Not much around on them...fairly rare limited production run that was the top trim level for the handful of years that it was around. Basically a luxury CJ-7 without the sticker gaudiness of the Laredo.
'86 CJ-7 Laredo: 4.2,T-999,D300,D30/D44,'94 YJ tub, full cage, Shrockworks rockers, OYR corners, AC,cruise,restored seats,3 tops,2.5" Superlift,F-T shackle reversal, RS9000x's,35" Dunlop Mud Rovers.
'83 Scrambler: time & money pit under construction with parts from CJ's,YJ's,TJ's,FSJ's,GM,Ford,IH,Honda,Toyota and a whole lotta aftermarket & custom stuff. http://www.jeepskate.net
Just a thought before changing springs. IIRC I think I read somewhere that the Limited had different length springs than the other CJ's. Something to do with the softer ride that the Limited had. Don't quote me on that but I would check it out. Good luck
Trim included colors of metallic brown, white and silver with color matched rims and chrome trim rings. Side mirrors were on the doors and the fender flairs were painted the body color. Optioned werre leather seats and headliner in the hardtop. The doors have pin switches for the domelights and the springs were lined with friction reducing material between each leaf. years were mainly 82 and 83.
I just bought one as well for real cheap. The body is shot, but frame is good. I'm doing a YJ tub swap. What sucks is the seats were changed out to van seats or something by the P.O. and the headliner is shot. Even the flairs need replacing and two of the rims are not OEM, but all have the trim rings. I want to fix and re-sell this Jeep. In my vast collection of spare Jeep parts, I have everthing to turn this CJ into a SWEET ride....even a Laredo, but the stock Limited is just plain looking and the color combo is horrible. Would I be so wrong to do so?
The CJ7 Limited was only built for a few years from 1982-to approximately 1984. I do not know how many were build but i think it was only a few thousand . They were the top of the line and loaded. Mine was a Metallic Brown with matching "rally spoke"style steel wheels with chrome trim rings on Goodyear rubber. The interior was completley upholstered including fully padded color matched roll bar,headliner and carpet.Other interior trim was leather steering wheel and passenger grab bar.The model I owned also had a very unusual twin panel sunroof with center interior light. The windsheild was accented in flat black on the outside. Not sure on the exact number built but in the last thirty years I have only seen one or two original models, mostly in the brown. Until recently didnt know they were made in silver and white until I same a picture. Mine was totaled in a accident back in the late 80's unforunately. From what research I have done an all original unrestored model would be VERY valuable today.....my guess would be somewhere north of 20 -25k. Attached is a jpeg of this model, not mine but was exactly like it down to the inspection sticker on window.
A few more details.......they also had two tone accent pinstriping ,color matched flares,Limited badging on the rear fender, all had factory hard tops with tinted windows and had complete interior packages. The Jeep company has used the "Limited" name a few times but this was one of the handful of models made in very small numbers and even fewer with a loaded list of included options.
I have seem many posts and pictures over the years of "supposed" Limiteds but only one in the midwest that was the real deal. A lot of people try to take a plain jane CJ or a laredo and make it look like one but you can spot them from a mile away. Mine was all original in "unmolested" conditon and when I bought it it was owned as a second vehicle by the owners wife, low mileage and in immaculent "cherry condition". The proverbial little old ladies car ......or "jeep". Good luck in the future with Limited , maybe it can be resored to close to what it once was.
I've stumbled upon a 1982 Jeep CJ7 Limited. It confused me at first when looking at it... I thought "These are not options on an 80's CJ". Mirrors, steering wheel, seats, rubber end caps on front bumpers.. Then I looked up the Limited brochure and found that this thing is almost exactly 100% stock. Other than floor boards being cut out and replaced, it is in excellent shape. Price is right.
Now I've learned that the fender flares should be the same color as the body, and the windshield frame and door frames should be painted black.
I was curious if anyone has found out more information on how many were made each year (I read somewhere only 200 made in 1982- can't confirm).
Intake replaced with one from Ford 300 cid and holly carb. All mechanical seems great. Frame not rusted.
I'm thinking this is a great jeep to restore back to original - but want to check out all options first.
I may have to more look into my CJ7. I have a 1982. I was told it was a Renegade, but it has brackets on the hard doors where the Limited mirrors are, and on the hardtop some bosses for a possible headliner and the hardtop windows are bronze factory tint. Also has black windshield frame. The seats match the western weave pattern called for in the Limited.
Does anyone know if you can tell by the VIN if it a true Limited?