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Old 03-20-2018, 07:47 PM   #1
BrokeGunner
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Cool Brokegunner's 1971 800B Comanche rescue!!

I finally have some time to sit down and create a post on my latest distraction; I found a real Comanche that was parked within 10 miles of my home for the past 20 years, and hasn't been registered since 1984.

I had seen this one years ago but didn't even realize what it was, and I owe a big thanks to a friend who mentioned it and jogged my memory. He and I were pulling a 1962 Scout 80 on the trailer and stopped by this guy's house to ask about the Scout. I stepped back and let him do most of the talking, but he decided 4 Scouts was the limit at his house (rookies haha) and gave me the go-ahead to make a deal. I even waited a little before I did anything, just because I did not want any hard feelings over a lost deal.

I will not bore you with the details but it took 3 more months of phone calls and visits to get the deal made. I struggled to pay as much as I ended up paying, but in the end it will be worth it to me. Suffice it to say this is NOT one of those "got it for a case of beer" kind of deals :/

I wrote to Jim Allen on BP and verified the VIN before I did anything, and I also ordered the LST just to be sure. Turns out it is a very desirable setup, as it is a 304 V8 with the 4-speed trans, so it is a Prototype 6B and has 3.73:1 gearing.

Here are some pics of it!! I am a proud father
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Current situation:

1) Running - 1967 800 w/196E named the "Orange & Vanilla"
2) Parts - 1969 800A w/196 named "the purple one"
3) Running - 1971 800B Comanche 304/4sp
4) Frame & Tub - 1971 800B donor for Comanche
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: Brokegunner's 1971 800B Comanche rescue!!

So here are some better photos of it now that I have it partially cleaned up. Unfortunately there is more rust than what my mind remembers... but I guess it was true love and the old "eye of the beholder" thing... I was in love as soon as I saw it!!

The first photo is with the old rotten tires... I took a cruise around the corner to my buddy's house and snapped a pic while we talked in his driveway. Those tires are so bad you can look through the cracks and see the air!!! haha

The second pic is at the DMV/CHP in San Andreas, Ca, Calaveras County. I took the wheels and tires off my orange Scout to drive the comanche up there and get the VIN checked.

The last pic is right after I got the CPT lift installed and the new 31LT Falken tires installed on the original Rally rims.
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Current situation:

1) Running - 1967 800 w/196E named the "Orange & Vanilla"
2) Parts - 1969 800A w/196 named "the purple one"
3) Running - 1971 800B Comanche 304/4sp
4) Frame & Tub - 1971 800B donor for Comanche
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Old 11-27-2018, 09:20 PM   #3
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Default Re: Brokegunner's 1971 800B Comanche rescue!!

hi! how's it going? any new updates on this?
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