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.
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.
Not much motion in the ocean, but I'm the captain.
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.
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.
95 YJ with V8 going in, BDS 3.5" lift with MORE 5/8" boomerangs
Toyo Open Country M/T 33x12.50R15 on Cragar Soft 8 15x8 wheels
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My new Jeep: 95 ZJ with 4.0L I6 (auto trans)