81 Jeep CJ8 Scrambler - Restored & built like a tank

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: CJ
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Scrambler
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 42,754
  • VIN: 1JCCM88EXBT073912
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: Chevy 350 TPI
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Interested? Contact seller!

1981 Jeep CJ Description

For sale is a spectacular condition 1981 Jeep CJ8 Scrambler. This Jeep has been rebuilt to go anywhere - you can drive down the highway going 70 mph, turn off the road and drive up a mountain. While not in car show condition, it is in excellent shape (I keep it in my garage). In good weather, this Jeep is my daily driver and I've never had a problem with her. She tracks straight at 70MPH, even when you take your hands off the wheel. Slam on the brakes and there is no pull either direction. Heavily upgraded suspension and steering dampener means no death wobble, regardless of what speed you are going or if you hit potholes. There is no rust anywhere. She is regularly serviced and by all accounts in exceptional operating condition. This Jeep is built to off-road and has tens of thousands of upgrades.
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Here is a shortlist of upgrades/modifications:
- Chevy 350 Tuned Port Injected crate motor with 4-speed automatic transmission (less than 6000 miles on it)
- Atlas Twin Stick transfer case
- ARBs
- Dana 60 rear
- Dana 44 front
- Strange Engineering built axles
- National Leaf Springs
- 4-wheel disk brakes
- DOM full cage (in addition to stock roll bar)
- Griffinaluminumradiator with electric cooler
- AGR steering box
- American Racing wheels
- BFG 35" MT (fronts @60%+; rears @40%; spare @100%)
- Aqua waterproof seats
- Dual batteries
- Custom spare tire carrier
- Hi-lift jack
- Rhino lined interior
- Rock bars
- Some new gauges (not all, see pics)
- Bikini top
The good:
- Frame-off rebuild with serious upgrade to stock construction.- There is virtually no rust anywhere (see pictures).
- Paint is in great shape (although not perfect/showroom quality).
- Amazing daily driver during the week, off-road monster on the weekend.
The bad:
- No radio.
- Driver side rear tail light is out (I believe a shorted wire).
- Speedometer bounces around at high freeway speeds.- Fuel gauge accurate up to 1/4 tank (where it sticks).
- Clock does not work.
- Wipers don't work.
The "bad" listed above appear to be minor mechanical that I started to troubleshoot, but wife would rather me sell now than who knows when after fixing them.
This Jeep has a SMOG certificate dated April 23, 2016, which is transferrable to any buyer within 90 days of issuance (e.g. ~7/23/16).

My family has decided we need more of a beach truck than an off-road Jeep. Rather than dismantle something built to go in the dirt, I'm selling her. I've looked at most of the Scramblers for sale in the US at the time of this posting and there are few you will find anywhere that are built like this and none come close to the price I'm will to let her go for. Price is $18,000, firm.
Test drives are welcome, if you are local. Inspections are welcome and encouraged. I'm happy to work with your shipper.
Not includedin the sale, but available separately (until they are sold):
- Hard top
- Full doors
- Half doors
- Stock spare tire carrier
- Bulkhead (to convertback topickup)
Hi-res photo gallery with 65 images.