1972 Jeep Commando Jeepster Base 5.0 304 AMC Spring-Overed New Soft Top & Seats

Price: US $200.00 Item location: Durango, Colorado, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: Commando
  • Type: U/K
  • Trim: Base
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 999,999
  • VIN: jza87fvh05072
  • Engine size: 5.0L 4982CC 304Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Drive type: U/K
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1972 Jeep Commando

Low Reserve.
This is a great `72 Jeep Commando with a strong-running AMC 304, GM TH-350 3-speed automatic transmission, nd a military m38a1 transfer case. You can see video of it running by searching YouTube for user atswatisedyu. It fires right up and runs very strong. It does run and drive and is currently licensed, ut it could use some this and that. It's a strong driver project. I have another 4x4 (Scout) that I've had forever and that I already have so much more money into, o I decided I don't need two 4x4's. Not counting my truck, f course.
The soft top is a new Bestop. Both front bucket seats are new, ow back seats. The passenger seat tips forward, he drivers just has the front-back slide adjustment. No back seat. There is some non-structural rust...some pretty good in the rockers which are also a little beat up. Gives it character. Structurally it is sound. I fiberglassed the pans just in the bucket (not the bed) and bed-coated the floor. Seat bases were blasted, rimed and painted red.
This is spring-overed (axle-undered) giving about 8" of lift. This was done by my friend who I acquired this from. It's not the prettiest welding job, ut it's been through some stuff so I'm pretty confident it's solid. Both diffs were supposedly also gone through, hough what all that entails I can't say. The diff cover bolts are painted nicely. The transmission was also gone through and I have no reason to believe it was not....it shifts nicely. But there's no documentation....it was done by my buddy in his garage on a budget. So take it for what it's worth. He's a good guy and mechanic and I have no reason to doubt the work. It does have a thousand miles or so since then. This has a factory boxed frame. Some trim work was also done to the sheet metal on the lower rear quarters for some added clearance. I think the tires are 31.5" on 15" wheels.
The turn signals and brake lights don't work. I've been using hand signals when I drive it. The led tail lights work and are new-ish....I think the problem is in the brake switch and the blinker arm has obvious issues. One of the front springs is sagging a bit and could use a shim or new springs. The power steering gear and pump are supposed to work, ut the high pressure hyd hose failed and was never replaced. I've been driving w/o power steering. The gas pedal pivot needs to be replaced--right now there is just the rod that the pedal pushes which does work fine for driving. There are no mufflers...she's running straight pipes at the moment. I was planning to replace the exhaust...
This does come with the hard top which is in pretty good, traight shape and has all of the glass. Many of the attachment points are missing though, o it would need a little work to use it again. I've driven with the hardtop on, ut there were a couple of bungy cords involved. For travel it could be reattached safely enough to get it home. (All fasteners on front edge are present and a few others.) It would be better if there is room on your trailer to lay the top down. The doors are quickly removable with lift-out hinge pins. (i.e. bolts that are missing the nuts on the bottom..)
The column shifter for the trans is kind of sloppy. It works, ut a nice and easy floor shifter would probably be a good thing. The window regulators are crap. They will roll the windows up and down though. There are 6x9 cut-outs in the kick by the back seat. I didn't get a good picture...just wanted to point it out. See the video for more detail. Also this needs an overflow reservoir for the radiator. I have been running it as-is with a simple overflow and just top it now and then.
Yes, n theory you could drive this home. I would highly recommend trailering it though. It does drive smoothly at 60 mph and tracks well, ut I wouldn't drive more than 50 or so miles w/o a good going over everything. This has been parked in my garage/storage and started only occasionally the past 3 years or so. Plus with the spring over it's kind of like riding on a marshmallow....there are no sway bars etc. I think the gas gauge might work, ut don't quote me. The gas tank is newer.
A couple of the pictures show the Jeep with the older buckets and a big bumper that was on there. Those are not included, or is the motorcycle in the back. The bumper is now on my Scout. I didn't get a more recent pic of the passenger side for some reason...probably sun. It looks the same as in the earlier pics...better than the driver side. Look for the video link for a full walk-around.
Right now the weather is iffy and there is frequently snow/ice on the roads, o I would very highly avoid trying to drive it home. Please count on needing a trailer or a vehicle shipper. I can help coordinate with shipper on this end. Or I can store this for you until spring ~April so long as payment is taken care of sooner.
That about does it. Great project, 've just got too many. Reserve is set low and fair. $500 deposit within 48 hours of auction end, emainder payable in cash at pick-up within 2 weeks or so....I'm easy. Jeep is located in Bayfield, olorado. Please ask any questions prior to bidding. Thanks for looking and good luck!