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1978 Jeep CJ5 Renegade - Levis Edition

1978 Jeep CJ Renegade

Condition: Used
Make: Jeep
Model: CJ
SubModel: Levis Edition
Type: Convertible
Trim: Renegade
Year: 1978
Mileage: 122,500
VIN: J8M83AAC39210
Color: Yellow
Engine: 258 I-6
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Chapin, South Carolina, United States
4-Wheel Drive

Description for Jeep CJ 1978

You are viewing a super cool and super original 1978 Jeep CJ-5 Renegade. This is an unrestored survivor Jeep that still wears its original paint and Renegade markings. This is a solid Southern USA Jeep that has great patina! Here are some details about this cool CJ,

Orig. 258 straight 6 engine

Orig. T-150 3spd. manual trans.

4 wheel drive

Power front disc brakes

Renegade package

Levi's package

4 inch suspension lift

35x12.50 mud terrain tires - 2 rear brand new. Great tread on the front.

Mickey Thompson polished aluminum wheels

Rugged Ridge nerf bars

Off road lights

Bull bar

Draw bar with hitch

Bestop soft top

Bestop neoprene seats

Orig. Levi's dash pad

Sport steering wheel

New rebuilt rear end

New tie rod ends

Steering linkage recently replaced wear parts

New radiator

New belts and hoses

New tune up parts

New battery

New battery cables

New starter

New fuel pump

New carburetor

New air cleaner

Fresh oil change

Fresh fluids in the transmission, transfer case, and both differentials


The paint and body on this CJ are in good original condition. The paint still shines up and looks presentable even though it is 39 years old! A lot of the original Renegade striping and decal work is still present and you can still see some remains of the original Levi's decals on both sides. The paint and decals have great patina and really help give the Jeep a cool look. The body is very straight and solid. It retains all of its original steel body panels and tub. The fram, body mounts, floors, rockers, etc. are all very solid and original. The tub has been professionally Rhino lined and looks great. You can even still see some of the original paint underneath the Jeep just to give you an idea of how solid it is. The top is in really nice shape and the seats/interior are good as well. The original Levi's dash pad is beautiful and the original sport steering wheel looks good too but has an incorrect horn button. Overall, this is a really sharp CJ with just the right stance and purposeful look.

Mechanically, the Jeep is sound. A lot of money has been spent to make this Jeep a reliable daily driver. It has a long list of new parts and upgrades. The motor starts easily and runs perfectly. It has good power and pulls strong through all 3 gears. It doesn't smoke or run hot. The trans. Shifts perfectly too with no issues. The clutch, 4WD, brakes, suspension, etc. all operate just as they should. The rear tires are new and the front tires have at least 70% of their tread remaining and the wheels are straight. The Jeep drives down the road nice and straight and was lifted the right way. It is a lot of fun to drive and will go anywhere! Again, this is a really cool original CJ that is ready to be enjoyed. These unrestored CJs are getting tougher and tougher to find. Don't miss this appreciating classic.

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