Hello all - and looking for a Scrambler!

City
Roselle
State
Il
#22
there's just sumpt'n sexy about those turbine wheels
Yeah, they were cool. The thing about that car was it had all the correct AMX stuff, wheels, centercaps, fender flares, steering wheel. EVERYTHING! Well, except for one thing, the front spoiler. I started a thread on an AMC site about having them reproduced and a bunch of guys joined in. They ultimately started making them around the time I sold it.

The guy who bought it was about to start restoring another 1979 AMX, except his was a rust bucket. As I mentioned, this one was amazingly rust free. The buyer kept sticking his head in the wheel wells and under the floor pans and kept saying, "Oh My God! Oh My God!" It was that moment when I realized I should have asked for more money. :LOL: J/K, I'm glad he ended up with it.
 

designerRob

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City
Allen Park
State
MI
#23
I've had six. Still have three.

But I ordered this one new: 1989 decal delete, G92, BW 9 bolt 3.45, KC4 oil cooler, N10 dual cats, MK6 T5 5 speed, LB9. It became quickly apparent to me that I wasn't going to drive it to work and park it in the lot and I certainly wasn't going to drive it in the winter! Still have it with 11K miles.

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Beautiful! Back in the day I had a 88' GTA. Great car. About 10 years ago I was looking for a real nice 3rd gen Camaro. I couldn't find what I wanted and I ended up buying a pretty sweet Corvette.
 
City
Roselle
State
Il
#24
Beautiful! Back in the day I had a 88' GTA. Great car. About 10 years ago I was looking for a real nice 3rd gen Camaro. I couldn't find what I wanted and I ended up buying a pretty sweet Corvette.
Nice C4 Corvettes are going for less than nice IROCs nowadays. They're still a bargain. If you're ever looking for another 3rd gen and need another opinion, I'd be happy to help.
 

bigwalton

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City
Dexter
State
MI
#25
Wow, that Camaro is freaking hot (I'm a sucker for decal delete on most any car and it's what I'll do to the modern Challenger that I'll eventually own) and I love the AMXs too.
 
City
Roselle
State
Il
#26
Wow, that Camaro is freaking hot (I'm a sucker for decal delete on most any car and it's what I'll do to the modern Challenger that I'll eventually own) and I love the AMXs too.
You have no idea how I had to fight the salesman on that. He figured I was doing it just to get the $60 credit and then planning in applying the decals later. That is, after I had to prove to him that option decal delete DX3 actually existed.
 

bigwalton

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City
Dexter
State
MI
#27
You have no idea how I had to fight the salesman on that. He figured I was doing it just to get the $60 credit and then planning in applying the decals later. That is, after I had to prove to him that option decal delete DX3 actually existed.
Well done sir. :cheers:
 
City
Roselle
State
Il
#29
Anyways, back on CJ8s. I've seen a couple advertised with fiberglass bodies. Not really what I'm looking for, but what do you guys think of that?
 

CJ7Pilot

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City
Yuba City
State
CA
#30
Anyways, back on CJ8s. I've seen a couple advertised with fiberglass bodies. Not really what I'm looking for, but what do you guys think of that?
That's not what I would be looking for, either. Don't settle for less than what you want, the right Scrambler will show up soon enough!
 

designerRob

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City
Allen Park
State
MI
#33
Nice C4 Corvettes are going for less than nice IROCs nowadays. They're still a bargain. If you're ever looking for another 3rd gen and need another opinion, I'd be happy to help.
I ended up with an awesome 05' C6. But the C4s are nice rides too.

Speaking of decals, I think Jeep CJs have some of the coolest decal sets of any vehicle made. And Imo, the CJ8 is just naked without, including mine.😅
 

ag4ever

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City
Richmond
State
TX
#34
Anyways, back on CJ8s. I've seen a couple advertised with fiberglass bodies. Not really what I'm looking for, but what do you guys think of that?
If I lived in a northern state with salted roads AND I was planning to drive it on salted roads I would consider it. That or an aqualu aluminum body.

If it was a trail only rig, I’d lean aqualu.

If mild trail and street queen, steel all the way.
 

MrBeep

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City
Dillsboro
State
IN
#36
I am a big fan of the fiberglass bodies. I've built several and have 4 presently along with 3 steel scramblers. It all depends on personel taste and purpose. I've never tried to pass of a glass one for metal and ive driven glass ones a lot more than the metal i recon because i'm not quite as concerned of someone else banging up my pride and joy. The best part of the Jeep world is every single one is someones idea of their perfect toy.
 
City
Roselle
State
Il
#37
I ended up with an awesome 05' C6. But the C4s are nice rides too.

Speaking of decals, I think Jeep CJs have some of the coolest decal sets of any vehicle made. And Imo, the CJ8 is just naked without, including mine.😅

I agree. The decals on a CJ8 are almost a must.
 
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