TOTAL FRAME OFF, BEST OF EVERYTHING, 401 AMC V8, R134 AC, NICEST JEEP ON EBAY!
You're seeing a lot of Jeeps on the Streetside Classics website these days simply because they've finally passed into the realm of being valuable enough to warrant a restoration. But few can approach the quality and detail of this amazing 1984 CJ7, whose frame-off restoration is so amazing that it almost precludes any off-road play time. Sure it's equipped to do it, but would you be willing to risk something this pretty out in the dirt?
Frame-off restorations are expensive, and doing it to this level is doubly so. Nevertheless, this ultra-clean CJ was pulled off its frame, the body stripped to bare metal, and rebuilt from there. It's all factory steel, no fiberglass tubs, and it was finished top, bottom, inside, and out in Plymouth Prowler Orange Pearl. Like the name would imply, it seems to glow from within with some unearthly fire and even on the upright Jeep's squared-off bodywork, it looks stunning. The fender flares, polished grille, and the shiny bumpers with grille guard all add a highly detailed look, and almost all the non-critical fasteners are stainless steel. No over-the-top decals, but you will note that the original AMC badge was reinstalled above the gas filler, as well as the 'CJ7' emblem on the driver's side. Talk about getting the little stuff right!
The interior is every bit as nice, as it should be since it's out on display. Fresh black bucket seats are unmarked and like new, and you can see evidence of the thoroughness of the paint job inside where every surface has been painted and polished to the same level as the bodywork. A center console was added, and practically every single component inside, from the dash pad to the gauges to the shifter knobs, is brand new. An AM/FM/cassette stereo lives in the center of the dash, right above the ultra-rare factory-installed A/C system, which now uses R134a refrigerant. A reproduction steering wheel adds to the butch off-road look, and it's atop a factory tilt column which makes getting comfortable behind the wheel easy. In back there's a factory folding seat with a fresh seat cover, and the floors are protected by simple rubber mats to stick with the Jeep's back-to-basics demeanor.
With the right gears, any engine can crawl around off road, but for this special CJ, only AMC's best would do, so they found a rare 401 cubic inch V8 and gave it a full rebuild. All the internals are new save for the crank and rods, which were fully reconditioned, and it's dressed in polished aluminum, chrome, and AMC blue engine enamel. Power steering and brakes are probably mandatory on something with tires this big, and the big V8 has no problems turning those tires into expensive smoke. The frame was completely sandblasted and repainted, and all the hardware underneath is stainless, including the fuel and brake lines. A T-176 4-speed manual transmission links to a Dana 300 transfer case, while the rear end is an AMC 20 with a Dana 30 up front, both stuffed with highway-friendly 3.54 gears. Both axles are rebuilt with fresh bearings, clutches, and seals, the brakes are new, and, well the list of new gear is really, really long. Even the 15x10 Eagle alloys and 33x12.50-15 Dayton Timberland radials are brand new.
So yes, it's got the hardware to go anywhere. Do you have the guts to take it there? Get all the details and call today!
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- Cassette Player
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Tilt Wheel
- Vinyl Interior
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