1982 AMC Jeep CJ7
1982 AMC Jeep CJ7
The Expediciones De Las Americas is the most badass road trip you've never heard of… A couple of decades after starting the Jamboree, Mark A. Smith led an expedition of Jeeps on the longest off-road trip in history, trekking 21,000 miles over some of the world's most inhospitable terrain, from the southernmost tip of Chile to the northern reaches of Alaska. In the 4x4's first public outing, it was driven up the steps of the U.S. Capitol. When asked what it was, the driver replied simply, “It's a jeep.” Two years later, Willys-Overland filed a trademark application.
For consignment, a CJ (Civilian's Jeep) version 7 from 1982. This frame off rotisserie restoration goes through a painstakingly meticulous process down to every nut and bolt being weatherproof, and plenty of add on to immerse yourself into this one. Here we go!
A thorough sandblasting then careful epoxy priming was performed on every steel panel of this Jeep. Then it was top coated in miles deep orange. Any chrome accenting was then sprayed black to add contrast to the exterior. A Tomken stubby bumper was put on in front, and it has a winch plate complete with a Ramsey 9K winch with a remote. Black padding covers the roll cage and it sports a canvas sunshade safari top. Consigner states that a tan colored hardtop, and matching hardtop doors will come with the purchase. 33x10.5 knobby mud terrain tires are wrapping black Rock Wagon wheel rims with locking hubs. A Tomken HD tire carrier with a 3/16 inch rear frame crossmember is holding an additional tire if you get onto some real trouble! Black molded plastic wraps the bottom of this Jeep and Rock Equipment perches help you climb into the interior.
As we make our way through the doorless entry, we perch on top of one of 2 Corbeau racing buckets covered in black vinyl. In back, a Corbeau fold down bench is now installed. Between the buckets is a like new lock box console/armrest. Upfront a like new metal orange painted dash with a lineup of pulls, gauges and a killer Kenwood sound system are all neatly mounted. The original steering wheel is fronting this dash. Orange texture paint is reserved for the floors and rear storage, making for an easy cleanup.
As I loosen the front lockdowns, and raise the hood and I have found a place to eat my lunch…yes it's that clean. Fully restored, nice blue painted block, all new MSD ignition. We are peering at a 258ci inline 6 cylinder engine and it is showroom condition. It is topped by a Motorcraft 2100 2bbl carburetor, and backed by a T5 5-speed manual transmission. In front there is a Dana 30 axle, and on back an AMC 20 rear axle (2.73 ratio). Consigner states that the clutch is new as are all bearings and seals throughout. Woods provide the custom drive shafts now on.
In keeping with the get tough theme, no stone has been left unturned (or for that matter driven over!). Here we see a very clean undercarriage. This features Old Man Emu suspension, lift kit and shackles. There is now a stainless steel exhaust with a Thrush muffler which has a wonderful sound when exhaling. Disc brakes are in front, and drums for the back.
This beauty started right up and was ready to climb the walls and anything else we had here at Classic Auto Mall that it could drive over. So I took it to the test track and here all was functioning beautifully. Good acceleration, plenty of power, all gearing 2 and 4 wheel drives were working , and the sound system was awesome. The seats are comfy and in the open air one feels a sense of freedom, although when a semi goes by it makes you think about that exterior being right there!
A frame off restoration with even stainless nut and bolt kit were used in the reassembly, along with plenty of other special add ons and upgrades. Now we have a comfy, beautiful social climber, and mountain climber that can go virtually anywhere. And where it will not go, use the winch!
N-5 Speed Manual P/T Transfer Case
87-CJ7 Open Body 2 Door
T-Toledo, OH Assy Plant
0622209-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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