GREAT LOOKING CJ & READY FOR ANYTING W/ 360 V8 & 4 SPEED, PS, FRONT DISCS, COOL!
Jeeps just don't stay very long in our showroom, and this 1986 Jeep CJ7 Renegade dressed in bright red will probably the latest to only cast a brief shadow here. It's got all the right hardware and an all-purpose look, plus a V8 engine, perfect for blasting through your favorite trails and having fun in the sun.
The glossy red paint on this Jeep is pretty darned nice overall, so nice that if you like your stuff so be really shiny you'll be happy, but you'll also be afraid to take it into the mud. That would be a shame, because that's where it really shines, but we'll get to the hardware in a moment. Taking a Jeep apart to paint it is relatively easy, so there's shiny red paint everywhere you look, and most of the shiny bits that were removed were painted black off just for effect. There's a simple bumper with tow hooks up front with a matching setup in back, oversized rubber fender flares, and precious little else to get in the way of having fun. Black Renegade decals and stripes on the rockers make it look well-finished, and you can tell that this one has been in good hands, because the usual trouble spots are in fine condition. Correct mirrors, a folding windshield (for that true in-your-face feel), and a drop-down tailgate make it practical as well as fun.
Jeep interiors work because they're simple, just like the Jeeps themselves. With fresh high-back bucket seats (in black, of course), it's plenty comfortable to hang out here for a few hours. There's also a matching back seat, so you can take a few friends with you, too and it removes with just two bolts. The upholstery is a heavy-duty vinyl, so it doesn't have that sticky feeling that the original seat covers got, but it's still hose-it-off easy to maintain. That goes double for the floors, which are covered in spray-on bedliner material that just never wears out. Original gauges are assisted by white-faced temperature and oil pressure gauges under the dash and the familiar Jeep 3-spoke steering wheel is easy to grab and provides good leverage on the oversized front tires. There is no radio, but you do get a heater strong enough to melt your sneakers, which is ideal for cooler nights. There's also a matching black bikini top to keep the sun off you, but if you're doing this Jeep thing correctly, you probably won't need it.
The original six-cylinder engine is gone, replaced by a burly AMC 360 cubic inch V8, which seems like a natural fit in the Jeep's engine bay. The under-hood area is so clean that it'll be hard to imagine that it's ever been off-roading, and even with the heavy-duty suspension, it's easy to manage with both power steering and power brakes as standard equipment. There's correct corporate turquoise engine enamel to make it look right and a chrome air cleaner on the big 4-barrel carb. Long-tube headers feed a healthy dual exhaust system and it runs and drives very well. The suspension offers a modest lift and heavy-duty off-road shocks, and the rear end is a bulletproof 12-bolt, so you won't break anything when you're playing in the mud. The underside is clean enough that you won't have any worries about structural integrity and the 4-speed manual gearbox shifts quite well, even with all that torque moving through it. Custom wheels were painted black and carry big 35x12.50-15 off-road radials.
This is only the latest in a long string of Jeeps that find enthusiastic new owners pretty quickly, so if you're that guy, don't hesitate and call us right now!
- Manual Convertible Top
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Steering
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Rear End
- 12 Bolt
- Front Suspension
- Leaf Springs w/ Shocks
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Springs w/ Shocks
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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