1982 Jeep Scrambler Novak 5.3L LS Conversion Truck Novak 5.3L LS Manual
1982 Jeep Other Novak 5.3L LS Conversion
|SubModel:||Novak 5.3L LS Conversion|
|Trim:||Novak 5.3L LS Conversion|
|Engine:||Novak 5.3L LS|
|Item location:||Eden, Utah, United States|
Description for Jeep Other 1982
This 1982 Jeep CJ8 Scrambler recently received an extensive body-off restoration 2011–2014. Starting with a very clean original Scrambler body this Jeep was placed on a rotisserie and stripped to bare metal and painted in stunning Black. With its straight panels, factory correct body decals, and chrome accents, this Scrambler looks better than the day it left the factory. Photos and Receipts document the build out on this amazing Jeep.
Under the hood is a Novak 5.3L LS engine conversion utilizing a 23k mile, 2007 fuel-injected GM 5.3L LS engine. This conversion gives this Scrambler true seat of the pants modern performance. Well executed, the engine bay is clean and tidy with a fresh black painted firewall and all wiring in order. The entire drivetrain from radiator to rear axle is new and was installed less than 1000 miles ago. The install included a new AX-15 5-speed manual transmission (regarded as the best five-speed transmission ever installed into a Jeep) new clutch, motor mounts, wiring harness, ECM computer, aluminum radiator, bell housing as well as new drive accessories on the front of the motor for reliability.
The Scrambler chassis is straight, rust-free and includes a new limited-slip Dana 44 rear axle installed to handle the modern V8. The factory front axle was completely rebuilt, with a new steering box and ball joints added to insure tightness. This Jeep is also equipped with a Dana 300 four wheel drive transfer case with dual selectors allowing the driver to shift front and rear axles independently and into low and high ranges. New disc brakes were installed and use full-size Ford SUV pads and rotors for easy sourcing. Both axles received 4.10 gear ratios on new carriers. A4″ Skyjacker Softride leaf spring kit and Skyjacker shocks were installed, while chrome wheels and fresh BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A tires enhance the trucks look. Locking hubs on the front axles help reduce driveline wear when in 2WD.
Over $12,000 was invested in the powertrain alone.
The factory-style interior presents a polished utilitarian look with black metal dash, and painted surfaces. All rubber components were replaced and present nicely. Doors were disassembled and painted, then rebuilt with new latches and rubber. The original front seats are in grea