Custom 1982 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler “Woody Wagon” Can Be Yours

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Red Oak and Thousands of Hours of Restoration Went Into This Unique Jeep

While we’ve been waiting for a Wrangler with more aluminum and a Wrangler pickup, someone created this 1982 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler “Woody Wagon.”

According to the listing for it on the Mecum Auctions website, the creators of this oddity didn’t just take a CJ-8 and slap on some cheesy, fake wood panels. They spent 2,000 hours restoring the pickup-when-you-need-it. It shows. The paint seems fresh and the body looks straight – straight as a board. That’s because the person(s) that crafted this unique Jeep hand selected the red oak for much of its exterior. The two-tone wood contrasts handsomely with the smooth white paint on the front fenders and hood, which covers a 4.2-liter engine.

That’s connected to a five-speed manual gearbox which sits in the middle of a tan interior with low-back front seats, what appears to be fresh carpet, and even more red oak. It covers the door panels, wheel arch humps, the cargo floor, and the side walls. The craftspeople behind this custom even made the headliner out of slats of wood. It’s an unusual look, but not an unattractive one…even if it does suggest you should never cross a stream in this CJ.

If you want to make this wood-covered one-off all yours, you can bid on it at the Mecum Auctions event in Kissimmee, Florida. It takes place Jan. 6-15, but this woody will cross the block on Wednesday, January 11. Other Jeeps up for auction that day include a 2007 Wrangler, a 1955 Willys, a 1980 CJ-7, and a couple of other Scramblers.

No word on how much Mecum expects this custom Jeep to go for. However, we can guess the winning bidder will have to budget a little extra for some water sealing…

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via [Mecum Auctions]

Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum, Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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