1982 AMC CJ7 Rock Crawler
It was built to be extremely capable off road, but still look like a Jeep.
AMC 360 V8 engine with mild RV cam, Headman Elite coated long tube headers, bullet mufflers, PowerMaster starter, Edelbrock intake manifold, HEI ignition, Howell throttle body fuel injection OBD1 computer, Optima Red Top Battery
T-18 manual transmission, 4 speed with granny gear, Dana 300 transfer case with twin stick shifters
WMS High Pinion Dana 60 front axle, 35 spline inner and outer chrome moly axle shafts and locker, Warn locking front hubs, Dedenbear king pin knuckles in front
WMS Corporate 14 bolt full floating rear axle with shaved bottom and locker, 5.13 gears, double cardan drive shaft
Hydraulic ram assist power steering, high steer with Heim joint tie rods, PSE steering box with cooler, HD mount and Pittman arm
Four wheel disc brakes, Chevy/GMC calipers and rotors, Corvette style vacuum booster/master cylinder
38.5 x 14.50 x 15 Super Swampers with full size spare, Marsh Racing steel wheels with real bead locks
Custom suspension, Alcan springs, MOORE reverse shackles in front, TeraFlex articulated rear shackles, rear torque arm, Bilstein rear shocks, Pro Comp front shocks with FOX remote reservoir front shocks not installed
Frame/wheelbase has been stretched few inches, 1 inch body lift, full roll cage with pads and tube doors
Smittybilt rock sliders/rocker armor, Dayton (Husky) winch, custom Pro Comp style front and rear bumpers with swing out spare tire rack, aluminum tread plate tool box, bed liner floors, high lift jack, and fire extinguisher
Smittybilt locking steel center console with Cobra CB, BesTop bikini top, TJ fender flares, LED tail lights, 3-point racing seat belt harnesses
Built at a cost of about $25000 not including the donor Jeep and labor in 2003 in Maryland by two guys that wheeled it mostly at Raush Creek, PA for a few years. Every part was new or rebuilt including axles, motor, transmission, transfer case and suspension. The partnership dissolved and the Jeep went unused until 2011 when I bought it and moved it to Texas. I wheeled it for a few years at Barnwell Mountain, Hidden Falls, General Samís, Alto, Clayton, OK, and Superlift, AR.