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1982 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler 4x4 Convertible

Posted Nov 21, 2020 | Hits: 312
Make: Jeep
Model: CJ
Country: USA
Region: NC
City: High Point
Zip: 27260
Body Style: Convertible
Year: 1982
Mileage: 46200 Miles
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Gasoline
Doors: 2
Color: Red
Engine: 4.2L
Condition: Used
This Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler Survivor (w/SR SPORT Package Option) has quite a lot of great FACTORY options… 6-Cylinder, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Air Conditioning, Tilt Wheel, Factory Wood Side Rails, OEM Trailer Hitch and optional spare tire carrier. It also has some nice Aftermarket Options… Cruise Control, fog lamps, Custom Heavy Vinyl Tonneau Bed Cover (nice for concealed storage) and side window tint.

I purchased this Jeep a couple of years ago. The seller could tell me very little as the previous owner was deceased. I was told the owner was single for many years and this was his Special Toy he always kept in his garage. I believe the previous owner to him “chromed out” the Jeep with almost every bolt on accessory like they did in the 80’s. That owner went so far as to replace the rear end to narrow track to accommodate the wide chrome wheels and tires.

The good news is that when the most recent owner purchased the Jeep in 1990 (with only 43,000 miles), the rear end and axles (along with other misc. parts) were included in the sale (and will also be included in this sale as well). What is amazing is that this owner had the Jeep in his garage for 28 years and drove it just over 3,000 miles! I have several receipts which show that he bought new aftermarket chrome wheels and Uniroyal Laredo tires within a few months of purchase. I was told he would start it regularly and drive locally for a cruise… but obviously it spent most of the time as a discussion piece in his Garage. I found several Sears Diehard Battery receipts in the file.
The Jeep runs and idles very smooth and is mostly untouched and stock in the engine compartment. Most of the hoses and even ignition wires are still original! I installed a new Dist. Cap and Rotor, changed the oil, cleaned the carb and installed new filters. It even still has the air pump for emissions but belt is removed and air injection tubes are rusted. There have been no leaks on the floor but it does have an exhaust leak at the manifold to exhaust pipe junction that needs fixed. Still has the Catalytic Converter.
The Four Speed Manual Transmission shifts like the day it left the Dealers Lot… incredibly smooth, tight and solid with no play in the shifter which gives me confidence in the very low mileage.
The Interior (as well as exterior) has several chrome aftermarket add ones you can see in the photos. Also has a really cool Vintage Hurst Shifter Boot in great condition (can be removed and replaced with stock as with all these bolt on chrome options). Stereo / Cassette works and sounds good and has rear box speakers behind the seats (on the floor). Stock Passenger seat is real nice and driver’s bottom cover has age cracking shown in a pic. Apparently it was not smoked in as it has no ash tray. All gauges are functional (notice bright yellow band on Speedo which fades from Sun exposure). It has the Factory gauge option with the Tach and it’s amazing that the clock still works! AC compressor will turn on but I’m sure it has no Freon.
The body has some rust in a few areas under the paint common to Jeeps you can see in the photos. There is also one spot the size of a dime that has rusted in the bed I can’t explain when the rest of the bed is in such nice condition with original paint (you can see it did not see much use). There is also a drilled hole at the top of each side of the windshield frame. The worst rust by far is on the flat bottom of both the floorboards under the carpet (driver side is worst). I can’t explain why it’s there when the rest of the body is pretty good as seen in the photos. Paint is not bad at all for a 36 year old vehicle but it hasn’t had much sun exposure in the garage. For me, the body, paint and decal condition was just too nice to repaint and it is so impressive that it is original.
The Frame is very nice and solid. I tried to take some pictures of the worst areas known for the Scrambler. I had to replace the brake cylinder after purchase as it was leaking. It stops fine but I’m not sure the rear brakes are working as good as they should. As old as the tires are, they still look like new, still have the rubber nubs, are soft, and run smooth when driving down the road. The chrome on the wheels is not bright but I planned on replacing with original rims.
I traced a fuel gauge problem to the sender in the gas tank. When I dropped the tank and could see inside, I decided to just replace the gas tank for future reliability and so I wouldn’t have to go thru that again.
I have the original owner’s manual and paperwork along with the original Jeep Sales brochure that will be included as well as some receipts. Also included is the manual for the aftermarket cruise control which currently is not functional… could be very simple fix or removed. Have not had time to look into that. It came with the original ignition key only and the door key was not found by the seller… will have to be keyed from the center console storage lock.
This Jeep Scrambler has lots of potential whether the next owner decides to restore or continue the survivor route (which I chose since it is so nice & original). Either way it is a lot of help starting with a low mileage Jeep in this condition.
In the last photo you will see a 1 piece hardtop which I purchased separately and IS INCLUDED in this sale. This hardtop I believe is ACME Brand and is really nice. It was also in a garage most all its life. Latches inside still have bright plating, widows slide and are very nice as well as wonderful fiberglass condition. The storage dolly shown saves space when the top is off and makes it real easy to move. It will be sold with the Top.
I’ve done my best to describe the condition of the Scrambler. Thank you.
Vehicle Features
Air Conditioning
Cruise Control

Private Seller

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