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stlchiefs
03-03-2011, 07:51 PM
The My New Toy thread got me thinking of my search for my new toy, I'm searching for a 1983-85 Jeep CJ7 for a weekend/summer ride. I've been searching around a bit on Craigslist, but thought I'd throw a search out there on CP as well. If anyone knows someone with a nice CJ7 sitting around that they'd like to get rid of, let me know. I'm not afraid of a little bit of work, but I'm not looking for a rust bucket that needs body work or the engine/tranny rebuilt. I've got enough work to do around the house already!

So keep your eyes peeled and let me know. :thumb:

Hog Farmer
03-03-2011, 09:17 PM
Wow! I've got an 83 CJ 7 that I bought about 8 years ago. I had the motor overhauled and had the whole thing painted with speed liner inside and out, with kevlar. It's camo and looks great. I've been thinking about selling it because I just don't drive it . It sits.

stlchiefs
03-03-2011, 09:52 PM
Wow! I've got an 83 CJ 7 that I bought about 8 years ago. I had the motor overhauled and had the whole thing painted with speed liner inside and out, with kevlar. It's camo and looks great. I've been thinking about selling it because I just don't drive it . It sits.

Man you hillbilly's and your camo! :facepalm: I've come across a couple of nice CJs at a decent price that have a camo paint scheme, but that's not really what I'm looking for. Unfortunately, when you look at the cost of a paint job, it usually throws the things out of the price range I'm trying to stay in. Unless you're really looking to part with the thing, it's probably going to be out of my range.

joesomebody
03-04-2011, 12:07 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.m748&item=220743710290&viewitem=&_trkparms=clkid%3D7492569969126143061#ht_15214wt_1187

Gorgeous. :drool:

Pushead2
03-04-2011, 12:35 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.m748&item=220743710290&viewitem=&_trkparms=clkid%3D7492569969126143061#ht_15214wt_1187

Gorgeous. :drool:

:thumb::thumb::thumb:

penguinz
03-04-2011, 06:49 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.m748&item=220743710290&viewitem=&_trkparms=clkid%3D7492569969126143061#ht_15214wt_1187

Gorgeous. :drool:POLYURETHANE SUSPENSION. RANCHO SHOCKS. = rough as hell ride

Radar Chief
03-04-2011, 07:26 AM
POLYURETHANE SUSPENSION. RANCHO SHOCKS. = rough as hell ride


Worse than that, shackle lift. Not a problem on the back but on the front thatís, um, like, a bad thing.
Hacked up wiring and Iím pretty sure AMC didnít offer the 304 for the í80 CJ7.

Radar Chief
03-04-2011, 07:30 AM
Are you dead set on a CJ7? Iím a fan of CJís and all, since I own a CJ5, but a Wrangler YJ is more Jeep for less money. You would just have to learn to accept the ridicule from other Jeepers for the square headlights. ;)

DMAC
03-04-2011, 08:39 AM
Badasssss....but not for sale.

http://users.nexet.net/rhosco/80cj7.jpg

DMAC
03-04-2011, 08:45 AM
See this one?

http://springfield.craigslist.org/cto/2240885252.html

Archie F. Swin
03-04-2011, 09:12 AM
Why a CJ? The YJs and older TJs may be just as affordable.

Brock
03-04-2011, 09:16 AM
Why a CJ? The YJs and older TJs may be just as affordable.

And probably better too, as long as you stay away from the 4 cyl models.

CrazyHorse
03-04-2011, 09:47 AM
POLYURETHANE SUSPENSION. RANCHO SHOCKS. = rough as hell ride


You dont buy jeeps for the plush ride. The ride is rough for a reason.

Radar Chief
03-04-2011, 10:33 AM
Why a CJ? The YJs and older TJs may be just as affordable.

Why a CJ? Because theyíre the classic Jeep.
Wranglers are better Jeeps in just about every measurable way but CJís are still where it all started.

And probably better too, as long as you stay away from the 4 cyl models.

Each subsequent Wrangler model is a better Jeep than the one that preceded it but yes, the ones with the 4.0L I-6 are the ones to get.

Radar Chief
03-04-2011, 10:36 AM
See this one?

http://springfield.craigslist.org/cto/2240885252.html

That sounds like a decent deal.

penguinz
03-04-2011, 12:17 PM
You dont buy jeeps for the plush ride. The ride is rough for a reason.You also do not put Rancho shocks on a jeep. Jeeps do not weigh enough so the ride is going to be stiff as hell.

And as Radar said.... Shackle lift on front is not good.

Radar Chief
03-04-2011, 03:47 PM
Amazing they could get anywhere with the bologna skins they were using for tires back then.

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stlchiefs
03-04-2011, 04:29 PM
See this one?

http://springfield.craigslist.org/cto/2240885252.html

Yep. I've emailed the guy and haven't been able to get a response.

stlchiefs
03-04-2011, 04:35 PM
Why a CJ? Because theyíre the classic Jeep.
Wranglers are better Jeeps in just about every measurable way but CJís are still where it all started.



Each subsequent Wrangler model is a better Jeep than the one that preceded it but yes, the ones with the 4.0L I-6 are the ones to get.

Exactly. I had an '87 in High School and liked it, but was ashamed of those square headlights. Like I said, this would be a weekend ride for me, so ride, etc. are not a big deal, it's the model and look I'm going for. I was original set on an 83, but have expanded my range a bit in an effort to track something down. I'd love to grab one that has had the engine, tranny or both rebuilt in an attempt to eliminate some possible future expenses.

stlchiefs
03-07-2011, 07:23 PM
anyone?