Project MJ Update IV (old drivetrain pulled, new drivetrain prepped) With the Zone Offroad crew back at full strength and temperatures back down in the 70’s the guys are picking up steam on Project MJ for this year’s Ultimate Adventure. Up to this point we’ve left the original drivetrain in the Comanche while we mocked up the rollcage and other components around it. The time has now come to pull the original drivetrain after 21 years and over 200,000 miles of semi-reliable service. After closer inspection the reason for the relatively rust free underside became apparent as every part of
Project MJ Update III.5 It’s been hot in Michigan this week. But even with temperatures in the mid 90’s, the crew at Zone Offroad has been busy building up Project MJ for the 2011 Ultimate Adventure. This week Dave and Carter take you through some of the new additions to the Comanche to include the completed unibody plating, roll cage mockup, rocker guard install, interior mods, and front axle strengthening. For the interior, the cage has been fitted, the floor has been clearanced, the dash was been hacked up and the PRP Enduro Recliner Seats are being fitted to replace the
Project MJ Update 6/8/11 Well it’s only been a couple days since our last update, but the guys have put a ton of work into Project MJ. Following our last update with the start of unibody plating, front inner fenders, and new parts arriving, the team has been hard at work to complete the roll cage, prep the axles, and get the seat positioning worked out. We’re working on a new video to post up by tomorrow, but check out these photos to hold you over till then.
Project MJ Update: With D-Day approaching quickly and only 3 weeks until the Petersen’s 4Wheel & Offroad Ultimate Adventure, Dave and Carter show you what the Zone Offroad crew have been busy working on. With the unibody strengthened through a combination of new plating and roll cage upgrades, the work can begin to properly set up the suspension and interior. After test fitting tires, the guys had to rework the front inner fenders, cutting into the floorboard and firewall, but who needs legroom? The winch mount is mocked up in the front and the new Warn XP9.5 winch will be finding
Zone’s Project MJ The buildup is underway and the Zone Offroad crew is transform this plain jane ’90 Jeep Comanche into an all out trail beast. With race truck inspired design and trail rig capabilities, this MJ will be a head turner. Upgrades include new Zone suspension, engine, drivetrain, body, lighting, and safety upgrades. With new parts ordered and many arriving as you read this, this truck will quickly take shape over the next few days and weeks. With the location of this year’s Ultimate Adventure still unknown, Zone is building this Comanche with various components to conquer any terrain