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post #1 of 5 Old 12-16-2018, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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This Jeep For Sale Has Qualities of Both a CJ8 Scrambler and A YJ Wrangler

I am not quite sure what type of Jeep my family friend is selling. This Jeep appears to be a YJ Wrangler from the front fenders hood and grille, (it has square headlights also) but shares all of the qualities of a CJ8 Scrambler from the doors back with a shorter hardtop that does not extend back past the triangular shaped roll bar, as well as with its extended back. With all of the research that I have done, I have not seen any information about the production of an extended back YJ Wrangler. The owner claims it is a 1981 AMC model SCR. Furthermore, I know that the YJ was not produced until 1986, so the years do not necessarily match up with its front appearance. Is this some kind of limited production run, or did someone possibly do work to combine a YJ front and a CJ8 Scrambler? Any kind of knowledge or information on the topic would be greatly appreciated!

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post #2 of 5 Old 12-16-2018, 11:43 AM
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A lot of people put YJ front ends on CJs.
Check the title and VIN.


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Is that common? I currently don't have the VIN and I am trying to get it but I read online somewhere the the YJ body was 4in wider than the CJ, so I thought it would make for a lot of work to put that front end on to a CJ
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Is that common? I currently don't have the VIN and I am trying to get it but I read online somewhere the the YJ body was 4in wider than the CJ, so I thought it would make for a lot of work to put that front end on to a CJ

YJ and CJ7 have almost identical bodies(filler neck on opposite side, couple body mounts moved by a couple inches, but nearly a straight swap.) Not sure on CJ8

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Is that common? I currently don't have the VIN and I am trying to get it but I read online somewhere the the YJ body was 4in wider than the CJ, so I thought it would make for a lot of work to put that front end on to a CJ
It's more common to put CJ front ends on YJs, but they are a fairly direct swap. The track of the axles is wider, so the flares were also wider. But the main tub and front clip were the same width.
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