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1983 Jeep CJ-8 Registry Page
Picture on file Last 6 of VIN Factory Options Owner and State Freestyle incl. links & Most notable Mods
  000948 4.2L,T5,D300,Tilt Wh,A/C,Pwr Str,Pwr Br,Tach,3.31 R&P:trac lok,1/2 Cab,chrome bumpers, wood side boards. Bill D, S.Calif Howell TBI, am-fm radio,cb,9000# Desert Dynamics Winch,3.73 R&P,(have Summers Axels and a Dana Spicer Power Lok removed for warn axel install) Auburn LS, Warn Full Floaters with hubs in AMC 20,Superlift Super Ride 4" springs, Slick Rock Spring Hangers, Lubed bushings, Rancho 9000 Adj shocks, HD drive line tubes, Bridgestone Dueler Revos 31x10.5x15 on 8x15 white  rims, Harold Off's Navajo Brake Booster, Xenon Flares,Tomkin Rear Bumper, Receiver & Tire Carrier,33 gallon Aero Tank, Acme Full Top. Purchased in 1987 with 39K miles for $4750 This is my 4x4ing, hunting, fishing, shooting, towed behind RV & general use vehicle, its been in New Mexico, Ariz, Colorado, Nevada, Utah & Oregon and many places in Calif.

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000966 4 cyl Joe's Jeep, NV  


001349   JC Duchock Engine now has a Weber carburetor and a DUI distributor.  Stock T-5 tranny for now.

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001352 258Ci 4speed trans Jeff Walsh, NC purchased Aug 2004,  original paint and interior, only modification are wheels and steering wheel. Future plans are to drive, drive and drive  
  001590   Wangi

I was having trouble locating the VIN for my CJ8 and I finally found it on the inside bottom corner of the left fender, and the reason for it being there is cause it wasn't assembled in the US or Canada. I've been able to trace some History behind this jeep, mainly from hearsay, and would appreciate if anyone has any more information about these cars:

1. Its one of the 100 assembled by JEEP AFRICA LTD in Nairobi Kenya in 1983

2. Its a right hand drive, 2 door full hardbody. (VAN? - Overlander style)

3. JEEP AFRICA Ltd broke apart soon after that.

4. JEEP AFRICA was a joint venture between AMC Jeep and GM Kenya

5. Originally came with either a 4 cyl petrol or

6. the VIN is obviously quite strange, and most VIN decoders cant come up with much. It's BHABM88HXDN001590 I'm hoping someone can shed some light to this mysterious Jeep.

Thanks, Wangai

Update: I've managed to decode some of the VIN: CJ-8 VIN DECODED:

B: Country of Manufacture

H: Manufacturer

A: Vehicle type

B: GM 4 Cyl 151 CID

M: 4 spd man, floor shift, part time T case 

88: CJ 8 2 door, open body

H: GVW 4850 #, Non regulated export

X: Check digit

D: 1983 model

N: Plant

well the jeep has since then gone through some mods, please replace the current post with the following: AMC 360, T176 Tranny, Dana300 T-case with TeraLow 4:1, Dana 44's and S.O.A. with 35/14.5x15 Boggers Current Crawl ratio 63:1

  001752   Parry Comeau, MA Project Gonzo, Runs and Drives has Plow setup Lots of body rot. Frame is good. Otherwise stock with 1/2 cab hard top and hard doors.  I6 4 speed.  Major frame up with modernization to be performed.


001753 SR package Ryan D, FL Project Gonzo, Runs and Drives has Plow setup Lots of body rot. Frame is good. Otherwise stock with 1/2 cab hard top and hard doors.  I6 4 speed.  Major frame up with modernization to be performed.
  001761 tilt steering Richard, MI This is the second one I registered. The 81 is being parted out and used to rebuild this one.


002144   Tim Rafferty It's for sale. The picture really doesn't do it justice. I recently bought it but really have no where to store it. It's got a recently rebuilt 355 Chvey V-8 w/Holleys, Automatic, 3,000# Front, 4,000# Rear w/ 4.11's, Custom interior, neon lights, 5 expensive KC lights on the roll bar, 42" Super Swampers, 52,XXX on the odometer, body and suspension lifts, a lot of custom work done right! It's for sale at $15,000.00 and can be seen at Chicago Kenworth, 159Th St & Dixie Highway, Markham, IL, (1/4 mile east of I-294 on 159th Street). The frame and undercarriage on the rig are immaculate, better than new. Email me for more info if interested.
      Timothy Gaasch Slowly rebuilding my scrambler, Has been down to the frame and has had frame, axles and every other little part that i could keep track of powder painted, (was cheaper and easer then doing it myself with POR or other stuff, Less then 400 into having it all sandblasted and powder coated) axles have been filled with ARB's and 4.10 gears, summers brothers 1 piece axles, rear disk's from SSBC, power break booster (donated from junkyard CJ), stainless brake lines, lots of goodies from 4 wheel drive hardware which includes a fiberglass body, next is the engine, planning on MPI system and 4.0 head......maybe some day i will complete it and get to play on the dunes.....
  004663 6cyl, 5spd Tony Wilhelm w/ 70k miles, half hard top copper/nutmeg,  A/C, 6cyl, 5spd, one piece axles
  004714 6cyl, 5spd P. Silfven, RI Chestnut Brown. All original, all options except air. Due for first restore. Also has an '81.
  004905 258 6 Cyl, T-176 4 Spd, Dana 300, Power Steering & Brakes, Full Hard Top, Copper Brown w Orange Stripes & SCRAMBLER decals Bryan Heilman, IA The CJ-8 came from a farm in IN where she was a used & abused workhorse with puke-green housepaint right over the original decals, 167K miles, no exhaust, and a ton of body rot & rats' nests.  Been doing a frame-off resto for 2 years now, rebuilt 258 w. 0 miles, stripped POR-15 frame, 4" spring-over lift w. shackle reversal & 36" tires, fiberglass body (yeah, afraid so), original full hardtop w. sunroof, front lockers, new ignition & coil (stock computer's outta there), etc, etc...  I've kicked the restoration into overdrive and she'll be back on the road this winter (no, really, I mean it this time).  Will be black w tan top & all duraliner interior, I'll send before & after photos as soon as she's back on the road.
  005928 Seymour Streigold, NY


005949 6cyl Jay Mullins I bought it in ' 84 it had a half soft top then I found a long hard top and factory air from an '82 that was wrecked 258ci rebuilt @ 73K mi 123k mi now all paperwork even tires add a leaf and 22 gal tank, red

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006562   David, LA 4in SUA, 33 10.50 Tires,  Nutter ByPass, TFI Upgrade, One Piece Axles, Daily Driver
  006595 6 cyl,ps,tilt,1/2 hardtop darrel thomas, OH 63k miles; all stock -- added sliding rear window and runk rear bumper
  006596 6cyl,ps, 5spd,softtop Darren Collins, OH "125k mi. all stock except for a crane cam."

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006932 A/C, T-176 4 speed, PS, PB, padded dash Chris Greathouse, TX I restored her in Laredo livery. Black with the silver/gray decals from Austin Jeeps (great decals !). Exterior has 2.5" lift w/ 33x12.5x15, Warn 8274, custom rear bumper. Locked front and rear with rear one piece axle. Interior is remodeled with molded carpeting from ACC, Bestop Denim black cloth seats and console, ice cold A/C (it's hot in Texas!), Pioneer CD deck with 5.25" speakers in Mod Pod enclosures.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 008233 258 inline6, 300, manual 4 speed. tilt wheel Sold in NC June 06. New owner not reported yet All the pics are from the file when I was buying it off ebay. It has 9" ford axles, 5.13 gears 39.5/18" tires on 15inch wheels. locked front and rear, warn hubs and curry built axles. Still learning everything on this one. I put on a bikini top for summer with no doors. had to little things like motor mounts and gages.

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008238   LAP, TN Body is completely rebuilt, the engine ( 6 cyl) has been rebuilt, and a Weber carb. installed. Runs great. I have it for sale now. If you know of someone that would like to invest $12,000 in a beautiful piece of equipment, send me an e-mail.
  009732   Scott Conrad 304 w/ Chrysler 999 transmission and dana 300 transfer case. in the picture it has 35x12.5 bf goodrich tires but now has 35x12.5 super swamper thornbirds. I just finished painting it chile pepper red when this picture was taken. it has steel horse seats and a rail system which allows me to mount either a rear seat, small truck box that fits perfectly in between the wheel wells, my spare tire, or a mixture of the three. I also have a full hard top which was made out of two cj-7 tops. I turned the swing away spare tire carrier into a two jerry can holder and ammo box holder to carry tow straps and other off-road stuff. the axles are still the 30 and the 20 with one piece axles and 4.10 gears. the body and frame are in excellent shape even though I live in the rust belt of the north east.
  009740 6cyl,5spd, ½ hdtop, ps, pb Nancy Rifkin It has 91,000 miles on it. Weber carb, Clifford valve cover,2" body lift, 2" suspension lift,15x10 American Racing rims w/ 32" Kelly Safari Radials. Smittybuilt tubular bumpers front and rear, sliding rear window, CD player, custom sport seats, custom spare tire mount in the bed, complete stainless steel accessories and custom paint. It is my everyday driver.
  009779 Beige/Nutmeg/Spice; Factory soft half top and soft doors; 151 5spd; tilt; appx 49,000 miles on 5/16/2005; rust free and pretty straight; orig. sideboards. DJ, UT

Plan to keep it in stock form with the only modifications being OEM equipment add on’s (ex. Jeep Hardtop/Doors).  It’ll be interesting to see if I can resist the urge to lose the 4cyl.  Slooooooooow!

  009808 6cyl, ½ hd top Tom Charles 33" tires, "311,215 miles and I still drive it every day"
  010313   Craig Quinn, GA It has all of the original stickers on it (i.e. the inspection stickers from the factory, tags near the radiator, the "Ford" tag on the computer located behind the glove box,etc.)It has the original 258c.i.d. engine, original t-5 transmission, original axles, original paint, original locking console, and even the original scissors jack under the hood. To make a long story short, it is all original except for the spark plugs&wires, alternator, fuel pump, and i think my dad changed the water pump. I have 99% of the documentation on it, such as the owner's manual, bill of sale, original title and tag registration (it was registered 10 times and i have 8 of the 10 tag receipts), i even have the insurance card from the first time it was insured. All of these, plus more are stored in the original vinyl&plastic pouch that comes with every new car. It has the original brown paint and nutmeg trim, also with the original high back bucket seats. As far as i can tell it is an SL Sport package (I'm not sure if that's correct but it is the top of the line jeep and has all of the options). The only other thing left to say is that it has very little rust, the original rims, and the engine has never been rebuilt. If anyone has any questions, comments, etc. they can email me at
  010323   John, GA Hard top and planning on restoring it to original condition



010965   Lee Smith, NC


I have a Chevy 350 (mild cam)  TH350 auto tranny, 4.10 gears in the original axles with a Lock-Rite locker up front turning 36/14.50 Super Swamper TSL's.  They barely fit thanks to a ProComp 4in suspension lift and 1.5in of body lift. Goodies include a Warn HS9500i, besttop rear seat, tuffy stereo console with cd player Polk Audio speakers, MSD Unilite Distributor with Promaster Coil, Superwinch locking hubs, half hardtop and full steel doors.......This is one of three in my family,  (Dad owns two "82 Cj-8's)


011019   Jim Larocque , CA Brand new 4.2L, fuel injected, new paint, custom roll cage, interior “Rhino Liner”, A/C, 4” lift, 35” tires, full hard top, Custom seats, BDS Suspension (Leafs and shocks), Tuffy center console, Tuffy upper console Cobra CB. Plan on upgrading drive train, to Dana 44 in the fronts with ARB lockers and Dana 60 in the rear with ARB lockers, Poison Spyder Body Armor and what ever else I can get away with.
  011487 6cyl,5 spd, ½ hd top

Charles Hill, ID

Replaced manual w/3-seed auto trans, full soft top, 33 gal Aerotank, nerf bars, restored tub, sprayed in liner, 90k miles, good condition. New engine mounts, aluminum valve cover, Warn 1-piece rear axle, refurb 1984 AMC inline-6 (70k miles), snorkeled exhaust.
  012083 Tilt Wheel, Intermittent wipers, 258 4.2L, T-176 Transmission, Dana 300 X-fer case, AMC 20 rear, Dana 30 Front Matt, WA This is my project, I have had it since 1984. Less than 90,000 miles on it was a daily driver until 1990. It will be my retirement project in one Year. Every time my wife has a garage sale she puts a sign on it "$5.00 - Will put in $10.00 of gas, Please take home."
  012095   Jim Roe, TX 4" lift, Rancho 9000s, dual Optimas, Ramsey 8000#, zz3 Chevy 350 motor, Moser one piece, LockRites front/rear, 6 bolt Superwinch hubs, 410 gears, BFG 33x12.50 MTs, full hard/soft tops, hd bumper w/ tire carrier, Tuffy console&rear lock box, etc

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012098 2.5 GM 4 cylinder engine, T-176 & Dana 300 Chuck & Judy, Belize

It has 1993 Doors, Seats & 3rd brake light from a donor Wrangler.  Paint is original except for doors.  We purchased in Oregon from second owner. 

Jeep had been in the Philippine Islands for some time with the first owner.  It was reportedly buried with volcanic ash from a major eruption.  Everything that had liquid in it had to be rebuilt or flushed extensively.  After driving it in the US a couple years & getting it ready for life in a third world country, it was delivered to Belize in Central America.  It is our daily driver & has been for over 7 years here in Belize.  Although we do not drive "off road", there is some room for debate regarding whether our roads are "on-road" or "off-road" in true nature.  We have a T-5 transmission to install within the next couple months to drop the rpm in the 2.5 & help us with our use of $9.65 @ gallon gas.


012115   Donald Walker, Jr., NM I have owned from brand new. Have both a short hard top and full soft top 4" spring lift, 3" body lift, 35X12.50 Goodyear MTR on AR wheels. Has a 258 bored 20 over, cam, header, and Mopar fuel injection. Has a NP435 tranny and 300 transfer case. Currie 9" both front and rear, 4.56 gears and ARB's both ends, disc brakes on all four corners. Vision Research seats, Tuffy console, 8,000lb Ramsey winch, dual Optima batteries. Custom in bed tool box, bumpers, winch mount and tire carrier. I call Farmington, New Mexico home. And by the way the new Bushwacker "pocket style cutout flares for a YJ" work real good on the rear of the Scrambler. Rocky Mountain Suspension can get just the rears for you, they did for me. The picture was taken on the Moab Rim Trail and before some of the latest mods.
  013046 6cyl, ps, pb, 4spd, ½ & full softtop(s) James (Rafe) Gegenheimer, MD oversized aftermarket fuel tank & skid plate (stainless steel), & everything else is stock. Kayline full top, now. I also plan to add split hard doors, in the near future (preferably before next winter). First, however, I need to repair the engine & brakes. ... Actually the brakes failed on me, & I ended up sliding through a toll booth. A bit tense at the moment, but my memory of the look on the attendants face as I sailed past him & snapped off the barrier arm, was almost worth it. Anyway, I suppose it goes without saying that, until I can have everything in proper working order, again, my CJ-8 is non-functional.
  013337 6cyl, 5spd Liz Reid, MN I'm the second owner. I have most all the paperwork from the first owner as well as my own. It is in need of a bit of work to get it running and hit the roads again. After having been stored (unrun) outdoors for the past 6 years, the aroma of "Eau de Field Mouse" will need to be removed at the very least. It has a Six, T-5 trans.(rebuilt), and a full soft top with removable, quilted, aircraft insulation panels for temp. and sound control. It is white with a black interior. I'm thinking about adding a second bench so I can fit the kids AND some friends.
  015554 4cyl Cabel, IA Came stock with 2.5 liter 151 4cyl, Black paint with orange and yellow factory stripes (all original), Model 20 rear Dana 30 up front. I have since swapped in an AMC 304 V8, 4” BDS lift, MORE greasable shackles, MSD 6A ignition, high vibration coil, and 8.5mm wires. Transmission T-176 (manual 4 spd), Model 300 transfer case, 33x12.5 tires
  015579 6cyl, 5spd, ½ hd top Andy Adair, IN full rag top and half doors, I have added two rear seats to haul our family of six.
  016336 4cyl Calvin Weeks, ME 84,000 mi, it's in real good shape. Chevy 305, 4" lift. "If anybody is up this way in naples, me stop in and say hi. we're located in downtown songo locks."
  016941   Claus Langrock, Berlin, Germany He owns six total! He has three '81s, this '83 and two '85s! This one is: White ( original was beige ), short Hardtop, 6Zyl., T-176, 2" Suspension, 31x10,5x15 MT`s on original steel wheels, needs paint but straight body.



016946   Kendal, TN I have given it a good clean up. Body off, painted the frame and body. Has the stock 258 with a 4.0 head and weber cam, Borla Headers. A winch from 1983! Warn 8,000 winch!! It's a beast! Im planning over the summer to do a SOA and whatever else i will need to roll 35's... Any suggestions? 4  KC's (not on yet in the picture) 2 x windshield mounted... 2 x front bumper... PIAA fog lights!!!   Give me about a month or so and i can send you a newer picture with alot of different mods.  Ohh yea'. the jeep has 42,000 original miles! I bought the jeep rust free from my grandad who lives in Tennessee it has been stored in a barn for as long as i can remember. I remember playing on it as a child though! I found 2 rats nest under the jeep during my clean-up of everything. Chewed up alot of wiring! but its all fixed now.
  017234 4 cyl plain jane 4 speed Joe Koyshman, TX Out of Indiana more rust then the pacific fleet, has over 250km....waiting for restoration needs floor boards and a frame (got one waiting), currently has a 350 and a t176


017533 SR package Ryan D., FL I just bought it and can't wait to wheel it!!!
  021714 4spd, soft top Randy Currently Running  390 ci.AMX V-8, D44 axles 3.92's Frt&Rear, ARB's in both T-18 trans., D300 T/C w/LowMax, Hard Half Cab, Warn 8274 Winch, 15X12 Weld Wheels,  37'BFG MT's, SOA, High Steer, CD w/sound bar
  022322 258 6 cyl Dwayne, IL Purchased in 1985.  Second owner.  89627miles.  Added 4" lift 33" tires 4:10 gears in 1987.  Rest is stock.  Rusting peacefully in garage.  FOR NOW!


022998 6cyl, tilt, Int. wipers Dave Menaker, NJ 258 six has been rebuilt but has since died. Tremac T-176, Dana 300, AMC 20 rear with 2.72:1 (ugh!). Color is Desert Sand, but the inside of the front fenders are blue(?). A lot of engine parts are new...too bad they're getting tossed when I get around to dropping a Mopar 440 in it.
  023816 6cyl, 4spd, ½hardtop Brent, AL  
  023819 6cyl,a/c, ps, pb Harry Portellos Frame-up 8/98, 4" lift, 33"BFG, de-computered L6, TF-999, Warn 8274
  023836 6cyl, 5spd ps, pb, ½hardtop Bruce and Matt Lahti, FL 53,561 original miles, Mile Marker locking hubs, bikini top, other than that its stock for now.
  023852   Chris Orton, NV Custom front and rear bumpers, rebuilt 258, rebuilt T4 manual transmission, fuel injection added, rocker panels, heavy duty shackles, 22 gallon gas tank, CB radio and stereo inside locking Tuffy center console, under the rear seat there is a custom locking box that was built into the body, linex covers the entire interior, off-road lights, full steel doors and full soft top.
  024254 6cyl, auto, ½ ht Charles Curry, NJ Black with orange/red stripes. Was used heavily in a marina that I work for. Has 78000 very hard miles. Has pulled 7000# 25 foot boats over the road (yes we were nuts but the jeep did not care). I will wait until my other one has the body done then build up this one. It is down to the frame now. I want to replace the frame and do a coil suspension system on it. I am also looking for a donor 92-95 Wrangler for engine tranny combo(4.0L w/auto). {his other CJ-8 is an '82}

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024361 258 6 cyl with 5 speed. Terry, NV Just bought it from a friend who restores old Jeep's.  Have been waiting for the right one to come along.  New yellow paint with black hard top. Spring over axle, shackle reversal and new shocks riding on new 33 x 12.5's on new chrome spokes. Very excited.  This is my first Jeep.  167,000 miles and the compression is 120 psi across all six cylinders!  The 1bbl carb need to go.
  025018   Matt, MI I bought it in Brooklyn MI after seeing it for sale on the side of the road. It has a 360 AMC, Chrysler 304 automatic, 9" ford rear end, Dana 44 in front. All the running gear is loose. The body is pretty bad under floor and bed. It is going to be a lot of work, but I am excited to get started on it. One more saved from the scrap yard.
  025757   Tara Mayo 1979 Chevy 305 from a Chevy Camaro. I was going to restore it but the frame is wasted. (She also owns an '84 on this list)
  025764 6cyl, 5 speed   just purchased from original owner in arkansas. No rust, interior is not correct, wipers dont work, but amazing body with original paint, missing top, and doors so the search is on!!

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025765 6cyl, 4spd Jamie Filbin, NV Centerforce Clutch; Warn Hubs; Daystar 2 1/4" lift shackles; 15 x 8 Alloy Wheels; 31 x 10.50 Tires; 22 gal. gas tank; 140 amp High-output Alternator; 12 gauge or larger wiring throughout; Super-Brite Fog, Back-up and off-road lights; Custom Paint; Bug Guard; Custom Built Rear Cargo Rack; Custom Built Nerf Bars; New Interior; Pioneer Multi Disk Sound System; Lots of chrome and Diamond Plate
  027630 6cyl, 5spd, ½ hd top Rob J., ND 98000 miles. It's black and in perfect original condition. There is an EZ lock in the rear and I use it to go to work and push snow out of my drive way in the winter.
  028718   Orem, UT On a rebuilt restore title

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029025   Johnny all original 61K miles. Drk Blu w/Blue bucket seats w/ gry inserts. ORIGINAL AMC Tonneau cover and bed wood sides. The vehicle runs terrific. (now that I have replaced the carb with a new one). It looks great from about 50 feet. any closer and you see just how badly rusted it is. (the paint still shines real nice though).


030031 PS, PB, Tilt, auto Brian, IN I have done a three year ground up rebuild on it. It has a Chevy V8 TBI with the original 999 trans. Shackle reversal and a 4 inch lift and 33" tires. The picture that I attached is from before it was finished.
  030932   Galen R. Kane, TN Purchased in Southern Indiana. 153,000 miles, currently restoring - frame up.
  031885   Preston, VA

Ford 302 stroked and bored to 347,Dual Battery Tray, Advance Adapters Be Cool Aluminum Radiator and 2100 cfm electric fan, Advance Adapters headers, flowmaster exhaust, upgraded to heavy duty power booster brake system, Dana 30 with 4.10 gears, Detroit Locker, Amc 20 with Disc Brake Kit, one piece axle kit, 4.10 gears, Detroit Locker, Offroad Unlimited Heavy Duty Chrome Differential Cover, Twin Stick Dana 300 kit, T-4 transmission, Tom Woods Heavy drive shafts, SRC Precision Products tie rod and drag link kit, AGR steering box mounted vis a Quadratec HD steering box bracket, AGR steering pump Flaming River steering shaft and tilt steering column with Grant Steering Wheel, Rancho single steering stabilizer, Beard Driver seat, Bestop Passenger seat, Kenwood CD player, Infinity dash speakers 8” MTX truck box speakers, Tuffy Lockable Security Console, Rhinolined interior and rear bed area, Bushwacker Cut Out Pocket Flares, 20 gallon poly gas tank, Skyjacker 2.5” soft ride cj leaf springs, U-joint skid plates, Sway bar quick disconnects, Front shackles Daystar 1.5”, Rear shackles Tera Flex Revolver, 4 RS 9000 adjustable shocks with In cab adjustment,1” polyurethane Daystar body lift,Pro Comp front and rear stainless steel brake lines.

  031894 hardtop, ac Danny Davis Currie D44 & 60 axles w/ 4.88 gears and Detroit lockers






032256   Robin Fikbohm, KS no rust, forest green with a nutmeg half soft top, dura-lined inside the bed and cab, chevy 4.3 TBI with dual stainless steel exhaust, TH350 w/ 2500 stall, D300 t-case, D30 front, AMC 20 rear with moser one piece axles, 3.73's and trac lock, 4" Black Diamond lift, and 33x9.5 Buckshot mudders.  2" body lift, 1" shackle lift, custom front bumper w/lights and 2" receiver hitch, custom spare tire/hi-lift/4-way carrier, and 35x12.50x15 muds.

update:I just finished my winter build on my 8 and thought I send an update for the registry. I finally decided it was time for the Rok Frog to grow. It's now SOA w/3" Black Diamond springs on fullwidth axles, the front is 3/4t D44 w/5.13's, Detroit, and a complete hi-steer crossover conversion, with the exception of the hiem joints, I build the entire steering system myself to include crossover arms and spacers. The rear is a GM cab-n-chassis 14 bolt w/5.13s, Detroit, and a disc brake conversion. It's stopped by a '68 Vette master cylinder swap. I've moved up to 38x12.50x15 TSL's on 15x10 white wagon wheels. While I was at it I fabbed up my twin stick conversion, swapped in a Ford Taurus electric fan, and added a Warn 8000.

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032933   Steve, CA This jeep was ordered as a softtop as a ranch vehicle. I purchased half cab with doors (not shown) and YJ doors (in photos). I am second owner.
  033939 6cyl, manual trans Bob & Debbie  McLaughlin, Ontario, Canada 56,000 miles and in process of restoring body.
  035959   Jim, AZ I am the original owner of this factory ordered CJ8 It is in excellent condition, residing in Arizona since late 1983. Body: Original paint and stripes, Beige body with Nutmeg accents, 170,000 miles, 1" lift with 32 x 11.5 tires, 3.52 gears w/posi rear end on original axles Engine: Ford 302 Blue printed & Balanced 300+ HP with 25,000 miles on it Trans.: T176 4 speed (original) rebuilt twice Interior: New Bestop seats & console with new nutmeg carpeting Exterior: 1/2 Hard top plus original Jeep soft top Options: Tow package, H/D suspension, H/D cooling, PS & PB, Chrome step rear bumper, Straight chrome front bumper, Swing out rear tire carrier, Body side steps, Tonneau cover. All options are AMC FACTORY ORIGINALS  License plate "NT4SALE"


036634   George, NC finally got one after 25 years Hell Yea!!!!!!!!!!!
  036673 6cyl, 5 spd Dave Gouldy, PA "It is bone stock....for now."
  036678 258 auto J.L.Disler, MI My CJ-8 has under gone a complete remake with a fiberglass body, fenders, hood and windshield. It now has a 360 amc. The only things still original are the axles, frame, roll bar, tranny and rear drive shaft and the wire harness. The rear axles were replaced with one piece but the housing is original. The doors were in such bad shape that I put a set of doors from a 79 on the CJ-8. It is the best jeep that I own and I have another under construction.
  036683   Chris Martinaud, Quebec i'm in the long process "a total face lift" my frame was completely scrap, i bought another scrambler 82 no vin available I found it in a farm underneat a pile of junk, perfect frame. anyway i"ll send you a pic soon.
  037929 6-cyl 4spd ½ hard top Michael Micciolo, MD Lots of body work  Nerf bars  Triple core radiator and the list goes on


038097 Export Mehmet Akso, Turkey It is an ex police car that I own since 2000.




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038162   Paul Klaassen, Netherlands Tomorrow it will have the 999/300. I hope by the end of the week I will have it running again. Update: I swapped the T176 to a AT + OD(lock-up)/300. It runs quite good on propane gas (LPG) Other vehicles listed are gone, just a Military Kaiser M36A2 came in place. Enclosed a few pix. The Jeep will never be for sale, I rather sell my neighbour if money is needed.

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038860   Jason Daigle, LA 4in Suspension 1in Body Lift Chevy 355 Aluminum "BeCool" Radiator March Performance Serpentine Pulley Conversion Hooker HTC Headers Edelbrock - Intake, fuel pump, water pump, valve covers, air cleaner, Qjet Crane Cam 282/470 M.O.R.E. Bombproof motor mounts Russell hose throughout 2.5 aluminized exhaust, Flowmaster with cross-over pipe NV4500 with Heavy Duty 29 spline output shaft Dana 300 with Heavy Duty 29 spline input shaft Dana 30 w/ PowerLock and Warn hub conversion- 4.10 Ratio ( 60 very soon ) Currie HD Chromoly Tierod and Draglink AGR Superbox 2 with pump Model 20 w/ Detroit and Superior Axle shafts-4.10 Ratio ( 60 very soon ) Full roll cage with Mastercraft Rubicon seats integrated into cage Custom aluminum dash with Autometer Liquid filled gauges, 5in Elec. Speedo and Tach. 35in Goodyear MT/R Interior tub LineX - Bottom tub POR15 then undercoated M.O.R.E. frame plates Entire frame POR15 Advanced Frame Works HD skip plate I have just finished the above work and am in the process of painting the jeep. Waiting on new a windshield frame and trying to figure out what type of fender flares to use. Also, still contemplating on what type of beadlocks: Mickey Thompson 15X10 Challenger with Champion or OMF Beadlocks? Hopefully will have the 60's by the end of 2002. Please feel free to contact me or provide my information to your group.
  039414 6cyl, 4spd ½ hard top Josh Nolan, Ontario Totally stock, only 18,000km

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039643 Stock options from factory (as relayed by second owner to us)

            Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, tilt steering, Automatic Transmission, 6 cylinder engine,  (reported numbers matching) carpets front & rear, locking front hubs, Chrome Package (front grill, chrome rims, chrome bumpers front & rear, chrome dash plate, chrome hood latches, chrome door paddles chrome mirrors & arms, chrome rocker trim strips between front & rear wheel wells) full hard doors, high back bucket vinyl seats, driver & passenger foot steps, full hard top & half hard top, two front bumper mounted sealed beam driving lamps (not fog lamps), AMFM Cassette w 2 speakers, intermittent windshield wipers, front disc/rear drum power brakes, power sterring.

Pat Reilly , BC Canada Purchased by ourselves, March 2005. Following info provided to us by the second owners:

            1st owner is reported to have ordered it from the factory as a special order. It was delivered in Victoria , BC , Canada . He later took it to Yellowknife , Yukon Territories , where it was stored for a number of years before being purchased by the second owner.

            The second owner bought it while in Yellowknife , & then they moved to the Williams Lake/Prince George area of British Columbia . From there they moved to Qualicum Beach area of Vancouver Island , B.C. They weren’t getting much use of  it, due to company vehicle use, so they decided to put it up for sale. The placed an ad in the local Buy & Sell, & that’s where my story fits joins in after.

My Story is as follows:

My first experience with a CJ8 was when I was driving westbound on the Yellow Head Highway , from Jasper, Alberta , to Prince George , B.C., ( Canada ), in the winter of 1982.

I was alone on the highway, dark of night in the middle of a snow storm, & had this Scramble run by me, & down the hill ahead of me like I was standing still. Never forgot that Scrambler, a black with silver trim & lettering, shorty hard top with wooden side boards.

Since then, pre-divorce, I had a 1971 Olds Cutlass Supreme ragtop. But post-divorce, the Cutlass is gone & the ragtop has been missed. Present date, we are in a different locale, & where we are, a muscle car is senseless… we are in a smaller island community, with no long stretches to make a muscle car worth while. To boot, the entrance to our property is about 1 kilometer (1000 yds) of single track, graded, gravel driveway, & 4-wheel drive is a necessity when slick or icy. 

But my search for a ragtop has not stopped. It has just changed from a muscle car to something else, but the TJ/YJ just didn’t impress me that much. My brother had a 4 banger YJ, & we (my next & last ‘other half’) had the chance to drive it before he dumped it. But since then, test drives just left me unimpressed with their ‘buck board’ ride.

March 12 - My other half & I were in Anacortes , Washington State, for a nice sunny Saturday afternoon drive, & I saw a Scrambler cross the road in front of me. I remembered this truck, & so by the time we got home, I had decided to look on line to see if there were any for sale. Sure enough, found one online 4 sale on Vancouver Island (a combined 5 hr trip; 2 hrs by ferry & 3 hr total drive – 1 way). This is where the previous owner story & my own come together.

So I called the owner, Sunday evening, March 13, & asked about the truck. It was still for sale, & so we decided to travel over to have a look at it. My other half wasn’t too impressed by the on-line photo, but she was a trooper, & had no problem coming along for the ride.

Mon- Mar 14: traveled over to look at the jeep. At first look, my other half stated “it’s the same color as your old Cutlass!” After a short test drive, she was more impressed than I would have ever guessed. Note to self: don’t build up an unknown b4 u get there!!

Discovered: Copper colored,  6 cylinder, Automatic transmission, 115,000 kilometers stated original miles, full receipts since 1996 when purchased by the current 2nd owners, full length hardtop, vinyl high back bucket seats, Chrome: grill, bumpers, dash plate, rims, mirrors, hood latches, rocker trim strip; carpet, front & rear bed; AMFM Cass, tilt steering, cruise, & unbelievably - air conditioning!! Paint appears original, with some orange peal bubbling underneath along some of the seams, but seams checked on the backside, & most appear solid.

After the drive, & a go-over with the 2nd owner together, we hummed & they hawed. Eventually I decided to give them an offer (fair, but not insulting) & they decided to let us have it, after some thought.  The current owner didn’t want it to go to some young kid, & wasn’t a fan of selling it to someone that was going to cut it up & alter it. We hope to clean it up & register it as a collector when it’s eligible at age 25. Not far to go!! They had had previous offers, but I think they liked what we wanted to do with it, & so they decided to let it go with us.

Drove it back that afternoon, arrived home at about 9 PM Monday night. If some 1 had said that I’d be the owner of a Jeep come Monday night, I would have been surprised. But there it is!!

Tues night my son & I drove it over to a local jeep specialty shop to get some nick nacks (windshield wiper rubber, locking wheel nuts, mirrors), & the whole shop unloaded to have a look at it!! The shop owner had a quick look at it & felt the mileage & age matched the “original miles” claim. When asked if I had looked at others before this one, I said no. He said that I would have gladly paid more for this one if I had seen the shape others are around here. So I feel quite lucky, & pretty happy to have one of those trucks that I have always remembered. The front end is a little sloppy, but that will get fixed soon. Gonna want to get some more ponnies out from under the hood, so going to have to see what we can trim off the motor (NOT the A/C though) that will give up some more h/pwer.

We have celebrated since, with a cee-gar & a proper beverage, so the nickname “Copper Cohiba” is most appropriate!!

Now just have to wait for the right weather to get the top off!!

If I could buzz a control tower I would!! “Yee-Haw, Chester ’s dead!!” – Top Gun, 1986

83039643a -  Photo taken on our property, 690 ft above sea level, looking over Pender Island ; island ferry going by in the background. The drop off past the jeep over the cliff will kill you, but the drive up here is really not tough at all.

83039643b – photo taken on lower portion of the property, 300 ft lower than cliff side; The Durango is also a very sa-weet ride…

  040252 6 cyl 5 spd, 3:31 tracLock rear Chris full hard top (and full soft)
  040258 4cyl, 4spd PT Murray, TX I'm one year and counting into stripping my 83 Scrambler down to the frame and coming back. It originally had the 151, 4 cyl in it. That had to go away far far away. I just dropped in a 1974 AMC 360 in her. I had it rebuilt and boared out to 30 over. I had the entire body sanded, stripped and repainted. I got all of that put back together, she looks pretty damn good now. She's a sand color, the guy I bought her from and I keep in regular contact and he still refers to her as "the silver bullet". Because of $, I had to stay with the T-176 tranny. This is not a good thing and I understand this, but until the tranny got flying out the bottom, back, or top she is just going to half to do. All that is left to install is the electric fans, radiator, and painless wiring ( I'm sure this is an oxymoron Painless + Wiring = an unknown situation). Oh yeah I don't have any seats on the brackets yet, this may prove to be a problem later. I'll burn that bridge when I get there.




THE HALF CAB IS NO LONGER AVALIABLE FOR THIS JEEP!!! IT WILL COME W/ THE FULL TOP!!! If you have bid because of the half cab you are more than welcome to retract your bid. I apologize for any inconvenience
  042025 6cyl, 5spd, ps, pb, hd cooling, hardtop w/ tonneau, cold climate grp, 20g tank Sean Cunningham 180,000 mi. - full stock, no leaks - still tight drivetrain. It has orig rails in good condition, and an ACME full HT. This is a resto project. I just acquired it last weekend and haven't even done a full visual.

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    Deirdre Fuller, AL (purchased in Union City TN) This Scrambler is the wife's. She loves jeeps and trucks so the combination is perfect. My brother found this back home and we looked at it and then worked out how to purchase it. First thing she got was a "This is not my Husband's jeep" bumper sticker to put on it. The plans are to keep it close to stock and a daily driver. We've got a trail jeep already (at least until the daughter starts driving in a couple of years). I think the owner of the carlot didn't want to sell it. He had been riding in it as a daily driver for the 5 months they had it. I figure that just showed the vehicle was in decent condition. Bed and cab have been lined and it has a recent paint job. They matched the factory fairly well judging from the color of the engine compartment. It has the 6 cylinder and 4 speed manual transmission. Just noticed a little surface rust (4-5 bubbles) on one panel, and that's it. No noticeable bondo/dings. 


043734 RHD, Isuzu 2650cc diesel Lahiru Karuanratne, Sri Lanka damn hard to find spares for this thingy... no agent/dealer for Jeep in Sri Lanka
  043868   Joe, CA  
  044125 PS, AC, Half Hard Top, 258 I-6 Sean Thomasson, VA

Scout Dana44 rear axle, Dana30 front axle, 258 I-6 w/ Weber Carb, T18 Granny Gear 4-speed, Dana20 T-case, Navajo GM style Power Brake Conversion, Heavy Duty Power Steering Box, Pump, Mount, & Brace.  4.5" Rubicon Express Lift Kit w/ Wrangler Front Springs & Sway Bar Disconnects,  1" Poly Body Lift, 35" Yokohama Geolander MT, Lock-Rite Lockers Front & Rear, Custom Rock Crawler Bumpers Front & Rear, Warn Winch, Hercalined Tub, New Paint (Factory Slate Blue Metallic), TFI Ignition, Custom Rear Drive Shaft w/ Long Slip Joint, Custom Rock Rails, etc....  Too Much to List

Planning 4.0 Head Conversion & Fuel Injection this spring.

  045326   Alan, WA rebuilt 4.2 with a weber and a gm hei ignition. Stock T-4 rebuilt, soon to be replaced with a tf-999. Dana 44 rear, building a 44 for the front. '91 chevy blazer front buckets, (recliners, ahhh!) dual rear seats front to back for the 4 kids. Full acme hardtop, herculiner tub, and assorted stereo gear. I have a 4.0 out of a 1997 grand cherokee, I'll probably put the head and injection system on my 4.2 before the scramble.


045328   Aron Labbe, ME Under heavy construction

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046058   Scott C., AR

This 1983 Scrambler I believe came from Iowa originally, but the gentleman I bought it from lives in Texas. That is why it still has Texas tags in the pictures, but it is now in south Arkansas. The Scrambler was already restored when I bought it. The only things I have done to it are Moser axle kit, new water pump, fuel pump, greasable shackle kit, and a new set of tires and aluminum wheels that are not in the pictures. It has the 258 six cylinder with power brakes, power steering, automatic transmission, and it also has an after market A/C that will freeze you out. It is a joy to drive and I have people trying to buy it all the time, but I have owned one CJ 5 and two CJ 7s and I do not plan on getting rid of this one. I know it should be left as is but I have a 351 Windsor I would like to put in it. So anyone out there that will send me some feed back on this subject feel free to so. Thanks everybody and have fun Jeeping.


046361   Rob Holmes, AZ Originally bought in Lake Havasu, AZ, I'm the second owner. It was stock when I got it... I-6 with a t-4. It's different now. V8, T-18, Lockers front & back, 4:56 gears, and 35 inch wheels. Soon it will have Full-Size Jeep Dana 44 axles front & back with a tera-low 4:1 low range kit for the Dana 300 Tcase.
  046364 6 cyl, 4sp Eric Lillund, CA Original color was red. Tub is relatively straight with a few wrinkles. Very little rust considering it was stored outside for probably 7-8 years. Paid $600 for frame and tub, no other parts included. Future plans are to remove the "good stuff" from my CJ-5 to finish....   9" 40 spline floater 4.56 currie high pinion and a Summers spool(57"), Dana 44 w/Lock-Right(just scored a detroit for the front this afternoon) 4.56(57"),  4 wheel discs,  5.8 ford (in the machine shop now, install this fall), NP 435, Mastercraft seats, Terra-low 20. Cool site, keep up the good work
  047177 6cyl, 5spd Todd McGonagle, MN I have 5 different roofs, including the roof that is just a sun shade.. I could never get the Carter Carb & computer  to work, so I pitched them and raided a '74 Gremlin for an intake and 2 barrel carb which works great.  Low tech is better!
  047486 6 cyl Eydie, NM It was an egg shell white. I hunt a lot and decided to camo it out. Right or Wrong  I find it very helpful in the field except when it's time to find it in the dark. Hah. We changed the gear ratio, added bigger tires, lift kit, anti-slip. It's awesum in the hills and I love not using 1st gear in town. I am still looking for a hard top for it. But for now I keep a soft top on it except in the summer and then the doors even come off. My boyfriend and I love every minute we spend in it, It has seen some pretty sticky places and has brought us home everytime. I bought it off of a kid in 1995 for around 2000.00. We have put every bit of 3000.00 in it and still adding as we go. Sometimes It takes us a couple of hours to get to town, when we only live about 20 minutes from it, oopps. Guess we took a wrong turn. 

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048181   eBay CA 220547983115  
  048201 ps, hdtop, 4spd, 6cyl Ryan T. VA 4" lift, 31" tires, custom rear bumper, lockbox, paint job

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048489 Tilt wheel, 5 Speed, nothing else known Jeff Scherb, Upstate NY Alaskan Postal top with side windows added, Howell EFI on stock 258

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049277   Tonya Bell, NC My husband and I buy[sic] it from a friend who had it just parked in the woods behind his house. We bought it for only $1000 and we put about $5500 into it so far.
  049458   Chris Conklin, OH I'm in the middle of rebuilding mine. It's been about 5 years now and it's only a finished frame and glass tub sitting on it. Not to mention about 6,000  dollars of parts scattered about  waiting to be installed. Mods include 5.0L injected mustang engine, NV4500, Dana 60 rear and 44 front. Working on it when I can.
  049657   Mike E, MD  
  050305 6cyl, 5spd, ps, pb, 1/2htop Rick DeAngelis, OH Plenty of rust. Like everyone else I have dreams of fixing it up with Chevy 350,turbo 400 np 205, dana 60's, but I have to find a new steel body first. Oh yeah and I have to win the powerball. Well we all have a dream. 
  050346 hard top, wood rails, 6 cyl, 5 speed, int wipers, ash tray & cabby, tilt wheel Joe Koyshman, Denton TX spent most of its life (until late 90's) in WA state, then Michigan, now it's in. Texas waiting to be restored, all original in xlnt mech cond with original red paint and stripes


050940   Paul Chaloux I have a spring over with a . 75 shackle lift 33 inch tires light bar with 4 daylighters hard top It is now a standard with a rebuilt 304 ci. the tranny is now a T-176. the spring over is gone and a new Pro-Comp 4 inch lift with Pro-Comp rs9000 shocks have taken its place.
  051701 All stock at this point, half hard top, half soft top, tonneau cover Dick Davis, TN

Good shape for a stock vehicle that has never been rstored. I am just beginning general restoration.

  052116 6cyl.  5spd.  Dana 300 Paul Berthault, VA Dark Blue.   I bought it in ' 92 with 60k  now it has 140k  I' ve added  a half hard top and steel doors , Weber Carb. Borla stainless header and exhaust , Electric cooling fans , Currie 9" rear w/ 4.10 gears Detroit locker and disc brakes , 32" BFG  Mud Terr.  Tires .    The summer of  2000 , i'm  installing  a 1988 Ford 302  EFI.
  052537   Mark I just bought my 1983 CJ-8 and I love it! Its a piece and needs tons of work but that's half the fun! Oh, and its got one thing noticeable on it... rust, rust, rust!
  053680 6cyl,T5 Ken Waters, KS, update: 4.0 HO with AW4. Flowmaster, 2.5 Superlift, 4:11, locked front and rear, one piece axles, 33X12.5 GY MTs, Custom bumpers, rockers, & skid plate. Wrangler doors. On-board air. Currie twin stick on D300, Trailquest 23 gal gas tank. Tuffy Security console.  He also owns an '82.
  053874 258 6cyl w/ 4 spd ½ hdtop, ps, pb, Robert Rasmussen,  TX green w/spice interior. Pretty much stock except for one piece axles, warn lockout hubs and 300 watt alpine tape/cd unit matched to Boston Acoustic speakers mounted on the roll bar.  Interior and rear bed had spray in bed-liner applied prior to purchase and entire undercarriage and frame had been painted.  Mileage is currently 42,276 which has been certified as original.

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055014 6 cyl, 5spd, ½ hdtop, Sports package Joe Nepi, FL One owner only; 7000 miles on engine; completely rebuilt with original jeep parts
  055684 6 cyl, auto, ½ hdtop G. Folsom, MI "Forest green metallic. 6yl. 3 speed auto. Half hardtop. All original, less than 51,000 miles. Black interior. Wife, dog and I love it."
  056038 6 cyl, 5spd, ½ hdtop Jeff Goodwin, Rutland, VT I just bought it. It's all black. I've been putting accessories on it. Grille guard, lights, tonneau cover, sliding rear window, sunroof, Tuffy console, etc. The jeep just turned 97,000 miles and runs like a top. The body is mint, I went to southern NJ to buy it. I will paint the underside with 3M rubberized rustproof coating and get it hot oil undercoated this fall. This helps to keep vehicles rust free in Vermont. I love it, I'm getting an honest 20 mpg with it. I've had CJ's for the last 30 years and this one feels like your favorite old work boots.
  056039 6 cyl, 49,500 mi Jeffrey White, ME Still original, works great!


056041   OCTAVIO WECKMANN (WECKO), Mexico chihuahua, chihuahua, mexico,  35x12.5 bf muds,   red original paint, 15x10 wheels alcoa,  susp 4" sky jacker, 2" body lift, butane and gas carburetion,  warn 8724 winch. axles, transfer, motor 6L , manual transmission and 1/2 hard top very originals.   whit chih. mex. license plate. bumpers and tire extra steel made in my house. cb, stereo and  all original gauges work . IN MY STATE I KNOW OTHERS 2 CJ8. 1 TAN AND OTHER BLUE., 2 WHIT 1/2 HARD TOP.
  056150 6 cyl, 4spd, ½ hdtop Matt, VA Swapping in a 360 from a Wagoneer.


055712 6 cyl, 5spd, posi, tach, Levi package Elton, AZ I have a full hard top, full rag top and I put AC on it for the summer. Cream puff care.  Our family has three scramblers.


057056   My Toy, PR After 4 years this was the output.


057080   Brian, PA  
  057690 p/s p/b tilt Jim Benincasa, MD D44 f&r, detroit locker, Mopar MPI, 4" lift, Shackle rev
  058100 6 cyl Lowell Boyer took out the 6 banger to install a 455 olds with turbo 400, dana 20 transfer, rear axle amc 20 with warn full floater conversion, springover lift, warn 6 bolt front hubs, lockright locker in the rear




058123 Tom Leppien, PA I am not sure of any options it has on it but it is currently sitting on a 3" lift with 32 x 11.5 BFG with an AMC 304, T-176 tranny, a 300 transfer case, model 30 front diff, model 20 rear diff with one piece moser one piece axels. This is my snow plow and offroad truck so it takes a beating so as soon as I get a few bucks together it is getting an aluminum tub. Also I am going to try to send a pic so you can see the hard top I have for it and I am guessing but you probably have not seen this done before but I do also have a full soft top for it as well. You also said you want funny stories so here are a couple. Camp jeep 1999 in VA We went on the trail ride and there was everybody with there brand new stock TJs, XJs, and Grand Cherokees getting stuck left and right. Well about half way through the trail I snapped a (2 piece) rear axle so I took off the drive shaft and drove the rest of the trail and never got stuck once but I did manage to pull a few people out from being stuck in only front wheel drive. Another short story which wasn't funny at the time but now my buddies and I laugh at all the time. Reason # 1 to make sure you soft top is secured correctly. I was driving down the Schukill expressway through Philadelphia at rush hour doing 70 mph and mine blew off. Not cool! I also found out that you can t-bone someone at 60 mph and not do any damage to you scrambler but have the tips of your bumpers bent in about 2 inches. ( don't ask how I know )
  059337   Kurt, NJ Just finished building my 83 scrambler! Put a 350 LT1 roller cam,flat top in it with a 350 turbo trans. and a 205 chevy tranfer case.Dana 44's front and back with a 4"lift and 33's .Will send pics when paint is complete.
  060452 6-cyl. auto. hardtop Chris Neugent, AL  "121,00miles all stock and still going strong!"
  060485   Garry Nordstrom, MN 103,000 miles, complete body resto, considering 360 swap


061024   Brad Gilbert, NH It's got 84,000 original miles. Although it's stock and has suffered from some severe neglect over the last 4 years, this weekend I pull it into the garage and begin a rebuild that will have it stripped all the way down to the frame.
  061036   Danny, FL 350, NV4500, Dana 300, 35/12.5 BFG AT, Tomken rear system,  Rhinolined, Superseats, tuffy box, new silver paint, optima yellow top,  Ramsey 8K winch, rear seat, Blaupunkt stereo, and Bose speakers.
  062245 p/s, cruise control, dash overlay, swingaway spare, full hardtop, red w/black interior, carpeted cargo area, I-6, 20 gal. fuel tank D. Smith,  SoCal link to website  World Class T-5, Auburn rear diff, Summers Bros. one-piece rear axles. I am the second owner.  I bought it from a neighbor of mine in 1990 w/ 113,000 miles on it.  The car has been in Southern California all it's life.  No rust.  I have kept all the maintenance records since 1985.  It averages over 14 mpg w/ the BBD carb and 3:55 rear end.  This Jeep is very stock looking.  More on the order of a Land Rover than "Big Foot".  227,000 miles to date and still in use as my daily driver.  I use it to carry video equipment on my job and to carry musical equipment on weekends for my Blues Band.  www.CDbaby/hardtymz
  064355 6-cyl 4-spd Steve, Woodbury Co, Iowa

I bought it to be drove and used.  I think I’m the 3rd owner.  Only has 53,000+ miles on it with very little rust!  Don’t plan any major modifications or repairs because it doesn’t need much.  We have an acreage and I’ve already found it to be real handy and useful.  I plan to keep it for a few years, enjoy it and then let someone else have fun with it.

  064356 L6, hard top, 4spd, 2.73 gears Wayne Brewin, NJ "picked this one up for $750.00 ... Misty silver metallic, 156,667 miles. planning 4" lift w/ 33`s , gear up to 3.54`s"
  064357   Paul, NJ Complete frame off restore, just starting to put it all back together. The frame has been repaired and POR 15 in and out, project will also include a 3" Skyjacker Soft ride lift and 33" tires, a fiberglass tub, a 1978 360 from a Wag (Re-manned), rears have been stuffed with Moser one piece, 4:56's, Auburn Pro series limited slip. Hope to have it on the road by Springtime.
  065010 6cyl, 5spd, ps, manual brakes, 1/2 cab Rick, CA 79,000 orgn. miles when I bought it in 2004.Hasn't been driven since.  when I found my 8  everything  was there from the factory, but for the factory wheels, floor mats and tire stop. There was little rust, but for the two panels under the front rollbar mounts, passenger floor and the exhaust which I thought was a cheese grader.  I drove it home under its own power. With the windows down (The exhaust was making me tired after 20 miles). The 8 is under going a rebuild now for the last two years. The divorce slowed me down, but I kept the 8 so I'm back at it again!
  066425 hard top Lisa & Dan Higdon Rebuilt engine, "my next project"
  065179 6 cylinder 4 speed, ps Terrel Lowrey, Atmore, AL RED, Original owner, bought new in  Mobile, Al. Has 100,000 miles on it. Maintenance as far as replacement includes: 1. Carburetor 2. gas tank 3. transmission has been overhauled 4. Rear axle has been replaced 5. speedometer cluster has been replaced, due to gas gauge and temp. gauge not working
  066441 258 I6, Automatic Transmission, Hard Top, 20 gal tank Justin Scarth, TX Webber Carb, Aluminum Valve Cover, 3 core radiator. I am also hoping to do an engine swap soon or at least have the existing one worked over.
  067738   Chuck, WI It currently sports a jeep Wagoneer  360 4brl, Ford F-350 tree stump pullin 4-spd. in front of a dana 300 transfer case. dana 44 front, dana 60 rear. front and rear hub lock outs. Four inch sky jacker spring lift over axle's. Dual front gas shocks 36" bf goodrich all terrains. Power Train and chassis seem to have over worked the body !  Summer 2002 will have full kevlar tub.

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071108 Stock options from factory Overlander model: full steel hardtop metallic burgundy with nutmeg interior, 258 auto with factory floor shift Dom, Melbourne, Australia

I found this Overlander in Brisbane and have relocated it to Melbourne.

It's in fair shape but still needs lots of work, like most when you find them.  Currently a CJ-7 is my daily drive and I'm looking forward to alternating days with the 8 once it's up and running.

First all the non-original parts like flares, lights etc will be replaced with stock.

Plans are to fix the rust and patch the paint or respray in the original colour.  Interior will be changed to original black Laredo-spec seats and trims. I plan to fit an AMC 360, Torqueflite 727 and keep the Dana 300, then add a 2 1/2" lift, and 32s.   If I get all that done and I'm not flat broke I'll change the ratios to something like 3.73..will post pics when it's finished.

Pic1 Pic2 Pic3 077346 6 cyl, right side drive Charles Beeker, IN

AM General Corporate Vehicle #303 (never left the plant, but used for snow plow of lots)

Original 16,940 miles (including the drive to my home town).

Overland style windows

258 L6

Auto on the floor (AMC original), with emergency brake handle on floor

Number 20 of run of 113 export style CJ8s by Toledo plant in 1983 VINs 077346 through  077459

      John Hubbard Artic White,2.5 lift,31 x 10.5 tires, digital dash, tuffy lock boxes, Rinio lined grey and red, 304 V-8 and T-176 Trans.
      Jim & Donna Armstrong, TX 32x11.5 tires, 2-1/2" Lift, 1-3/8" Shackes, Ramsey 8000 Winch, Stainless Steel Nerfbars, Front &Rear Bumpers (made by Jim)
      D. Tyler Bradbury Alberta, Canada 350 Chevy V8 with original automatic tranny


  6cyl,T-5,HTop Scott Trester, IN 35" BFG Mud, 4" susp lift, 9" Ford rear, Det Lock, Rebuilt AMC 304 V-8

Yes(I think)

  6cyl, auto Marty Fisher, NV D44 front axle and D60 rear axle 456 gears and ARB lockers
    6cyl,A/C Gary Full hard top, spring over
      Tom Foreman 2.5" lift, 33" tires, 258 bored .030 over with 2 piece headers  and 2.5" stainless exhaust.  It also sports a very new body and a soon to be Wrangler front end, still searching.
    6 cyl ps Torel  
      "Fishfood", CT 360 V8,T176, 4" spring over lift, 38" tires, hardtop
    4.2 6cyl, Copper paint David Thomas, GA T176 4speed trans,3.31 gears, 700x15 power king tires, 8000lb Ramsey winch, 2" lift by Rancho
      Neil Stephens, UT Bone stock except Superior 1 piece axles, many plans tho!!
    6cyl, T-5 Jesse Beshears, MO Dark Blue. 31"x10.5 tires w/stock white spoke rims. Half hardtop.
      Leanne & David Austin Beginning full resto
      David Exum 'I found mine about 4 years ago in a backyard full of trash and at first glance I thought " What a piece of junk." '
      Caleb, MO  
    6cyl,5spd,ps Rocky Hillard, CA pro comp 4" lift kit , 33" BFG, 215,000 miles no rust the interior is in ruff shape but fixable

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  6cyl, 5spd ½ hdtop Doug Knox "Built" 400 Chevy;4 spd; 6" lift, 35" BFG Muds, Ramsey winch, lockers f&r, 4.56 gears. Pix from David Rush
      Matt Clark White, stock
    6cyl,4spd,½ hdtop Roert Alberts, MN New to him, snowplow, etc. much to do <grin>
    4 cyl, 4 spd Kevin Full Soft Top, 31" Tires
      Jerry Miller rebuilt and modified from the ground up. It was featured in Peterson's 4Wheel&Off-Road Magazine in Early 1995. I hope to get some pics up on the computer soon of it. It runs a 4" Superlift lift with 35X14.5X15 Mickey Thompson HP's on 15X14 Alcoas. The 258 has been rebuilt and runs an Electromotive fuel injection/ignition system. It also sports a fiberglass body with a Wrangler front clip and Wrangler dash and interior. I installed Bushwacker flat top panel flares. I am very interested in selling it since I am need of cash to build my next project truck. I have over $22,000 invested and I want to sell it for 10,000 or best offer. If you know of anyone that may be interested or if you can post this on your site, it would be most appreciated. - 15 Jul 2000
    4 cyl, 4 spd Christopher Patrick 79 360 v8 79 AMC TH400 Dana 20 front clip and windshield frame from 84 CJ-7 B&M truck shifter Electric fan and rear seat from Samurai 14-bolt 1 ton rear axle dana 44 3/4 ton front axle, both 4.10 geared, and lincoln locked Spring over axle suspension 4" lifted springs 2" shackles (hd) 35" boggers (sold them to get 39.5" boggers.. yet to receive..) scorpion lined 94 YJ seats and center console 34" rear shocks, 16" stroke front shocks (40 inches long give or take) TOM WOOD's DRIVESHAFTS (cv rear).  A picture is at <this link>
      Paul more to follow
      Ed Boore, IL apparently, rusting somewhat <grin>
    6 cyl Lance Burgess, PA cyclone headers, really worn out glass packs.  lifted, with ranchos and 31" tires. the soft half top leaks like a sieve and shes pretty rusty. i guess i'd like to do alot of things, but at 17 i dont have a ton of money. the frame is the next problem that needs tending to (ive already broken an axle and the main drive shaft, not to mention countless hours of relentless body work...and thats all highway damage, im afraid to take it off road. it might not come back) anyways the frame is pretty rusty, but thats how it goes. I still owe my poor father a ton of money. but its my toy and i drive it every day.
    6 cyl, tilt, ps, 5spd Patrick Evans Basically rebuilt from the ground up, {too much to put in here:} "all that's left to do is the paint" 
    4 cyl P.T. Murray, CA I am on the tail end of a frame up rebuild on my 83 Scrambler. I just bought it March 2000. I replaced the 4cyl, with an AMC 360 bored out to 30 over. I'm still in the process of getting all the guts back in. I'm currently stationed North of San Francisco, CA with the U.S. Coast Guard. I'm going to bring the Scrambler back to my home of Texas within the next year or two.
      William Bessemer, NY licensed and use several times a week
      Scott, NC Jeep is perfect and on the road. it's all original
      Alan d-44 rear and d-30 front. Most of the other components are open to change. I currently have (trying to decide) a 1997 4.0 from a grand cherokee; a 6.2 diesel from a '85 suburban; a 1980 4.2; a fuel injected 283; a T-4(stock); TF-999; 700r4; sm-435; and various other parts and pieces. Most parts I end up not using already being salivated over by some local jeepin' friends of mine. 
Yes     Adam, NC My dad and I have had a blast restoring it. In addition to the paint job, he had a 350 Chevy crate motor, 33 12.50 Wild Country's, Camo interior (we're big into whitetail deer hunting), 2.5'' Rancho suspension lift, Warn 9500 winch, plus gray 1/4'' Rhino lining inside the cab and in the bed.


    Charlie Jenkins, MD i just bought a 1983 jeep scrambler from the hereford vol fire co in hereford md. it was used as a brush fire fighting vehicle. i purchased it in running condition for 3650 dollars. the vehicle has a 65 gallon steel water tank and approx 250 ft of hose. the pump is under the hood, a panama pump, and works off a belt. the belt is being replaced and hence i have not been able to try the unit out. for the most part the vehicle is in pretty good shape. it leakes oil at the valve cover gasket. i gather that is pretty common on the jeeps. this one is a 6 cyl. it has a hard top and still has the flashing red warning lights on the hood. the rear bumper is a platform on which rested 2 portable indian pumps. the vehicle has some rust but the rust appears to be superficial. altho i guess i will find out more as i get into the project. it was kept in the fire house.
      Kendal Hern  


    C.T. Woods, Jr., TN '83 (now, it started life as an '81) rust was so bad it took two frames! 304edelbrock'd ('77) T-176 tranny ('8something) D300 (most original part) '81 narrow trac axles GACK! shackle reversed 2.5 in softride lift, with extra shackle length in the rear to balance the reversal Custom bumpers w/receivers both ends, brush guard Homemade rear discs 'glas body & one piece front end, tilts forward full soft top kayline snap style stainless hardware...too much Goodyear MT/Rs 32x11.5 on aluminun rims power steering scavenged junkyard parts! owned since '88 burned in '94 rebuilt in '97 still to do: mount my old warn 8274 get the cdplayer working... fabricate a new spare tire mount fabricate 8 point roll cage & tie into frame adapt and mount the two 44's out of wagoneer i have traded for....


    Dario Diaz, Argentina {Ed note: See, Scramblers are cool everywhere! Although, this one does look a bit different - still cool though!}
    4cyl, 4spd Jessica  
      Mike, PA 4" lift kit, MORE buggy spring shackle reversal, swamper bogger 35X16 tires, AMC 360, 727 auto trans,ect.....
      Kodey Yellow
      Burton H 258 block, 4.0 heads, MPI fuel injection, TF-727, dana 300, dana 44 front w/4.88, dana 44 rear w/detroit locker 4.88gears. spring over. 2.5" lift springs. shackle reversal. stock leather interior, 2 hard tops 1/2 cab and full length. soft top. and so much more e-mail @


    Paul Kingsley, CA 258 c.i./mopar fuel injection, 4 inch lift, 33x12.5x15 Goodyear MTR's
      John in rebuild
    6 cyl, 5spd, tilt, 1/2 hard top Republic, WA i use it for hunting and snow plow work around the place it feels at home in the mtns of north central wa.  i have had it for 18 years it always runs great and will travel through 2+feet of unplowed snow a real work horse
      Lisa, PA I have an 83 cj8, on road only she is in perfect show condition, mostly stock. I would be willing to travel to see other scramblers.
      Jack Connelly II, CA  
      Cynthia, AR This was one of the nicer ones when she was new.  My dad bought it off of a guy he knew for $500 when I was 15 and we rebuilt the motor.  The guy's daughter had blown up the motor in it.  Currently my husband and I are working on refurbishing it.  We just had the transmission rebuilt (he's not very mechanically inclined and I don't have the time right now-but he's learning).  It's off white/tan hard top with a few odd dents and rust spots (namely because the last 2 years I went to college I sent it home for my dad and little brother to play with, they abused the hell out of it-pull starting buses and tractors, and pulling bulldozers up hills-not to mention my little bro 4-wheeling in it).  Any way currently its all original down to the paint and decals (except the mirrors and doors-doors were fiberglass and matched the top but were stolen off before I got it, and I had to burn the carpet that came in it-you don' want to know.), but to my dismay it won't be when we're done with it.  258-ST6, auto. tranny, chrome wheels-bumpers, A/C, electric start/carb-can't keep it set right and starting to get a few small holes in the floor.  Needs rewiring, new A/C, paint, seat covers, new back bumper (bent beyond repair), bondo, and more than 4 16 penny nails holding down the tappet cover.  Mileage is actual 58K.  Was 34K when I got it-Drove it for 6 years.  I've had 3 people in the last week try to buy it from me.  There are at least 6 in nwa that I know of.
      Bruce Lafone, FL Mechanically perfect. New 258 Jasper in line six. Centerforce clutch, Weber carb, Rancho shocks, new radiator, off road fly wheel, Pacesetter manifolds, Flowmaster dual exhaust, 31 BF Goodrich all terrain, etc. Mostly used for on road but kicks some ass on Off road. I have also repainted it, has full tinted Soft top with full view doors, Olympic double tube brush guard, side and rear diamond plates, New Kenwood Cd player with Infinity speakers. Paid $4500 for it, have put close to $8000 in restoration, still a lot to do.
      Billy Sutton  
      Chuck Peeples, UT -fixing to install 4 liter and auto out of 92 Cherokee-used on trails -mostly Colo.-N.M.--and Utah-Member N.M.4 wheelers and S.W. 4wd--Have attended last 4 San Juan Scrambles (Silverton, Colo.)
    258ci,t176trans,300 t case   Pretty much stock, had to put a dana 44 out of a 76 scout 11. Bought it two years ago, slowly but surely fixing it up, has a full hard top, my hunting and work ride. 
      KURT HAYMAN, PA. Purchased from a crackhead who had a wet dream about putting a Chevy v8 in it and severely f***ed that up. Now it is extremely molested. I chunked in an extremely worked Chevy 406 small block, a sm465 4 spd, 205 t-case, Dana 44 8 lug with a Lincoln locker, a14 bolt corporate rear with a gov-loc. I replaced the springs with super lift 10" springs for a Chevy in the front with custom hangers and shackles. A set of 12 " Chevy front springs that bolted right in the back. I'm running a set of 16.5 14 Eaton monster wheels with 40x17 groundhogs  my interior is a set of fiberglass race seats with RCI covers and 5 point harnesses, a lockable tuffy console,  a monster tach, and grant steering wheel. The beautiful paint job on my scrambler is army green and cost 30 dollars. It has a bikini top and hard doors. I made new floors with sheet metal, patched the holes in the body with diamond plate aluminum, and replaced all of the body mounts and bushings. Now its one mean mud slingin machine!!!!!!!
      Leslie Totten, OR I have 2 Scramblers, '81 and '83. the '81 is in Resto' and the '83 is a daily driver. always looking for another one.
      Boyer, FL 455 olds turbo 350 trans np205 transfer 14 bolt rear no slip dana 44 front truetrac warn winch 8" lift 40" ground hawgs   
      Kenosha, WI Running strong
      Paul, CT Full soft top, 4cyl, 4 speed. Paul, CT. 73,000 miles. No rust. New paint. Back seat.
      Herb and Zak, VA we have bfg 33s with a 3 inch suspension lift. custom fab full length roof rack.
      Doug Jones, UT

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Dave Robinson , NY


I used to own a 1983 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler.  I purchased it used from a local used car dealer in Arkport , NY 14807 .  I purchased it with 49,855 miles on it.  I believe it came out of Camp Hill , PA.   Mine was brown and had white steel wheels and a fiberglass half cap.  The fixed role bar was outside the cap.  Mine was an inline 151 with a four speed manual transmission.  I cannot recall the VIN and I will have to dig for pictures, but I recall that it was very trail worthy.  I bought it at a time when I was in a position to put up my brand new 1988 Dodge Ram Charger for the winter months.  Western New York is hard on vehicles.  My Scrambler was already showing signs of massive body rust through so I figured a little more punishment wouldn’t hurt.  The windshield leaked, the driver’s side seat bracket was rusted through the floor, the doors were racked, the exhaust manifold coupling was loose, the radiator leaked, the slave cylinder leaked, it started hard, and the heater core was blocked.  In other words, it was a great truck that took me places my NANCY Ram Charger would not go or fit.  My father used to ride in the back when we would go out spotting game.  He named it the “tail dragger” as the rear bumper would always skip off the ground when approaching an angle.  Eventually, we left the bumper on the trail.  Who needs the weight?

I wound up putting some money into it after a while.  New Rock Crawler wheels and BF Goodrich tires, radiator, Slave Cylinder, battery, new CJ Bucket seats from Sears, a bug screen for the grill, new hood cleats, a tonneau, a CB radio and antenna, off road lights, a Jerry can and a fire extinguisher.  Lot ’s of overheating electrical wiring.  I remember going to work one day with a new suit on.  Beautiful day, no top, no doors, no problem.  One problem.  It poured on the way home.  Wool does not like rain.  I used to take my daughter on off-road rides with it and used to cross a stream near our house.  We got wet a lot, but never got stuck.  I remember having to use a pair of vice grips on the lockouts a lot as they would never turn by hand.  God I miss that Jeep.

I finally sold my Scrambler to my Dad after I put lots of money into it.  A year later he sold it to a friend of mine who promptly tried to put a big block V-8 into it.  Boy did that go bad.  He lifted it and did major undercarriage work until it finally broke in half at the stress of all the welding and cutting.  It ran well into the early 1990’s before it finally was no longer road worthy.  Today, it is a planter, buried in the back yard of a home in Almond, NY.  It served well.  Recently I saw a dealer lifted brand new 2004/5 Jeep Scrambler?  I don’t know the official name of the new Jeep stretch Wrangler, but it sure looked familiar.  With the exception of being new, bright yellow, and with no rust on it, it reminded me of mine.  Of course I don’t recall paying nearly $30,000 for mine.  The one nice thing about my old brown one was that primer was the same color as the paint so you never knew except that most of mine was primer instead of gel coat.  I like the new machine very much.  I wish it came in a standard tranny instead of auto.  I may be old, but I’m not dead.  I like shifting gears myself.  Long live the Scrambler.  I have no time for a regular CJ.  Can’t put the dog in the back.

I was able to find some pictures of my Scrambler, circa 1989.  My ex-wife’s Dodge Raider is in the background.  What a great vehicle, the Scrambler, not the Raider.

    Straight 6 Jacob, VA  


    K Williams, NC  
      Mark D, MA The rig is in the middle of a build with 4.3L/700R4, 4.5” Rubicon Extreme Duty springs, F&R WT D44’s, 4.56 w/ Detroit Lockers. This is a complete body off build, replacing every nut-n-bolt, wire & line with new


    Philip B, MN I also have a Mercedes ml 430,but  I use Buckie (My CJ8) for my summer daily driver, I get many more looks !!!! . I have it lifted and have a winch. Otherwise it is stock. I have had it off road on occasion and it performs great. Last winter I repainted it forest green. I will drive it to anyone in a neighboring state, or with a little twisting I will tow it behind the motorhome and wheel anywhere you are. Just call or email and I will come.
      Darin Powell, CA I bought this 1983 Scrambler a in January 2008, from the original owner.  Original owner is an engineer who has kept everything, from the original purchase documentation to the last set of tail lights.  When I went to pick up the vehicle (I won it on Ebay), he provided me with 6 plastic storage boxes of everything that he has accumulated throughout the years.  Complete clutch replacement parts; brake systems; tail lights (6 sets); 6 wheels and tires; hand made body armor; and everything imaginable.  Owner kept it stored in an airplane hanger, and never outside.  Great shape with little modifications made by the engineer to the ARB Locker, i.e. pressure gauge on the dash, the body armor, and the interior - roll cage modifications.

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  Laredo package Doug Aronson, MI

Bought the jeep from AZ thinking it wouldnt have any rust. turns out jeep spent most of its life in Ohio.  So I have some rust repairs to do.  This summer I will be swapping in a 4.7 stroker I built from a 1997 4.0L from a cherokee.  I will also be changing over from the weak t-4 trans to a AX15 and converting the clutch to hydr.

Jeep as it sits now:  258 inline 6 with T4 dana 300,  33X12.5 X 15 tires,  3.5 in black diamond lift,  108,704 original miles







Post '86

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Production data by way of Jurgen on the Belgian Jeep Page

1981 : 8355

1982 : 7759

1983 : 5405

1984 : 4130

1985 : 2015

1986 :  128


total = 27.792 ex.

I'm told that CJ-8s were built on exported licenses until 1990.  I have at least one 1990 registered, built in Israel.


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