NC 1983 Jeep CJ7 $2000

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  1. Chdamn

    Chdamn Dungeon Master Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    There are two types of men in this world. Men who have owned at least one CJ in their life and men who know the sensual feeling of another man.

    No matter which man you are you betta get you some of this.

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    She’s rusty, she’s dusty but she runs and drives. 4 speed with the 4.2 motor. Has a brand new carb and the tires ain’t bad. Comes with a hard top, hard doors and soft doors (hard doors not pictured but they’re safe in the trailer next to it).

    This Jeep has some bonus features that I would be remiss not to mention. It has a rear bumper that appears to have been stick welded to the body by Stevie Wonder (caution, bumper is not structural).

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    It has both windshield wipers on the passenger seat (wiper motor needs to be replaced).

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    And a bright orange chain wrapped around the leaf springs to let everyone know what a baaaaad hombre is driving this thing (chain not included. I need it. Screw you that’s why).

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    Now at this point you may be saying to yourself “Now Chad I know this Jeep doesn’t have two broken radios in the passenger floor board”.

    Well sir, you would be wrong.

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    Look here’s the deal. I picked this up about a year ago in a package deal to help a buddy out who was moving. It didn’t run at the time. A buddy of mine helped me rewire it and remove the computer and we put a new carb on it and she fired right up.

    This is a trail, farm or project Jeep. The odometer shows 235,000 miles but the motor is strong. The synchronizers for third gear may be wearing out as it grinds just a little shifting to third. Not a huge deal.

    Power steering works but the steering is a little loose. Lights were working but one of the tail lights quit today. May be a loose wire or a bad bulb.

    I am selling it to finish funding my Wagoneer which is almost done. Not in a hurry to sell it and I’m pretty firm on price. I have owned a few CJ’s and $2000 is a good deal for this. I would normally list for $2800 and then take the first $2500.

    You can’t go wrong with this Jeep. It will never be worth less than you pay for it as long as you keep it running.
     
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    Speaking of sensual... What color would you call that?
     
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    Chdamn Dungeon Master Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Uhhhhm. Reddish with black mold accents.
     
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    Looks like free brass with purchase!
     
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    I am not interested unless you have fired from inside of the vehicle while moving... and have video.
     
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  7. Chdamn

    Chdamn Dungeon Master Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I haven’t. But I believe it was used as a stage in a 3 gun match at one point. Not positive but I think I remember being told that by one of the owners.

    This was owned by one forum member sold to another and then sold to me in a package when that one moved.
     
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    backwoodsshooter There’s no such things as ghost guns or ghost

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    Title status?

    How bad is the rust on the frame?
     
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    This made me laugh out loud, thank you
     
  10. Chdamn

    Chdamn Dungeon Master Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Clear title. Unsure on rust. I trailered it straight to a buddies to wire it and then drove it home in the rain yesterday. Didn’t feel like crawling around under it in that.

    Have a member coming to look at it today. Will report back with what we find.

    Being an 83 it most likely will have at least a spot or two of rust holes in the frame.

    As I’ve told a couple of people if I was going to keep it I’d sell the hard top and doors for $500-800 and then use that money to get a bikini top, fix the steering and wipers put new shocks and a rear bumper on it.

    Then I’d drive it till the wheels fell off. But I’ve always liked my jeeps old and rusty.
     
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    Chdamn Dungeon Master Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    @S&WNewb just came by and took a look at the Jeep. Pleasure to meet him and his dad. He really knows his stuff on jeeps.

    He climbed all over and under it and ran the vin. Here’s what we found (and feel free to correct me or add anything I miss).

    The only frame rust other than surface is at the very back behind the rear axle. It appears on both sides. This is a picture of the driver side. The passenger side spot was about half this big.

    Frame mounts and everything else look good. Turns out it is a Laredo package Jeep. Vin shows it originally had a 5 speed so that was replaced with the 4 speed at some point.

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    He decided to pass on it because he is looking for an easier project to restore one completely. And this one, like most 80’s has some rust in just about every panel.
     
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    Yep. Bottom line, it is a good project that currently runs and drives and priced right with a clean title which is not always the case with these old jeeps (and a huge plus). I have an older CJ I'm restoring at moment and know I just don't have the time for this one.

    It has nice Besttop front seats, dash is clean, tires have great tread and as mentioned, it does appear to be a Laredo edition (has the Laredo wheels, front bumper and grill with original pin striping around edge). I crawled under front to back and only saw rot in rear frame rails around rear shackle mounts and rear crossmember (of course any potential buyer should crawl under as well to verify themselves). I used the vin decoder linked below and thats the source saying it originally was a 5 speed (unless I somehow misread N for an M upside down).

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    It was very nice to meet you @Chdamn

    Thanks again
     
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    Wish I had the money. I owned an 83 cj-7 renegade many moons ago.
     
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    Chdamn Dungeon Master Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    This is Sold Pending Funds and a time to meet.

    If it falls through I’ll bump it back up.
     
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    Chdamn Dungeon Master Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Alright the member who had planned on buying it had second thoughts. No hard feelings on my end he just came to his senses and decided he didn’t have time for a project. And I told him up front that if he changed his mind it was not a big deal.

    So it’s back up ladies and germs.
     
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    GLWS

    While I would love the project, I just can't do it right now. This would be a great parent-child project for a longer term rebuild.

    Again... GLWS...

    Jeff
     
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    Trade you for an ‘85 Bronco
     
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    Chdamn Dungeon Master Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Lmao don’t tempt me because I’m still sad I sold that.
     
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    How many forum members had that damn bronco?
     
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    Chdamn Dungeon Master Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Marshall was just learning to speak. That 351 with the blown out glass packs would howl going under a bridge and he would just sit there bug eyed and go “ooooooh”.
     
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    Hell I’ve spent about another $1700 letting Rskahle rebuild the entire underside of the damn thing. For another $2K I should have it running.
     
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    jim2024bob Too stupid to quit. Supporting Member

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    Funny as shit you know what I was talking about...
     
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    Can’t believe he dragged you into this cesspool Amy... I had such high hopes for you.
     
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    What model 4spd is in it? Is it a “plain” one or one with the granny low-ratio first gear?
    What t-case - Dana 300?
    The rear axle would be a AMC 20, right?
    Do you know what axle gears it has? I think factory options could be anything from crappy 2.73 all the way to 4.10s?
     
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    No clue on any of that. Didn’t feel like a granny gear when I drove it. The rest appears to be stock.
     
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    Chdamn Dungeon Master Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Bump.
     
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    2. Twenty Four (24) hour bump rule. Do not "bump" your ad other than to publicly answer a question until 24 hours have past from the previous post in the thread (of any kind).
    Lol have to bust you balls a little.
     
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    Chdamn Dungeon Master Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I can’t get past 21 and that’s after taking my pants off. Mea Copa.
     
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    Amy take your balls shopping?
     
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    Did the 83 CJ7 have a computer?
    I would have to check up on that.
     
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    Chdamn Dungeon Master Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Ignition control computer.

    It was not allowing the engine to fire. We took it out of the equation and vroom vroom.

    Thus reaches the end of my knowledge on the subject.
     
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    35 years old means no more safety inspections. That is cool
     
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    Ok guys if this sells in the next week I’ll donate $500 of the sale to the leemajors fund.
     
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    Would it make a 2 hour drive west down i40?
     
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    I sent the link to a friend up north who builds Jeep projects in his garage. He also builds custom D60 axles. His day job is designing and testing ballistic component housings for those giant Naval cannons.
     
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    I’ve answered this to others in pm a few times. The Jeep will make it but I’m not sure you would. The steering is loose like I said. The 30 minute drive I took was a bit nerve racking.

    I wouldn’t do it but if you’re brave enough sure.
     
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    I really wish time was on my side... this would make such a great project!!!
     
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    dammit dammit dammit
    Anyone know where I can sell a kidney or nut?

    Sent from notthedroidyourelookingfor
     
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