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post #1 of Old 03-19-2007, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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Scrambler Questions and Value Question

Whelp leave it to me to find more things to waste my money on...

I was driving home from picking up some parts today and found myself stopped looking at an 82 CJ8 for sale.

I called the guy and he met me out at the Jeep.

He said he has about $10,000 into it in the last 4 years. Had not driven it until 2 years ago (resto needed before driving). Hasn't been really driven except around the farm for about a year. 77k miles on the Jeep

Parts list: 4" Superlift, 3" BL, 33" off brand MT tires. Hard and soft top. New front seats, has a back seat, semi fresh paint. 304 with a 3sp manual (engine rebuilt 10k miles ago). Tub is in decent shape. Didnt look to have too much rust (small rust along seems). He said he had new floor boards and rockers installed with the paint. The tub also has a few creases, dents, and dings...

I am going back later today with my dad to take a better look and see if we can find anything else...


But based on what I have typed up, what would you all think would be a decent price? He is asking $6500 but said he has some room to move.

Anything I should be looking for as well on the jeep?


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pic's pic's pic's!

FYI- I don't see many CJ8's here in WA, so I can't compare it to much, but depending on the condition, that's be a decent price here. they seem to run about $1-$2K more than a comparble CJ7

was it this one:http://westmd.craigslist.org/car/294708918.html



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Actually yes that it is

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well then! (behold the power of )

looks like a nice rig for the price (site unseen)

how did the rest check out?

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Didnt look to bad. No real rust on the frame. the tub has small spots around seems of the tub. Everything looks like it was in good shape though.

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If it is mechanically sound,I`d get it.Looks clean.And yes the cj8s are alot more scarce than other cjs.

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pic's pic's pic's!

FYI- I don't see many CJ8's here in WA, so I can't compare it to much, but depending on the condition, that's be a decent price here. they seem to run about $1-$2K more than a comparble CJ7

was it this one:http://westmd.craigslist.org/car/294708918.html



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Not to jack this thread, but I saw my first one ever today while driving around on my lunch break. It made me drool on myself . Anyways, I say if the powertrain is sound then jump on it. Maybe see if you can work on the price a little, but if he doesn't go down dont feel bad about buying it. I would really love to have one and that looks like it's in pretty good shape.

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warning...I'm going:

Hey Gimp, maybe I'll get a chance see it, too, (just found out I have to attend a class in Union Gap soon)

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I don't know where it came from. Thats the first time I have ever seen it in town before. Looked like it was in really good shape with a khaki colored paint job on it. Let me know when you are in town, we will have to meet up. Sorry for the hijack everyone!

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Well guys I just got back from test driving it with my dad. Everything seems good in order. Lots of little things wrong (knobs fallin off, weather stripping, and some other little stuff.

The brakes seemed real spongy, he said possibly needs to be bleeded. But he also said he has gone through 2 master cylinders so kinda curious about that one....

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buy it... 6500 hundred for an 8 is a pretty damn good deal...

and 2-3k more than a 7? where are you buying those at? ive had both, and im not just saying this because i have an 8, scramblers are worth a hell of a lot more than a comparable 7... its hard to even find a decent 8 here in texas
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Buy It Now>>>>>

Welcome to the world of the Scrambler.....

only 28k we ever made from 1981 to 86.

6500 is a great price, actually very low. even if there is a major problem and you spend anothe 5 to fix it you are not that unreasonable for a scrambler.

I am into mine for 10k. (Canadian) I have ..
rebuilt 256 with an automatic tf99 (4 speed chrysler tranny)

35 inch tires, 3.5 inch procomp lift with a 3 inch body lift ( coming down on the body lift.)

Its great. Lots of looks where ever I go,

there is lots of room for the dog and all my stuff. I took the cab off so its one big open jeep.

have fun.

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hopefully sellin my motorcycle for the scrambler tomorrow!

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good idea.

here is a great site..
http://jeephead.com/

click on the "see registered jeeps"..... then pick a year and start checking out what scramblers can look like.

here is what a scrambler can look like....
http://jeephead.com/rubicon01/dennis82.jpg

http://jeephead.com/images/1981s/81052238d.jpg

some more sites that will help.

http://www.cj8.com/
http://www.greatcj8.com/main.htm

You have a TJ, so you know about jeeps already, the scrambler is just a longer cj7, every thing is the same, very easy to work on. the only issues you have is from owners who have moddified things incorectly, which requires you to fix stuff....yeah like that never happens..lol

enjoy it.

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also here..
http://www.cj-8.com/

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