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Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Leesburg
Posts: 47
Vehicle Name Scrambler
Year 1982
Make Jeep
Model CJ-8
Color Red
1982 Jeep CJ-8
History This is my current restoration project.

This Scrambler was purchased from a police officer who realized he didn't have the time and resources to restore it from such extensive damage. The frame was akin to swiss cheese. The body was disconnected from frame by rust for the majority of body mounts. The engine was in excellent condition, preserved by oil on the entire exterior due to bad gaskets. The electrical system was botched by a previous owner and had no usable service life. I salvaged the few usable parts and sold them for a profit, and effectively have a VIN plate, transfer case and some interior components remaining.

The goal of this vehicle build is to be the last vehicle I own. I don't subscribe to modern societal requirements of owning vehicles that cannot be easily serviced by the every-day average "Joe." Modern day revenue models of all major car manufacturers rely on service models which require proprietary tools and technologies. My goal is to build a reliable and fun Jeep that meets >80% of my driving needs and wants and has the quality exceeding modern technology-laden versions. I don't require luxury, just a comfortable seat and lots of utility.
TDK custom fabricated frame, galvanized
++ outboarded reverse shackle setup
++ zero-drop galvanized skid plate
++ integrated rear bumper / tire carrier
++ elevated front shock towers
Aqualu Aluminum CJ-8 Tub
Genright 4" Aluminum Tube Fenders (Front)
Genright 4" Aluminum Tube Flares (Rear)
New steel grill
New windshield frame
Original hood

Seats: have not decided yet.

In-Car Entertainment
I am the entertainment.
Stupidity tends to do that.

Under the Hood
Ford 302 V8
Edelbrock Performer RPM Dual-plane intake
DUI HEI Ignition
Holley Truck Avenger 470 CFM 4bbl carb
Ford Performance "Shorty" Headers
MORE Bomb-proof motor mounts
Flex-a-Lite Aluminum Radiator and Electric Fan
Rest of drivetrain:
Ford T18 transmission
Novak Adapter, T18 - D300
D300 with LOMAX 4:1
Dana 44 F/R (Scout II) 3.54
++ Eaton Electric Locker

OME 2.5" YJ suspension
Out-boarded shackle reversal

Wheel and Tire
BFG Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 32x11.50R15
Wheel Vintiques "Smoothie" 15 x 8 steel wheels
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