You won't piss me off. It's an open forum for discussion.
It may take a little longer - but people do care if it functions mechanically, right?
Would it have been smarter to do a lot of cosmetic stuff instead of rebuilding the transmission & transfer case, replacing U-joints & the front driveshaft, new brakes, new radiator, engine hoses, etc.? I have not added anything cosmetic to it. At this point, I won't, because there is so much personalization with that.
I find it more important to run correctly than to "look pretty".
Well, if it's $6-$8k - I think I will enjoy it for a while
I agree with your assessment. In order to get 10-15k for a CJ it will need to be almost mint everywhere. Paint engine suspension tires etc. Very rarely will you get the $ you put into your jeep unless you are really lucky or are Collins Brothers. Anyway GL on the jeep. If it runs great and you aren't putting $ into it weekly Id say keep it. I woulda kept mine if I wasnt throwing $ at it on a college budget. Now that I have a "real" job I wish I did keep it.
Fair enough brownbagg. The market must be different in LA, I know it is everywhere. I had a dealership here offer $7k for it. From there, they were going to put it on the lot for sale... so I would assume that they feel comfortable that they could sell it quickly from there.
Maybe I'll do that, but take my bumpers, spare tire, and winch back first - they say accessories don't matter to dealers! Ha!