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post #1 of 3 Old 07-17-2007, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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1982 CJ - what do you think?

Ok guys (and ladies)- since i'm in the market for a CJ7, I'm going to be posting a LOT on here for info and help. Thanks to those who already gave me advice. I posted last week about an 80 cj7 with a bad frame... well, i just checked out an 80 cj7 - 140k on a 258, and surpisingly, the frame looks great! apparantly, the original owner was a car dealer, so it had some good undercoating (only on the second owner). HOWEVER - there is considerable rust/rot at the rear body mounts. this is probably something i shouldn't get involved with, since i don't have the space or the knowledge, but should i have any interest in it for the axles if i were to get a cj in the near future? it's a 258 with a 4 speed tranny. any idea what it's got?

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post #2 of 3 Old 07-17-2007, 06:54 PM
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Here is a Web site with some good general info.

This link should place you right in the CJ7 portion of the page.

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post #3 of 3 Old 07-17-2007, 07:34 PM
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Could have a T4, SR4, or a T176. You can buy new body mounts to weld to the frame, they aren't very expensive.

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