Hey fellas, I'm posting here for my dad because he has the opportunity to buy a 1985 CJ-7 and we need some opinions.
1985 CJ-7, 258 6 cyl, 30,000 miles on crate engine, holley carb, 5 speed with 20,000 miles on rebuild. Hard top and bikini top. New windshield channel and seal. Several hundred dollars of new window and door seals still in box. New door locks. Passenger door lock needs work. No carpet. Has back seat and tire rack. 4 wheel drive works good but has a noise. I think it is worn springs. I did find a broken transmission mount and repaired that which helped. I replaced the sending unit in the tank only to find out the fuel gauge is not hooked up. New battery. Jeep is probable worth 8 to 10 K. I gave 5K and will take that. I believe it has minimal rust, the obvious is under the driver door as seen in the pictures. It needs cleaned up and repainted but can be a daily driver. Has receiver hitches front and rear. Winch mount on front with custom bumpers. Has a chrome package on it.*
Sounds like it needs a bit of work, but this would be a nice father-son project. Is 5k a fair price for it? And when we view it what all should we look out for? CJs are foreign to me as I work on and drive a TJ so any help is appreciated.
Sounds like its worth the 5k, around me rusted out cj7s are going for 3-5 with alot of rust. Also if you can work on a TJ then a CJ is a breeze. So much simpler and easier imho. The only thing hard on them is the 4.2 carbs but everythings easier i think. I would much rather work on my YJ than my friends TJ and my dads TJ. Dont be scared when it comes to the work.
35" Procomp MT2s, 5.5 inches of lift, RE 4.5 XD, Bilsteins, MORE body lift, Bumpers,TJ flat fender flares, HD steering, Durango steering box, ZJ 136amp alt, Ford 8.8 Rear, 4.56s