This restomod of the Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler wants to show that the crisis of the 40 is a myth

Thanks to a restoration made with care and paying attention to the quality of every detail, nowadays, beauties of timeless elegance like this are still being manufactured. Jeep CJ-8 original who, with more than 35 years behind him, will now live a second youth thanks to the good work of Ball and Buck. Far from losing its essence, it has gained in technology, functionality and comfort.

With the Scrambler ARB Overland Edition surnames, these restomods are manufactured in very limited quantities and are handcrafted by Kyle Smith de Bird Buggy and collaborators of the stature of ARB, Quadratec, Raceline Wheels, BF Goodrich, Gunner Kennels or Kentrol.

They incorporate the latest specific extras for those who know how to make the most of off-road driving and enjoy their free time: specifically, they include up to 15 customization options.

A tailor-made restaurant for each client


Ball and Buck is actually a signature of Clothes and accessories Created for Texas-based outdoor sports and hunting enthusiasts who are dedicated to creating artisan products focused on quality and durability.

Along these lines, last year they embarked on a project to restore and Classic SUV overhaul from the hand of expert collaborators in the field, and judging by the results it was a success.


Each restomod signed by Ball and Buck begins with a Jeep CJ-8 original, a more than capable vehicle, which was produced in limited quantities between 1981 and 1986.

The firm is in charge of acquiring the second-hand vehicle and carrying out its complete restoration process, incorporating modern technology that improves drivability and accessories to suit each client.


For this, many of the components are manufactured ARB Touring. Among them, the front and rear differentials with pneumatic locking, the air compressor to inflate the specific tires, the ‘snorkel’, the roof rack, the high intensity LED auxiliary lights or the additional fuel and water tanks or one specific to propane.

Made-to-measure elements such as steel bumpers, the Warn M8000 winch installed on the front or a reinforced tow hook, among others.


As if that were not enough, you can add custom elements such as those incorporated in this unit. Among them, an awning and a folding table and chairs kit for camping or a large dog carrier attached to the cargo box for added security.


Regarding motorization, each client can choose between two options: a block 5.3-liter V8 LMF and General Motors origin as standard or a Cummins R2.8 turbodiésel of four cylinders and 2.8 liters of displacement, although the latter carries a surcharge of $ 45,000 (about 38,835 euros To the change).

It takes the manufacturer six months to a year to build each custom order from receipt of the order and the starting price for each Jeep CJ-8 ARB Overland Edition is $ 125,000, which translates to 107,875 euros at the current exchange rate. Nobody said that excellence was cheap.

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