1977 Jeep Wrangler CJ7 Restored, Rockcrawler 42" boggers KMC Beadlocks Chevy 350

Price: - Item location: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: CJ
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: Levis
  • Year: 1977
  • Mileage: 45000
  • VIN: J7F93EH001759
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: Chevrolet 350
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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Description:

1977 Jeep CJ Levis

For Sale a one of a kind custom 77 Jeep CJ-7 wrangler featured in the April 2019 JP Magazine.Full Description of Jeep below...Jeep was built by Low Range 4x4 in Wilmington, NC and they have been featured in many offroad publications. This jeep is built for fun and a 1 of a kind eye catcher. Over 25k invested in this jeep. Tires only have a few thousand miles on them and comes with a 5th spare full size tire on KMC beadlock. Tires and rims are 5k alone. please send with any questions on this 1 of a kind Jeep
link of jeep running, (copy and paste)
https://youtu.be/buMvhFACn7I
Below is article from April 2019 JP MagazineA CJ That’s a Wrangler?It makes sense once you “sea” itJp Magazine1 Apr 2019By Ali Mansour jpeditor@jpmagazine.com Photography: Ali MansourAh, the glorious CJ-7. Replaced in 1987 by the then all-new Wrangler YJ (andthose much-maligned square headlights), for many, the CJ-7 would be the last of the “real” Jeeps. With an available V-8, classic styling, and a no-frills interior, the CJ-7 remains a popular build platform for Jeep enthusiasts. A perfect example of this can be found in In 2005, Manning was looking for a classic CJ to haul his family out to the beach. Living in coastal North Carolina, Manning didn’t need anything too extreme, but a stocker wasn’t going to pass the cool test with his kids. After hunting for quite some time, he eventually found his new-to-him Jeep from a classic GM car restorer out of Virginia.It was there that the CJ had undergone a tub swap from an ’87 Jeep Wrangler YJ and received a built 350ci GM V-8. It had a mild lift and a handful of bolt-on accessories, but it was far from the Jeep you see pictured here today. While Manning enjoyed the turnkey aspect of his find, his drive to modify eventually led the rig to Low Range 4x4 where it got the sizeable upgrades you see today. Still primarily used as a weekend toy and family beach buggy, this CJ is a great example of a Jeep that balances the needs and wants of the owner.ChassisThe previous owner had done a good job of restoring the CJ. This equated to a rust-free platform for Manning to start with. Since 42-inch-tall Boggers were on the docket, Manning planned on the Jeep being a little on the tall side. To help with stability, he yanked the stock axle set for a pair of full-width 8-lug units. Using a full-width leaf-spring conversion kit from Poison Spyder Customs, the new setup moves the springs outside of the frameand positions the shackles behind the axle.Custom 6-inch springs are wrapped under the axle and use a set of Pro Comp shocks to dampen the ride. Protecting the Jeep are steel bumpers from Poison Spyder. The front bumper is set up for a winch, which will be a future upgrade. The rear bumper now sports a custom Low Range 4x4–built tire carrier that allows the fullsize spare to pivot downward if Manning finds he needs it.DrivetrainUnder the hood, you’ll find a smallblock Chevy V-8. The 350ci engine was outfitted with a Summit engine kit, including a cam, Comp springs, HEMI ignition, Holley intake manifold, and Truck Avenger carburetor. It’s mated to an SM465 manual transmission. Behind the classic four-speed you’ll find a gear-driven Dana 20 transfer case. This T-case setup drives a set of Tom Wood’s driveshafts.For the rear axle, a full-float Dana 60 was paired with a set of 4.88 gearsThe front axle is an 8-lug Dana 44, which Manning knows is pushing the limits with the 42.5x13.50R17 Interco Boggers. While it’s been paired with a matching set of 4.88 gears and upgraded axleshafts, Manning has opted to leave it open for now to avoid overstressing the 44. A front Dana 60 swap will likely be in this Jeep’s future.Along with a custom steering conversion, Solid diff covers round out the axle upgrades. Couple the 31⁄2 inches of backspacing from his 17x9 KMC Machete beadlocks with full-width axles, and this CJ is extremely wide. The beadlocks are also a great way for Manning to ensure he can stay floating on top of the sand at single-digit air pressures.Body and InteriorFor you keen-eyed Jeepers, you’ve likely noticed that along with the tub from the ’87 Wrangler, the windshield frame, wipers, and seats are all from a Jeep YJ as well. Manning installed the stock YJ cage to give his kiddos threepoint seatbelts out back. The baseball shifter is a hat tip to the little league coach. During the YJ tub swap, the body was raised 2 inches over stock. In place of the stock fenders, you’ll find a set from MetalCloak; these tie in well with the Poison Spyder rocker guards.
This Jeep is garage kept and comes with 1/2 hard doors but no top comes with it other than a bikini top.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buMvhFACn7I
LInk of Jeep running