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Unread 02-06-2014, 04:24 PM   #1
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Selling a Yj

So my friend is looking to sell his 2.5L 5 speed 1989 yj. The engine runs fine but it leaks a lot of oil and it has a new to him Ax5 75k miles. The jeep itself has 130k on it and fired up and starts everytime but it needs a new clutch and has no top and half doors. It needs new seats and the steering wheel has a lot of play in it but we can't figure out why. It passes smog has no rust anywhere a new rhino lined interior and the stock spare. All the gauges and the whole cluster work. Everything electrical is fine and it's got a new gas tank new fuel lines and a new fuel pump. It has a custom rear bumper. Stock axles that are in perfect condition and a tired stock suspension. New distributor new battery new plugs. What would be a reasonable price to ask for it?

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Unread 02-06-2014, 05:28 PM   #2
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The steering is probably your idler arm or a worn gearbox. As far as a price, I would have to see, drive and hear it before I could give a price.


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Unread 02-06-2014, 05:41 PM   #3
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The steering is probably your idler arm or a worn gearbox. As far as a price, I would have to see, drive and hear it before I could give a price.


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Unread 02-06-2014, 05:46 PM   #4
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Detailed pics of the whole rig would be very helpfull. Also you can look around on Craigslist for comparable Jeeps to get an idea.
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Unread 02-06-2014, 06:01 PM   #5
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Pics of the idler arm.
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Unread 02-06-2014, 06:07 PM   #6
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Thanks guys I don't have pics right now but I'll post them later!
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Unread 02-06-2014, 06:12 PM   #7
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$1500.00
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Unread 02-06-2014, 08:17 PM   #8
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$1500.00
I have to agree. Starting and running well are a plus but most buyers will be put off by the oil leakage. Needing a top, doors and seats will cost a bunch of money so your asking price takes a big hit. Clutch parts arent particularly expensive but if the seller doesnt turn wrenches there's another big hit. A clean rust free body, frame and axles are a plus.

It sounds like you have a good base for someone to build on to build on. Any YJ base should be worth $1500 but for someone looking for a turn key, your Jeep isnt it.

As an example I just saw a 4 cyl 5 speed with no top but had hard upper and lowers and seats ok. Engine compartment was a mess and the body had some typical rust issues. It looked like there was something under the passenger side floor mat As I lifted to look to see what it was and look for rust I see a BIG hump in the floorboard. I look under the body and see where he had managed to climb up on something and then slammed the body down on it. In the process he managed to bust two body mounts loose. At that point I stopped looking but not after I notice the rear drive shaft was missing. But hey, it had two new tires!

I doubt seriously he will ever see the $1800 he is asking. IMO its worth about $500 maybe. It just didnt provide the solid base to build up and certainly was not a turn key. Maybe someone stupid or naive will show up and lord help em if they do.

Good luck with your sale, price it right and the right person will pick it up. I wish you were in FL cuz I have $1500! I need a base for a Chevy 5.3, rear disc 8.8, 4" lift and some 35's. A milk crate and a Jethro Bodine seat belt and I am ready to go!
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Unread 02-06-2014, 09:08 PM   #9
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Unread 02-07-2014, 09:09 AM   #10
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You will make more parting it out.

That said if he does want to sell the whole thing ask $2500 and see where it get's him.
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Unread 02-07-2014, 04:12 PM   #11
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You will make more parting it out.

That said if he does want to sell the whole thing ask $2500 and see where it get's him.
I know a guy that makes a killing from parting out jeeps that look worse than that one. Little price tags add up quickly once word gets out. Another thing to consider is if you dont mind people coming to where you are keeping the yj. And if neighbors dont mind the sanford and son vibe emanating from your property. Its amazing what people will pay for something they cant get through the parts store. Right down to torx bolts
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Unread 02-07-2014, 06:26 PM   #12
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No kidding, you'd be surprised what you can get parting the Jeep out. I parted out a '95 4cyl that had been totaled, frame was bent in the right rear, and had no doors or interior. Ended up getting $1300 parting it out, and that was with me keeping the windshield assembly, front/rear axles, tires & rims. I had people coming from neighboring states, it was quite impressive how far people would drive to pull parts.
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Unread 02-10-2014, 10:17 PM   #13
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Considering your location (Reno), if it's driveable, it's probably worth $2500. If it had a top and decent seats it would be $3500.
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Unread 02-11-2014, 03:14 PM   #14
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The passenger seat has a gangsta lean.
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Unread 02-11-2014, 04:40 PM   #15
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The passenger seat has a gangsta lean.
I would charge extra for that
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