Last Updated: 6/14/16
• Model Year: 1985
• Odometer: 176,500
• Engine: 258 V6
• Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
• Color: Orange
• Source: Craigslist
• City/Area: Navarre
• State/Region: Florida
• Asking Price: $25,000
• Contact: Gary @ (850) 384-7747
1985 CJ8 Scrambler:
258 (4.2 liter) inline 6
Weber 38-38 carburetor with manual choke
Clifford cam shaft
GM HEI ignition
stock intake and exhaust
T-5 five speed manual transmission
Factory style Tachometer
Dana 44 rear end with ARB air locker and 4:56 gears
Stock front end with ARB air locker and 4:56 gears
Warn winch similar to the M8274-50 model
Maxxis Buckshot tires 33×12.5×15 with about 20,000 miles on them, spare is a Maxxis Bighorn
Tow bar with rear lights wired for a 4 pin wiring harness, the wiring is diode OR’d with the jeep wiring
Half doors from a YJ
ACME hardtop that is in good but not great condition.
Bestop soft top, additional Bestop skin and rear window
Bestop bikini top
Rear seat and seat belts
Center console with two lockable compartments.
No radio but power and antenna wiring have been routed to the front compartment of the center console
The gauge on the front of the center console is a fuel/air mixture meter. I use it to determine where to set the choke and to adjust the jets in the carburetor.
I don’t have the traditional scrambler hard top and bulkhead, the roll bar won’t allow the traditional top to be installed.
I bought the jeep in the summer of 2010 from a guy in Louisiana. He had purchased it from somebody in Montana. It was originally sold in California. I have a Carfax. An off-the-frame restoration was done in the winter of 2010/2011. The engine was rebuilt and the body was sanded down and painted with some rust and dents repaired. Some rust popped up since then and I had the rust repaired during the winter of 2015/2016. I fixed the windows and exterior of the hard top during the summer of 2014.
The paint color is “Mango Tango”. This was available on Jeep and Dodge products during the 2011 model year. The “tub” of the jeep is lined with something link Rhino or Line-x but I don’t know exactly what it is. It is about 1/8 inch thick. It was in the jeep when I bought it.
I recently replaced the speedometer and the seat belts. The original speedometer had 176,441.9 miles on it when it was removed. The jeep had about 156,000 when I bought it and about 159,000 when the restoration was finished in 2011.
It is not perfect but it is pretty close. Could use new front seats.
Willing to trade for the right TJ Unlimited Rubicon or TJ Unlimited plus cash – prefer a manual.
Will also consider a 4 door (crew cab) Chevy/GMC with Quadrasteer.