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Unread 05-04-2011, 10:15 AM   #16
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Honestly, I'll have to cruise though Indiana craigslist to get a feel for the price--but initially I'm thinking... 4cylinder, '89, old rollbar, along with other caveats of the older ones--carb, transmission...(not hating on carb, I love tinkering with them, it just sounds like you're not set on tearing too much into this bad boy--you just want a reliable fun ride. correct me if I'm wrong!)

It's not that $3000 is bad, it's just part of me thinks that if you could find a 94-95 6 cylinder with decent mileage even several thousand more, it would be totally worth paying another grand. Just my opinion. If I tell someone to be patient I'm generally pretty hypocritical--it's hard for me--but when I have had patience with stuff like this it ALWAYS pays off.

Good luck!!

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Unread 05-04-2011, 10:19 AM   #17
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I know a guy who wheels with us and he runs an 88YJ 4 banger. Drips, leaks, and a little underpowered. But he manages to get there. I would rather have a 6 cylinder, but for what it's worth, if it's in good condition it could be worth it.
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Unread 05-04-2011, 10:31 AM   #18
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Well I looked for over a year for a YJ priced under $2500 that wasn't a POS so the price doesn't sound too bad. I ended up buying a POS, but at least I got it for $1200...

A 94-95 with a 6 cyl will go for $5K or more around here unless it is a complete rust bucket. Most with a 6 cyl are $5K + unless they are rotted. We have a lot of rust here in the Midrust.

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Unread 05-04-2011, 10:50 AM   #19
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1- The E-Brake never works. Period.
I have never had a YJ that the E-brake DIDNT work in. As long as the rear shoes are adjusted correctly and the cables are adjusted tight and the ratchet mechanism isnt worn out your e-brake will work. There isnt anything more to the system.
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Unread 05-04-2011, 03:10 PM   #20
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E brakes are an easy fix theoretically...they are always just rusted to hell and suck big time
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Unread 05-04-2011, 03:18 PM   #21
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A 94-95 with a 6 cyl will go for $5K or more around here unless it is a complete rust bucket. Most with a 6 cyl are $5K + unless they are rotted. We have a lot of rust here in the Midrust.
Yep. Very hard to come by a decent 6 cyl for cheap.

$3,000 sounds like a fair price for the one you are looking at.
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Unread 05-04-2011, 03:29 PM   #22
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Yep. Very hard to come by a decent 6 cyl for cheap.

$3,000 sounds like a fair price for the one you are looking at.
There was a rust bucket YJ down the street from me, rotted rear frame and all. Guy wanted $5500. Crazy. Had softball size holes all over it (including floorboards, fenders and frame!).

He finally changed the sign on it to say "do not insult me with your low offers" so I called and offered him $750.

He still has it almost a year later, but he took the for sale signs off.
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Unread 05-04-2011, 05:22 PM   #23
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1. There's not too much to the E-brake. On mine, the cable seized up. I replaced the cable and it worked fine.
2. My radio didn't work when I first got it. You can get one for $50.

I paid $3500 for my '95, 99K miles, no rust. $3000 for an '89 seems reasonable.
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