Yaseen Ali

Born on the 22nd of February, 1979. I figured out whilst still crawling that 4×4s are part of the divine scheme of things. I like my life in the city because it makes me long for the outdoors. I enjoy creature comforts but working on my Jeep on a Saturday afternoon has its own pleasure.


Vehicle: 1982 Jeep CJ-7 Jamboree 30th Anniversary Commemorative Edition Issue No. 0044 of 2500

Purchased: 2004

Rebuilt: Not yet

Engine: Toyota 1UZ-FE 4.0L 32 valve V8

Transmission: Borg-Warner T5

Transfer Case: Dana 300

Front Axle: Dana 30, 3.31:1 R/P ratio

Rear Axle: AMC 20, 3.31:1 R/P ratio

Tires: Dunlop SP/RV Major (31×10.50)

Wheels: Original Jeep 15×8” chrome wheels

Suspension: Stock CJ-7 leaf springs with KYB shock absorbers

Steering: Factory tilt column with recirculating ball Mercedes steering box

Lighting: Bosch H4 with Osram Silverstar bulbs, KC H3 fog lamps

Sound system: Who needs one when you have a V8?

Other Specs: Under-hood and under-body worklights, functional safety belts, factory center console, half doors, full doors, hard top and padded roll bar

Jeep profile: It’s copper in colour with a black hard top, chromed 15 inch steel wheels, stainless steel rear bumperettes, tow hitch and standard front bumper. Equipped with a T-5, it has extremely tall gear ratios, which make it feel car-like but the Dana 300’s granny low gearing makes it quite capable off-road. Originally acquired with an antiquated Toyota 3.0L NA diesel engine, the Jeep now has a V8. Apart from the engine, even after 23 years this Jeep has surprisingly retained most of its originality – it even came with the original space saver donut spare tire!

11 thoughts on “Yaseen Ali”

  1. Hi,

    We are thinking of driving from amsterdam to calcutta, east india in a volkswagen 80’s camper, starting sept. 06. We were hoping that you might have time to answer a few questions.

    Do you think a two wheel drive small camper will make it to lahore via south pakistan.

    Following the recent cartoon episode, would a foreign (dutch) license plate be a problem?

    In case the camper breaks down, could we easily get spare parts?

    I really appreciate you taking the time to do this.

    Tanu

  2. Hi,

    We are thinking of driving from amsterdam to calcutta, east india in a volkswagen 80’s camper, starting sept. 06. We were hoping that you might have time to answer a few questions.

    Do you think a two wheel drive small camper will make it to lahore via south pakistan.

    Following the recent cartoon episode, would a foreign (dutch) license plate be a problem?

    In case the camper breaks down, could we easily get spare parts?

    I really appreciate you taking the time to do this.

    Tanu

  3. I too own a Copper ‘82 CJ-7 Jeep Jamboree. Everything original except the paint and rims. I painted it after an accident but same color. I have number 401 and I just passed 100,000 miles on the original engine this year. (2006)

    Tampa, Florida

  4. i have in the past enjoyed american jeeps….they are a lot of fun…recently i bought a 1982 toyato jeep, diesel….just came back from a 8 day off road trip to the northern areas and found toyota jeep to have more off road capability than the american thing…what do u think…

  5. this message is for the guys who want to drive their vw camper into pakistan and india….few days ago i was camping at the shandour top (3700m) ant i met a french couple who drove their old french camper to the top from europe…..u guys wont have any problems as far as suspension is concerned because it can be fixed at any road side mecanic….dont worry about the vw engine, gear and the diffrential…vw guys make it really tough and bring spare belts,hose, wires and electrical stuff…..and you should also consider northern areas of pakistan as part of yur iteniry…have fun…shahali@hotmail.com

  6. Hi- I also own a Cooper and black top 1982 cj7 Jamboree, just purchased mine this month. All original… mine is number 0490. I am lovin it!

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