1984 Jeep CJ7, rot free in original paint and better than new. This is a CJ for someone who wants to use a Jeep and not just show it.
From out West is another clean CJ at Rudy's. This is the best driver / offroader CJ I've had in years and it was loved by its builder.
It comes with a folder as thick as an old school Sears catalog thick of receipts documenting the rebuild of the engine, transmission, differentials, EFI, and more.
Lets address the first thing to be seen. It has corner guards on the rear corners. They are there to guard the corners. They were installed long ago and are not some shady attempt to hide rot. Original paint vehicles don't lie. What does this mean? Once that Jeep you see on Streetside, Gateway or anywhere else gets the lipstick put on the pig (shiny paint job), you can't see what is being hidden on your investment unless you have a trained eye or maybe a magnet to seek out body filler and patch panels. Original paint may not shine like a cubic zirconia but it can be painted and the body shop can actually give you a true estimate. If anything has been painted, they must remove the new paint (how ever many layers) to see what you have brought them. I like imperfections on things I intend to use. It causes less stress. I've wheeled with people all over this Country worrying about paint scratches and dings on the trail. They have less fun, more stress and go less places.
This Jeep is rot free and quite straight. You can see it from the honest non undercoated underside and from the lack of bubbles on the sides and the always hard to find original not Asian windshield frame. CJs will rot in these places first.
This Jeep has nice faded patina on the hood, tops of the fenders and the windshield frame. You can blend it, paint the whole rig or live with it and use it without worrying...the latter is my choice.
Why is this Jeep so awesome beyond this? There's receipts for all of the following done within the last 25k miles:
Rebuilt 258 w upgraded 4.0 head swap (more power than a 4.0 or a 4.2)
Mopar Multi Port EFI (makes the Jeep as reliable as a 2006 Wrangler but w off the shelf parts (About a $5k upgrade)
Rebuilt T5 Transmission w new clutch and resealed Dana 300
Upgraded 1986 Jeep CJ7 Dana 44 rear differential (better than Model 20 but fits as stock would)
Both differentials regeared to 4.10 to make the 33" tires match the RPm of the engine better (expensive and labor intensive upgrade)
Custom lift springs for ideal handling (not a cheap Rancho kit)
Rock sliders on the spring plates w greasable shackles
Custom bumpers with a swing away tire carrier so the tire doesn't fatigue the back of the sheet metal on the tub. Also has carrying rack for cooler, deer, Jerry can etc.
Wired to be towed.
Full Rock Hard pro built cage to protect you and your family. I have one of these in my Jeep and thye are well designed and out of the way. I've layed my LJ over 3 times and I don't worry.
Better than original gauges that you can see without looking at your passenger to do it.
Cool stock things:
Nice original nutmeg seats.
Nice hardtop and full steel hard doors
Original AM FM Jeep radio (not hooked up)
Original door panels
Nice Frame cover
Other stuff to mention:
Better than original USA made Tuffy center console (it's what I would put in my own Jeep). Original consoles are expensive hard plastic that want to break if you sneeze on them and barely hold a 12 oz can of soda. Lined pro done floor to inhibit rust and make the Jeep useable. Carpet in a CJ without lining that is actually used on more than parade day is a terrible idea as they hold water and cause rot.
HD bumpers and really cool wheels I've never seen before wrapped in good 33x12.50r15 BFG ATs.
Large over size fuel tank and skid done by my buddies at Trailquest from the late 90s (nearly $500 back then)!
This Jeep will start when you ask it to because of the EFI and take you places like the San Juans, Rubicon etc as well as 2 track in Michigan or go to the grocery better and safer than any new 1984 Jeep CJ7 ever did.
This is a CJ I'd want for myself....If I didn't already have so many I don't use. I can't keep them all.
Please just call 614-203-1947