CJ8, Scrambler, Renegade, Laredo... How to tell?

MomoJeep

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Seattle
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So is it correct that there were four variations of trim packages?

- CJ8 (Base)
- Scrambler
- Renegade
- Laredo

?

And since mine is a resto-mod, how can I tell what version it originally was?
 

sdsupilot

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OKC
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Dennis Collins made a pretty thorough Youtube video of this. I personally think the steering wheel (unless its been changed) is the easiest way. Plastic - base, spokes with cut outs - Renegade, solid spokes and leather covering 1/2 the spokes - laredo. There are a bunch of other details to look for as well. The trim tag on the firewall is really the best way to tell what it was coming off the assembly line.
 

MomoJeep

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Seattle
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Dennis Collins made a pretty thorough Youtube video of this. I personally think the steering wheel (unless its been changed) is the easiest way. Plastic - base, spokes with cut outs - Renegade, solid spokes and leather covering 1/2 the spokes - laredo. There are a bunch of other details to look for as well. The trim tag on the firewall is really the best way to tell what it was coming off the assembly line.
Thanks! Great info!
 

MomoJeep

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so then are all CJ8’s also Scramblers? Or is “Scrambler” some kind of package and “CJ8” the base model?
 

Chamba

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so then are all CJ8’s also Scramblers? Or is “Scrambler” some kind of package and “CJ8” the base model?
No. Some CJ-8s are also Overlanders or Postals. Scrambler was the American marketing name.

CJ-8 is the design model: Civilian Jeep number 8, and then it in turn can be further defined as a Scrambler (North America), Overlander (Australia/ New Zealand), etc. Then the equipment package is the Base, Renegade, etc.

Everyone agree with this brief synopsis?
 

Belizeit

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River Ridge
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La
Just curious what all the ones down in South America are ?
 

DeLuke

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Dallas
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Everyone agree with this brief synopsis?

Overly technical, but from 1981-84 the Renegade and Laredo trims (from the 7's and 5's) were called SR and SL, respectively, on the Scrambler. Each said Scrambler on the hood - instead of Renegade or Laredo. That was the case until 1985 until they were truly called Renegades and Laredo and got the respective hood lettering just like the 7s of that year.
 

DeLuke

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Just curious what all the ones down in South America are ?
I've monitored the market and seen over a half dozen, but they have mostly been repainted and hard to tell. I have seen a couple that could/might have original paint but no real confidence. From what I can tell, they were branded "CJ-7 Limited." They had our rear CJ7 emblem in the grill area and "Limited" emblem (same as the CJ7's Limited) on the lower edge of the top sides all the way toward the back on both passenger and driver side. Again, no confidence if this is factory but seems so. I have also seen them referred to as long-base CJ7s so not sure whether CJ8 was used or when.
 

ag4ever

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Richmond
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Just curious what all the ones down in South America are ?
Llanero II, but they could be -7 or -8.

Also, they made the YJ-L into the mid 90’s.

Similar to the ones in Israel that were the AIL Storm I models. Made from 91 - 96.
 

AJ2393

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I don't think I will ever get used to seeing a YJ snout on a CJ style body, especially a CJ-8.
 
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