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Old 08-23-2011, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1972 Jeepster Commando Custom Rockcrawler


This is a very unique vehicle because Jeepsters are rare and it has the Wrangler TJ front end installed. This also has a good combination of hard core trail parts that have never been used off-road. I just never got around to using this vehicle off-road. It is intended for rock crawling. I am selling the Jeepster because I have 3 young kids and realized I will not be able to use it for many years on the trails it was intended to run. I spent about 6 years building this in my spare time.


This Jeepster was built with a high level of attention to detail. It was done very cleanly without loose ends or questionable parts. The paint looks very good from a few feet away but if you look closely you will see a few imperfections. This Jeep was not driven on the highway but was driven on the road around town regularly. Vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty. There is one chip in the windshield. The transmission will need a rebuild at some point as it is a little slow to react when you put it in reverse and require a little extra throttle, it also drips slightly. The body, frame and steering box are the only original parts and those have 85,000 miles on them.

All parts that are listed as new have 1,500 miles on them. Front axle and transfer case have not been in 4WD.


 1996 Chevrolet Camaro LT-1, V8, 350ci,
 1993 Camaro Computer reprogrammed by Street & Performance
 64,000 miles original miles on the engine
 Street & Performance Wiring Harness
 Ceramic coated headers
 3" Exhaust with Flowmaster muffler, 3-chamber
 new OptiSpark Distributor
 RCI 15 gallon fuel cell with braided hose an AN fittings
 Advanced Adapters Motor Mounts
 Fuel Injector Connection new LT1 Design III injectors, 24 LB
 Custom 2 core aluminum radiator
 2-speed Ford Taurus electric fan
 Open air K&N air filter, aluminum air intake elbow
 new Starter & new Water Pump
 Lokar throttle cable & bracket
 New oil pan
 New plugs and MSD wires
 Removed A/C Compressor
 Removed Smog Pump and EGR system (EGR block-off)
 Throttle Body Coolant bypass
 New external frame mounted Fuel Pump, E8248
 new O2 sensors
 new Ignition coil


 700R-4 rebuilt around 40k miles ago
 Advance Adapters adapter
 Art Carr gated shifter
 Lokar Kickdown cable
 New Torque Converter
 23-spline output

Transfer Case:

 2 speed STaK Monster Box, bought new from STaK
 3.8 ratio low range
 32-spline front output
 Driver's Side Drop
 Northwest Fab cable shifter
 VSS Tailhousing
 1350 CV flange rear yoke
 32 spline 1350 non-CV front yoke
 Dakota Digital VSS digital signal converter
 Dual support crossmembers
 never been used in 4WD on or off-road

Front Axle:

 Dynatrac Pro-Rock Dana 60, bought new from Dynatrac
 Detroit Locker
 5:38 gears
 8 x 6.5 lug pattern
 large F-350 Ford brakes
 High-steer arms
 WMS to WMS = 67"
 All Pro Off-Road 1.5” aluminum wheel spacers (just installed)
 35 spline inner and outer axleshafts
 never been used in 4WD on or off-road, hubs have been unlocked with transfer case in 2WD since I put it in 1,500 miles ago

Rear Axle:

 Dana 70 rear axle with 35 spline
 Avalanche Engineering Heavy-Duty Differential Ring with 4-link mounting tab
 71” WMS to WMS
 4.10 gears
 8 x 6.5 lug pattern
 open differential
 BOM # 83732 603649-2
 1350 yoke
 Rear 1-ton CV driveshaft, 1350 flange joints, 0.120 thick wall, 2.5" dia.
 new drum brakes with only 1,500 miles

Tires & Wheels:

 Like new 39.5 x 13.50 x 17" Bias-Ply Super Swamper IROKs
 H2 aluminum Hummer wheels
 only 1,500 miles all on-road non-highway miles, 95% tread left, with Discount Tire warranty

Front Suspension:

 BDS Wrangler 3.5” lift springs setup spring-over
 RS9000 shocks with Ford shock towers
 shackle reversal
 New Energy Suspension polyurethane bumpstops

Rear Suspension:

 Modified 7-leaf YJ Wrangler leaf springs
 RS9000 shocks with custom shock hoops
 1.5" lift shackles
 New Energy Suspension polyurethane bumpstops


 Corvette Torch Red paint
 Wrangler TJ factory hood & grill
 Wrangler TJ rear fender flares
 Custom rock sliders
 Custom front and rear bumpers with intergrated tow shackle mounting points, DOM tubing front stinger bar
 Custom floor pan rock sliders (for cut lower body corners)
 Custom raised flat body frame mounts with new polyurethane body bushings
 Xterra Off Road Emblems and Dodge Ram Heavy-Duty emblem
 Custom aluminum taillight plates with oval brakelights, LED front flush turn signals in grill


 Custom 8-point rollcage tied to frame with bushings
 Autometer Phantom Gauges (fuel, electronic speedometer, water, oil, transmission)
 Honda Civic front seats mounted to rollcage
 Optima yellow-top battery, Spidertrax hold-down
 Tuffy Jeep center console
 Push-button starter switch
 New ignition switch mounted in Tuffy center console
 Grant steering wheel
 R.J.S 4-point belts mounted to rollcage
 Herculiner roll-on bed liner
 Switch panel overlay decal to make switches readable


 new Power Brake Booster from the Jeepster Parts Dude
 new Master Cylinder
 Stainless steel braided brakelines


 Crossover Hi-steer setup
 DOM tubing with Aurora Rod Ends
 Heavy-Duty steering box brace
 YJ Wrangler Pitman Arm
 Chrome power steering reservoir

What is it missing: Front driveshaft, rear gears to match front gears, if you use this off-road you will likely have to add a traction bar to address axle wrap. 5.38 gears are not currently made for the Dana 70 so you will need to buy new front gears to match the rear as well or swap the rear axle out.

What needs to be fixed: It has a random stalling issue that I have not been able to pinpoint, it will restart after a few attempts, the parking brake does not work and there is some slight bumpsteer on certain road conditions (steering stabilizer may help to absorb that movement).

No offers for trades please. No joy rides, serious buyers only. I spent over $10k just on the engine, front axle and transfer case. This is a very unique rock crawler that would cost quite a bit to duplicate even if you did most of the work yourself. Clear Colorado title, not previously salvaged. This did pass CO emissions but I cannot guarantee the same in other states. Please keep in mind that this is a highly modified Jeep with many aftermarket and custom parts. This vehicle is not going to drive like a stock Jeep and may not be as reliable as a stock Jeep. Not responsible for any loss or damage caused by this vehicle or its parts.

$13,000 OBO - I am negotiable.

Located in Denver.




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Old 08-23-2011, 12:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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WOW, nice rig
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WoW nice unit
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Cool Rig!!!!
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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lot of work in that rig, keep the jeepsters alive, nice.
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Do you still have this for sale?
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