More about the build of this Jeep here: http://www.offroaders.com/info/tech-corner/project-cj7/project-cj7-index.htm ... CJ7 Climbing a short hill. AMC 360 crate engine, HEI Ignition, Truck Avenger Carb, T-18 Trans (w/ 6.32:1 1st gear), Dana 20 Transfer case with Teralow gears, Wagoneer Dana 44 Front Axle with Powertrax locker, Scout Dana 44 rear Axle with Detroit Locker. Tons of Tech writeups in Project CJ-7 @ www.Offroaders.com
An In-Depth Look at Project RattleTrap
This is for all of the gear heads out there who want to know every nut and
bolt used on Project RattleTrap. Martin Barkey goes through the exterior,
interior, engine bay and suspension to let you know which parts have been
Don't forget to check out each of the manufacturers that sponsored the
RattleTrap build. They have excellent products that work on mild to the
most wild builds!
134132 / 1980 Jeep CJ 7
This body-off restoration, completed in 2012, is what happens when you buy
a $22k CJ7 and use it as the starting point for your own no-limits build.
Complete with a rebuilt 401 V8, fresh paint, and a killer period-correct
Pack Mule trailer, this is the CJ for those who are ready for something
more than just a mud toy. If that sounds like your scene, take a minute and
get to know this killer 1980 Jeep.
This '80 CJ7 takes its legendary traits and covers them in an eye-popping
coat Porsche Guards Red that contrast perfectly with the long list of black
and chrome accessories found across the vehicle. The paintwork presents
well, casting even reflections from nearly any point on the body tub. The
paintwork is continued onto a 1979 Pack Mule trailer included in the sale,
which has been finished to the same high standards as the Jeep itself.
Lift the hood and you'll find classic Jeep power in the form of an AMC 401
cubic inch V8 borrowed from a Wagoneer of the same era. These engines made
somewhere in the neighborhood of 215 hp and 320 lb. ft. of torque in stock
form, but this one has received a number of upgrades including a Holley
Street Avenger carburetor, Edelbrock Performer intake manifold, Edelbrock
headers, and a MSD ignition system. Turn the key and the engine fires to
life, settling into a mellow idle.
Behind the engine, a three-speed automatic transmission takes care of
shifting duties, while a Dana 300 transfer case divides the 401's power
between a Dana 30 front axle and an AMC 20 rear. Around the drivetrain,
updated leaf springs and a set of Fox Racing shocks add up to a total of
four inches of lift. That lift helps accommodate a set of aluminum Mickey
Thompson wheels wrapped in tall 33-inch BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A tires.
Even the trailer has leaf springs and 31's! Power steering and power brakes
make the CJ surprisingly easy to operate.
Open up the doors and you'll find a great example of the utilitarian
interiors Jeeps are known for. The configuration is based around two
high-back bucket seats and a small bench seat, all wrapped in waterproof
Bestop seat covers. A lockable center console has been added but the nearly
everything else is pure Jeep design.
This CJ started its restoration nicer than most and ended up a head-turning
show-worthy stunner equally as capable off-road as it is in the show field.
If you're ready to stop wrenching on project Jeeps and start driving an
awesome one, call, click, or visit: http://rkmotorscharlotte.com for more
information on this 1980 CJ7!
ICON "Reformer" Custom Jeep CJ7 For Sale
Perhaps one of the most thoroughly restored and tastefully updated CJ7, in
my humble opinion. A great truck, and a rare opportunity to purchase for a
fraction of the build cost.17,500 miles since new, 3000 miles since the
offroad in south texas ship channel rio grande valley. good times. 1979
jeep cj7 on 40" boggers, and a chevy z71with lift and 35" tires. check out
my other videos
Jeep CJ Hill Climb
Black CJ climbing wet, slick hill. Always the hardest to go first. Broken
Bow, NE 10/10/10
Jeep Renegade review - tested on and off-road
The new baby Jeep Renegade offers genuine off-road ability, but is it as
good on the road?
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There's always been one hostile environment Jeep could never conquer, and
that is the European car market. Their latest tactic is to dive into the
world's fastest growing car sales segment - compact crossovers. They're
doing it with the new Renegade.
You've only got to spend thirty seconds on any European road these days to
know that compact crossovers, or small SUVs are hot property these days.
There's the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, Mercedes GLA and MINI Countryman -
every manufacturer has either got one of these SUVs or is scrambling a team
of designers to get one on the market.
Jeep promises it designed the Renegade to be true to its off-roading roots
and have the best all-terrain ability in its class - not that it has much
to beat. The Renegade is a really good little off-road car. The steering
doesn't jump or fidget around, the body's nice and stiff and, crucially,
it's fairly difficult to get the Renegade stuck.
Jeep's SelecTerrain four wheel drive system is present in the Renegade.
It's an adaptive system where you can select a range of modes consisting of
snow, mud, sand, rock and automatic setting. There's also a hill-descent
On the road, the Renegade is a bit of a mixed bag. Visibility is pretty bad
both front and rear, but the gear change is positive, it doesn't roll too
much in corners and there's plenty of grip. It can't quite match the
sharper drive of the Skoda Yeti or MINI Countryman, though.
The interior certainly has a sense of humour with paint splatters on the
dials and a reminder of Jeep's birthday. The plastics aren't as good as
they could be and the infotainment system from Alfa Romeo isn't as good as
the system found in the larger Jeep Cherokee. The interior sums up the Jeep
Renegade - lots of flair but some flaws.
There's no doubt this is the most relevant Jeep in years, and there's
finally a model worthy of comparison with European and Japanese rivals.
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