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The exterior looks great for the age and has been restored. You can see that the paint work in some areas show particles in the paint, especially on the front fenders. In addition there are a few chips in the paint, most of them being where one panel makes contact with another (ex. Hood and fender). Some light surface scratches are also seen that are hard to avoid with black paint but overall looks great.

The interior is in excellent condition and there really isn’t anything worth at needs attention or repair. I found that the center cap on the steering wheel is cracked, but that’s the only item I found that needed mentioning. All functions worked great and I was impressed that the ac blows strong and cold.

Under hood and undercarriage also look good for the age. Fluid levels are full and condition is good. The engine oil filter looks like it hasn’t been replaced in a very long time and it may be time to service the engine oil. Surface rust and corrosion is present but not excessive and consistent with the age. The same goes for fluid leaks and rubber bushings. Some mechanical work may need to be done but it’s drivable in its current state.

Engine and transmission performance was great on the test drive. The suspension is a bit noisy and some clunking is heard and felt when going over bumps. This is likely due to aged components and bushings. Please see photos and below for more info.

Vehicle Info

Year 1978
Make Jeep
Model CJ-7
Mileage 45170
Transmission Automatic
VIN Number J8A93AH126
Stock Number 4670869000
Interior Cloth
Interior Color Black
Body Color Black
Engine 8 Cylinder
Drive Type Four Wheel Drive
Fuel Type Gas


Wiper Blades
The right side rubber wiper blade is missing.
Body Alignment
There are various surface scratches to the exterior.
There is a ding on the right front fender. Also the right front plastic fender is cracked.
Paint Condition
Various paint chips. Also, particles in the paint work performed.
There is surface rust at some of the paint chip locations and undercarriage.
Exterior Lights
Door Mirrors
Convertible Top
Frame Damage
Body Seals
Quarter Panels


Steering Wheel
Seat Condition
There is light wear to the seats. Normal for mileage.
Seat Belts
Inner Door Panels
Center Console
Sun Visors
Dash Lights
Dash Gauges
Air Conditioning
Cigarette Use
Unusual Odors
Cup Holders
Blower Motor
Interior Trim
The interior trim shows normal wear consistent with age and mileage.


Air Filter
Battery Condition
Charging System
Cooling Fan Condition
Radiator Cap Sealing Properly
Engine Coolant
Coolant Leaks
Power Steering
Steering Fluid
Engine Oil
The engine oil is dirty and should be changed.
Engine Fluid Leaks
The engine is seeping some oil from the underside. There were no drips at time of inspection. This area should be cleaned off and rechecked to verify source of leak or leaks.
Transmission Fluid
Transmission Leaks
The transmission is seeping fluid from the pan area and should be cleaned off and recheck to find the source of seepage.
Brake System
Brake Fluid Leaks
Transfer Case Leaks
Differential leaks
Muffler System
CV Joints and Axles
Shocks and bushings
There are worn steering and suspension bushings consistent with the age.
Ball Joints and Tie Rods

Road Test

Road Test Yes
Engine Performance
Transmission performance
Differential Performance
Transfer Case Performance
Wheel Bearing Performance
Braking Performance
Suspension Performance
Steering Performance
Engine Starting


Driver FrontBf Goodrich BF Goodrich Passenger Front
Driver RearBF Goodrich BF Goodrich Passenger Rear


Driver Front31x10/5r1531x10/5r15Passenger Front
Driver Rear31x10/5r1531x10/5r15Passenger Rear

Axle Count

Tire Condition

Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Rear

Wheel Condition

Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Rear

Tire Tread

Driver Front13/3213/32Passenger Front
Driver Rear13/3213/32Passenger Rear
Spare Tire
Spare tireYes

Tire Tread Explanation

10/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!


8/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!

(low profile)

5/32 to 7/32

Tires will need replacement soon!

4/32 or less

Tires need replacement!

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