My 1st Scrambler - FINALLY!

Daddy Stew

Legacy Registered User
City
Oakdale
State
PA
#1
After gawking at other rigs here, on eBay and elsewhere, I was finally able to purchase a CJ-8 for my very own! It's a 1981 tub with everything underneath from a 1985. I purchased her today in Arizona and she will ship back on a transport by the end of the week, after a full soft top and doors are installed!

I look forward to learning more from yall on here. Just wishing I could transport the AZ weather back to Pittsburgh too!
 

mwqpd11

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Coopersburg
State
PA
#2
Nice Scrambler!!! Have you actually seen it in person or do you have to wait till it gets shipped to PA?
 

Gueon

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Thatcher
State
AZ
#3
Congrats! Interesting cage work on that Scrambler, I believe I saw that on the Phoenix Craigslist a few weeks ago. Looks like a good one, enjoy!
 

Flatie46

Legacy Registered User
City
Russllville
State
TN
#7
Congrats and welcome. Just got mine a couple weeks ago, still don't feel like it's mine yet. Yours looks great, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
 

Daddy Stew

Legacy Registered User
City
Oakdale
State
PA
#9
Thanks everyone! Here are the details:

• 1981 tub on a 1985 chassis.
• 4.2L, 258ci w/5 speed Borg-Warner T-5 transmission
• Power steering
• Manual brakes
• Weber carburetor
• 4” spring lift.
• Superior one piece axles
• Lock Rite lockers in front and rear.
• 4:10 gears
• Five new 33x12.50x15 BFG All terrain tires on Mickey Thompson Classic wheels

I have been enjoying it in person and will have to relinquish it to the transport driver on Thursday, but it should be delivered just before we return home from vacation! I would have loved to spend the 4 days driving it home, but I couldn't justify the doubling the expense of transporting it, much less the loss of work time. That just means I will more miles and time to enjoy it soon enough!
 

gr8dain

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
SOA Member
City
Ashburn
State
VA
#12
Looks great!! Enjoy it. Don't let the rust monster get a hold of it.
 
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