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Unread 05-30-2015, 11:55 AM   #1
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How much is this worth?

I have put $5747.25 into this rig in parts, with about $800 of it being labor for the lift kit, oil filter mount and the A/C compressor. I did the rest. So chances are I will not get it back, but how much of a beating would you think I will be taking?

Pictures are from after lift, but before engine work so oil pan is still looking gross.
Extremely light rust, compaired to others I would almost say none.
There are 2 dents in the front doors, I was quoted $250 to remove them from the DentPro shop.

1995 Jeep Cherokee
270,000 miles
Interior is a 7 out of 10
Exterior is a 6 out of 10

4" Lift, Rear end 7 degrees of angle, 1" transfer case drop
Brand new 32" tires, still nubs on them.
Cylinder head was rebuilt, Felpro gasket set
Motor mounts, both
Oil filter mount o ring replaced.
A/C compressor replaced
Cruse control works
After market CD player, rear speaker bar. Sounds good.
Hoses replaced water and vacuum.
Transmission lines replaced.
Transmission/transfer case serviced.
Leak fixed in transfer case.
Quick connects on transmission replaced.
Windshield replaced, no chips/cracks
Rear main seal replaced. One piece Felpro silicone gasket
Felpro silicone valve cover gasket
Water pump, radiator, thermostat & housing
Brakes replaced, front & rear, including mounting hard ware on rears.
Bumpers replaced with stock bumpers.


Sure there is more. Never fails when you get something the way you want it, life tells you to get your money back.

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Unread 05-30-2015, 01:50 PM   #2
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I can't say about the market in Idaho but around here you'd be topping out probably around $3500 for the right buyer. Unfortunately you can't really count R&R items as return on investment with a 270k mile vehicle. When I was looking I watched a 125k mile '98 with new long arm kit and 35's sit and sit on CL at around $5k. If he hadn't cut the damn fenders I'd have bought it and sold the 35's for something smaller.
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Unread 05-30-2015, 02:14 PM   #3
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Around here $2500 though I see people asking like $5000 for stuff like this.

You'd get the same with or without the brand new tires. Personally I'd pull them and slap on some cheap Craigslist tires and sell those tires/wheels separately if not trade them. Usually stuff like that you can get a nice trade up because someone will need new tires but not be able to afford them and feel better trading something worth a lot more because it's not costing them out of pocket. I've gotten some really nice guns on trades like that.
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Unread 05-30-2015, 06:24 PM   #4
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with 300k on it? $1800
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Unread 05-31-2015, 10:07 AM   #5
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This is weird I posted in this yesterday and it is not in here now? I guess it wasn't important.

I can argue that it has had a lot of work and blah blah blah, but people only see the miles. Lesson learned.

Thanks for all of your input.
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Unread 06-01-2015, 05:16 PM   #6
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I paid $1400 for my already lifted 264K 99 with rust and I'll sink $2500 at least making it safe and capable. When I am all done, it will be worth $1200.

Ive done this with muscle cars. My Torino had $20000+ in it but because it's a lowly hard top I'd never see more than 8,000 or so.

Luckily I drove it into a tree and got my stated value out of it
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Unread 06-02-2015, 09:50 AM   #7
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Yea I had a fight with my insurance over stated value. Had to take over the receipts.
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Unread 06-02-2015, 09:59 AM   #8
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Even if you stripped off the $5747.25 of parts you'd be lucky to get $1K for them. New tires/wheels mounted and balanced? less than 50% of the invoice. You just finished building it. Time to drive it. This might be a great buy for the lucky buyer but no one is going to pay $5K for high mile 20 year old Jeep.

Original axles/ratios?
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Unread 06-03-2015, 08:44 AM   #9
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Yea, it is true I had no intentions of selling it while I was building it. Was figuring that I was spending what I new to me car would have been and would keep it for my average of about 10 years. So this is to help establish the asset value. I have decided to sell my mig welder and tools to offset the value. This way I will not be walking. Wish the stupid thing would stop springing leaks though. Got a letter from the HOA because I have a bucket under the bell housing to catch the latest leak in the front seal of the tranny. This last 2 years have truely been a test.
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Unread 06-03-2015, 09:07 AM   #10
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Yea, it is true I had no intentions of selling it while I was building it. Wish the stupid thing would stop springing leaks though. Got a letter from the HOA because I have a bucket under the bell housing to catch the latest leak in the front seal of the tranny.
Well that just cut the value in half.
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Unread 06-03-2015, 03:57 PM   #11
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Dude, you cannot own a Jeep in an HOA community for all kinds of reasons. Mostly the considerable jackstand time.
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A Jeep as an investment is a really stupid idea and selling your tools is just going to screw you in the end. Why not put the welder to work?
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A Jeep as an investment is a really stupid idea and selling your tools is just going to screw you in the end. Why not put the welder to work?

I'm with this guy, never sell tools or guns.
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$1 dollar bob.
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Unread 06-03-2015, 06:51 PM   #15
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A Jeep as an investment is a really stupid idea and selling your tools is just going to screw you in the end. Why not put the welder to work?
glad to see my arch nemesis is still alive and well.
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