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post #1 of 4 Old 08-19-2017, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Reality Check: What is my 1983 CJ7 worth?

I never planned to sell her but I want to get a new JL. I do not know where to start on price. Any ideas?

- Chevy 350 motor w/double hump camel heads, mild cam, chrome valve covers (200 miles on motor, came out of a monte carlo) **Installed before I determined I was going to buy the new JL: $3000
- Spare transmission in excellent working condition if you ever need one: $900
- Full Hardtop: $800
- Full matching doors w/new seals and components: $800
- Performance intake manifold and stainless headers: $700
- Borla PROxs cat-back dual exhaust system (2 mufflers w/stainless pipes): $1000
- Hurst Speed Shifter: $160
- Autometer Guages: $300
- New battery: $120
- New alternator: $80
- New starter: $80
- Two Procomp trail lights on front bumper wired to dash: $100
- Blue Torch Fabworks rocker guards with steps: $800
- Skyjacker steering stabilizer: $70
- New seals and bearings on rear axle: $200
- Warn M8000 Winch: $600
- New Omnix-Ada YJ tub w/ Linex installed during restoration (will never rust): $5,000
- POR 15 frame treatment: $250
- Custom thick Steel Rhinolined bumpers w/trailer hitch: $500
- 5 Procomp Wheels and tires (w/full size unused spare): $1700
- Tuffy stereo security console: $300
- Pioneer CD/Bluetooth audio w/Rockford Fosgate speakers: $300
- Custom Dash: $100
- Smittybuilt G.E.A.R seat covers: $260
- Bestop bikini top, windjammer and duster deck cover: $310
- New Bestop Rollbar padding (roll bars painted underneath): $180
- KARGOMASTER Congo Cage Wilderness Rack: $800
- KARGOMASTER steel Bushman Rack w/spare tire & high-lift jack mounting kits: $500
- HighLift Jack with cover: $100
- Rhinolined fender flares: $100
- Separate additional temp guage below the steering wheel: $60

Things I have but have not completely installed yet:
- Windshield tie down kit
- New Speedo main cluster gauge (installed but not fully wired up)
- Electric Fan (The new engine isnít getting hot so I left it off)

Things I would do if I were keeping it
- Bleed the brakes (two man job and I am but one man
- Install a CB radio in the dash mount (CD Player/Bluetooth Tuner is in the tuffy console)
- Tighten up the steering more (I installed a new stabilizer but old CJs can always use attention for the steering)

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-19-2017, 10:41 PM
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Kinda hard to say.
All you gave us is a parts list. No idea what overall condition it's in, if the frame is rusted out, or what it looks like.
Could be $500, could be 20k...or anywhere in between.

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post #3 of 4 Old 08-19-2017, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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Frame isn't rusted out, I put some pics in an "album" under my profile, I wan't sure how to get them on here. I guess I would have to take a lot more to really get a good idea.

GREEN 83 CJ7, new YJ rhinolined Tub, New Paint, Chevy 350, Automatic trans w/hurst shifter, Kargo Master Congo Cage and Bushman Rack, Custom Bumpers.

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post #4 of 4 Old 08-24-2017, 03:06 PM
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It's worth what someone will pay, don't expect to get near the $ you've put into it..... You are probably better off parting out what you can then selling it, although it didn't look like much was able to part out unless you had the original parts to replace them. The extras or add on's won't bring much extra unfortunately.

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