It's hard not to be impressed with every inch of this 1983 Jeep CJ8 Scrambler. Not only does it have the custom look of a YJ, but also it's a full custom build with every feature you could want from a built-in welder to A/C. And this 4x4 even has fuel-injected Corvette power under the hood, too!
There's so much going on with this Jeep we need to separate it into two areas: the beauty and the function. First the beauty. There was never a YJ Scrambler, but you'd almost swear the factory made one with this look. Not only was the front end added from the later-model Jeep, but also the hood, fenders, and doors to give it a very well-done total appearance. And because a Jeep is a true patriotic machine, this one has a special red, white, and blue triple-tone paintjob – we especially love the blue full soft top as a finishing touch. There are even nice details, like how the taillights fit flush to the body. And as much as you'll like the way this looks, you'll really love all the off-road ready accessories. There's a strong Warn winch on the front and two large lights to lead the way. In the rear is a proper tow hitch. And you have a lifted 4x4 stance aided by polished 15-inch beadlock wheels. There's even a welder under the hood in case you need to make real repairs out in the trail.
Inside the custom work continues to upgrade both comfort and function. Two high-back leather bucket seats offer superior comfort. The custom roll cage is not only painted to match the exterior tri-tone, but also it has speakers built in for the AM/FM/cassette stereo. You have a nice cup holder center console that also provides locking storage. More lockable storage is provided by the big diamond-plated Jeep Box in the rear. But your favorite comfort feature will likely be the cold-blowing R134a air conditioning. After all, no matter where you are, this can keep you cool while open to the world. The classic Jeep steering wheel is on a tilt column, and you have confident gear selection with the Winters Performance shifter. The dash is a custom panel with everything from a full VDO readout setup to switches for your locking air differential.
The moment you look under the hood, you know they had plenty left in the budget to upgrade the engine bay. This now has a fuel-injected LT1 V8 nicely added. This is great for power for all occasions, especially with the large aluminum radiator w/electric fan keeping it running cool. There are more great supporting items – from the heavy duty fuel tank (a $1,000 investment alone,) to the 4L60E four-speed automatic transmission w/overdrive. The lifted 4x4 suspension with Currie springs, Rancho shocks, and Cooper Discoverer tires keep this a go-anywhere Jeep. Plus, the power steering and four-wheel disc brakes are great for the street or the trail.
This is a full custom build of a Jeep that will leave you wanting for nothing. So if you love to do it all, including turn heads on Main Street, call today!