The Jeepster Commando is an automobile which was first produced by Kaiser Jeep in 1966 to compete with the International Scout, Toyota Land Cruiser and Ford Bronco. Four different models were available: a pickup truck, convertible, roadster and wagon. The Kaiser line remained in production until about 1969, when American Motors Corporation (AMC) bought Kaiser in 1970. After AMC’s acquisition, the Jeepster Commando C101 (101’’ wheelbase) steadily grew in popularity. In 1972, AMC shortened the vehicle’s name to Commando C104, extended the wheelbase to 104’’, and changed the front-end design to accept the AMC I6’s & V8 304ci, similar to the Ford Bronco.

The Jeepster name was removed after 1971, but the model remained in production for two more years as the Jeep Commando. In 1972, it received a “conventional” full-width grille. The Commando had one of three AMC engines, the 232 cu in (3.8 L) or 258 cu in (4.2 L) AMC Straight-6 or the 304 cu in (5.0 L) AMC V8. A total of 20,223 AMC-spec “C104” Jeep Commandos were made in 1972 and 1973.


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We will be doing a paint job, installing a new gas tank, installing vintage air and new wiring harness.

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Begun the process by dismantling the Commando to get ready for media blast.

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Just got back from the media blast.

We got the body and the majority of the parts epoxy sealed.

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We removed the poorly done rocker patch panels and are in process of installing new rocker panels the proper way.

The original bed floor has been removed.

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The new bed floor has been installed.

When to Jeep came in there was a metal plate welded on the corner. We removed the plate because it wasn’t supposed to be there.

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We replaced rocker panels.

Getting everything moved into the paint booth to be primered.

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We have gotten a lot of this car epoxy sealed.

We have started painted parts of the car Mo’Red Metallic, a custom color made by our painter.

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Raptor lined the tailgate, seat back panel and the passenger floorboard and interior of the bed.

We have reunited the body and the frame back together.

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We have begun installing the engine and transmission back onto the frame.

The fuse box has been installed and working on getting wires run to all the correct places.

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