only) were reupholstered in 2014
  • original dash contains a split
  • Tuffy center console lockable security compartment (loose, has yet to be installed)
  • factory Air Conditioning – I believe it is only in need of freon, but can’t be 100% sure
  • tub and interior doors were stripped to the metal and bed-lined in 2013
  • new weather stripping applied to hatch and tailgate
  • after-market cassette stereo works, but the surface mount speakers were removed when the spray-in bed-liner was applied

Exterior

  • no body damage other than the front grill being creased (left side) from hitting a deer in the late 80s all original sheet metal including floors, no patch panels anywhere.
  • front bumper is original with brackets welded for tow bar connection (unfortunately the tow bar no longer exists)
  • CJ style side mirrors, aftermarket purchased in 2012
  • thru-bolts at rear right corner-panel are remnants of a 5gl jerry can bracket
  • hard-top was stripped to the metal, primer coat and painted in 2017

Suspension/ Tires/ Wheels

  • Hell Creek 4” spring under lift, installed in 2013.
  • BF Goodrich 33 x 10.5s A/T tires (less than 200 miles)
  • American Racing Outlaw wheels (less than 200 miles)

Engine

  • 304 AMC V8
  • new plugs, lines, coil and distributor installed 2012 (less than 500 miles)
  • new radiator installed 2011 (less than 500 miles)
  • new fuel pump installed 2018 (less than 10 miles)
  • carburetor could stand to be rebuilt as the engine runs a little rough
  • fuel tank replaced 2001

Power Steering

  • no issues, no work has been performed. A drop pitman arm has been added to compensate for the 4” lift

Brakes

  • power brakes, front discs installed 2013 (less than 200 miles)

Drive Train

  • TH 400 original, no issues work has ever been done
  • Transmission fluid cooler added in 2001
  • Dana 3:73 axles

Electrical

  • ignition replaced 2013

4x4

  • locking hubs - no issues, no work has been performed

Exhaust

  • original in working order but could use a new system

Extras

  • original owner’s manual
  • Trail Forge 4-point roll-bar has never been installed or cut to fit
  • Bestop bikini top new in box has not been installed… held up due to roll bar installation
  • pair of retro chrome side mirrors
  • NIB Rugged Ridge oil pump repair kit (recommended to boost factory pump)
  • (1) NIB headlight
  • original sun-visors (not installed but hard ware intact)

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