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1983 Cj7

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This event had the biggest AMC-era CJ turnout we've seen since the advent of the TJ. Our first clue we were in for a lot of CJ-whipping was this '83 CJ-7 owned by Mark Kittleson of Westfield, Wisconsin, and it doesn't look much different from the day it rolled off the factory floor. However, he paid only $1,200 dollars for what he calls a "rust bucket", then added an $80 dollar Tractor Supply Company paint job, and 30x9.50R15 Tread Wright retread tires. The rest of the Jeep reads like a factory spec sheet including a 4.2L inline-six, T-176 transmission, Dana 300, Dana 30 front axle, and AMC 20 rear (still sporting the 2.72 gears).