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Unread 03-08-2010, 12:13 PM   #1
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1987 cj7????

So I'm trying to buy what I thought was an 86 CJ7 but the owner called me today and said its an 87, it looks JUST like any Cj7 would including front clip and everything.

did they run out all the CJ7 parts after Chrysler bought AMC out? This thing looks JUST like a CJ down to the dash and everything but has fuel injection, even has the AMC 20 rear diff.

Can someone clue me in on this oddity?

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Unread 03-08-2010, 12:15 PM   #2
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CJ's ended in 86, most likely a mistake on the title or a Wrangler with a CJ clip.
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Unread 03-08-2010, 12:16 PM   #3
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An 87 would be a YJ.
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Unread 03-08-2010, 12:23 PM   #4
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This thing doesnt have the 2.5 front leafs, it also has the CJ dash, but like I said it does have fuel injection.

I'm wondering why It would have so many CJ parts on it, it does look like it has runningboards like an 87 YJ would have, but if they put a Yj tub on, why would it have the CJ dash?
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Unread 03-08-2010, 12:35 PM   #5
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Decode the VIN... it will tell you what it is...

Something like this...

http://www.cjoffroad.com/writeup.asp?WU_ID=13&noAdd=1

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Unread 03-08-2010, 12:43 PM   #6
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And post pictures.
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Unread 03-08-2010, 12:47 PM   #7
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OK, I found what I was looking for... look for the 10th letter...

10th B = 1981
C = 1982
D = 1983
E = 1984
F = 1985
G = 1986 Year

In theory, yours would have an "H".

Something like this...

1JCCN87E?HT00000

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Unread 03-08-2010, 01:02 PM   #8
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If it were me, I would proceed with caution, and if the owner bought it from someone else he may not know exactly what he has.

I have a mutt myself, but a mutt in all the right ways.
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Unread 03-08-2010, 01:51 PM   #9
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it has a D... so its an 83, first year of wide track axles?
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Unread 03-08-2010, 02:04 PM   #10
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I believe 1982 was the first year of the WT's. Also, a LATE built '86 model would have had the Dana 44 rear axle in it instead of the AMC20.

My guess is he put a later model YJ motor in it that has FI, but the jeep is still an 83
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Unread 03-08-2010, 02:07 PM   #11
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I went and took pics for you guys

see where that 87 is just floating out there... thats why he assumed it was an 87


thats the "fuel injection" i'm sure you guys can shed light on what that looks like



iphone pics aren't the best
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Unread 03-08-2010, 02:11 PM   #12
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Looks like a BBD to me...... Not FI
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Unread 03-08-2010, 02:13 PM   #13
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cool cool, i'll have more pics posted up pretty quick here i'm just editing out the phone number and plates for internet reasons
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Unread 03-08-2010, 02:16 PM   #14
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Definitely NOT fuel injection!
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Unread 03-08-2010, 02:18 PM   #15
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Also, It's an original CA Jeep
May we ask what he's asking for it ?
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