1979 Jeep CJ7
- 6 cyl
- AS-IS No Warranty
Excellent Jeep! Clean California title in hand. Runs and drives great.
Description from the owner:
Rare 1979 Jeep CJ 7. So many upgrades and new parts on complete ground up rebuild. The rebuilt 4.2 liter straight six engine has been over bored and aluminum sleeved with new machined head. Currently there are only 4,670 miles on the new rebuilt engine. The engine was rebuilt by S&J Engines out of Washington state. This is a very solid engine, runs great, and is very dependable. Add the California legal Howell throttle body injection kit, DUI distributor, triple core aluminum radiator , and dump exhaust and this 4.2 runs like no other.
This jeep was built for off-roading while keeping it perfect for a daily or weekend driver. New rear Detroit locker with flanged axles and welded and strengthened axle housing with a rear 4:11 gear ratio. Rebuilt front end including new Warn locking hubs receiving power transferred from the low geared model 20 transfer case. Coupled with the rebuilt T-18 transmission, you can literally put this in 1st gear and low range 4wd and crawl over anything and even safely walk and steer from standing outside. New Rubicon Express 4" leaf spring lift on new BFG KM2 mud terrain T/A 33 x 1250s. WFO Concepts out of Auburn California aligned and shimmed the axles, built a custom drive line, installed a dropped pitman arm, and welded 3/8" frame plates, fully welded, from the front bumper to the front body mounts with steering box support, creating a solid tight front end and with front sway bar disconnects, its ready for any manipulation while keeping the wheels well in contact for added traction.
Custom front bumper with 10,000 lb Smittybilt X20 winch and tow shackles. Front and rear differential rock guards. Custom side rail rock plates and nerf running board step sides. New 20 gallon gas tank with full rock guard encasement and electric fuel pump. Entire undercarriage has been primed, rubberized undercoated and painted, including fender wells and the engine compartment. Fiberglass body tub with new metal front fenders and grill. Custom rear bumper with tow hitch, trailer wiring, swing out full size tire rack, 2 five gallon jerry can racks with tie downs and luggage rack.
Custom full six-point roll cage that extends through the body and mounted to the frame. Quick release front driver and passenger seat belts (three other standard seat belts for a total of 5), with neoprene seat covers front and rear. The inside is coated with truck bed liner and 4 removable drain plugs have been added to make cleaning after a day of mudding easy, including exterior water proof speakers. Almost everything on the jeep has been replaced with new parts, including the entire dash board, all gauges, and the entire jeep has been rewired, including an additional 30 amp circuit for a future field welder and or compressor. New Best top super top with soft full doors that are also half doors or run topless with the American flag wind screen.
Everything works on the jeep and it has no issues that I am aware of. The paint is in decent shape, but I didn't go crazy on the paint job knowing I had intended going off road and knew it would get scratched up. A professional paint job and a little detailing and this Jeep could be show ready. I purchased the jeep in 2005 and began the restoration in 2015 and "finished" in 2018. I never thought I'd sell my jeep, especially after the years of a labor of love restoring it. But sometimes life gets in the way. It's been four years now and while I regularly keep her up and take it for a drive, I just haven't had time to really use her anymore like I'd hoped. She's been on the Rubicon and all over the northern Sierra Nevada mountains, most of its adventures prior to the rebuild.