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Old 10-06-2012, 08:47 PM   #1
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cj-8 scrambler

Hey guys I just found a cj-8 scrambler that has been locked away in a garage im talking to the owners about it tomorrow. Any tips or things to look for
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:22 PM   #2
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If it has been garage kept, you should be fine but check the frame. Like others will tell you, take a screw driver (or something to hit it) and give it a good pounding, if you find any soft spots, that may be a deal breaker. Post some pictures and someone will be able to further help you, I only know the basics on what to check.

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Old 10-06-2012, 11:31 PM   #3
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Thanks. Im just wondering if the scrambler is worth anything. I like the looks of the regular short wheelbase jeeps. I drive a tj. Looking for a cj just thinking the scrambler could be weird
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scrambler is more valuable than a 5 or 7...I'll take it
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:07 PM   #5
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On a vehicle that is about 30 years old I wouldn't go to the bank with the whole "garage kept" thing. It's been used at some point like a jeep, so check it over.
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:53 AM   #6
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Scramblers are awesome! I wish I never would've sold mine. Look for the typical CJ woe's and really check the rear of the frame for rust.

Good luck and if you get it you better post some pictures for us!
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:57 AM   #7
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if its been sitting for years, plan to replace most if not all of the rubber hoses/lines etc...
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:32 PM   #8
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Rear frame next to the gas tank on the inside.

Body mounts.
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definitely the body mounts. had an 81 and they were SHOT.... PO used the scrambler as a beater and looked like he jumped the damn thing once too many times over a river

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