Matt’s 84 CJ-7

This 1984 Jeep CJ-7 is more than just good looks, it’s a fine example of a preserved, modified and used Jeep.  The combination of modifications and components keeps this Jeep a potential daily driver as well as extra capable trail vehicle.  In recent years there has been an increasing movement to preserve the AMC era CJ Jeeps to keep their heritage alive and this Jeep fits right in.

For over 20 years Matt has been enjoying this Jeep and continuing to modify and preserve it.


Matt’s Jeep in 2016


  • Howell Fuel Injection, K&N filter
  • Jasper 258 straight six with RV Cam.
  • Clifford Header and Intake, Aluminum valve cover
  • 4:1 Tera Low Kit
  • 33×12.50 BFG Mud Tires on 15×8 Baja Wheels
  • RockHard 4×4 Roll Bar
  • Sun Rocker Guards
  • WP Warrior Rear Corner Guards,Steering Brace,Shackles,Rear Bumper with 2″ receiver (Custom D-ring Mounts)
  • 4X doctor Front & Rear Differential Guards
  • Rock Equipment Spring Hangers, Disconnects, U-bolt skid plates, Greaseable Hardware, Tie rod flip kit
  • 2 1/2 Old Man Emu Wrangler Leaf Springs (with add a leafs), Old Man Emu Shocks
  • Detroit EZ-Locker in rear with Hardened Pin, Superior one piece axles
  • Powertrax No-Slip in Front with Hardened Pin, Warn 6-bolt premium hubs with stud conversion
  • Dupont sprayed interior
  • Olympic Front bumper
  • Tomken Winch mount
  • Polyurethane Motor Mounts & Transmission Mounts
  • Extended Braided Steel brake lines front & rear
  • Optima Red top battery
  • Hella driving lights
  • Rollbar speaker boxes with pioneer 6×9
  • Rear taillight guards
  • Flaming River Steering Shaft|
  • Bestop Supertop
  • Luk Ceramic Clutch
  • Warn XI8000lb. Winch
  • Cobra CB
  • Hi-lift Jack
  • 1″ Daystar body lift
  • Currie Tow Shackles
  • Omix Chrome Grill Cover

The 30+ year old CJ keeps that original Jeep look with tasteful modifications.

RockHard 4×4 makes bolt-in roll bar systems for CJ’s and other Jeeps.

The rebuilt 258 runs a Clifford manifold, headers, and Howell fuel injection.

Navigating some rocks at Rausch Creek Off Road Park.

This Jeep was featured on in…

Replacing Your CJ Front Brakes – How to replace your CJ’s front brakes.

Powertrax Traction System No-Slip Locker Review – Installed into a CJ-7