Looking at a CJ7 to build out for me and then ( hopefully ) will become my only son's first ride ( he is 13 now ). Have found a marginal candidate... CJ7 with aftermarket fiberglass hardtop ( most likely the first thing to be sold off )
equipped with 304V8, 4 spd ( Hurst shifter installed ), Power Steering and Brakes. Looks to have originally been a Golden Eagle ( never seen those wheels on anything else ). It's less than a mile from my house and the guys willing to sell if for $1,000.00. Looks like it might need a new tub ( have leads on a couple of YJ and CJ tubs for less than $500.00). It has been sitting for SEVERAL years. Am I biting off more than I can for a first time
true Jeep build out. Just lost out on a driveable CJ5 for $1,800.00 on the same day I talked to this owner. Still working on owner of JY in pristine condition other than sat in a garage for like the past 7 years ( hardtop, no body damage, auto but possibly needs new engine) but the owner is just not
sure he wants to sell ( have offered $1,500 for it ). Also have lead on 80 J-4000 pickup for less than $1,500.00 that I'm considering just to turn a quick profit and jump back on the CJ/YJ isssue.
Sorry for the long post but felt like this was the place to start.
Here is the CJ7