Jeep Commando C104 "Bullnose" 1972

Price: US $670.00 Item location: Coos Bay, Oregon, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: Commando
  • Trim: C 104
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 13,230
  • VIN: J2A87FVH03103
  • Engine size: V-8 304
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
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Description:

1972 Jeep Commando

Here is a chance to get a piece of JEEP historyFor sale is 1 JEEP C104 Commando 1972 304 V-8, ersion for North America U.SIt was the "sturdiest" JEEPmade, ith both the 304 V-8, H400 Aut Transmission and more heavy duty axles, t that time!This rig is basically untouched from original, erfect for a restoring!The milage says, 3230.4..The JEEP had been flipped once in the life span,so we took the front partially apart for a checkup..The right fender missing and windscreen frame, hrown away due to damages..Engine turns around, ut engine mounts was damages, o new ones is needed..The power steering bracket is broke too, ut that is common on all the CJ's so it are plenty of aftermarket HD ones out there, ut I prefer original parts myself.. :)
In my opinion, his rig should be restored to original, or value and history :)
Carburator is taken apart, ew rebuilt kit follows, he wheels that follows is the white ones in the pics, OT THE BLACK WHEELS! Just used to move around the rig!As said, his is a chance to get something rare and different, bit of history!Buyer handle shippings and transportOf course, can help with ev. shipping, elp to load or setup arrangement, ut at buyers cost
Some history:
1972 Jeep Commando 304 V-8

  • Jeep Commando 304 V-8, odel year 1972, ersion for North America U.S.
  • 3-door wagon body type
  • 4x4 part-time (rear permanent, ront engaged manually in off-road conditions), anual 3-speed gearbox
  • petrol (gasoline) engine with displacement: 4981 cm3 / 303.9 cui, dvertised power: 112 kW / 150 hp / 152 PS ( SAE net ), orque net: 332 Nm / 245 lb-ft
  • characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4432 mm / 174.5 in, heelbase: 2565 mm / 101 in
  • reference weights: base curb weight: 1480 kg / 3263 lbs
TheTH400was the optional automatic available for the Commando only with the Buick and AMC engines.


The 1972 and 1973 Jeep Commandos

The arrival of the 1972 and 1973 Jeep Commandos bought many changes to the company, ncluding major restyling via the new owner. Continue reading to learn more about the changes that occurred in 1972 and 1973.

The 1972 Commandos were substantially revised. For one thing, t was decided to use AMC engines in all Jeep products.

Commando's engine bay required an increase in wheel-base, o 104 inches.

Concurrently, im Anger's restyled front end was introduced, nd although it didn't have the classic slotted Jeep grille and separate front fenders, t was a clever facelift that gave the Commando a new lease on life. Featured was a longer, luffer snout housing a full-width eggcrate grille that incorporated the headlights. The overall look was more formal, ore family oriented, ess hair shirt and jungle-buster. Like it or not (and some didn't), his was where the market was headed, nd Anger's facelift was right for the times.

AMC engineers tore into the veteran chassis, nhancing it with bigger brakes, stronger front axle, nd sturdier front suspension. Two new optional engines were the 258-cubic inch, 10-horsepower six, ike the 232 a cast-iron, even-main-bearing workhorse, nd, or the first time in a Commando, V-8 option: AMC's 304-cubic inch, 50-horsepower job (all 1972-1973 horsepower ratings were net, ot gross).

The lineup was simplified, ith offerings limited to Pick-Up, oadster, nd Station Wagon. The "Jeepster" name was dropped as the vehicles were called simply "Jeep Commando." The series was now the C-104 in reference to its longer wheelbase. After three years of sinking sales, utput of the restyled Commandos increased 35 percent, ided by a swelling four-wheel-drive market.

There were few changes for 1973. Axle joints were strengthened and tires were upgraded, ut the market had moved in the direction of the larger Blazer-type vehicles, o it was time for Jeep to prepare a new product.


Not only were the 1967-1973 Jeepsters restyled for 1972, ut the name was changed to Jeep Commando.

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The Blazer dominated the sport/utility market, aking it obvious that Americans wanted larger-size four-wheelers. Thus, fter 77,573 had been produced -- an average of just 11,000 per year -- the 1973 Commando came to the end of the line. It would soon be replaced by the new Cherokee, two-door version of the larger Wagoneer that was, s Jeep ads exclaimed, A Jeep and a Half!"

Product Planner Jim Alexander adds a postscript: "The CJ-7 Jeep that came out in 1976 really replaced the Commando. It had a longer wheelbase than the CJ-5 [94 inches], ould be had with automatic transmission and fiberglass hardtop, et was still a capable off-roader.