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Unread 06-02-2010, 06:56 AM   #1
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Opinions on this Wrangler please....

Lookin at this for a buddy of mine. I am thinking based on what I can see in the pics and the description about 2500 for it if it all checks out.... any opinions are welcome:

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Unread 06-02-2010, 07:00 AM   #2
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I6 very nice. That's a good condition jeep from the pic, looks to have been kept garaged/covered. 127k miles is really good for an 88', prob not driven that much. Hopefully he will take 2500, but I would not if it were mine, I would try to get at least 3000 out of it. hehe

I got family in Church Hill, not far from ya in Kingsport.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 07:05 AM   #3
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He has it priced good though, because it's an I6. That's a good condition jeep from the pic. 127k miles is really good for an 88'. Hopefully he will take 2500, but I would not if it were mine. hehe
I am not looking to shank the guy, I believe in paying fair price because I would not want to be on that end of the stick. If the frame is good and mileage is real, working odometer, then 3k isnt out of my buddies ball park. I just want to make sure we are fair and not paying more than needed. I only gave 4200 for mine with a list of extras a mile long including rebuilt motor and new paint so 3950 in comaprison to what I bought for 4200 is a little steep in my opinion. I think 2500-3k is doable though.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 07:08 AM   #4
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Yeah definitely, offer him 3k. He will get other offers on that jeep I bet.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 07:19 AM   #5
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Around here that Jeep would sell for his asking price.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 07:43 AM   #6
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I6 very nice. That's a good condition jeep from the pic, looks to have been kept garaged/covered. 127k miles is really good for an 88', prob not driven that much. Hopefully he will take 2500, but I would not if it were mine, I would try to get at least 3000 out of it. hehe

I got family in Church Hill, not far from ya in Kingsport.
I actually live in Church Hill too sloan. I always say Kingsport just because it is bigger. Where is your family at in CH?
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Unread 06-02-2010, 08:28 AM   #7
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Their last name is Smiley. Depending on your age, you might know their son Bobby, played Basketball there in HS. He is in his early 40's I think so you might not know him. He has 2 younger sisters, Tracy and Shannon (Jimmy Whalen ring a bell?) - Bobby works for Eastman and Shannon works for TVA (or she did). They are my cousins.

Your about my age (I am 35), they are all older than me - so you might of not known them from HS.

My mom's parents use to live their as well, her dad retired from TVA and ran a local gunsmith setup out of his garage/shop, last name was English. He passed few decades ago. But his gunsmithing was very cool stuff....

My uncle there is restoring a 1950's Ford truck....man it's gonna be a pimp ride....he has some other nice rides in his barn. I am trying to talk him into an old CJ.....hehe

I love it up there, East Tenn Valley is some of the most beautiful country/land in the SE I think.

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Unread 06-02-2010, 08:32 AM   #8
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Their last name is Smiley. Depending on your age, you might know their son Bobby, played Basketball there in HS. He is in his early 40's I think. He has 2 sisters, Tracy and Shannon - Bobby works for Eastman and Shannon works for TVA (or she did).

My mom's parents use to live their as well, her dad retired from TVA and ran a local gunsmith setup out of his garage/shop, last name was English. He passed few decades ago. But his gunsmithing was cool stuff....
Dont know them right off. I am in my early 30s so that may have been before my time. I also grew up in Colonial Heights and moved down here when I took a job near Morristown a long time ago. I now work in Kingsport so actually looking to move back up this way. You are right though, I have a buddy who is a gunsmith and it is really cool stuff. Wish I knew it as a trade.
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Unread 06-03-2010, 09:51 AM   #9
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price raised to $3950 now. still seems pretty good.
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Unread 06-03-2010, 10:08 AM   #10
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price raised to $3950 now. still seems pretty good.
Went and looked at it last night and it is a solid running Jeep. He would not take less than 3700 for it and my buddy said no on all accounts. I told him that is still well worth it after driving it but he was not interested. If anyone is interested. 3700 will bring it to the house!
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Unread 06-03-2010, 10:18 AM   #11
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I posted it on my cousin's Facebook....lol
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Unread 06-03-2010, 10:29 AM   #12
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I might shoot this to my cousin....lol
Cosmetic Issues:

Some light rust
Paint faded and peeling on the hood and some surface rust on the hood - Neither of these show up in the pictures.

Mechanical Issues:

Wheels rub fender flares when turned deep, but they are 33x12.50s on 15x8 steelies.
A TINY leak right below the transmission bellhousing, it is a BA10 tranny

Frame issues:

It has had cancer on the rear passenger side frame horn which they repaired, BUT this is one of the most solid frames I have seen on that year model around here in a long time. The repair is not done to my standards but it will serve the purpose.

Motor and Carb:

Remanned carb which runs well. The Jeep's motor is strong running and will get up and move with little to no hesitation from the carb.


4 wheel drive:

Transfers easily into and out of 4HI and 4LO. Climbs well.


All in all a good running Jeep. Well worth the money IMO.
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