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post #1 of 92 Old 06-07-2016, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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Value of a wrecked cherokee

My daughter ran off the road and wrecked the front passenger side against a tree and rock. Jeep has 225k miles on it. Been well maintained with regular fluid changes all around. I have owned it since new. I replaced all the pistons 18 months ago due to a cracked piston skirt. Interior is in good condition. No rips on the fabric.
Was looking to get opinions on a fair value for selling this. Thanks for any help.

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post #2 of 92 Old 06-07-2016, 08:39 AM
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I dunno, 750? If someone needs the drivetrain.. You're better off parting it out if you have the space and time.

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post #3 of 92 Old 06-07-2016, 09:18 AM
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I dont know about the price. My first thought when looking at wrecked jeep is miles, for me thats way to mamy to even respond to the cl post.
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post #4 of 92 Old 06-07-2016, 10:30 AM
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I've bought two wrecked XJ, both for $500. They were worst than yours. The one had 120K, the other 200K for milage. What I look for in 'No Rust' or overall body condition. I would say yours before the wreck would be $3000 to $3500, in a good selling area. XJ prices vary greatly, as to location and condition. I'd say yours is $500 to $800. The people who would buy it, know others won't. So they low ball.
It might seem bad to low ball, but you never know what your cost will be to get stuff running. The first of mine had a tree fall on it. I think I had $1600 in it, to put it on the road, with out my labor. The other $8K with parts and others labor. I'd be interested if closer.
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post #5 of 92 Old 06-07-2016, 10:55 AM
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Part it out. Or if the frame is still straight buy some body panels
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post #6 of 92 Old 06-07-2016, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the replies. I can fix things mechanically, I just don't have the patience for body work stuff. There seems to be some interest locally and I'll post on CL for $700 and see what I get. $500 would be my absolute minimum sinceI can get that from a salvage place. Would much rather see if fixed if possible. Now to figure out how much to ask from my daughter who wrecked it in the first place.
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post #7 of 92 Old 06-07-2016, 12:17 PM
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It depends on how deep it got into the unibody. From what I can see it is only the panel that the right fender bolt onto. You could look at parts on Car-Parts_Inc.com. See if it is a bit of straightening and bolt on. I'd probably ask $1000, if the body is clean and no or just surface rust. Once you ask $700, then its $500 or less.
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post #8 of 92 Old 06-07-2016, 01:04 PM
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Yes ask $1000 people are going to talk you down alot. Make them think they got a deal
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post #9 of 92 Old 06-07-2016, 02:59 PM
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You can get $500 from a junkyard? Really? Your maxed out at $300 around Detroit and 300 is rare anymore.
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post #10 of 92 Old 06-07-2016, 06:28 PM
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You can get $500 from a junkyard? Really? Your maxed out at $300 around Detroit and 300 is rare anymore.
Due to aftermarket demand, I noticed that XJs in junkyards are getting well and truly stripped to the BONE! If not by individuals, then by resellers putting the parts on ebay. I'm sure this isn't lost on the yard, and they are willing to spend a little more. Especially if they were known to have a decent motor/trans/tcase going in.

Seems to be true of most the popular 4x4 types I see at the yard. I personally got $650 for a 1990 4x4 toyota pickup with a severely cracked frame, rust, and terrible body panels. But the motor and transmission were solid, most of the internals functioned, and it had reusable lift parts on it. (I bought it for $500 I think, and didn't have a penny into it). I didn't even haggle, and $650 was his first offer. (good running toyota motors and transmissions were starting to get harder to find at that time, and I'm sure that played into his equation).

Take a dodge caravan to a yard around here, and it's probably a different story (because the yards here are PACKED to the brim with those things).

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post #11 of 92 Old 06-08-2016, 01:07 AM
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Yeah, you're not going to get more than $500-$800 for it as it is. Even with the partially rebuilt engine. These trucks are just old and there are way too many of them on the market now to make a wreck worth more than that much.

For instance, I bought a parts Jeep a couple weeks ago to to use strictly as salvage for my project. $500. The rig has 220K on it and it has enormous amounts of rust. BUT, it was still inspected and driveable. Yours is only good for parts at this point. The restoration on that kind of damage is easily more than 100 man hours, and probably over $2000 in parts. Your best bet is to put it on Craigslist and don't let go for less than $500. Anything else is a delusion.

Also - sorry for your loss. I guess you picked the right car for her to learn on.
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post #12 of 92 Old 06-08-2016, 08:58 AM
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I'd give you $250 for it.

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post #13 of 92 Old 06-08-2016, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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I did some more poking around and got the hood open. Looks like the major problem is the inner fender and part of the cowl on the passenger side. The hood and fender are obviously toast. What is the procedure to replace that inner fender? Looks like it's seam welded in place? Do you have to cut it under the wheel or is that one piece that gets welded in?
I wouldn't imagine that inner fender is available separately and would probably need to be cut from a junk yard vehicle?
The radiator is intact and it doesn't look like the frame is bent at all, just the inner fender and the support bracket. The front grill is actually fully intact too.
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post #14 of 92 Old 06-08-2016, 02:04 PM
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I work in the collision industry, I can tell you now that a proper repair on that is going to need time on the frame machine to pull it back to spec, the apron (inner fender) assy will most likely need sectioned, the fender replaced, the header panel replaced, and potentially the core support behind the header panel either pulled+repaired, or replace.

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post #15 of 92 Old 06-08-2016, 03:22 PM
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Everything forward of the coil spring mount and above the frame rail is non-structural. All you need to do is cut some spot welds. If the coil spring/shock mount area is not deformed, and the frame rail is not excessively bent, it can be fixed pretty easily. I fixed one like that a couple years ago and I am still driving it.



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