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1977 Jeep CJ7 with a 302 H.O. V8 -- NO RESERVE!

Condition: Used
Make: Jeep
Model: CJ
Type: Convertible
Year: 1977
Mileage: 999999
VIN: J7F93AE030029
Color: Black
Engine: 302 V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Sterling, Virginia, United States
4-Wheel Drive, Convertible

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Private seller

Description of 1977 Jeep CJ

1977 Jeep CJ7. Condition is Used. Vehicle is for sale as-is.
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We purchased this unique CJ7 in July 2018 as a project. We recently purchased a newer vehicle for our teenage son and we're out of physical space to store our vehicles, so the Jeep has to go.
The 302 H.O V8 conversion was done by the previous owner. Combined with the Holley 4 barrel carburetor and Edelbrock Performer intake manifold, headers, and throaty cherry bomb mufflers - this gives the Jeep a mean sound and more horsepower than it needs. Previous owner sprayed the entire body, tub, and rock sliders with a protective coating, for lots of off-road fun without worrying about scratching any paint or fear of getting the inside wet.
Below, is a list of what I have done to the vehicle in the ~2 years I have owned it, so you have an idea of the maintenance and state of the vehicle as it currently sits:
- Replaced air cleaner/filter- Greased U-joints and steering points- Engine oil changed- Radiator flushed / filled- Replaced rear driveshaft U-joints- Removed passenger-side wheel well roll bar bolts - fabricated new metal bracket- Replaced emergency brake cable from pedal to actuator - replaced actuator, replaced clips on all cables, lubricated- Installed complete windshield wiper assembly - switch, motor, linkage, arms, etc- Replaced incorrect bolts in body mounts- Re-wrapped and re-routed and fixed wiring harness near drivers side exhaust / headers- Installed new tail lights / brake lights with LED lights, and new wiring - installed reverse light switch- Removed / replaced steering wheel column and steering wheel with Summit Racing steering column, wheel, horn- Chrome passenger grab bar installed- Turn signals and hazard lights installed and wired- New shifter knobs (custom grenade shifter knob)- Re-grounded all grounds, re-wired windshield wipers to fuse box- Speedometer wire installed, but speedometer isn't accurate- Installed Bimini top- Replaced spark plugs, spark plug wires, custom ignition coil wire, cap and rotor- Replaced carburetor gasket- Replaced all vacuum port caps- Replaced upper and lower radiator hoses- Replaced thermostat, and gasket- Drained gas tank, cleaned fuel system- Rebuilt carburetor- Removed, cleaned, painted intake manifold and replaced and resealed intake manifold gasket- Installed new valve cover gaskets- Installed roll bar padding and cover- Installed fire extinguisher and custom extinguisher holder
All this is listed in a maintenance log that will be included with the Jeep for the new owner.
The vehicle has some rust holes that were present before the previous owner sprayed it with protective coating. The vehicle has been garage-kept for the past two years since we purchased it, and have only taken it out on a couple short trips. The frame is solid. The engine is strong. While the vehicle stops and steers fine, future upgrades to the vehicle were going to be power brakes and power steering, for convenience, and new gauges in the dash that aren't functioning properly. The vehicle has a small spring-over-shackles lift and 33'' tires, and is ready to take you anywhere down the road, or up the mountain. The Jeep is also equipped with an electric fuel pump, which you can hear in the video, and a rapid-cooling aluminum radiator with electric fans (fan switch located on dash). 3-speed manual transmission. 4-wheel drive.
My wife and I had this Jeep for auction in March 2020. We removed the listing when I discovered that one of the head gaskets were leaking, and we did not want the new owner to get their Jeep, only to have to turn around and replace the head gaskets. Soooo, since March, I've made the following modifications to the Jeep (special thanks to mandatory quarantine restrictions for giving me the time to do this):
- Removed and replaced intake manifold and carburetor gaskets- Removed both sets of heads, and replaced gaskets with new Fel Pro gaskets- Cleaned cylinders, pistons, and adjusted valves- Replaced factory head bolts with ARP High Performance head bolts- Replaced right and left bank head guide pins- Removed headers and replaced exhaust / header gaskets- Installed new fan belt- Removed old battery holder, and replaced with brand new battery holder and proper battery hold-down bracket- Replaced battery cables and starter cables- Replaced intake manifold bolts with new Edelbrock intake manifold bolts- Replaced choke wiring- Removed what was left of emissions since they were not in-use- Replaced vacuum hose and plugs- Installed in-line fuel filter- Fresh oil change, radiator flush, and anti-freeze

Here is a link to hear the engine crank right up. Video taken today, 17 May 2019. https://youtu.be/kwSqg1D_ba0
Here's the video from our listing in March. You can see the old battery box and tie-down strap. Compare how quickly it cranks now (in the first video) with how quickly it cranked up in March.https://youtu.be/2cCe1gnDCZ4
NOTICE TO BUYER: We previously listed this vehicle for sale on eBay, and had a non-paying, new account, no-feedback-buyer drive up the bid and then disappear before buying. IF YOU ARE A NEW ACCOUNT, FIRST-TIME-BIDDER, you must contact us through eBay OR YOUR BID WILL BE CANCELLED. We reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time. Buyer is responsible for picking up or shipping the vehicle to their location. A deposit of $500 is due within 48 hours of the auction ending. Full payment is due within 10 days and before vehicle will be released for pick up.
On Apr-05-20 at 08:20:02 PDT, seller added the following information:

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