BUILT FOR OFF-ROADING, GM AXLES W/ DANA 300, AMC 304 V8, AUTO, BIKINI TOP
I'm sure the new Jeep Wrangler is a heck of an off-roader, but even though they've tried to copy the look, it's impossible to replicate the ideal proportions and traditional look of the CJ7. And if you're looking for one that is truly "trail rated" and ready to get dirty, then this 1977 Jeep CJ7 deserves a closer inspection.
First off, this CJ is still made of steel, not a fiberglass tub, which makes a difference to real Jeep aficionados. Like many of its siblings, this one got a long list of upgrades that only enhanced what was already a very capable package. The look is unmistakable, but it's pure Jeep taken to the next level. The red paint is OK, but you already know you aren't buying this Jeep because it's a trailer queen. Red may or may not be its original color, but at this point it doesn't really matter because it's been thoroughly vetted and upgraded to handle the rough stuff. Big fender flares cover the wide by huge tires, a set of auxiliary lights at the base of the windshield are actually useful for more than blinding the guy in front of you at rush hour, and the heavy-duty polished diamond-plate accents are more than just pretty, they reinforce critical areas of the Jeep's tub. There's a set of tubular steps that help you climb aboard and there's no mistaking the familiar Jeep face that's elemental in its simplicity.
The black interior looks freshened, too, with seat covers that are in excellent condition, a few well-chosen upgrades, and a back seat that can carry two folks who really, really like each other. Durable floor covers mean you can hose it out when you get home from a day in the sun and there's a custom aluminum center panel framing a combination of aftermarket and original factory gauges. There is no radio, of course, but you won't miss it one bit, especially when you're behind the wheel. There's a custom B&M shifter to manage the 3-speed A727 Torqueflite transmission, and in the rough it's probably a smart idea to have one that locks out reverse when you don't need it. For weather protection there's a bikini top that at least keeps the sun off you and the worst of the rain, but again, you're not buying this because you want to drive it to work in a suit and tie.
The engine is AMC's torquey 304 cubic inch V8 that powered Jeeps for most of a generation. Upgrades include an aftermarket intake and Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, a set of chrome valve covers, and special long-tube headers and a pair of glasspack-style mufflers with turn-downs just ahead of the rear axle, so it sounds like it mean business. Power steering and power front disc brakes are probably mandatory on something with tires this big, and the suspension was built for off-road duty with a 4-inch lift. Both axles are Chevrolet 10 bolt units and along with the remarkably strong Dana 300 transfer case, they are burly enough for the rough and there's enough gear inside to make the big tires feel agile, even on surface streets. Giant 33x12.50-15 Falken off-road radials have been stuffed onto a set of blacked-out wheels to complete the look.
We sell a lot of CJs but rarely do we find one that suggests so much fun. Yes, there are perfect Jeeps out there, but if you like to get dirty, this CJ7 is calling your name. Call today!
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