1981 Jeep Renegade CJ5 Fuel Injection 258 - CA Somg Legal - 33K Miles - Upgraded

Price: US $8,000.00 Item location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: CJ
  • SubModel: CJ5
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: CJ5
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 33,330
  • VIN: 1JCCM85E8BT066980
  • Color: Orange
  • Engine size: 289
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1981 Jeep CJ CJ5

This is a very clean 1981 Jeep CJ5 Renegade. It is in excellent condition. The engine is the inline 6 and has a 4 speed manual transmission. The miles show 33000 and I was told by the previous owner these are actual miles. Based on the condition it is likely but I can't confirm it 100%.
The panels, renegade decals, and paint are all original underneath a layer of removeable paint. If your not familiar with dipping cars visitdipyourcar.comand watch some videos. It's similar to a vinyl wrap but actually protects the paint and is fully removeable. It was done correctly with a burnt copper satin finish and is in excellent condition.
There has been many extras added and many parts replaced. The original 258 engine has been upgraded with a Howell fuel injection system that is 50 state smog legal. It also has an Offenhauser intake manifold, K&N air filter, DUI live wires, DUI performance distributer, aluminum valve cover, new catallic converter, Cherry bomb muffler, headers, and new exhaust piping. The alternator, battery, radiator, hoses, plugs, oils, and many other maintainence items were all replaced about a year ago, but have less than 100 miles on them. The jeep runs strong and starts right up every single time at every altitude. No carb adjustment or choke adjustment necessary and it passes emissions with flying colors.
The interior has been upgraded with a few new gauges like the tach, water temp, voltage, and oil pressure, all new pull knobs and heater cables, new shifter knobs, new windshield gasket, led lighted switches for the light bar and stereo, and a Kenwood stereo system with Bluetooth streaming audio, hands free, USB, etc. The stereo is secured inside a Smittybuilt locking security center console along with a new Uniden CB radio.
The seats are in great condition and have no rips or tears. Also included is a Bestop bimini top and Bestop soft top, Bestop soft doors (in ok condition), full waterproof car cover, interior grab handles, and a full roll bar.
Out front is a Warn8274 8000lb winch in a custom made heavy duty mount. The rear bumper is also custom made and has large removeable d-rings and a trailer hitch mount. The rear corners and tailgate area has diamond plate armor and a tire rack that accommodates oversized tires.There is a pair of 4 inch led off road lights and a 51 inch light bar both mounted to a custom windshield bracket, hi-lift hood hinge mounts for a bumper jack, removeable CB whip antenna, and new brush guards on the rear lights.
The suspension is modified with a 3" body lift and Rancho RS5000 shocks all around. The front has been upgraded with dual shocks and an upgraded Rancho bump steer shock setup. The wheels are aftermarket and have been dipped to match the paint. The are wrapped with 31x10.5x15 tires and have plenty of tread remaining. There is clearance for 33s for sure and possibly larger. The spare is the original wheel with a 33 on it and it fits with no issues.
The only issues with the jeep would be an intermittent fuel gauge (always works after wiggiling the wires), and some sub par welding on the exhaust and what appear to be reinforcements to a couple of the body mounts (see Pics). These were done before I purchased the jeep and are nothing that would be considered an issue, but on a jeep this nice I want there to be no surprises.
There are many other small things I'm missing and there are a ton of reciepts included. Many parts are lifetime warranties from Oreiley's and all of the instructions and documentation for many of the installed parts is included. Also included are all of the original carb parts, original gauges, new oil pan with skid plate (the original one is dented but doesn't leak) and 2 bins of misc new and original stuff. The last photo shows the original paint.
Feel free to message with any questions. Happy bidding.