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Unread 12-20-2014, 03:07 PM   #1
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The School Bus Scrambler

I purchased an early Christmas gift for myself this weekend.

A 1984 Jeep CJ8 Scrambler, nicknamed "School Bus."

After wheeling my TJ Sahara for many years, I wanted to take the next step and move up to one ton axles, big tires and a custom suspension. I was able to purchase this instead for a very reasonable price and will fix and upgrade accordingly.

Loaded up and ready to head home!:



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Unread 12-20-2014, 03:08 PM   #2
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Unread 12-20-2014, 03:08 PM   #3
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Starting platform:

-Fiberglass body
-Custom frame & roll cage

-AMC 360, Holley fuel injection
-TF999 auto transmission
-Dana 300, 4:1 twin sticked
-Dodge Dana 60 front axle, 4.88/ARB, hydro assist/hi-steer conversion
-Ford Dana 60 rear axle, 4.88/spool
-40" MTRs / Allied beadlocks











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Unread 12-20-2014, 03:10 PM   #4
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Unread 12-20-2014, 03:11 PM   #5
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Unread 12-20-2014, 03:12 PM   #6
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Unread 12-20-2014, 04:33 PM   #7
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After picking up the Jeep this morning, I wanted to hit the trails and see how my new toy would do. Overall it did very well once I got used too the shift pattern and Dana 300. I lost reverse gear in one of the creeks; the shifter linkage most likely needs readjusted. I have an Art Carr gate shifter that will eventually be installed.



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Unread 12-20-2014, 04:42 PM   #8
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Thinking its more caterpillar colored than a school bus but nice buy.
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Unread 12-20-2014, 04:46 PM   #9
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Thinking its more caterpillar colored than a school bus but nice buy.
I can assure you its painted school bus yellow.
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Unread 12-20-2014, 10:49 PM   #10
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I think Jeep called that Transport Yellow.
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Unread 12-21-2014, 07:41 AM   #11
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You do realize you now ride the short bus.
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Unread 12-21-2014, 08:11 AM   #12
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nah he drives the short bus!

sweet, I think i'd agree with above and rename it the caterpillar or use their logo .... nice rig though and at least you won't worry about scratching it (or be mistaken for a deer and shot by any hunters)
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Unread 12-21-2014, 09:53 AM   #13
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Or change the name to mini Tonka.
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Unread 12-21-2014, 01:48 PM   #14
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I think Jeep called that Transport Yellow.
Its not factory paint...

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You do realize you now ride the short bus.
I DRIVE the short bus!

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nah he drives the short bus!

sweet, I think i'd agree with above and rename it the caterpillar or use their logo .... nice rig though and at least you won't worry about scratching it (or be mistaken for a deer and shot by any hunters)
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Or change the name to mini Tonka.
I am not changing the name, the bus has been around for a long time.
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Unread 12-21-2014, 02:14 PM   #15
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I like that it has history! Because of that, I think its best to keep the school bus name and roll with it

Good decision to pick this up and not cut your TJ into pieces IMO (coming from someone who cut their TJ into pieces for one tons lol).
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