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post #1 of 4 Old 05-13-2011, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Think this is a good deal?

Hello all,
My first truck was a '95 XJ Sport and it was a blast to drive and get muddy every once and a while. Unfortunately it was a victim of 'Cash for Clunkers' so we won't go much further into that.
Anyway, I've always been on the look out for another XJ. I have a '97 Exploder now so the closest I can get to a straight trade would be the best. Saw this on CL the other day: http://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/2373119697.html What's interesting is that it has a complete Chevy drive train. Owner now said he bought it for the motor, but found another motor in the process so he hasn't touched the XJ. He hasn't run the numbers on the motor so he doesn't know exactly what it is. Also has a 205 transfer case. Do you think the $2550 is a fair price for this rig? Let me know what you think. or

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-14-2011, 11:03 AM
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a questionable 22 year old vehicle for 2500? i'd say a

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post #3 of 4 Old 05-14-2011, 03:51 PM
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The fact that it needs "a few finishing touches" seems sketch to me. And I have seen some HORRIBLE sbc swaps. Like angle iron for motor mounts. So if you do go look at it I would be very nit-picky about swapped stuff

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post #4 of 4 Old 05-18-2011, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I'm a little skeptical, but I'm going to go look at it this weekend. My main concern is rust where the sun don't shine and if it can be a DD for a little while. Motor mounts is a good point as well, thanks mtb. Anything you guys think I should be looking or asking for?
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