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Old 12-26-2012, 10:47 AM   #1
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cj8 inquiry

Hey gents, stopping by from the JK side of the house. I've decided to sell my old car and I'm looking at trying to find a scrambler to build with my boys. I'm having trouble finding what I'm looking for though. I'm basically looking for a clean frame and tub that rolls. The rest doesn't matter much because I have some pretty ambitious plans for it. Although if there was one that was running and in"okay" shape I might go for that too just to be and to roll around in it every now and then while I let parts pile up. anyone know a good place to start looking?

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Old 12-26-2012, 08:34 PM   #2
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buy a TJL dana 44 rear and Disc all around.

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Old 12-26-2012, 10:27 PM   #3
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my buddy in chicago is selling a clean cj7... whats your budget?
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:40 PM   #4
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my buddy in chicago is selling a clean cj7... whats your budget?
Budget really depends on the product. No more than 10k, but I'd rather spend 2-4k on a clean roller. Has to be a scrambler though. Not interested in 7s. Thanks though.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:35 AM   #5
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craigslist is always a good starting point. use search tempest and you can search multiple area's in craigs at once.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:37 AM   #6
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cj8's and cheap are rarely used in the same sentence these days..either get ready to spend more than you indicated or look for something else
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:45 PM   #7
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Unless you have a gold horseshoe lodged..you wont be able to find a Swiss cheese Scrambler for under 5k...have you given thought to a Jeepster? You can hunt down a decent roller for 1500 or less.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:05 PM   #8
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Yes, I once owned a Scrambler... best Jeep ever! I really miss her.
Had over $12K invested and sold it for a mere $8k
If you find one cheap... grab it, hang on to it. It'll be an investment!
But I doubt you will... I have been look for a long time now....
Here's a shot of my old CJ8 (gone to Texas now...)
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:46 PM   #9
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Cj-8forum.com Theres three in NC for 1500 each rollers no motors in any of them. very rough.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:32 PM   #10
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Yup. Expensive, 5k and up, couple in so cal CL. Fla CL, good luck
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:44 AM   #11
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Found a cheap one yet?
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:26 PM   #12
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You may consider a CJ-6... just as rare as an 8... maybe more so. These have a similar body as a 5 except with 20 extra inches in the middle. Wheelbase is the same as an LJ but body is 3 inches shorter in the backend. You can still get soft tops for them and they carry the same parts set as a CJ-7.

Or, if you are good with tools and fabricating you can make your own from a CJ-5. This is what I did last year and it makes a great rock crawler. (See signature for build thread.)

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Old 03-08-2013, 11:52 PM   #13
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Keep an eye on these guys Collins Brothers Jeeps and Jeep Parts
You may find something, although the prices are retail.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:25 PM   #14
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Hey, I know you said you wanted to build your own. But in case you change your mind, I am selling my CJ8. You can still do some work on it but all the heavy lifting is done.
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Hey, I know you said you wanted to build your own. But in case you change your mind, I am selling my CJ8. You can still do some work on it but all the heavy lifting is done.

VERY NICE!
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Hey, I know you said you wanted to build your own. But in case you change your mind, I am selling my CJ8. You can still do some work on it but all the heavy lifting is done.
Great looking 8! I still miss mine. Biggest mistake I ever made to sell it....
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work on it but all the heavy lifting is done.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:27 PM   #19
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I know of 1 here in KC that's for sale but it's not rough.. So by definition not cheap.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:36 AM   #20
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Biggest mistake I ever made to sell it....

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