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Old 06-12-2014, 10:55 PM   #1
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Found this in a barn...

So I ran I to an older gentleman the other day that told me had an 83 cj7 that the clutch was so stiff he couldn't drive it anymore.

Jokingly I asked what he wanted for it and when he told me the price and about the CJ I bought it sight unseen.

I have a tj so I didn't really need another jeep but I couldn't resist.

So I show up at the guys place this morning and this is what I had bought



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He's owned it since new. He has swapped in a Chevy 350 and it has a 4 speed.

I'm not sure what tranny though maybe you guys can help me.

It's a 4 speed with reverse all the way to the left and down. I've googled and cant seem to find it.

I know what you're gonna say but I didn't crawl under it and look for any numbers markings etc..

Just thought maybe you guys would have an idea
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There is a song about guys like you..... "Some guys have all the luck".

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What you pay for it? Nice!
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:06 PM   #4
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I feel like a thief even saying.


$2000
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Wow! Congrats!
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I feel like a thief even saying.


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Dang..... I did not need to hear that. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:16 PM   #7
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Seriously!!

Interior is in great shape.

He gave me a bikini top the original wheels and the back seat.

The back seat was covered up in a shed.

He said he took it out the day he bought it and it has never been in the jeep.

Oh, this guy also gave me a set of half doors.

I had asked a lot of questions before I bought it but I honestly couldn't believe what I had just done.

On the drive home the whole thing Just seemed surreal. Lol
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Oh man that makes me jealous. I just bought an '80 cj5 and don't even want to mention what I paid...
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:27 PM   #9
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Now, that was such a hot steal, it gives a new meaning to the term "barn Burner".
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That is truly unreal. Congratulations, man.
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That was a steal. Easily worth 2 to 3 times that at a minimum.

The trans is probably an SM465 and that would likely be the first choice behind any Chevy engine for a 4 speed.
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Congrats. I am missing my 86 CJ after seeing your pics. It was a fun ride !!!
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Nice!
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Unreal. Lucky you!
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SCORE! Congratulations on an awesome deal. While it won't be as smooth of a driver as a TJ, CJ's are way cooler and their value will only continue to go up.
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So I ran I to an older gentleman the other day that told me had an 83 cj7 that the clutch was so stiff he couldn't drive it anymore. Jokingly I asked what he wanted for it and when he told me the price and about the CJ I bought it sight unseen. I have a tj so I didn't really need another jeep but I couldn't resist. So I show up at the guys place this morning and this is what I had bought He's owned it since new. He has swapped in a Chevy 350 and it has a 4 speed. I'm not sure what tranny though maybe you guys can help me. It's a 4 speed with reverse all the way to the left and down. I've googled and cant seem to find it. I know what you're gonna say but I didn't crawl under it and look for any numbers markings etc.. Just thought maybe you guys would have an idea
Very nice. I just got a 65 for a steal and I have a lot of work to get it that condition!!! Keeps everyone hopeful that they can be as lucky.
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What a deal. Want to make a profit on it?
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Sweet jeep! Enjoy it bud!
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Very nice!!! Congrats!!!
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Wow!! What a steal. Seems "Sinful". Enjoy!!
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The very first new car I ever bought was a 86 CJ7. Loved the thing but it only had the 4 cylinder in it and that engine was horrible. It was garnet red with same color interior and top. Had to get the NOLES color......
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Nice score!
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Congratulations you got yourself a Jackpot.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:53 PM   #24
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Chevy 350... with a carburetor...

Reverse left & back..

I think an old Camaro with a Saginaw 4 speed.
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If it has a granny low gear it could be a sm465 GM trans or a t-18. But when I put my first chevy motor in my cj I was able to buy an adaptor so it bolted to the jeep T176 4 speed which was more like a car 4 speed . If the rest of the drive train is stock , AMC corporate 20 rear and dana 30 front I'll bet it's a T176.
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billibob, the old Saginaw reverse was left and up, had 2 of them in the past.
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Talk about falling in the chithouse and come out smelling like roses. Nice CJ you found!
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billibob, the old Saginaw reverse was left and up, had 2 of them in the past.
They built them both ways. 1960s GM pickups had reverse left and back. So did some early Camaros. I think you can adjust the linkage to change it.
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Man you make me want to go backl to the old guys house where I found a 70s CJ5 with (he said) 19k miles on it. Its sat in a pole barn with no sides for years so a lot of dust all over it. Damnit im going back next week and try him again.
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Lucky dude. Was the old man on his death bed or his wife making him sell it?

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