This 1982 Jeep CJ8 Scrambler is a rugged and fresh build of a cool
off-road machine. And as you dig deeper, you're going to see extra
versatility everywhere from the new V8 power to the four-wheel disc
brakes. And so you'll realize all the big investments were about
both off-road presence and overall usability.
The Ceramic Gray paint is a modern Mopar color that looks awesome.
This was a recent $7,500 investment that gives you the color of
granite but the polish of an award-worthy classic. So it seems
perfect for the kind of stunning Jeep that hasn't even gone 10
miles since completing its frame-off restoration. We also like this
paint because it harmonizes nicely with all the beefy black
details. You really see pieces like the fender flares, rock
sliders, rear storage rack, and 15-inch Mickey Thompson wheels. And
those restored Runk bumpers are a practically rugged touch.
The new Bestop black soft top looks great when it's in place
because it coordinates nicely with the other exterior black pieces.
But we bet you'll really love taking it down to show off the
interior. This is an awesome setup where the front buckets have a
fresh look and plenty of bolstering. These are soft yet durable
Corbeau units, and the rear was upgraded to match. This Scrambler
utilizes its long wheelbase to give you an SUV that also has plenty
of cargo space. It makes for a useful style, and that feeling is
also felt with the color-matched liner paint, high-lift jack,
rugged floor mats, full side doors, and lockbox center console that
also houses the AM/FM stereo with Bluetooth.
With such a rugged look on the outside, you really want this kind
of muscle to back it up. So under the hood is an upgrade to a 350
cubic-inch Chevy crate motor. The V8 has a clean look that reminds
you this is a fresh build. In fact, we're told this engine only had
3k miles on it before it was resealed and installed in this custom
Jeep. It has a full Edelbrock suite with the four-barrel
carburetor, intake, black valve covers, and matching air grabber.
Plus, headers add power and rumble while feeding the dual exhaust
and Flowmaster mufflers. You'll also notice other desirable details
like an aluminum radiator, a separate oil cooler, and a $1,200
Painless wiring harness. As you look underneath, you'll see how
fresh everything is, right down to the bushings. You'll also spot
nice upgrades like a four-inch lift, Rubicon Express shocks, and
Cooper Discoverer tires. These go with the twin-stick two-speed 4x4
transfer case to deliver a capable off-road ability. But there's
more to this build. The 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission is
a newly rebuilt unit that provides overdrive comfort. And power
steering and four-wheel power disc brakes are great for on or off
Complete with build receipts, this custom CJ8 has an awesome
powerful look that also doesn't skip out on the right comforts. So
it's a great restomod that you need to get your hands on right now.