1983 Jeep Cherokee Cummins diesel conversion rust free
Price: US $19,500.00 Item location: Greenville, Pennsylvania, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Jeep
- Model: Cherokee
- Year: 1983
- Mileage: 99200
- VIN: 1JCCE17C5DT007758
- Color: Green
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clean Want to buy? Contact seller!
1983 Jeep CherokeeHi folks I am selling my 1983 Cherokee S widetrack that has been converted to a Cummins diesel. First off let me say that I built this Jeep as a driver, it is reliable, runs great, and is fun to drive. You can take this to your local cruise-in and it will turn a lot of heads, however it is not a concourse winning show car, I built it to drive. Please look at all of the pictures and the Youtube link posted below.
Here is a synopsis of the listing below:
- 1983 Cherokee S widetrack
- 1992 Cummins 12 valve
- Remanufactured injection pump
- 40 horse Bosch injectors
- New seals and gaskets
- 4 inch exhaust with straight through muffler
- 3 row all aluminum radiator
- Rebuilt transmission with extra clutches and synthetic fluid
- Towing shift kit
- New heavy duty torque converter
- 3:31 gears with synthetic gear oil
- Skyjacker 6 inch lift
- BF Goodrich 33x10.50 tires with 4000 miles
- Black Forest Green paint
- Raptor liner on rockers, wheel wells, and under hood
- 27 gallon aluminum fuel tank
The Cummins engine and the transmission are out of a 1992 a Dodge 3/4 ton truck. The engine had about 150,000 miles on it when installed. I replaced the seals and gaskets, and adjusted the valves before installing it in the Cherokee. The engine also has a remanufactured injection pump which has not been turned up and the timing has not been advanced. I also installed new up to 40 horse injectors. The engine has a 3 inch downpipe which flows into a 4 inch exhaust with an open muffler that exits behind the passenger rear tire. I installed a 3 row all aluminum radiator which has been more than adequate. There is plenty of power on tap with more available if you want. The transmission was rebuilt and extra clutches were added as well as a towing shift kit and a heavy duty torque converter, which return nice crisp shifts. The tranny is a Chrysler 47RH/A618 so it has overdrive which is operated by a toggle switch and there is no lock up converter. I wanted to eliminate the need for any computers as I wanted it to be cave man simple. This set up works quite well with the factory 3:31 gears, and rolls down the highway very nicely.
The axles are the factory Dana 44 in the front and AMC corporate model 20 in the rear with 3:31 gears. This model 20 is the strongest version they made and the ring and pinion are roughly the same size as a Dana 60. I have towed some with this Jeep, driven it and continue to drive it and enjoy it.
The Jeep had a lift installed when I purchased it that appears to be a Skyjacker 6 inch kit. It is rolling on BF Goodrich all terrains that measure 33x10.50 and have about 4000 miles on them. The tires are mounted on steel rims with old school Jeep hub caps and stainless trim rings for that retro look. This Cherokee sits about as high as a new 3/4 ton 4wd as they sat pretty low from the factory.
The Jeep gets around 20 miles per gallon in a mix of driving. I have never checked the mileage on an all highway trip.
The paint is not black it is actually Black Forest Green which is a newer Jeep color that looks really sharp on this ride. The wheels and door handles are Medium Fern pearl which is a newer Jeep color as well. I also sprayed the rockers, wheel wells, and under the hood with Raptor liner (tinted to match) for added protection. The interior is original and in decent condition, it is presentable but not perfect.
The cons list is short but includes:
- Small amount of bump steer from the lift kit
- Gauges function but the fuel and oil pressure gauges are tempermental
- There is no heat or A/C as I haven't needed it
- The Jeep is mostly finished but there is still room for you to make it your own
If you have been watching these Jeeps you know that they continue to appreciate in value. I have seen some here on Ebay listed for 30-50K so I think my price is certainly reasonable. I am selling this and a couple of other toys to fund the purchase of an RV for my wife and I to go out on the road. Feel free to ask any questions you may have as I'm sure I have forgotten something. I will consider any reasonable offers so feel free to contact me. Thanks Robb
This vehicle is sold as is where is with no warranty given or implied. Buyer is responsible for pick up or shipping. Look below for payment options, if you pay with something other than cash we will have to wait till the funds clear. Buy this rig and enjoy it like I have.