Jeeps are a timeless representation of a go-anywhere 4x4 spirit. So it’s great to find an example like this 1979 Jeep CJ7 that samples from the best of this vintage line and adds in plenty of cool/modern upgrades... all for a very attractive price.
This Jeep is distinctive from the first moment you lay eyes on it. The electric blue metallic paint instantly conveys the modern investment in this classic icon. The black Renegade trim is the perfect setup for the all darkly painted function this 4x4 has to offer. It includes Smittybuilt tubular steps, diamond plate rockers, hood pins, Poison Spyder Customs functional hood louver, trailer hitch, swing away full-size spare w/cover, and 15-inch Pro-Comp wheels. You might even notice the black padded roll bar is a bit different. It’s borrowed from the modern Wrangler to provide distinction and added security for the rear occupants. But anyone who wants a purist look will get the traditional style bar with the sale.
Inside continues the black and blue theme nicely. It starts with updated seating with weather-friendly neoprene seat covers. Plus, liner paint on the floors keeps cleanups a snap, and the rugged floor mats up front are ready to catch any dirt or mud that happens to get tracked back in the Jeep. There is a locking center console that is big enough to fit any loose items in for those bumpy trail rides. Everything is within easy reach, such as the four-wheel drive shifter and the AM/FM/CD stereo. Beyond the three-spoke steering wheel is a center mounted large speedo. Plus, all the knob and auxiliary gauges look fresh. Protection from the elements is courtesy of the removable half doors and bikini top. There’s even a rear net so you can stay open to the world without worry that the important pieces will fly out at speed.
Unlatch the hood and beyond the shine of the valve covers and air cleaner, you’ll find the rough-n-ready function of a 290 cubic-inch AMC V8. Besides just looking good, it has a Holley four-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust to give you the right sound and fury this machine deserves. It feeds a stout set of axles with Ford 9-inch rear end and Dana 44 front axle when the two-speed transfer case is engaged. More importantly, this engine has gone through a thorough servicing in the last 100 miles that will keep it reliable on the trail. This includes new plugs, wires, distributor cap, heater core, fan, radiator, flywheel, and starter. Steering feels great with a new steering box, pitman arm, and steering shaft. Plus, on or off-road this Jeep feels solid thanks to new brakes and a complete set of urethane bushings. But when you check out all of these components in the undercarriage pictures, the real standouts are the updated pieces that really allow this Jeep to be the leader on the trail. It includes the Daystar one-inch body lift, new leaf shackles, new tie rod assembly, and all shocks, including stabilizer, by the masters at Skyjacker (and also adds an addition 2.5 inches of lift.) Add in features that are welcomed anywhere like the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, front disc brakes, and the anytime grip of BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires. Yes, this Jeep is truly the complete package.
Here’s a custom Jeep that’s been enhanced to excel on or off the pavement and look unique doing it. So this one already had your attention before you noticed the affordable price. Just remember, you weren’t the only one who saw this exceptional 4x4, so hurry up and call today!