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Old 08-22-2016, 04:06 PM   #1
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1985 Jeep CJ-7 Rockcrawler

I am selling my 1985 CJ-7. This Jeep has held my attention for the past 10yrs but lately I have not been wheeling it as much as I should be and the Jeep has been sitting. A serious buyer will convince me that it's time to let it go.

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1985 CJ-7 Build Sheet
General Specs:
-Titled 1985 CJ-7 with Ford V-8, built axles, 39.5"s and lots of custom touches
-Slightly modified original CJ-7 body (tried to keep the classic Jeep look)
-Slightly modified original CJ-7 frame (custom spring hangers/shackle mounts, crossmembers, skid plates)
-Not currently registered or inspected but there is no reason it cannot be. Until recently I had it registered as an antique with no inspection required.

Engine Bay:
-1990 Ford 302 H.O. V-8 from a GT Mustang
-K&N Cold Air intake
-Smog Pump Eliminated
-Slimmed down Ford harness spliced into stock Jeep harness
-Aftermarket shorty headers
-2.5" 2 into 1 exhaust with dynomax straight through muffler
-PSC hi-flow Saginaw pump
-PSC steering reservoir and heat sink cooler
-140 Amp G-2 Alternator
-Dual Taurus Electric Fans (one thermo controlled, one manual controlled)
-Stock 3 row radiator
-Late 60s corvette brake master cylinder to YJ brake booster
-Smog pump eliminator
-Custom battery mount

-Rubicon Express 1.5" SOA YJ leaves sprung over in the front
-Chevy 52" sprung over in the back
-1" redrilled spring perches for front and rear stretch
-Total wheelbase 99.5"
-Rear 2" tube anti-wrap bar with johnny joint mounted to tube crossmember
-Bilstein 14" travel shock all around
-Ford F-250 shock towers on all 4 corners

-Front: -Chevy Dana 44-HD from late 70s K-20.
-Narrowed 4" on long side to run 70s waggy stock length shafts
-Superior 4340 Chromo inner and outer axle shafts (stock set as spares)
-Yukon super u-joints with bronze bushings instead of needle bearings
-Hi-steer with reverse highsteer arms and ARP studs (moves the tie-rod to the back of the axle)
-1.5"x6.75" PSC hydro-assist ram and PSC ported/tapped steering box (aftermarket steering box mount and brace with waggy pitman arm)
-Warn Superior lock-outs
-4.88 gears and welded spider gears/carrier
-1310 output yoke
-3/8" differential cover
-1"x0.25" DOM tie road and drag link with "1-ton" Chevy tie rod ends
-63.5" WMS
-Rear-Custom 609
-Stock late 70s Ford 9" housing
-Stock early 90s Ford E-350 Van Dana-60 hubs and spindles
-Custom Moser 35-spline 4340 chromo shafts
-Complete aftermarket Moser centersection with 4.88-gears, Daytona pinion support, full 35-spline spool
-Late 70s Chevy disk brakes (controlled with Will-wood adjustable proportioning valve)
-1350 output yoke
-1" aluminum wheel spacers
-62" WMS

-NP-435 4-speed manual transmission from late 70s Ford (4wd).
-Aluminum Novak Conversions adapter with built in transfercase clocking ring
-Completely built Dana-300 transfercase
-JB conversions 4:1 gears
-JB fab twin sticks
-JB conversion 32 spline front AND rear output
-Custom aluminum deep sump (stronger) bottom pan
-Hi-angle rear 4 bolt 32 spline output flange
-1350 front output yoke
-Rear driveshaft is new 1350/1350 CV 2"x0.25" DOM
-Front driveshaft is modified stock Jeep shaft. 1310/1350 conversion joints. 1.75"x.120" DOM
-Total Crawl ratio in 1st gear, low, is somewhere near 130:1

-Custom rock sliders/tube fenders/front bumper stinger. 1.75"x.120" DOM
-PoisonSpyder base CJ-7 cage with many extra bars added 1.75"x.120" DOM
-Seats tied to cage/frame with 1.5"x.120" DOM
-Cage tied to frame with 1.75"x.120" DOM and Polybushings
-Front 1/4" custom cowl armor
-Rear 1/4" custom tub/side armor
-Front and rear bumpers are 2"x4"x0.125" wall box tubing
-Front Superwinch LP8500 with aluminum haws fairlead and synthetic rope (90'x3/8")
-Decent Maroon paint job with minor trail damage but no major dents (Very clean Jeep)
-Removable windshield with hinge pins
-Cage has a 1/8" sheet metal roof
-'Round-Eyes' headlight conversion and LED rear taillight conversion
-Square LED waterproof rock lights
-17" Aluminum Raceline Beadlocks
-39.5"x13.5"x17" Iroks
-Black cloth half-doors

-Corbeau Racing Seats (tied to cage)
-4 point harnesses
-Stewart Warner Gauges (Fuel and Temp do not work)
-Custom flat dash
-Hurculined interior tube (black, decent shape)
-Rubber floormats
- Tuffy lockable center console bolted to cage/frame
-15 gallon aluminum fuel cell, half sunken in the rear cargo area
-Custom rear storage (fuel cell shroud)
-No AC and No heater

There is nothing wrong with or broken on this Jeep other than some regular maintenance items and annoying fluid leaks. I may trade for a family wheeling rig (4x4 Cherokee, 4x4 Grand Cherokee, 4x4 Tacoma, 4x4 Land Cruiser....something like that).

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