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Unread 10-22-2006, 04:11 PM   #1
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Hey all. This is my first post, so bare with me. My cousin has a 1994 YJ, 4.0-6, manual. It's stock except for the super high performance K+N air filter (i know, i know). I'm thinking about buying it for a winter project, but it needs a lot of work. Here's just a taste of its problems: unknown coolant leak/overheating, Suspension is bottomed out all around due to bent leafs, the 12 year old soft top is shot to say the least, driver's side floorpan is rusted through, 3 of the four tires are flat/slow leaking, throttle cable sticks wide open. Body is decent also. Other than that, to my knowledge there aren't any serious flaws. So here's my question(s): Is a 94 worth putting a couple grand into? And from this description, what do you think a good asking price would be? He mentioned $1500 awhile ago, but I dont have experience buying Wranglers. Input is appreciated.

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Unread 10-22-2006, 04:16 PM   #2
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sounds like a fair price for a 94 4.0.......
with the problems you listed, it will take some time, think i'd go ahead a yank the motor and go thru it, then you know where you stand as far as the sticky cable , overheating etc etc goes.
for that price, you can expect a kinda beater, but i'd go for it...
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Unread 10-22-2006, 04:56 PM   #3
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I wouldn't give more than a grand.
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Unread 10-22-2006, 04:58 PM   #4
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i guess 4.0 yj's are cheaper down south then...

i have seen non runners sell for 1500 in the midwest....but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.....

ultimately its upto you. price the parts you know it needs, then the parts you think it needs and compare that amount plus the purchase price and compare to others....
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4.3/700r4/new frame buildup (YJ)....
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=324622

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Unread 10-22-2006, 05:20 PM   #5
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I got a 94 YJ 4.0L spent 4000 Canadian on it...and it's rusted to crap, I'm rebuilding it frame up....
If u got a couple of grand to put in it, go for it!!!
Check my thread, you'll see what yer up against!!!
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Unread 10-22-2006, 05:28 PM   #6
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I would pay that in a minute. In my area you can't find a 4.0 for that price in any condition. I went to Pensylvania to pay $4000.00 for one in decent shape with a 4.0 and auto. Took me 26 hours to make the trip.
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Unread 10-23-2006, 10:35 PM   #7
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Thanks for the input. I've been pricing out parts that are needed and stuff, and Im sure that i can get a good deal for it because after all, it's coming from family. One thing I do know about Jeeps is that you can spend a little, or A LOT of $$, it all depends on what you want to do with it. Thanks again
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